According to BBC, there were Loud bangs and gunfire reported in centre of Kyiv as Russian Military tries to capture the country’s capital.
The news comes hours after President Zelensky said Russians would storm the city. The Kyiv government says fighting has broken out on the streets of Ukraine’s capital.
As the morning of Saturday approaches, there are reports of intense fighting in Kyiv. According to a post on the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Facebook page;
“Heavy battles are ongoing in the Vasylkiv area of the city,” the statement reads
It adds that “active combat” is now taking place on the streets of the capital. The Kyiv government also confirmed the fighting in a statement earlier and warned residents to stay in shelters and not approach windows or balconies.
Reports by Kyiv-based journalists on social media also suggest that fighting has indeed broken out on the streets. Many are describing loud bangs and gunfire much nearer to the centre of the city.
More than 50 explosions and heavy machine gun fire have been reported in the capital, according to Kyiv Independent.
Meanwhile, the Ukraine armed forces added that its troops had shot down a number of Russian “enemy targets” during the day, and had also stopped Russian troops from taking any of Ukraine’s cities.