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Fighting reported in north Kyiv

Explosions and gunfire have erupted in a northern district of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, an AFP reporter on the ground says, as invading Russian forces close in.

Pedestrians ran for safety and small arms fire was heard in the Obolonsky area, and larger blasts could be heard as far away as the city center.

The area is home to one of several Chabad synagogues in the city.

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