Timeline of overnight fighting –
President Zelensky appeared on social media
shortly after midnight, warning his people
that the coming hours would be decisive.
“Tonight, the enemy will use all the forces
available to break our resistance — treacherously, viciously, inhumanly,” he said.
Heavy fighting broke out in Vasylkiv, 20 miles
south of the capital. Mr Putin’s forces tried
to gain a foothold in the region from which
they could launch their attack on Kyiv.
Russian IL-76 transporter plane – சுட்டு வீழ்த்தப்பட்டது…
(ராணுவத்தினரை ஏற்றிச் சென்ற ரஷ்ய விமானம் சுட்டு வீழ்த்தப்பட்டது…)
A fierce battle saw a Russian IL-76 military
transporter plane brought down — reportedly with
150 paratroopers on board.
second Russian IL-76 was brought down –
(ராணுவத்தினரை ஏற்றிச் சென்ற இன்னுமொரு
ரஷ்ய விமானம் சுட்டு வீழ்த்தப்பட்டது…)
A second Russian IL-76 was brought down in the
city of Bila Tserkva, south of Kyiv, according
to reports. Ukraine’s military said it also
downed a Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jet and a helicopter
in the east of the country.
Russian troops tried to breach the capital from
the north of the city, launching an attack on
the suburb of Troieshchyna — the site of a
thermal power station.
Dramatic footage showed explosions near the
Beresteiska subway station, towards the edge
of the city. Locals living along Prospekt
Peremohy Avenue — Kyiv’s main highway running
east to west — shared images on social media
of vehicles on fire.
Ukraine’s army announced that the Russians had
suffered heavy overnight losses, with
3,500 soldiers killed and 200 taken prisoner.
President Zelensky posted a video of him walking
through the streets of Kyiv to dispel rumours
that he had fled the city.
Ukraine’s interior ministry warned people to
stay indoors, saying active battles were taking
place on the streets of Kyiv.
போர்க்களத்தில் – முக்கிய நிகழ்வுகள் –
198 Ukrainians have been killed by Russian
forces, including three children, according
to Ukraine’s Health Minister. A further
1,115 have been wounded ..
An estimated 3,500 Russian soldiers have been
killed and 200 taken prisoner ..
Europe is preparing for an influx of refugees,
with more than 100,000 arriving in Poland
The UN has predicted that Russia’s invasion
could force 4 million Ukrainians to flee..
A Russian cargo ship was seized in the Channel
by French police on Saturday. Officials said
it could belong to a Russian company suspected
of violating trade sanctions linked to the war
Turkey agreed to block Russian warships from
accessing the Black Sea in a move that could
prove a significant blow for Mr Putin’s