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As it advances on Kyiv, Russia is tightening its grip on other parts of Ukraine

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LONDON - At the conclusion of the third day of fighting in Ukraine, Kyiv, the country’s capital, remains in government hands despite repeated Russian missile attacks and a growing encirclement by Russian infantry units.

Nonetheless, Mr Vitali Klitschko, the city’s mayor, warned residents that the situation remained “threatening”, and imposed a longer night curfew on the capital, starting from 5pm local time.

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