Russian forces continue to close in on Kyiv, after missile strikes on central Kharkiv killed at least 21 people as shelling continued into the sixth day of the invasion.
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Russian paratroopers storm a military hospital in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv during the night.
It comes as troops close in on Kyiv, with a convoy of Russian military vehicles now 20 miles northwest of the capital.
The parasite launched its attack on the hospital in the early hours of this morning with a fight that lasted all night.
Regional police chief Volodymyr Tymoshko said no Ukrainian troops were killed in the gunfight.
“Currently, the situation near the hospital is under control, security has been increased,” he said.
The port of Mariupol in the southeast of Ukraine was also under constant Russian shelling and was unable to evacuate the wounded while Kherson, on the Black Sea to the west, was completely surrounded by invading forces, the authorities said. Ukraine said on Wednesday.
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Meanwhile, rocket attacks on the center of Kharkiv have left at least 21 people dead.
The mayor of Kyiv has released a video showing the moment when a tall TV antenna in the city was engulfed in flames, seemingly hit by a missile.
“We are fighting, we are defending our country without stopping,” Mariupol mayor Vadym Boichenko said live on Ukrainian TV channel.
In western Kyiv, in the city of Zhytomyr, four people, including a child, were killed Tuesday by a Russian cruise missile, a Ukrainian official said.
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In a separate development, missile attacks on central Kharkiv killed at least 21 people, regional governor Oleg Synegubov said.
Similar attacks that killed and injured dozens in Kharkiv the previous day involved cluster bombs, experts said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia must stop bombing Ukrainian cities before meaningful negotiations on a ceasefire can begin, as the first round of talks this week made little progress.
“At least stop bombing people, just stop bombing and then sit down at the negotiating table,” he said.
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Defense Minister Ben Wallace warned Russia would use indiscriminate carpet bombing tactics against Ukrainian cities.
He told Sky News that Russia’s advances are being hampered by resistance they have seen “scenes of Ukrainians using UAVs to attack petrol trains, to follow logistics lines, we saw railroads blow up” but there was also a change in Moscow that resulted in tactics.
“What you’re seeing now are heavy bombardments at night, they’re not going to hit the cities much, they’re going to – I’m afraid, as we have tragically seen by the looks of all things – carpeted cities, indiscriminate in some cases.”
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