On Feb. 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into neighboring Ukraine under the guise of a “special military operation.” Sources on the ground in Ukraine are reporting live on Twitter, and Military Times is chronicling these accounts and will continue to provide live updates from trusted sources as the situation progresses. You can find previous updates since the start of the invasion here.

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In a Pentagon background briefing on Tuesday, a senior U.S. defense official shared several updates. It was noted that reports of Russian forces being misled on their mission in Ukraine are true, and that the 40-mile-long Russian convoy north of Kiev has stalled.

“In a sobering note,” Washington Post military reporter Dan Lamothe wrote, “Russia is still expected to adjust and has combat power to do so, a senior U.S. defense official said.”

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“To ‘confirm’ this fake information, seemingly signed ‘documents’, as well as fake, edited videos will be distributed,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said.

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Russian forces have reportedly also entered the southern city of Kherson.

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Monday’s coverage of the invasion can be found here.

Rachel is a Marine Corps veteran and a master's candidate at New York University's Business & Economic Reporting program.

Sarah Sicard is a Senior Editor with Military Times. She previously served as the Digitial Editor of Military Times and the Army Times Editor. Other work can be found at National Defense Magazine, Task & Purpose, and Defense News.

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