Russian aggression likely to get far worse

Ukraine's defenders are fighting courageously, but they are slowly losing ground.

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March 7, 2022 - 3:43 PM

Civilians, mostly women, and children rush to board any train car that still has any room on it, as the sounds of gunfire and bombing between Russian and Ukrainian forces draw closer to the city of Irpin, Ukraine, Friday, March 4, 2022. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin spent 90 minutes on the phone with French President Emmanuel Macron, who asked him to declare a cease-fire in Ukraine.

Not interested, Putin replied.

“He refuses to stop his attacks,” Macron wrote on Twitter after the call.

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