Russia shells Ukraine’s Kharkiv as pressure on Moscow bites

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Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Russia shelled the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv as it pressed on with its invasion Tuesday, defying mounting global pressure that saw a war crimes probe opened against Moscow, sanctions smash its economy and FIFA ban it from the World Cup. After their first talks since the war started failed to secure a breakthrough Monday, Russia continued to target residential areas and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for a global ban on Russian planes and ships. “We must close entry for this state in all ports, all canals and all the world’s airports,” he said on Faceboo…

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