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As Ukraine enters its third day of Russian bombardment following President Vladimir Putin’s invasion this week, a senior defense official said Saturday that Moscow has become “increasingly frustrated” by the lack of momentum.“We have indications that the Russians are increasingly frustrated by their lack of momentum over the last 24 hours, particularly in the north parts of Ukraine,” the senior defense official said. “We also continue to see indications of viable Ukrainian resistance.“RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE: LIVE UPDATES
Ukrainian soldiers take positions outside a military facility as two cars burn, in a street in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022.
(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)“We continue to believe, based on what we’ve observed, that this resistance is greater than what the Russians expected,” the official added. Russian forces have entered Ukraine from the north, south and east, and defense officials believe Putin is attempting to encircle the capital city of Kyiv.Russia launched a successful amphibious assault from the Sea of Azov Friday and its forces continue to make advancements, but the defense official said Russia has been unable to gain air superiority or take control over any Ukrainian cities.Despite attempted advances, Russian forces have been unable to successfully penetrate Kyiv and remain approximately 20 miles outside the city.UKRAINE-RUSSIA WAR: KYIV STILL STANDING ON DAY 3, ZELENSKYY REFUSES TO LEAVE COUNTRY
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