Russian Forces Seize Key Ukrainian Port, Pressure Others

The Russian military said it had control of Kherson, and local Ukrainian officials confirmed that forces have taken over local government headquarters.

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In this photo taken from video released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Thursday, March 3, 2022, a view from the window of a Russian military helicopter as it flies over an undisclosed location in Ukraine. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
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KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces have seized a strategic Ukrainian seaport and besieged another as part of efforts to cut the country off from its coastline, even as Moscow said Thursday it was ready for talks to end the fighting that has sent more than 1 million people fleeing over Ukraine’s borders. The Russian military said it had control of Kherson, and local Ukrainian officials confirmed that forces have taken over local government headquarters…

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