Ukraine Mounts Counteroffensive to Drive Russians Back From Kyiv, Key Cities

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine reported its armed forces had launched a counteroffensive in its cash, Kyiv, and other essential cities, as President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the U.S. Congress to give more weapons and increase economic pressure on Russia.

The thump of distant shelling echoed via the centre of Kyiv right away, even though Ukrainian forces appeared to counterattack in the outlying cities of Irpin, Bucha and Hostomel, which have been seriously destroyed in weeks of avenue battling and artillery exchanges. The city and the surrounding location were being underneath an all-working day curfew Wednesday.