The Russian forces are facing stiff resistance from the Ukrainian armed forces after the ‘invaders’ entered into the second largest city of Ukraine – Kharkiv on Sunday morning.
Heavy close-range gunbattle is underway in the streets of Kharkiv, informed Ukraine’s interior ministry.
“Russian military vehicles and special forces entered Kharkiv, there are heavy fights going on in the city with Ukrainian armed forces. Civilians (have been asked) to stay home, shoot at occupiers from windows, throw Molotov cocktails,” Kyiv-based journalist Olga Tokariuk said.
Meanwhile, Governor of Kharkiv has stated that “heavy fighting is taking place inside the city”.
On the other hand, reports from the ground suggest that at least “half of Russian forces in Kharkiv are destroyed”.
The Invading Russian forces, during a late-night assault on Kharkiv, blew up a gas pipeline in Kharkiv – Ukraine’s second largest city.
“Enemy is blocked. Heavy fighting. Don’t go out of your homes,” Kharkiv Governor asked residents.
Former Ukrainian diplomat – Olexander Scherba, on Sunday, published a video in his Twitter handle that showed a “column of destroyed Russian military vehicles”.
Latest reports from the ground also claim that a column of invading Russian forces have been pushed back, several vehicles and arms and ammunition seized by the Ukrainian forces.