WASHINGTON/KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine – Ukrainians said they were fighting on in the southern port of Kherson, the first sizeable city Russia claimed to have seized, while Russian air strikes and bombardment caused devastation in cities that Moscow’s bogged down forces have failed to capture.
After nearly a week, Russia has yet to achieve its aim of overthrowing Ukraine’s government, but has, according to the Ukrainian emergency service, killed more than 2,000 civilians and destroyed hospitals, kindergartens and homes.
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