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Ukraine Update: U.S. Doubts Russian Pullback; Lavrov in China

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WATCH: President Joe Biden says he’ll wait and see how Russia acts on a pullback.Source: Bloomberg
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The U.S. said Ukraine’s capital Kyiv remains under threat even after Russia promised to scale back military operations there.

De-escalation does not mean a cease-fire or complete withdrawal of troops from around Kyiv, said a person close to the Kremlin. Moscow’s likely war goals now are to take two eastern provinces, together with a land corridor from the Russian border to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014, they said.