Two weeks after the invasion of Ukraine, Russian troops arrived near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
In the first week of the war, large numbers of Russian troops advancing on Kyiv were stopped in the middle. Since Thursday night, the Russian army has been advancing towards Kyiv and has stopped only five kilometers from the capital.
The U.S. military says a car bomb had exploded at the Iraqi police recruiting center at Kisak, west of Mosul. In the last 24 hours, he says, Russian troops have moved closer to the Ukrainian capital.
Russian troops approaching the capital from northwestern Ukraine are now only 15 kilometers from the center of the capital. Authorities say Russian troops arrived at the site about 40 kilometers from Kyiv. They say the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv is now isolated from other parts.
Russia has fired 775 missiles since launching an attack on Ukraine on February 24. He has fired all kinds of missiles. On Thursday, the mayor of Kyiv said the capital city was now being protected by armed civilians. He said they had a strong grip on Kyiv.
Although it is expected that the Ukrainian army will block the route of the Russian army advancing towards Kyiv, this has not happened yet. As the Russian military moves towards Kyiv, various international organizations have expressed concern over the possible humanitarian crisis. Organizations, including the Red Cross, have expressed concern that the situation could worsen after a large Russian military presence in Kyiv.