Kyiv: Ukraine’s military on Tuesday said that Russian troops have resumed their attack on the capital Kyiv as part of the ongoing Ukraine Russia war. “The situation around Kyiv remains tense,” said a social media post from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to a report by the BBC. “Despite the fact that the enemy is losing offensive potential, they continue to inflict fire on military and civilian targets.”
The post also claims that Russia “plans to join with the highly trained military units of the Republic of Belarus” and to use Belarusian airspace for its military air traffic.
On Monday, a huge Russian military convoy stretching some 40 miles was spotted by a US satellite imaging company just north of Kyiv, which has already repulsed several assaults. Satellite photos provided by Maxar, a US company, showed the convoy – that had been assembling since Sunday – had mushroomed to more than 40 miles of military vehicles. It said the column covered the entire stretch of road from near Antonov airport, some 18 miles from the capital, to the town of Prybirsk.
The Russian army has also attacked Kherson, a city in the south between Mykolaiv and New Kakhovka, Ukraine officials said on Tuesday. “According to eyewitnesses, the enemy is advancing from the airport to the Nikolaev highway and a ring near the cold storage plant,” Ukraine’s State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection reported on its Telegram channel. Kherson’s regional state administration confirmed on social media that the city has been surrounded by Russian troops but has not been captured.
A leader in Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkiv said on Monday that at least 11 civilians had been killed and dozens injured by Russian shelling of the city. “The Russian enemy is bombing residential areas,” governor Oleg Sinegubov wrote on the Telegram app, saying: “As a result of the bombardments that are ongoing, we cannot call on the emergency services… currently there are 11 dead and dozens wounded’.”
Meanwhile, a shipment of Starlink terminals, which allow Internet users to access satellite-based Internet from SpaceX, has arrived in Ukraine. Ukraine’s vice-Prime Minister, Mykhailo Fedorov, who is also Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation, thanked SpaceX founder Elon Musk for the shipment. “Starlink – here. Thanks, @elonmusk”, tweeted the Vice-Prime Minister. “You are most welcome,” Musk tweeted back.
The shipment comes after the Ukrainian leader requested the devices to circumvent internet outages during the Ukraine Russia war.