- Gunfire and explosions have been heard in central Kyiv as Russian troops arrive.
- Putin’s army are approaching the Moscow from Chernobyl, in the north, and newly taken Konotop, in the east.
- A possible plan is to capture the government and force them to sign a peace accord returning the country back to Russia.
Video Ukrainian army preparing to meet Putin’s troops today INSIDE Kyiv: Fearful residents are instructed to construct Molotov cocktails to defend themselves.
Ukraine’s national guard troops were seen setting up defensive positions along a roadway soon before gunfire and explosions erupted as they battled Russian forces for control of the capital.
On the other hand, the actual position and number of Putin’s men are unknown. Residents of Obolon, on the city’s outskirts, were encouraged to construct Molotov cocktails to’repel the occupiers’. President Zelensky urged any European ready to defend the country to fly to Ukraine and join the defense.
Ukrainian police alleged Russian operatives were trying to penetrate Kyiv and utilized armored vehicles and snowploughs to defend it.
A vital airfield near Kyiv has been taken by Russian soldiers, the Russian military stated.
It claimed to have closed off the city from the west, where most refugees are fleeing the invasion, with car lines snaking towards the Polish border.
Intense gunfire erupted on a Dnieper River bridge separating eastern and western Kyiv, with roughly 200 Ukrainian forces creating defensive positions and taking shelter behind their armored vehicles and later under the bridge.
The Russian troops are said to have pushed down from Chernobyl late yesterday. They have past Chernihiv, where they ran into significant Ukrainian resistance, and are now pushing on Kiev from Konotop in the east.
According to Anton Herashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, today will be the’most difficult day’ of the war.
To attack the city, Russian special forces are believed to be planning to seize some airport – likely Sikorsky or Boryspil – and then fly in up to 10,000 paratroopers.