RUSSIA-UKRAINE LIVE: Tank convoy near Kyiv sparks fears of imminent attack

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By Mark Duell for MailOnline

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A 40-mile convoy of tanks and different autos threatened Ukraine’s capital Kyiv immediately on the sixth day of the battle as its president accused Russia of conflict crimes.

Vladimir Putin’s forces launched what Ukraine’s ambassador to the US has stated had been vacuum bomb assaults as Russia intensified shelling of the town of Kharkiv.

Mr Putin had launched an indiscriminate bombing marketing campaign on Kharkiv simply 24 hours after native resistance had despatched his troops packing from its streets.

The bombs, shells and rockets which started falling yesterday left a minimum of 11 lifeless, together with three youngsters, with houses and even a college diminished to rubble. 

The newest intelligence from the Ministry of Defence stated the advance on Kyiv had made little progress over the previous 24 hours, in all probability on account of logistical issues.

Russian artillery additionally hit a army base within the metropolis of Okhtyrka and greater than 70 Ukrainian troopers had been killed, regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyy stated. 

After a primary, five-hour session of ‘peace talks’ between Ukraine and Russia yielded no cease within the combating, either side agreed to a different meeting in coming days.

But Ukraine’s embattled president Volodymyr Zelensky stated he believed the stepped-up shelling was designed to drive him into concessions.

And the Kremlin has discovered itself more and more remoted by financial sanctions which have despatched its forex plummeting and seen it kicked out of the World Cup. 

Meanwhile Britain’s UN Ambassador warned at an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Ukraine is on the brink of a ‘humanitarian disaster’.

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