As the seventh day of the invasion was over, Russian troops found themselves stuck on the outskirts Kyiv.
Russia claims that it has taken control of Kherson in Ukraine, the first major city.
There was a huge blast in the center of Ukraine’s second largest city of Kharkiv, which is about the size of Philadelphia. A selfie video was being taken by a man when the missile hit. He survived despite the torrential rains.
One civilian kept a video diary while she was walking through the rubble.
“Russia bombarded yesterday and in the night and this morning, the historical center of Kharkiv. This is the downtown. Show this to those in Russia,”She said.
According to reports, at least 300 Russian soldiers have surrendered while others refuse to fight.
A Ukrainian website has videos of Russian POWs who are demoralized.
A viral video shows a young Russian prisoner receiving tea and a sandwich from Ukrainian civilians, before calling home.
“They have been really hammered by the Ukrainians. For these young, Russian soldiers, these conscripts who have been sent to a place where they didn’t know they were going into combat, I just can’t imagine what their mental state must be in,”Brendan Kearney, a former U.S. Marine Corps Colonel, said.
A spokesperson for the Ukrainian government stated that a elite force of Russian-armed mercenaries has been sent to assassinate President Volodymyr Zilenskyy. “eliminated.”