Turkey Hosts Talks to Extend Ukraine Grain Deal as Russia Threatens to Pull Out

Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said he had no doubt that Moscow would like to strike a deadly blow in Kyiv, Ukraine.Credit…Nicole Tung for The New York Times

KYIV, Ukraine — Inside the office of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, a digital map of Ukraine was lit up on Tuesday with lines tracing missile trajectories from the latest Russian bombardment.

Oleksiy Danilov, the head of the council, sat behind his desk looking at the blizzard of lines that lit up his computer screen as he reviewed the strikes of the past week, then the past month, then the past year. In a country about twice the size of Italy, virtually no corner appeared to have been untouched by strikes.

Every one, he said, meant more destruction and…

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