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Feb 25 (Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the Ukraine crisis right now:

HEADLINES

* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia resumed missile strikes at 4 a.m. but its troops had been stopped from advancing in most directions. He said continued Russian aggression showed that sanctions were not enough.

* Ukrainian forces downed an aircraft over Kyiv, which then crashed into a residential building, said Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to the interior minister.

Feb 25 (Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the Ukraine crisis right now:

HEADLINES

* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Russia resumed missile strikes at 4 a.m. but its troops had been stopped from advancing in most directions. He said continued Russian aggression showed that sanctions were not enough.

* Ukrainian forces downed an aircraft over Kyiv, which then crashed into a residential building, said Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to the interior minister. read more

* Russian forces have captured the Chernobyl former nuclear power plant on the route between Belarus and Kyiv, a Ukrainian presidential adviser said.

* Russian President Vladimir Putin said his aim was to demilitarize and “denazify” Ukraine. He said any hindrance would be met by “such consequences that you have never encountered in your history”. read more

* U.S. President Joe Biden said Putin’s action was about naked aggression. He unveiled new sanctions on its banks and wealthy elite and export restrictions. read more

* French President Emmanuel Macron said he held a “frank, direct and quick” phone call with Putin on Thursday to ask him to stop military operations because Zelenskiy had asked him to.

* Britain, Canada, the EU, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and others unveiled sanctions against Russia, targeting banks, military exports and members of Putin’s inner circle. read more

* Ukraine needs more weapons to defend against Russian missiles, its ambassador to Japan said.

* Thousands of Ukrainians sought to escape to neighbouring countries. read more

* International Criminal Court prosecutor Karim Khan expressed concern over the invasion of Ukraine and said his court may investigate possible war crimes.

* Daniil Medvedev said he wanted to promote peace after a “roller-coaster day” when he was confirmed the world’s top tennis player and his country invaded Ukraine. read more

* Former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko said he would take up arms alongside his brother and fellow Hall of Famer Wladimir Klitschko for Ukraine. read more

* Stock markets tumbled and Russia’s rouble hit an all-time low. U.S. stocks turned positive as the West detailed its sanctions against Russia.

QUOTES

– “Last time our capital experienced anything like this was in 1941 when it was attacked by Nazi Germany,” Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Twitter.

COMING EVENTS

* The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote at 2000 GMT on a draft resolution condemning Russia and requiring it to unconditionally withdraw. read more

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