War in Ukraine: Zelenskyy plans to address Congress as Russian strikes kill more Ukrainian civilians

Published March 14, 2022 at 8:14 AM EDT
A half-dozen rooms are seen from above without a roof in a damaged building.
Sergey Bobok
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Firemen work to clear the rubble and extinguish a fire by a heavily damaged building after a Russian rocket exploded in Ukraine's second city Kharkiv on Monday.

Nearly 600 civilian fatalities have been confirmed in the last three weeks, including a U.S. journalist. Officials from Ukraine and Russia met via video in a fourth round of talks, while the U.S. held high-level talks with China after reports that Russia had asked China for military assistance.

Here's what we followed today:

Airstrikes in western Ukraine: Air raid sirens were sounding repeatedly in Lviv, causing new alarm among residents and those who have fled from Russian attacks farther east.

Pregnant woman in Mariupol dies: The photo of the woman on a stretcher being carried from the shelling of a maternity hospital was shared widely.

Chechen lead Ramzan Kadyrov says he is in Ukraine: The strongman and Putin ally claims he directed Chechens on the ground with Russian forces near Kyiv.