Six days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the war continues, despite peace talks. Russia has increased its attacks and seems to be using harsher methods. Western countries have greatly increased sanctions, which are having a strong effect inside Russia.
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Russia has continued the attack on Ukraine that it began on Thursday. Russian forces are trying to take the capital, Kyiv, but Ukraine's soldiers are fighting hard. Western countries are increasing sanctions, but there's no sign that they're working.
Russia has launched a full invasion of Ukraine. The attack began early on Thursday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "special military operation". The US and NATO countries have condemned the attack and promised to increase sanctions on Russia.
On Monday, Russia announced that it "recognized" two areas of Ukraine as independent countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent soldiers to these areas for "peace-keeping". The US and European countries have reacted with strong sanctions.
Tensions are still extremely high over the possibility that Russia might invade Ukraine. The US and NATO have warned of a possible invasion for months. Now, the US says an attack could come in days. But a last-minute effort by France could lead to more talks.
Tensions remain extremely high over concerns that Russia might attack Ukraine. Russia has brought more soldiers and military equipment to the border. The US and Europe say they'll react strongly to any attack, but still hope to solve the crisis through talks.