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February 24, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

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What we covered

  • Blasts are being reported in Kyiv early Friday, with a Ukrainian official saying the country’s capital has been hit by cruise or ballistic missiles. Russian forces are now about 20 miles from Kyiv, according to top US officials.
  • Russia’s assault began Thursday with a series of missile attacks and the use of long-range artillery. It quickly spread across central and eastern Ukraine as Russian forces attacked the country from three sides.
  • US President Joe Biden announced new “strong” sanctions on Russia as he condemned President Vladimir Putin’s invasion, calling him an “aggressor.”
  • Having connection issues? Bookmark CNN’s lite site for fast connectivity or read updates at CNN Español here. Scroll through photos on the ground here.
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