“USA Today” has reported that at least 70 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed today and unimaginable destruction caused as Russia fighting jets advance into residential areas in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.
It said Kharkiv residential neighbourhoods were being pounded by Russian shells while satellite imagery showed a massive 40-mile convoy of Russian tanks and vehicles rolling toward the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Tuesday as the Ukraine war roared into its sixth day.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called an attack on Kharkiv’s main square “frank, undisguised terror” and a war crime.
“Nobody will forgive. Nobody will forget,” Zelenskyy said.
“This is state terrorism of the Russian Federation.”
Lengthy talks Monday aimed at stopping the war yielded only an agreement to keep talking.
Zelenskyy said stepped-up shelling was aimed at forcing him into concessions.
Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said Tuesday that his government remained under control but said the city is surrounded by Russian troops.
“Military equipment and armored vehicles are coming from different directions,” he told.
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