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    Ukraine: Zelenskyy Seeks More Sanctions, Fighting Grinds on

    Ukraine: Zelenskyy Seeks More Sanctions, Fighting Grinds on

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting is grinding on in Ukraine after the country marked the anniversary of 's invasion, with Ukrainian authorities on Saturday reporting dozens of Russian strikes and attacks on cities in the east and south.

    After a somber and defiant day of commemorations on Friday and a marathon news conference, Ukraine's seemingly indefatigable president followed up with new video posts a day later in which he declared that “Russia must lose in Ukraine” and argued that its forces can be defeated this year.

    In a separate tweet, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also pushed for more sanctions pressure on Russia after the U.K., U.S. and the European Union all announced new measures aimed at further choking off funding and support for .

    “The pressure on Russian aggressor must increase,” Zelenskyy tweeted in English.

    He said Ukraine wants to see “decisive steps” against Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Russian nuclear industry as well as “more pressure on and banking.”

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week that Rosatom and his Defense Ministry need to work on ensuring that Russia is ready to resume nuclear weapons tests if needs be. He alleged that the U.S. is working on nuclear weapons and that some in the U.S. are pondering plans to carry out nuclear tests banned under the global test ban that took effect after the end of the Cold War.

    “If…

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