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Ukraine’s army says it is fighting Russian forces outside Kiev

  • Ukraine’s army says it is fighting Russian forces north of Kiev as they continue their advance toward the capital.
  • The city was hit by “terrible airstrikes” in the early hours of Friday morning, according to the government.
  • The Ukrainian military also said it had stopped the advance of Russian forces on the Teteriv River.

Kiev – The Ukrainian army said on Friday that it was fighting invading Russian forces north of the capital Kiev, while Moscow pressed on with its advance towards the pro-western country for the second day.

Russian forces reached the outskirts of Kiev on Friday, where the government said the city was hit by “horrific rocket attacks” in the early hours.

Kyiv’s army said on its Facebook page:

Airborne attack troops from the Ukrainian armed forces are fighting in the areas of the settlements Dymer and Invankiv.

Dymer is located about 45 km north of Kiev, while Ivankiv is about 60 km northwest of the Ukrainian capital.

The military said it had stopped the advance of Russian forces on the Teteriv River, a tributary of the Dnieper River, which flows through Kiev, adding that a bridge over it had been destroyed.

‘Another lie’ from Russia

The army also said it had recaptured Gostomel airfield, with reports that it had been captured by Russian forces the day before.

AFP was not able to immediately confirm this.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday that Moscow’s forces were also targeting civilian areas and praised his countrymen for their “heroism”.

Zelensky said in a video:

They say that civilian objects are not a target for them. But this is another lie on their part. In fact, they do not distinguish between areas in which they operate.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday, confirming widespread fears Moscow was planning to invade its western neighbor.


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Ukraine’s army says it is fighting Russian forces outside Kiev

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