The video appeared to show Russian tanks and soldiers just 13 km from the center of Kyiv, in the town of Irpin, which was mercilessly bombed, forcing people to flee.
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Russian tanks were captured in new footage just 13 kilometers from central Kyiv as they “tighten the noose” around the Ukrainian capital.
Despite the Ukrainians’ heroic fighting for every inch of land, the Russians managed to besiege Kyiv and cut off the city while forcing it into submission with constant shelling.
Now, a video shows Russian tanks and soldiers moving through Irpin, a satellite town on the edge of Kyiv that has been the scene of deadly bombings in recent days.
Tatyana Perebeynos was killed along with her two children when she tried to escape from Irpin on Sunday with other refugees after coming under Russian shelling.
Pictures of their pathetic bodies on the side of the road have been shown around the world and show the brutality of the conflict.
The town of Irpin was ravaged by shelling with buildings flattened in a desolate landscape.
Power and water supplies to the town were cut off as bombings forced residents to leave and Russian troops can now be seen in Irpin carrying tanks as they continue their march towards Kyiv.
About 16 soldiers were filmed walking through the devastation and it is unclear from the video if they were part of a larger convoy.
Some vehicles have special “V” markings used by the Russians while others are camouflaged and parked near trees to conceal them.
A massive 40-mile Russian military convoy was heading south from the Belarusian border but it had to stop apparently due to mechanical problems and lack of supplies.
“It was terrible,” said one resident who had abandoned Irpin ITN . News.
“No water, no electricity, nothing to cook with. Bad. Our boys are saving us and friends are helping us. “
The woman said she traveled 500 miles from the besieged town of Mariupol to Irpin to help take care of her grandchildren in town.
“They (my kids) left with the kids, but they couldn’t come back,” she explained.
The sightings of Russians approaching the capital came amid claims that they were “tightening the noose” around Kyiv, by a Western official who had predicted “horrifying” scenes upon their arrival. place.
“I think around Kyiv they are continuing to tighten the noose.. this is definitely not over. They are still preparing to move in. It would be absolutely horrible for them to do so,” they said, The Times reported.
The Ukrainians have said they will defend Kyiv to the death and have prepared with barricades, trenches and molotov cocktails.
And Franz-Stefan Gady, a research fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, doubts whether the Russians can capture Kyiv.
“In terms of size and population, Kyiv is quite similar to Berlin in April 1945. It took the Soviets 1.5 million men to capture that city with terrible casualties. This is not to say that they cannot flatten the city with great firepower,” he said.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/kyiv-braced-horrific-attack-russia-26430806 Kyiv prepares for 'terrifying' attack as Russian tanks are just 13 miles from the center - World News