Russia Ukraine War

Ukrainian servicemen ride on an armored transporter driving through a Russian position overran by Ukrainian forces as a fellow soldier salutes them outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Heavy fighting raged on the outskirts of Kyiv and other zones Thursday amid indications the Kremlin is using talk of de-escalation as cover while regrouping and resupplying its forces and redeploying them for a stepped-up offensive in eastern Ukraine.

(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)