Russian ground troops enter Ukraine as Kyiv confirms first soldier killed in invasion

Russia’s ground forces cross into Ukraine from several directions, Ukraine’s border guard service says, hours after President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a major offensive.

Russian tanks and other heavy equipment have already crossed the frontier in several northern regions, as well as from the Russian-annexed peninsula of Crimea in the south.

The border guard service says one of its servicemen died in a shelling attack along the Crimean border, the first officially confirmed military death of the Russian invasion.

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