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Here are the latest developments in Ukraine.


LVIV, Ukraine — The war in Ukraine expanded significantly on Sunday as Russian warplanes struck a military base near the Polish border where foreign fighters including Americans were being trained. At least nine people were killed and 57 wounded, officials said.

The attack on the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in western Ukraine brought the war dangerously close to the Polish border, where the United States has dispatched soldiers to bolster NATO forces. The border is also a lifeline for Ukraine, with more than one million refugees escaping to safety in Poland while weapons flow in the other direction.

Russia warned on Saturday that arms sent to Ukraine would be considered “legitimate targets” for Russian forces. Only hours later, the United States defied Moscow by promising an additional $200 million in arms and equipment for Ukraine. Ukraine desperately needs them to defend against a renewed Russian advance.

Russian and Ukrainian forces are now routinely engaged in artillery duels and street-by-street battles in the suburbs of Ukraine’s capital.

Here are some of the latest developments:

  • Outside the capital, Kyiv, Russia renewed its attack with fierce fighting in the suburbs as it tried to tighten a cordon around the city. In the suburb of Irpin, Ukrainian and Russian soldiers were fighting a street-by-street battle on Saturday.

  • Hundreds of people protested in the streets of Melitopol in southern Ukraine on Saturday over the detention of the city’s mayor, who had refused to cooperate with occupying Russian forces.

  • Attacks in two western Ukrainian cities pierced the sense of security in the region, which has been a safe haven for refugees, businessmen, journalists and diplomats.

  • The disarmament chief of the United Nations said the agency had no evidence of any biological weapons program in Ukraine. Russia had accused the United States of a plot involving biological weapons laboratories in Ukraine and migratory birds, bats and insects.

  • How we verify our reporting on the invasion of Ukraine: To cut through the fog of propaganda and misinformation on both sides, The New York Times has deployed dozens of reporters, photographers, videographers, audio journalists, writers and others to Ukraine and the countries bordering it to deliver real-time, independent, in-depth coverage of the conflict and its reverberations across the region.

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