Russian airborne troops land in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, clashes erupt | Russia-Ukraine crisis News


The Ukrainian army says speedy clashes have erupted after Russian paratroopers landed in Ukraine’s second largest metropolis of Kharkiv on the seventh day of Russia’s full-scale invasion of its neighbour.

“Russian airborne troops landed in Kharkiv … and attacked a neighborhood hospital,” the military mentioned on Wednesday, in an announcement on the Telegram messaging app.

“There may be an ongoing struggle between the invaders and the Ukrainians.”

In response to Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian inside minister, a hearth broke out on Wednesday within the barracks of a flight faculty within the metropolis following an air raid.

“Virtually there aren’t any areas left in Kharkiv the place an artillery shell has not but hit,” he mentioned in an announcement posted on Telegram.

Town’s governor, Oleg Synegubov, additionally mentioned on Telegram that seven folks had been killed in an assault on a authorities constructing and that 24 folks had been wounded.

The experiences might be independently confirmed. Russia says it’s only focusing on Ukraine’s army infrastructure, air defence and air forces with high-precision weapons.

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Kharkiv, a largely Russian-speaking metropolis close to the Russian border, has a inhabitants of about 1.4 million.

It has been a goal for Russian forces since President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

On Monday, Ukraine’s defence ministry mentioned dozens of residents together with youngsters had been killed when a Russian strategic bomber fired 16 guided missiles in the direction of a residential space within the metropolis.

The next day, no less than 10 folks together with a 21-year-old Indian medical pupil had been killed by Russian shells.

The United Nations says no less than 136 civilians – together with 13 youngsters – have been killed within the invasion, however that the true variety of folks is probably going a lot larger.

“No person will forgive. No person will overlook,” Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned on Tuesday after the assaults in Kharkiv and the lethal bombing of a TV tower within the capital, Kyiv.

In Kherson on the Black Sea, the place officers had on Tuesday reported Russian checkpoints encircling the town, Russian forces took management of the railway station and the port in a single day, Mayor Igor Kolykhaiev was quoted as saying by native media.

In Mariupol, a port on the Sea of Azov, greater than 100 folks had been injured on Tuesday in Russian hearth, the mayor of the town, Vadym Boychenko was quoted as saying by Ukrainian media.

In Borodyanka, 50km (31 miles) from Kyiv, Russian air assaults destroyed two residential buildings on Tuesday, in line with Emine Dzhaparova, Ukraine’s deputy minister of overseas affairs, who shared a video of the gray buildings partially in ruins, with residences in flames.

Throughout the day on Tuesday, Ukrainian intelligence famous “important exercise” of plane within the border space, and convoys of automobiles carrying meals and ammunition had been noticed there, the assertion mentioned.

In view of those actions, Belarus “may most likely help the Russian invaders within the Russian-Ukrainian struggle sooner or later”, warned the ministry.

“Missile assaults towards army and civilian targets” in Ukraine have been “systematically” launched from Belarusian territory for the reason that begin of the Russian invasion on February 24, the ministry added.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has mentioned his nation has no plans to affix the struggle.



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Ukraine’s navy says Russian forces are ‘persevering with shelling in all instructions’ as Kyiv-Moscow put together for talks on Belarus border.

  • Talks between Ukraine and Russia are because of start on Monday morning close to the Belarusian border, reviews TASS information company.
  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the subsequent 24 hours are “essential” for Ukraine.
  • Ukraine navy says Sunday was a “troublesome time” for its troops and that Russian forces “proceed shelling in nearly all instructions”.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has put Russia’s nuclear forces on excessive alert.
  • Kharkiv governor says Ukrainian troops have full management of the nation’s second-largest metropolis after road preventing with Russian forces.
  • Greater than 360,000 individuals have fled Ukraine because the starting of Russia’s assault, the UN says.

Listed below are all the most recent updates:

Satellite tv for pc photographs present new navy exercise

US firm Maxar Applied sciences has launched a sequence of latest satellite tv for pc photographs that seem to point out a big deployment of Russian floor forces, together with tanks shifting within the path of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, from roughly 64km (40 miles) away.

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Bolsonaro gained’t condemn Putin, says Brazil will stay impartial

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has declined to sentence Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, whereas departing from his authorities’s official stance on the United Nations to say Brazil would stay impartial.

Bolsonaro, a far-right populist, just lately snubbed US entreaties to not go to Putin in Moscow forward of the invasion, and angered Western allies by saying he was “in solidarity with Russia,” with out elaborating.

At a press convention, Bolsonaro mentioned Brazil will stay impartial within the battle, noting Russia and Ukraine have been “virtually brother nations”.

“We won’t take sides, we’ll proceed being impartial, and assist with no matter is feasible,” Bolsonaro mentioned. “A giant a part of Ukraine’s inhabitants speaks Russian.”


Subsequent 24 hours essential for Ukraine: Zelenskyy tells UK’s Johnson

Zelensyy instructed UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson by phone that the subsequent 24 hours are essential for Ukraine, a Downing Road spokesperson has mentioned.

Johnson mentioned the UK and its allies would do every part potential to ensure that defensive assist reached Ukraine, the spokesperson mentioned in an announcement.


Ukrainian navy says Sunday was troublesome for its forces

The final workers of Ukraine’s armed forces described Sunday as “a troublesome time” for the navy, saying Russian troops “proceed shelling in nearly all instructions”.

In an English-language publish on Fb, the overall workers mentioned defence drive members within the Vasylkiv navy air base south west of Kyiv have been resisting artillery strikes and Russian assaults.


Russia-Ukraine talks to start on Monday morning, says TASS

Talks between the Russian and Ukrainian delegations will start within the morning on Monday, a supply has instructed Russian information company TASS.

“It’s not a postponement. The assembly will start within the morning. The reason being the Ukrainian delegation’s logistics,” the supply mentioned.

Ukrainian and Russian officers are because of meet for talks at a venue on the Belarusian border with Ukraine, Zelenskyy’s workplace mentioned earlier.


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