Russian army advances toward Kiev
Russian armed forces advance toward Kiev, and the Ukrainian army reports explosions in the city after it was targeted by rocket fire
Russia's armed forces continue their second day of operations today in Ukraine, advancing toward the capital Kiev.
The Anadolu news agency's correspondent reported hearing explosions in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Friday morning.
The Ukrainian army's land forces reported on its Facebook account that a rocket launch targeted Kiev, noting that it was able to intercept two of these rockets, and published a short video clip showing a burning building.
Ukraine's FM, Dmytro Kuleba, condemned on Friday Russia's rocket fire, which targeted Kiev at dawn, resulting in at least three injuries.
The Russian military disabled 74 ground facilities of the Ukrainian military structure, Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.
"As a result of the strikes of the Russian armed forces, 74 ground objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine were put out of action," the defense official said.
According to Moscow, the objects included 11 air force airfields, three command posts, a base point for the navy, and 18 radar stations of S-300 and Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile systems.
Konashenkov also mentioned that a Russian Su-25 aircraft crashed during the operation in Ukraine due to a piloting error, revealing that the pilot survived the crash and returned to base.