Russian troops seize first Ukrainian major city

Russian troops seize first Ukrainian major city

Russian troops seize first Ukrainian major city

Written by Amani Nilar

03 Mar, 2022 | 3:40 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Russian troops have seized control of the first key city of Kherson, in Ukraine’s south. 

Meanwhile, several other cities, including the capital, Kyiv, northeastern Kharkiv and Mariupol, in the southeast, continue to be attacked.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine’s defense lines are holding.

Kherson is the first major city to be taken by Russia, after heavy fighting, since it invaded a week ago.

Its mayor, Igor Kolykhaev, said Russian troops had forced their way into the city council building and imposed a curfew on residents.

Several cities have come under intense shelling, with Wednesday one of the most destructive days of the fighting.

An investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Ukraine has been launched by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

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