Jyiv, March 3: Russia has intensified assaults on key Ukrainian cities as the Russia war in Ukraine enters second week while Kherso city’s mayor, Ihor Kolykhaiev, indicated on Wednesday that Kherson had fallen under Russian control following several days of heavy fighting.
Ukrainian President Zelensky pleaded for more international assistance as a second round of talks between Ukraine and Russia are set to take place.
Capital city Kyiv on Thursday woke up with an air raid alert. The residents were advised to take shelter in safe houses.
“Air raid alert in Kyiv. Residents should go to the nearest shelter,” tweeted The Kyiv Independent.
As per the publication, many other cities were alerted for air raids like – Mykolaiv, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernihiv.
“Air raid alerts in Kyiv and Kyiv Oblast, Mykolaiv, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernihiv and Chernihiv Oblast, Volyn Oblast, Cherkasy Oblast, Kirovohrad Oblast, Poltava Oblast, Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Zaporizhzhia and Odesa, The Kyiv Independent tweeted.
Meanwhile, a building of the military faculty of Sumy State University in Ukraine’s northeastern city Sumy was shelled this morning by Russian force.
“A building of the military faculty of Sumy State University in Ukraine’s northeastern city Sumy was shelled this morning by Russian forces,” reported Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration Dmytro Zhyvytsky.
United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday held the 11th emergency special session and fourth plenary meeting on the ongoing Russian invasion in Ukraine.141 nations voted in favour of the move and five nations were against it, with 35 countries abstaining.
However, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said that Moscow is not carrying out strikes on civilians and civilian facilities.
Also, Russian President Vladimir Putin is being accused of committing war crimes by Ukraine’s leaders and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
As per the UN, more than 8,70,000 people have fled Ukraine since the fighting started last week, and that number could soon hit 1 million.
In a statement posted late Wednesday on Telegram, Mayor Vadym Boychenko addressed the citizens of Mariupol and said Ukrainian forces fought back valiantly against those who were shooting at homes.