Conflicts & War

Russia strikes Kyiv outskirts as troops continue advance into Ukraine

Kyiv, Apr 17 (EFE).- Russian troops on Sunday struck the town of Brovary, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukrainian authorities reported.

The local mayor said various infrastructures in Brovary had been damaged by Russian missiles.

“This morning, several infrastructure facilities in our community were hit. Please keep calm. There may be power, water, sewerage supply outages. All services work in an intensified mode,” Brovary’s mayor, Ihor Sapozhko, said in a video message.

He added: “Our public utility companies and infrastructure services will do everything possible to restore all critical infrastructure facilities in our community today.”

Meanwhile, Russian forces continued to advance in Ukrainian territory from Kursk, Bryansk and Voronezh regions, according to Ukrainian Armed Forces.

“Russia continues to move its units to the territory of Ukraine from the Kursk, Bryansk and Voronezh regions. Units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation located in Ukrainian territories have significant supply problems. At the same time, they were able to accumulate significant stockpiles of ammunition,” the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said.

It added Russian forces continued to launch airstrikes on the besieged port city of Mariupol and the Donetsk region.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities said humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians would not be opened on Sunday after an agreement with Russia had not been reached.

Some 100,000 inhabitants remain trapped in Mariupol, according to local authorities. EFE


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