The plan of invasion and occupation of Ukraine by the Russian military forces is evolving on four main fronts. The big front is in Kiev, where the Russians are trying to enter the capital, occupy government buildings and “arrest” President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian government. The second front is in Mariupol, where specific targets are being bombed. The third front is in Kharkov, where, according to reports, the fighting is taking place in several places.
In Kiev, Russian forces besiege the city and its suburbs. The resistance, however, is great, as Ukrainian forces have taken up positions at key points, in the passages to the center of the capital, while key passages and bridges have been demolished in order to block or delay the passage of armored vehicles and tanks. p>
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In Mariupol, Russian forces are trying to control key structures in the area and block aid elsewhere. Early in the afternoon, Moscow transported thousands of Marines across the Sea of Azov, heading northeast to the city of Mariupol.
key passage of Russian forces heading to Kiev to reinforce the invasion operation in Kiev.
In Odessa, the Russians control the naval passages and transport troops, which then go to the center of Ukraine.
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On Friday, the Russian forces arrived in Obolon, 9 km from the center of Kiev, as confirmed by the Ukrainian officials. According to reports, Russian forces are moving towards the Ukrainian government through two passages, one through Ivankiv, in the northwest and the second through Chernihiv, in the northeast.
The Russian military says the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a rally in central Kiev, killing at least 12 people. mansion. Earlier in the afternoon, however, in a message via social media, the Ukrainian president declared himself “present” and sent a message of support to the Ukrainian people, in defense of the country's territorial integrity.
According to reliable sources, the main body of the forces that will be used for the siege of Kiev, is located at a distance of 50 to 80 kilometers from the capital of Ukraine. The Ukrainians blew up a bridge over the Teteriv River in the Ivankliv district, 80 km north of Kiev, delaying the Russian military offensive.
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Russian forces throughout Ukraine
The plan of Vladimir Putin's generals envisages the demilitarization of Ukraine. To achieve this, all Ukrainian enclaves throughout the country must be neutralized. As a result, the invading army in Russia has spread throughout Ukraine and is engaged in smaller or larger battles, with ground forces assisted by both warplanes and artillery.
The main fronts of the battles at this stage and according to reports from various sources, are Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa and Mariupol. Russian troops are advancing on Ukrainian territory to the north, east and south.
Strike from the north
According to credible reports, Russian forces also invaded from a third point on Ukrainian territory, in the direction of to Kiev. In this way they have created a triple path to Kiev, with forces from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
In recent weeks, the Russian military administration has created conditions for invasion of Ukraine from various points, especially in the Novye Yurkovichi and Troebortno regions. At these points, missile systems were deployed that could move on Ukrainian territory, but also hit Kiev directly.
A second wave of Russian units headed through Chernobyl. occupying the nuclear plant and basic infrastructure and continuing its course to the capital.
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Strike from the east
In the east, fighting takes place in Kharkov, Ukraine's second largest city.
Fighting also broke out around Donetsk, with forces arriving from Belgorod in western Russia. The Russians have reportedly captured the town of Sastya in Luhansk with the support of Russian-speaking separatists. >
In the south, Russian forces invaded Ukraine via Crimea and occupied the Chongar and Novo Alekseyevka regions. According to the latest reports, explosions and exchanges of gunfire are heard in the areas of Odessa, Mariupol, Melitopol and Kherson.
The Russians have also occupied the ports of Odessa and Mariupol, blocking Ukraine from the sea.
At these points, the Russian fleet had transported hundreds of tanks and tanks, which lined up in the Crimea and from there began their journey to the targets selected by the military administration, and in particular to Donetsk and Luhansk.
However, a large number of tanks? headed to Kiev to take part in the battle for the fall of the Ukrainian capital.
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