Ukrainian authorities said that more than 70 Ukrainian servicemen were killed by a Russian rocket attack and dozens of civilians have died in “barbaric” shelling, as a huge Russian military convoy approached the capital Kyiv.
Russian forces had to face fierce resistance on the ground as the mighty Russians have been denied decisive superiority after Putin ordered the full-scale invasion, never seen in Europe since World War Two.
Continuing their push towards the capital, Russia has massed a convoy of armoured vehicles, tanks and other military equipment that stretches about 40 miles, information shared by U.S. satellite company Maxar.
Meanwhile, the British defence ministry said, “the Russian advance on Kyiv has made little progress over the past 24 hours probably as a result of continuing logistical difficulties,” adding that Russia had increased its use of artillery.
“The use of heavy artillery in densely populated urban areas greatly increases the risk of civilian casualties,” it said. As a result, more than 70 servicemen were killed in attacks by the Russians.
Ceasefire talks between Russia and its southern neighbour held on Monday failed to reach a breakthrough and negotiators have not said when a new round would take place.