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

KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine stated its navy had launched a counteroffensive in its capital, Kyiv, and other important towns, as President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the U.S. Congress to present a lot more weapons and increase financial tension on Russia.

The thump of distant shelling echoed through the center of Kyiv overnight, although Ukrainian forces appeared to counterattack in the outlying cities of Irpin, Bucha and Hostomel, which have been severely weakened in months of avenue combating and artillery exchanges. The town and the encompassing region had been under an all-day curfew Wednesday.