Russian airborne troops landed within the jap Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military mentioned, including that there have been quick clashes.
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“Russian airborne troops landed in Kharkiv… and attacked an area hospital,” the military mentioned in a press release on messaging app Telegram. “There may be an ongoing combat between the invaders and the Ukrainians.”
Kharkiv, a largely Russian-speaking metropolis close to the Russian border, has a inhabitants of round 1.4 million.
It has been a goal for Russian forces since President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine final Thursday.
In Kherson on the Black Sea, the place officers had on Tuesday reported Russian checkpoints encircling the town, Russian forces took management of the railway station and the port in a single day, metropolis mayor Igor Kolykhayev was quoted by native media.
In Mariupol, a port on the Sea of Azov, greater than 100 individuals have been injured on Tuesday in Russian fireplace, the mayor of the town, Vadym Boychenko was quoted as saying by Ukrainian media.
In Borodyanka, 50 kilometers from Kyiv, Russian airstrikes destroyed two residential buildings on Tuesday, in line with Ukraine’s deputy minister of overseas affairs Emine Dzhaparova, who shared a video of the gray buildings partially in ruins, with flats in flames.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Protection additionally mentioned in a single day that it feared an assault from Belarus.
“Belarusian troops have been placed on excessive alert and are concentrated in areas closest to the border with Ukraine,” the ministry mentioned in a press release on Fb.
Throughout the day on Tuesday, Ukrainian intelligence famous “important exercise” of plane within the border space, and convoys of autos carrying meals and ammunition have been noticed there, the assertion mentioned.
In view of those actions, Belarus “may most likely assist the Russian invaders within the Russian-Ukrainian struggle sooner or later,” warned the ministry.
“Missile assaults in opposition to navy and civilian targets” in Ukraine have been “systematically” launched from Belarusian territory for the reason that begin of the Russian invasion on February 24, the ministry added.
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