Russian forces shell Ukrainian cities as troops battle in streets of Kharkiv

Russian forces shell several Ukrainian cities as troops battle in the streets of Kharkiv.

Several victims were reported killed by the shelling in southern and eastern Ukraine, adding to a civilian death toll of at least 350 people, including 14 children, according to Ukrainian authorities.

AFP saw the aftermath of apparent Russian bombing on a market and a residential area in Zhytomyr, around 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Kyiv, and in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-biggest city.

“There is nowhere in Kharkiv where shells have not yet struck,” says Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, after Russian airborne troops landed in the city before dawn.

A woman stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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