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Ukraine Fights Back as West Ramps Up Sanctions on Russia

  • President Zelenskiy says Ukrainian forces resisting assault
  • U.S., EU step up penalties against Russia in retaliation
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WATCH: “Russia will have to talk to us sooner or later, talk about how to end the fighting and stop this invasion,” Zelenskiy said.Source: Bloomberg
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Ukraine’s president said his nation continued to resist on the second day of the Russian invasion as the U.S. and European Union stepped up economic penalties and fighting raged north of Kyiv.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine’s military had stopped Russia from achieving its objectives in the first day of the assault. As air-raid sirens screamed in cities across the country of 41 million and Ukraine reported “horrific” rocket strikes in the capital, the president said Moscow-led forces were attacking military and civilian targets to keep up the pressure.