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Russian military forces continue their campaign to capture the Ukrainian capital as residents of other besieged towns hope renewed diplomatic talks could pave the way for the evacuation of more civilians or the delivery of emergency supplies .

Talks between Russia and Ukraine began on Monday and communication between the two sides is difficult but ongoing, Ukrainian presidential adviser and negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak said on Twitter.

Air raid alerts sounded in towns and villages across the country overnight, from near the Russian border in the east to the Carpathian Mountains in the west, as fighting continued on the outskirts from Kyiv. Ukrainian officials said Russian forces shelled several suburbs of the capital, a major political and strategic target for a 19th-day invasion.

Here is a list of cities that Russia is attacking and claiming control:

Main developments from Monday. Source: AFP

Mariupol: More than 2,200 residents of the besieged port of Mariupol have been killed since the start of the invasion, according to the Ukrainian presidential adviser. Russian troops maintained their siege of the southern port city of Mariupol with relentless shelling, officials said.

Kherson: Kherson Mayor Igor Kolykhaev said on March 2 that Russian soldiers were in the city and went to the city’s administrative building. He said he had asked them not to shoot civilians and to allow them to pick up the bodies in the streets. Kherson, a city of 300,000, is strategically located on the banks of the Dnieper near where it empties into the Black Sea.

Kharkiv: Invading forces fired rockets into the center of the country’s second-largest city on the sixth day of the assault and claimed to control the port city. Kharkiv, a largely Russian-speaking city near the Russian border, has a population of around 1.4 million.

Sumy: Russian troops surrounded the city of Sumy, shelling vital infrastructure and cutting off supply routes, Ukrainian officials reported March 10.

Chernihiv: Three airstrikes hit the northern city of Chernihiv overnight, and most of the city is without heating, the AP news agency reported on Monday. Several areas have not had electricity for days.

Chernobyl Power Plant: Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said on February 24 that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been captured by Russian forces. Russian troops took control of the power station while Ukrainian forces fought them on three sides.

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, was attacked by the Russians on March 4.

Kyiv: Russian troops have surrounded the capital from all sides and continue their bombardments in an attempt to seize the capital.

(With contributions from AP, AFP)

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