Russian troops approach Kyiv as explosions are heard across the Ukrainian capital.
Ukraine has called for a "full-scale invasion" of Russia on Thursday, after which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said several people had been killed. Several explosions were heard in the capital Kyiv on Friday morning. The United States, the European Union, and many other countries have announced new sanctions on Russia in response to the latest developments. US President Joe Biden on Thursday announced "severe" economic sanctions for making President Vladimir Putin a "fairy" for invading Ukraine but acknowledged the lack of Western unity to take even tougher measures.
Biden confirmed that he had made no attempt to impose direct sanctions on Putin, who is widely reported to have amassed enormous wealth during his two decades in power. Ukraine on Thursday urged Swift to strike Russia, but Biden said the Western alliance could not come to an agreement. Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar has warned that the Russian military is preparing to enter the outskirts of the capital Kyiv on Friday.
Government adviser Anton Herashchenko said Russian troops had planned to enter the capital using tanks, but the Ukrainian military was ready to repel the attack with anti-tank missiles supplied by foreign allies. Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said the government had information that "subversive groups" were roaming the city. A GM spokesman said some residential buildings had been set on fire after reports of airstrikes in the city one night. Many Kyiv residents have taken refuge in underground metro stations. The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base.
The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Millie, briefed members of the House on the Russian military's new location during an unclassified briefing on Thursday, according to a source close to the call. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin described the current phase of Russia's military action as "spearheaded", noting that most Russian troops are not yet in Ukraine, a man on the call and a senior defense official said.
Their assessment came after Russia attacked major cities in Ukraine, killing hundreds of people and warning the Ukrainian president to infiltrate Kyiv. At least 137 people were killed and 316 injured in the attack, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a statement. In a video address, he later warned of intruders into the capital. "We also have information that enemy subversive groups have entered Kyiv," Zelensky said. "The enemy has marked me as the number one target."
"They want to destroy Ukraine politically," he said. Around Zhelensky's video address, Ukrainian officials and the country's emergency services say a plane crashed into an apartment building in Kyiv after it crashed. Explosions and gunfire were heard in major cities in Ukraine around 5 a.m. local time on Thursday, minutes after Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a pre-dawn televised speech from Moscow. He warned other countries that if they tried to intervene, they would face a Russian response "so intense that no foreign nation has ever experienced it before.
" Russian forces on Thursday seized control of the Chernobyl plant north of Kyiv, the site of the 1986 reactor explosion that released large amounts of radiation into the atmosphere. For More Latest Information Visit - Global-Markets
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