US, allies continue to support Ukraine as Russia edges closer to Kyiv

Ukrainian soldiers handle equipment outside Kharkiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022.

Good afternoon, OnPolitics readers!

Lots of news happened over the weekend; so let’s dive in!

Countries tightened the vise around Russia’s economy on Monday, announcing new sanctions on its central bank and individuals, with even Switzerland breaking its neutral stance to join the European Union in is actions.

Russian forces within 15 miles of Kyiv’s city center: Russia’s conventional military assault on Ukraine moved toward the end of its fourth day with fighting in the streets of the country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, and troops moving closer to the capital Kyiv. 

Since Sunday, the Russians have moved about three miles closer to the Ukrainian capital, the official said. They appear intent on encircling the city. Nearly 75% of the combat troops Russian President Vladimir Putin deployed for the war are inside Ukraine.






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