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Russia captures Ukrainian town with naval base as tanks rush in and ‘armed troops’ take over buildings

Russian troops captured a Ukrainian town with a naval base when amphibious tanks and armed troops occupied the buildings.

Equal Vladimir PutinWith their troops continuing their reckless but dangerous assault on Ukraine, Russian forces are said to have taken control of Berdyansk – a port city with a population of 100,000 on the shores of the Sea of ​​Azov.

Footage emerged showing Russian tanks rolling into town

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Footage emerged showing Russian tanks rolling into townCredit: Facebook
There are reports that the Russian army has taken control of Berdyansk

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There are reports that the Russian army has taken control of BerdyanskCredit: Facebook
Oleksandr Svidlo announces the town has been captured on Facebook

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Oleksandr Svidlo announces the town has been captured on FacebookCredit: Facebook

Oleksandr Svidlo, acting mayor of the town near the Crimean peninsula, confirmed on Facebook that the army took over on Sunday, as footage showed tanks moving in.

“A few hours ago, you and I witnessed how military equipment and heavily armed soldiers entered the city and started marching across our home city,” he said.

“As soon as I learned about it, I tried to inform all the residents of the city so that you guys have a chance to hide in the shelters.”

Svidlo – an adviser to Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office – said “armed soldiers” entered the executive committee building and introduced themselves as soldiers of the Russian army.

“They informed us that all the administrative buildings are under their control and that they are taking control of the executive committee building,” he added.

“Under the control of armed men, I considered this proposal unacceptable, so we, as all members of the operational headquarters, left the building. of the executive committee.

“Berdyansk is in full swing today. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I think tonight will be very, very difficult.”

It comes later Putin’s forces failed to capture the country’s second city Kharkivwhere The Sun witnessed them being hit back with tanks and rockets.

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Panic spread through the city’s 1.4 million residents when officials ordered a lockdown at dawn.

Authorities confirmed that invading forces were inside the capital, located just 20 miles from the Russian border.

Russian units launched a pincer movement into the city with convoys of Tiger armored vehicles after an all-night bombardment of Grad rockets, tank shells and Smerch rockets failed to crush the forces. bravery of Ukraine.

While, The world’s largest plane was destroyed by the Russian military – with a restoration cost of £2.2 billion.

Ukrainian officials said the giant plane – the only one of its kind – was parked at an airport near Kyiv when it was hit by “Russian occupants”.


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While, Peace talks will be held between Ukraine and Russia, Zelenskyy confirmed today – despite Putin putting his nuclear forces on high alert.

Diplomats from Kyiv and Moscow will meet “without preconditions” near the Prypyat river on the Belarusian border when Putin’s invasion unfolds on Wednesday.

But Zelenskyy admitted he did not believe in a positive solution from the negotiations, saying: “I do not really believe in the outcome of this meeting, but let them try, so that later on not a job No Ukrainians would suspect that I, as the President, tried to prevent the war.”

It comes later Putin puts his nuclear forces on high alert shortly after warning the West “could face the greatest consequences in history”.

The Russian tyrant is said to be “angry” at his inability to subdue Ukraine and lashed out at NATO for “unfriendly measures” that he said forced him into a cold nuclear gamble.

The move means Putin has ordered the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear warheads to be readied for launch – raising the possibility of a crisis and a miscalculation that could lead to nuclear war. .

The Russian military is said to have taken control of the executive committee building

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The Russian military is said to have taken control of the executive committee buildingCredit: Facebook
Pictures of soldiers and military vehicles on the street on Sunday

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Pictures of soldiers and military vehicles on the street on SundayCredit: Facebook

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