While the United States and European allies responded to the Ukraine-Russia crisis with a barrage of sanctions, the Taliban have asked the two countries to resolve the issue through peaceful dialogue.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian capital Kyiv is under attack by Russian forces. Several reports emerged early Friday that claimed heavy fighting in the region with “dozens of explosions [heard] in the last few minutes”.
Battles are also being reported near Vasylkiv. Vasylkiv is a city of 37,000 people some 40 kilometres south of Kyiv. It has an airfield. Russian paratroopers reportedly landed in the city. Ukrainian forces are fighting them. (Read full story here)