Kyiv and Moscow (CNN)Fierce fighting for control of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson left dozens dead as Russia's onslaught against multiple Ukrainian cities intensified Wednesday and fears over the civilian toll mounted.
- Sounds of air raid sirens and a new explosion in Kyiv as night falls.
- Fighting continues in the southern city of Mariupol, with residents reporting heavy shelling overnight.
- Russian forces moving towards Kyiv, including a large Russian military convoy, "remain stalled," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Wednesday.
- Western sanctions are dealing "serious blows" to Russia's economy, the Kremlin said.