CNN With the Latest Ukraine News

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy on the latest Ukraine news:

Propaganda poisoning

“Russians who get their truth from the state media are living in an alternate reality,” Madeline Roache says.

Every day Roache watches the morning “news” on Channel One, a top Russian state TV channel. She tracks the narratives that Russian viewers are hearing. And she writes a report for NewsGuard about the “alternative reality.” NewsGuard, a startup that rates the reliability of news sources, began publishing Roache’s summaries on Monday.

Latest Ukraine News

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— Is Kyiv in trouble? Russian forces moved closer to the capital amid reports of new explosions and fighting in the northern suburbs. And heavy Russian shelling continued to rain down on other major cities, including a cancer hospital in Mykolaiv. Ukrainian officials said they were still holding off all major Russian advances, but warned that Russian forces near Kyiv appeared to be rearranging in a fresh effort to encircle and attack, per Reuters.

— Ukrainian officials alleged Russia was planning an attack at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which the defense ministry said Russia would try to use as a “false flag” operation to blame Ukraine. More from CNN