Russian troops enter Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city
Russian troops have reportedly entered Ukraine’s second-largest city — Kharkiv in the northeast of the country.
According to the BBC, the move has been confirmed by the local governor.
Videos circulating on social media appear to show a number of Russian light military vehicles on the streets of the city, with some footage showing vehicles on fire.
One RU vehicle out! Good job, Kharkiv! pic.twitter.com/crivP0pmEh
— olexander scherba???????? (@olex_scherba) February 27, 2022
There are also reports of explosions.
Hours earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office said Russian forces blew up a gas pipeline in Kharkiv, prompting the government to warn people to protect themselves from the smoke by covering their windows with damp cloth or gauze.
The footage shows a gas pipeline on fire in Kharkiv after a Russian attack.
Video: State Special Communications Service of Ukraine pic.twitter.com/owuSoKqoFA
— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) February 27, 2022