On Thursday Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered wide-ranging attacks on Ukraine , hitting multiple cities and bases with air strikes or shelling, and attacking by land and sea.
On this attack,Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said over 137 civilians and military personnel had been killed in the country on the first day of the Russian invasion with fighting widespread across the country and Russian forces advancing towards the capital, Kyiv.
Today gunfire has been heard close to the government quarter in Kyiv after explosions hit the Ukrainian capital earlier in the morning, the Associated Press has reported.
The Ukrainian military also said that Russian spies and saboteurs had been spotted within the city, some 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the city center.
Russian tanks and troops have already reached the outskirts of the city after entering the country from Belarus to the north.
Social media videos showed what appeared to be Russian tanks in an area just north of Kyiv’s city center.
Ukraine’s military called on residents of Kyiv to track the movements of Russian forces in the city. It also told people to stay home and to make Molotov cocktails — a makeshift weapon that can be constructed from household items.
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