Russia-Ukraine invasion: Vladimir Putin puts nuclear forces on alert, general admits Russian casualties

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Kyiv: In a dramatic escalation of tensions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian nuclear forces put on high alert in response to what he called “aggressive statements” by leading NATO powers. The directive came just minutes before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed a delegation from Kyiv would meet Russian representatives on the Belarusian border for peace talks, and as Russian troops drew closer to the capital, Kyiv, a city of almost 3 million people.

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