LATEST Attack on Kyiv army base repelled, Ukraine military says

Attack on Kyiv army base repelled, Ukraine military says

The attack on Kyiv army base in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv by the Russian troops was defended by the Ukrainian army, according to the Ukrainian military on Saturday.

The assault took place on Peremohy (Victory) Avenue.

Heavy fighting has been reported near an airfield in Vasylkiv, which Russian paratroopers are thought to be trying to use as a springboard for the assault on Kyiv.

Ukrainian forces also claim to have successfully repelled the Russians in the Black Sea city of Mykolaiv.

DAY 3 LIVE - Russian invasion of Ukraine - Live reporting from Ukraine
DAY 3 LIVE – Russian invasion of Ukraine – Live reporting from Ukraine

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Battle for Kyiv underway

We’re seeing reports of explosions in Kyiv as well as fierce clashes around Ukraine.

In the capital, a large explosion has been heard near Maidan Square and multiple explosions have been reported in the Troieshchyna area of the city.

Artillery strikes on Kyiv have been loud enough to be heard miles away from the city centre, according to witnesses.

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