Russian Forces Take Defensive Position in Ukraine

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Ukraine’s defense of Kyiv has taken the Russian siege of the Ukrainian capital city to a halt. “The Ukrainians have been able to push the Russians back to about 55 kilometers (35 miles) east and northeast of Kyiv” a senior defense official told reporters. A senior NATO military official told reporters that between 30,000 to 40,000 Russian troops have been taken out of combat — either captured, wounded, or killed.