Russia has launched an attack on cities and military installations across Ukraine. Thousands of Ukrainians and civilians are fleeing the capital, Kyiv, and other areas. Rockets struck Kyiv early Friday, according to several Ukrainian officials, as the United States warned that Russian forces were pressing closer to the capital and cautioned that the city could fall quickly.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday, saying: “There are fights all over the country. Let’s sit down.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia was ready to send a delegation to the Belarusian capital, Minsk, for talks with Ukraine. But Peskov made it clear that Russia still insists on Ukraine’s “denazification and demilitarization,” meaning Kyiv’s capitulation.
Post reporters Isabelle Khurshudyan, Robyn Dixon, Whitney Leaming and Steve Hendrix answered your questions Friday, Feb. 25. Isabelle and Whitney have been reporting on the ground from Ukraine, and Robyn is based in Moscow. Steve, who is based in Israel, recently wrapped up an assignment in Ukraine. Here are some of the questions they answered:
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