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Russia-Ukraine crisis: 'Don't interfere,' Vladimir Putin warns world

Russia enters Kyiv, says over 70 military targets in Ukraine destroyed

Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Russia

Russia's President Vladimir Putin

Russian military vehicles breached the Kyiv region from Belarus to the north, Ukrainian officials said, after tanks reportedly rolled earlier into Ukraine from Crimea. A senior Russian lawmaker said Russia aims to ensure a pro-Moscow government in Kyiv, pushing out US influence. President Vladimir Putin has summoned tycoons to the Kremlin.

The government in Kyiv called Russia’s actions a “full-scale invasion” as it declared martial law and called for international support including harsher sanctions. Moscow said it had taken out military facilities, including airbases, Interfax reported.

Putin’s military moves upended markets, with the ruble and Russian stocks sinking while oil and gold

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 1:14 AM IST

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