Russia resume attacks on Kyiv, Kherson
Published: 11:10 1 March 2022 Updated: 11:11 1 March 2022
The Russian military has resumed attacks on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, and the southern city of Kherson. Russia launched a full-scale attack in Ukraine last Thursday. Fighting has been underway between the two sides for several days. Ukraine, meanwhile, has claimed that “Russia launch a series of attacks” on the two cities, just hours after Moscow-Kyiv talks on a ceasefire on the border with neighboring Belarus began, BBC reported today (Tuesday, March 1).
According to eyewitnesses, the Russian military forces were advancing from the airport to the Nikolaev Highway and a ring near the cold storage plant, Ukraine’s State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection reported on its Telegram channel.
Earlier, a powerful explosion was heard near Kherson airport, BBC’s Ukraine correspondent reported.
The Kherson regional state administration also wrote on Facebook that the city was surrounded by Russian troops but “had not been occupied”.
The mayor of the city, Igor Kolikhaye, added that “the Russian army had set up a checkpoint at the entrance to the city”. It is difficult to say how the situation will develop further. However, Kherson was and will remain Ukrainian.
“I urge each of you to remain calm and prudent. Do not go out during curfew. Do not engage in aggressive negotiations with anyone and do not provoke the enemy into conflict,” the mayor said.
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