Russian armoured vehicles have once again come close to Kyiv’s northern outskirts, coming closer in their bid to encircle the Ukrainian capital.
The news: On Thursday, Russia’s two-front attack on Kyiv resumed. The Russian forces suffered heavy losses as a result of the Ukrainian forces’ tough fighting.
- The Russian 7th Airborne Division’s commanding officer, Major General Andrei Sukhovetsky, was killed in battle in Ukraine earlier this week.
- His death was confirmed by a local officers’ organization in the Krasnodar region in southern Russia. The circumstances of his death were unclear at the time.
What’s going on: Fresh fighting in communities around Brovary, which is east of the city and across the Dnieper River, was noted by the administration.
- On Ukrainian television, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko stated that “the major purpose of the Russians is to conquer Kyiv.”
- Heavy combat has rendered numerous routes outside of the capital perilous, according to the Kyiv regional government, including the main highway westward to Zhytomyr and the town of Makariv, which is located along that route.
What are they saying: Referring to the administration’s limited success, the Ukrainian government said, “Evacuation through humanitarian corridors from Bucha, Irpin, Hostomel, and Borodianka is scheduled today. Their task from the first day of war is to surround Kyiv, to encircle it and then continue to attack, overthrow the government.”