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A high-rise apartment building near Kiev airport was hit by a missile during the night Russian forces stormed the citythe state emergency service in Ukraine Saturday morning said.
The government said the strike set the building on fire and created a large crater, and the evacuation was underway.
There were no immediate reports of any possible deaths or injuries.
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Russian forces They stormed towards the Ukrainian capital Saturday, street fighting erupted as city officials urged residents to take cover.
Russian forces inside Kiev city limits according to Ukrainian officials
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“Kiev, our wonderful and peaceful city, survived another night under the attack of Russian ground forces and missiles,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter. “Someone hit an apartment in Kiev. I demand the world: isolate Russia completely, expel ambassadors, ban oil, destroy its economy. Stop Russian war criminals!”
After pledging to remain in the capital and declining an American offer to evacuate, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky filmed a video of himself in Kiev on Saturday morning, saying: “I am here. We will defend our country, because our strength is what we are.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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