| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

Ukraine military says it repels Russian troops’ attack on Kyiv base

Russian forces assaulted an army base on a major thoroughfare in Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, but the assault was repulsed, the Ukrainian military said early Saturday.

Separately, the Interfax Ukraine news agency said that Russian military were attempting to seize one of the city’s power plants.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had expected a midnight attack by Russian forces just hours before.

“Russian military criminals attacked one of Kiev’s military battalions on Victory Avenue. The invasion has been repulsed “Ukraine’s military forces stated in an English-language Facebook post.

It gave no details and the report could not immediately be confirmed. Peremohy, or Victory, Avenue is located just to the west of the center of Kyiv.

  • Reuters