Kyiv: After stiff resistance from Ukraine, Russia has bolstered its attack on its cities. Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky has asked for help from the United States and said it is important to stop the “aggressor” at the earliest.
According to emergency services, four people have been killed and another nine wounded after shelling in Kharkiv — the place where Russian forces landed on Wednesday.
However, the Russian military claimed that it took control of Ukraine’s Kherson. “The Russian divisions of the armed forces have taken the regional centre of Kherson under full control,” defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov was quoted as saying in televised statements.
US President Joe Biden has announced a ban on Russian aircraft from using US airspace while Canada and several other European nations have also closed their airspace to Russian planes following Ukraine’s invasion.