Russian Troops Reach Kyiv
Russian tanks entered the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, on Friday morning as the city was rocked by explosions and gunfire.
Local residents were urged to fight back with Molotov cocktails against the encroaching Russian forces, which appear to be moving through the suburb of Obolon – just over five miles north of the city centre and its parliamentary buildings.
A Ukrainian government adviser said on Friday he expected Russia to try to break into Kyiv during the day. Residents in the capital were urged to proceed to shelters due to an air raid alarm.
Ukraine’s army has also lifted age restrictions with commander Yuri Galushkin stressing: “Ukraine needs everything.”
Meanwhile, the EU is understood to be preparing to freeze the assets of Russian president Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.
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