Ukrainian president rejects Russia’s offer of talks in Belarus as Moscow’s forces break through eastern city’s defences.

Russian troops press into Kharkiv

  • Russian troops have entered Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, where street fighting is now taking place.
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukraine is ready for peace talks, but not in Moscow’s preferred venue of Belarus.
  • More than 200,000 Ukrainians have fled the country since the beginning of Moscow’s assault, the UN says.
  • Strikes target Ukrainian oil and gas facilities, igniting a depot near the capital, Kyiv.
  • Western powers impose sweeping sanctions on Moscow, move to supply Ukraine with weapons.

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Source Al Jazeera

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