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Russia-Ukraine invasion latest news: Zelenskiy accuses Putin of strikes on civilian targets – live updates

Ukraine president says missile strikes resumed at 4am as explosions heard in the capital, Kyiv

The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont in Ukraine’s western city of Lviv has given his report on the current crisis unfolding around Kyiv.

On the second day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it has become increasingly clear what the Kremlin’s military tactics are: which is very quickly to put pressure on the capital Kyiv. Kyiv is facing threats both from its eastern edges, from the west more generally since the capture of the Chernobyl nuclear plant site, and now, according to Ukrainian officials, from the threat of infiltration into the city.

Russia will have to talk to us sooner or later about how to end hostilities and stop this invasion.

The sooner the conversation begins, the smaller Russia’s losses will be.”

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