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Here are the latest developments in Ukraine.

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is scheduled to speak via video to Congress on Wednesday, in another high-stakes appeal for help a day after a dramatic meeting with three European leaders in Kyiv as fires blazed in the wreckage from Russia’s relentless bombardment.

Mr. Zelensky is expected to amplify his pleas for more military aid and to increase the pressure on the United States and its allies, which have so far been reluctant to agree to Ukraine’s request for Polish MIG fighter planes. President Biden is planning to announce $800 million in new security assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday shortly after Mr. Zelensky’s speech, according to Continue reading...

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NATO defense ministers will discuss sending ‘substantially more forces’ to its eastern borders.

NATO defense ministers will discuss stepping up defenses along their eastern front as Russia’s attacks inch closer to the alliance’s doorstep, the organization’s secretary general said on Tuesday.

The ministers were set to meet on Wednesday ahead of next week’s extraordinary NATO summit, where President Biden is scheduled to discuss how to respond to Russia’s invasion.

European allies are putting more pressure on the United States to take more direct action in addition to sanctions and military aid in face of relentless Russian attacks and widespread civilian suffering. Continue reading...

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Zelensky urges more leaders to visit Kyiv after daring visit by 3 NATO prime ministers.

President Volodymyr Zelensky thanked the leaders of three NATO-member countries who traveled into the war-torn capital of Ukraine for an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday and urged others to do the same.

The leaders from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovenia who traveled to Kyiv “fear nothing,” Mr. Zelensky said after the meeting, adding, “I am sure that with such friends, with such countries, with such neighbors and partners, we will really be able to win.” The leaders discussed not only increasing sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine, which began on Feb. 24, but also Continue reading...

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Biden will announce an additional $800 million in military aid to Ukraine.

President Biden plans to announce an additional $800 million in security assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, according to White House officials, only hours after President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is scheduled to deliver a virtual address to Congress.

Mr. Biden will detail the new military aid in the late morning, shortly after Mr. Zelensky delivers a list of military equipment and other aid that he believes is necessary to stave off the Russian invasion, and particularly to hold on to the capital, Kyiv. High on the list is more antiaircraft batteries, enabling them to harass — and shoot down — Russian cargo planes and fighter jets arriving around the embattled city. Continue reading...

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Trapped at a mosque in Mariupol, Turks await evacuation.

ISTANBUL — A Turkish mosque in the besieged southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol has become a sanctuary for dozens of people waiting to be evacuated amid intense bombardment by Russian forces.

Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, told reporters Tuesday that efforts were underway to extract Turkish citizens at the Sultan Suleiman Mosque, and that he had spoken with his Russian counterpart. “We are expecting the good news today or tomorrow,” he said. The head of the association for the mosque, Ismail Hacioglu, told The New York Times in a phone interview that over 200 people, mostly women, had taken refuge in the mosque, including 152 Turkish nationals, 48 of them children. Continue reading...

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♦♦ The Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday condemning Russia and its president, Vladimir V. Putin, over the war in Ukraine and expressing support for investigating claims of war crimes carried out by the Russians. 

—Thomas KaplanReporting from Washington.

♦♦ Negotiations have become more “realistic,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily speech to Ukrainians on Wednesday. He urged them to give it time as negotiators head into another round with Russia. He also kept up pressure on Russians, urging them to break with the Kremlin, and thanked President Biden for his support.  

— Andres Martinez Reporting from Seoul.

♦♦ President Biden plans to announce $800 million in new security assistance to Ukraine on Wednesday, according to White House officials. Biden will detail the new funding on the same day President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine is scheduled to deliver a virtual address to Congress. The administration last week announced $200 million in security aid for Ukraine and has made available a total of $2 billion in such funding during Biden's presidency.

— Zolan Kanno-Youngs Reporting from Washington.