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The latest developments of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, all times EST:

5:01 a.m.: NBC News reports that two babies were born in a bomb shelter:

4:37 a.m.: Breaking news from VOA’s Jamie Dettmer, in central Ukraine: Lviv mayor says Russian paratroopers are near Brody and Zolochiv in Western Ukraine.

4:22 a.m.: VOA’s Jamie Dettmer, in central Ukraine, reports on what the country faced Friday night: Russian forces attacked on many fronts during night: in Ukraine’s north, east and south. Ukrainian military say Russian paratroopers tried to seize Vasylkiv but were repulsed. Air raid sirens sounded across country as far west as Lviv on Polish border and central Ukraine’s Cherkasy and Vinnytsia, Kharkiv in east and southern Kherson.

4:09 a.m.: VOA’s Jamie Dettmer is on the ground near Kyiv. Here’s what he’s seeing Saturday morning:

Talked with woman 5 kilometers from a Kyiv high-rise struck this morning near international airport: she, neighbors huddled in underground car park, sharing tea, coffee, staples, warm clothing; all very stressed, want to leave but think safer where they are.

Kyiv train station packed with people trying get free trains West, eye-witnesses tell me; intense rocket and missile impact northern part of capital; further strikes near where high-rise residential block hit earlier today near international airport

Authorities expect even more Ukrainians to take to already snarled roads to head to neighboring borders; journeys becoming harder, many on roads for days facing severe challenges getting gas. I saw many families sleeping in their cars by the side of roads last night as the weather turned colder.

Ukrainians filling social media forums offering temporary places to stay while they try to flee.

4 a.m.: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to his people from Kyiv. CNN has the video translated into English.

3:32 a.m.: Ukraine’s president tweets about joining the EU.


3:05 a.m.: Ukraine’s president says France is sending weapons to his country.

2:33 a.m.: Kazakhstan denies Russia’s request for troops, NBC News reports.

1:57 a.m.: “Kyiv requires special attention,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Saturday. “We cannot lose the capital.”

1:33 a.m.: Syrian president praises Russian actions, Al Jazeera reports.

1 a.m.: Protests against Russia continue in Australia.

12:39 a.m.: The BBC reports that missiles are being launched at Ukraine from the Black Sea.

12:26 a.m.: The Associated Press reports that street fighting is under way.

12:05 a.m.: Russia blocked a move Friday in the U.N. Security Council to condemn and halt its invasion of Ukraine, but several nations said they would seek accountability from the full U.N. membership in the General Assembly. VOA’s Margaret Besheer has the story.

12:01 a.m.: Agence France-Presse has a timeline of major events in the conflict:

Some information in this report came from The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse.