Update at 6:30 p.m.
Bombs, missiles, ground attacks … The Russian army on Thursday claimed to have destroyed 74 military installations in Ukraine, including 11 airports, where Moscow launched a major military operation in the morning. The Pentagon says Russian forces have used cruise missiles, land-to-air and ground-to-air missiles, and fired about 100 rounds during their offensive.
- Attack from Belarus to Kiev
Russian tanks entered Ukraine via Belarusian border posts. An explosion was heard at dawn in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. The city was then flooded with Russian planes.
The attack is intentional “Beheading” Establishes pro-government and pro-Moscow regime in Kiev, a U.S. military official said Thursday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has announced that the Russians have captured the Hostomல்l military airport, 25 kilometers northwest of Kiev. According to Mr Zhelensky, who spoke in the video, the airport was taken over by Russian forces, but the paratroopers landed in Gostom, where it is located. “Blocked” And there are Ukrainian forces “Ordered to destroy it”.
Images on social media show that he was attacked by numerous helicopters. CNN aired footage of Russian troops at the airport, and a channel correspondent said he had spoken with them.
Fighting erupts near Chernobyl nuclear depot and Ukrainian troops “Sacrifice their lives” To prevent a repeat of the 1986 nuclear disaster, the President of Ukraine said. In the evening, Russian forces took control of the area, according to a presidential adviser.
In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city near the Russian border, bombs slammed windows, and hundreds of civilians took refuge in the city metro station. Ukrainian forces fought against the Russian army.
Even the situation “Tense” In the south of the country where Russian tanks entered from Crimea. The fighting is being fought for the cities of Heinzysk, Skodovsk and Chaplinka in the Kerson region near the Crimea, said Valery Saluzny, head of Ukrainian forces.
In Mariupol, the main port in the east of the country, powerful eruptions shook the city. In this field, the first emissions begin, especially from the smaller towns of Soloti and Korsky.
In the morning, a member of President Zhelensky’s entourage mentioned it “More than 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and dozens wounded.” And “Nearly ten civilians were killed”. In the Odessa region alone, authorities say 18 people have been killed in strikes in a village. In the evening, authorities in the Kherson region announced on Thursday that thirteen civilians and nine soldiers had been killed, somewhat controlled by Russian troops. “Attack on Gershon region kills 13 civilians, including two children, and nine Ukrainian soldiers”, The administration said on Facebook. According to the same source, the city of Heinzesk is under Russian control.
In addition, several thousand Ukrainians have already fled the country, especially in the direction of Moldova and Hungary.