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Fighting on streets of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, as west bars Russian banks from Swift

Russian troops enter key city after attacks on oil facilities as western allies agree to block major Russian banks from international payment system

The war in Ukraine intensified on Sunday, as Russian troops entered the country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, and Vladimir Putin unleashed a wave of attacks on airfields and fuel facilities.

Kharkiv residents were urged to stay indoors by governor Oleg Sinegubov, who said “there has been a breakthrough in light equipment including in the central part of the city”. A nine-storey building was reportedly hit, with one woman killed.

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