Russian forces less than 24 km from presidential headquarters in Kiev
In the meantime, the Russian forces continue to advance toward the city of Mariupol in southeast Ukraine.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Kiev reported that the Russian forces are less than 24 kilometers from the Ukrainian presidential headquarters in the capital, Kiev.
He added that train stations are operating normally from Kiev toward the western regions, pointing out that in light of the bread crisis, some food is no longer found in shops.
The correspondent added that Russian forces are now controlling the Zaporizhzhia station in central Ukraine.
This comes at a time when the Ukrainian forces continue to set up barriers and barricades on the majority of roads surrounding the capital. Fierce battles continue in the city of Mariupol in the southeast, amid the advancement of the Russian forces toward the city.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent to Crimea indicated that Russian forces were still advancing towards Odessa and the Dnieper.
Earlier today, Russian forces head to take control of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, reported the Reuters news agency, quoting the mayor of Enerhodar of Ukraine.
Kiev officials reported a fire at the plant, blaming the Russian forces, which was later extinguished.
"As a result of continuous enemy shelling of buildings and units of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is on fire," Dmytro Orlov said on his Telegram channel.