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Ukraine war

Biden calls Putin 'war criminal,' Russia says mission going to plan

Moscow calls U.S. president's comments 'unforgivable'

U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed to supply more security assistance to Ukraine.   © Reuters

KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) -- U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday called Russian leader Vladimir Putin a war criminal in comments the Kremlin said were "unforgivable" as it insisted the war in Ukraine was "going to plan" amid talk of compromise at peace talks.

Kremlin forces kept up their bombardments of besieged cities, including intensified shelling of the capital Kyiv, and civilians waiting in line for bread and sheltering in a theatre were killed, according to U.S. and Ukrainian officials.

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