| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Defense of Kyiv has started, mayor says

Vitali Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, said on Friday that the Ukrainian capital had “entered a defensive phase” as Russian troops brought the sounds of war to the city.

“The city has gone into a defensive phase. Shots and explosions are ringing out in some neighborhoods saboteurs have already entered Kyiv. The enemy wants to put the capital on its knees and destroy us,” he told a news briefing.

  • Reuters