Russian airborne troops landed in Kharkiv […] and attacked a hospital local, the Ukrainian military said in a statement on Telegram.
A fight is underway between the invaders and the Ukrainiansshe clarified.
This announcement comes on the seventh day of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, launched on February 24 and which intensified on Tuesday.
Kharkiv, a city of 1.4 million people near the border with Russia, was targeted by several bombardments on Tuesday, which left at least 10 dead and more than 20 injured according to local authorities.
In Kyiv, five people died when the television tower was targeted in the late afternoon. But most Ukrainian channels quickly resumed broadcasting. The Russian army has called on civilians living near security service facilities to evacuate, saying it wants to go after them to stop
computer attacks against Russia.
In Mariupol, a port on the Sea of Azov, more than a hundred people were injured on Tuesday in Russian fire, according to the mayor of the city, Vadim Boitchenko, quoted by Ukrainian media.
In Kherson, whose entrances were already controlled by Russian forces, the latter took control of the railway station and the port overnight, according to the mayor of the city Igor Kolykhayev, quoted by local media.
In Borodianka, 50 kilometers from Kyiv, Russian airstrikes destroyed two residential buildings on Tuesday, according to Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Djeppar, who shared a video of the gray buildings partially in ruins, with apartments in flames.
Lukashenko assures that he will not attack Ukraine
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense also indicated overnight that it feared an attack from Belarus.
Belarusian troops have been put on high alert and are in the concentration areas closest to the border with Ukrainethe ministry said in a statement on Facebook.
Earlier, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he had ordered the deployment of additional forces in the south, on the border with Ukraine.
Helicopters and military planes, deployed in Gomel, Baranovichi and Lounints, currently ensure the security of this border between two former Soviet republics, declared Mr. Lukashenko, during a meeting of the Belarusian security council, according to the agency. public press Belta.
He advocated the deployment of
five battalion tactical groups to protect this direction south, these groups generally comprising hundreds of soldiers, equipped with armored vehicles and artillery weapons.
Ally of Moscow, Mr. Lukashenko however assured that his country was not going to participate in the offensive in Ukraine.
It’s not our jobhe said.
He also advocated the deployment of additional forces on the border with Poland, in the west, to protect Belarus from a possible attack from theNATO.