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Russians advance on Ukraine's ports, meet resistance in city

APTOPIX Ukraine Invasion
Posted at 8:16 AM, Feb 27, 2022

KYIV, Ukraine — Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's second-largest city and Russian troops squeezed strategic ports in the country's south as the prospect of peace talks remains uncertain.

The advances on Sunday appeared to mark a new phase of Russia's invasion following a wave of attacks on airfields and fuel facilities elsewhere in the country.

Following its gains on the ground, Russia sent a delegation to Belarus for peace talks with Ukraine, according to the Kremlin.

Ukraine's president suggested other locations, saying his country was unwilling to meet in Belarus because it served as a staging ground for the invasion.

Terrified residents of the capital, Kyiv, hunkered down in anticipation of a full-scale Russian assault.