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Bombardment of Ukraine’s cities intensifies as Russia counters resistance with air strikes

Heavy fighting in Kharkiv after Russian paratroopers land, as Biden warns Putin ‘will pay’ for invasion

Ukraine’s besieged cities have come under more heavy bombardment after Russian commanders facing fierce resistance intensified their shelling of urban areas.

As US president Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin that he would “pay a price” for his aggression, the Russia leader’s forces have shown no sign of stopping an assault that has included strikes on the capital Kyiv and rocket attacks in the second city of Kharkiv, resulting in the deaths of dozens of people.

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