Ukraine: “Massive explosions in the north” – Kiev under heavy shelling

R.According to the Ukrainian military, US troops are advancing towards the capital Kiev In the distance. “The main efforts of the occupiers are focused on encircling Kiev,” says a morning statement from the Ukrainian military. The city has issued several aerial warnings since midnight. Residents must seek refuge in air strikes.

Defense Minister Oleksi Resnikov said the headman had drowned Zhaydachny to avoid falling into the hands of the Ukrainian navy. The warship was anchored for repairs.

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WELT News Channel correspondent Steffen Schwarzkopf tweeted at 9:34 am on Friday: “Kiev has been under heavy shelling for an hour.

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According to Ukrainian accounts, Russian troops have withdrawn from the strategically important Hostomal airport in northwest Kiev. Port city of southern Ukraine Like Mariupol It is now completely surrounded by enemy forces. “The enemy had a significant technical advantage,” it said. In addition, the anti-aircraft system on the Black Sea coast was attacked. The information could not be verified independently.

An apartment building was demolished on Thursday in the Kiev suburb of Borodianka

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According to Defense Minister Resnikov, Ukrainian forces are blocking attacks in strategically important areas, such as the northeastern part of Ukraine. சுமி And Chernihiv. “The enemy is confused and intimidated,” Resnikov wrote on Facebook.

He said Ukrainian forces had seized large amounts of military equipment and weapons and killed more than 10,000 Russian soldiers. Shortly before that, civil servants talked about killing 9,100 enemies.

Zhelensky accused Russia of shelling nuclear power plants

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has accused Russia of targeting him Zaporizhia Atomic Power Station In front. “This is unprecedented terrorism,” he said in a speech Friday. Europe’s history would have ended with the explosion of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. “The memory of Chernobyl among the Russian military has completely disappeared,” the 44-year-old insisted. Russia rejected this and spoke of the “provocation of the Kiev regime.”

The nuclear plant in the city was at the site on Friday night Enerhodar A fire broke out in a training building in southern Ukraine. More than 40 firefighters put out the blaze. No injuries.

Bloody wars in Kherson, Karkiv, Chernihiv and Mariupol

Meanwhile, Russia is taking action against the country’s major cities with increasing intensity. From Crimea’s connected Black Sea Peninsula, Russian tank columns advanced further into southern Ukraine on Thursday. Cerson In front. The regional capital of the same name was captured by Russia the previous day.

120 kilometers away Chernihiv Russian troops attacked residential areas on Thursday, according to Ukrainian officials. According to rescue services, 47 people were killed when two schools and a high-rise apartment building were attacked.

The area administration said the victims included 38 men and nine women. The Ukrainian portal “strana.news” reports that this is the highest number of civilian deaths since the Russian offensive began on February 24. The videos show the devastation in a city of about 300,000 people near the border with Russia. The leadership in Moscow refuses to target public buildings.

Russian forces are occupying Ukraine from the north, east and south

Russian forces are occupying Ukraine from the north, east and south

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According to US sources, Russian troops are also directly in front Kharkiv. At least 34 civilians were killed and hundreds wounded, including several children, in Russian attacks on the eastern Ukrainian city and its environs on Wednesday and Thursday, according to local officials. This information cannot be verified independently.

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Current statistics on victims, casualties and refugees

According to the United Nations, this is the first week of the conflict 249 civilians were killed And 553 people were injuredThe High Commissioner for Human Rights said, however, that these were only cases that were confirmed between 4am on February 24 and midnight on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, Moscow released its own report on the victims for the first time. Accordingly, so far 498 Russian soldiers were killed And almost 1600 people were injured. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said on Friday that 9,200 Russian soldiers had been killed so far. Putin announced financial compensation to the families of Russian soldiers killed or wounded in Ukraine.

Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko The war speaks of “a thousand, already tens of thousands dead.” “Unfortunately this number will only grow.” According to Ukrainian sources, about 9,000 soldiers were killed on the Russian side alone. Russia, on the other hand, talks about the nearly 3,000 dead “soldiers and nationalists.” Not all of this information can be verified independently.

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According to the United Nations, more than a million people have now fled, and according to UN estimates, this could be as high as ten million. The EU Commission expects millions of war refugees to be picked up quickly and easily as decided by member states on Thursday.

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