Kyiv – The Russian military has claimed control of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Melito Pool, about 682 kilometers from the capital Kyiv.
Reuters quoted Russia’s Interfax news agency as saying in a report that Moscow had fired several cruise missiles and other bombs at the capital, Kyiv, and at Melito Pool. The city has a populace of over 1.5 million. If this claim is true, it will be the first densely populated city to be taken over by Russian forces.
On the other hand, according to the report of Sky News, the British Parliamentarian and the Minister of Armed Forces James Happy has claimed that Melito Pool is currently under the control of Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials say Russian forces fired cruise missiles at the Ukrainian city of Mario Pole from the Black Sea, as well as at the northeastern city of Soma and the eastern city of Poltava. ۔
Kyiv officials say one missile hit a residential building and another landed near the airport, with no reports of casualties.