Russia has launched the third terrifying night missile attack on Ukraine.
Fireworks rain all over Eastern Europe after the third day of the war with Russia.
The sky above the city glowed a terrifying orange as loud explosions rang out.
And Kyiv Independent reported that an oil depot had exploded at Vasylkiv, about 40 kilometers west of Kyiv.
Air raid sirens sounded and civilians were asked to hide in subways and basements as darkness fell.
Residents are asked not to turn on indoor lights and stay away from windows for fear of broken glass.
A citywide curfew has also been put in place in the capital, while authorities hunted down “groups of sabotage and reconnaissance.”
The footage shows the moment the sky above the city glows red and orange, when thunder can be heard in the background.
New York Times columnist Michael Downey tweeted: “It was a very quiet day in #Kyiv until a few minutes ago – as the sun went down, explosions can now be heard in the suburbs.”
Alexander Marquardt, CNN’s Senior National Security Correspondent, tweeted a video of the sirens, adding: “The bloodsuckers are now in Kyiv.”
As midnight approaches in the war-torn country, civilians and troops are urged to rally ahead of the “imminent” attack.
“Congressman Lesia Vasylenko tweeted: In 30-60 minutes #Kyiv will be attacked like never before. # Russia will hit us with all they have. “
It comes after a third day of fighting, in which Russian troops once again failed to capture the capital, Kyiv.
Ukraine’s official death toll is now 198, including 3 children.
And at least 17 of them were civilians, killed in an explosion.
It follows last night’s failed attempts due to President Putin’s frantic attempt to arrest Kyiv.
Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said there was “active fighting on the streets of our city” as the conflict intensified and then air raid sirens sounded in Kyiv, sending soldiers and civilians had to scramble for shelter.
As Russian forces attempt to fight in the streets of the capital, during the night, a dramatic video shows a car ablaze on Kyiv’s Peremohy (Victory) Avenue.
With dawn breaking over the city this morning, the extent of the damage done to Kyiv became clear with images showing apartment blocks smoldering.
But the Government still insists that the Russians are not moving forward with about 3,500 people killed.
Priminsterial adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said: “We are attacking the enemy around Kyiv.
“The opponent is currently not moving.”
And Ukrainian MP Sviatoslav Yurash said today that “hundreds” of Russian troops were captured near the capital.
The social media accounts of Ukrainian officials suggested that many of the soldiers were teenagers, and that they were “well prepared”.
Speaking to Sky News before going into battle, Mr Yurash said Russian forces were about 1.8 to 2.5 miles away from where he was.
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“The Russians don’t have a good time here, to say the least,” he said.
“We have hundreds of prisoners, we are releasing the video, showing the Russians going to Ukraine.”
He said Ukrainians “have no choice” when it comes to fighting Russia because Putin has “time and again tried to denounce Ukraine’s very ideas”.
“Everything is at stake, I’m not a soldier, I don’t have much experience with guns.
“When you fight for your life, you learn very quickly. The reality is Ukraine has no choice.
“Russia wants to destroy us and we will not let that happen. I was born in independent Ukraine and I will die in independent Ukraine.”
Speaking early this morning, President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy said Ukraine had “successfully repelled” the Russians from the capital overnight.
“War is still raging in many of our state’s cities, but we know that we are protecting our country, our land and the future of our children,” he said.
And he appealed to anyone who had fled to return and fight for Ukraine, as all men between the ages of 18 and 60 were conscripted.
President Zelenskyy also called on Ukraine’s “friends” to help in the war.
Germany tonight protested its decision not to send weapons to the country, promising 1,000 anti-tank weapons and 500 Stinger missiles.
And President Zelenskyy also said that he would welcome peace talks between Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Today saw a lot of emotional and exhausted refugees lucky to arrive at the Polish border, with residents still inside Ukraine taking to the streets and arming themselves.
Neighbors were seen making homemade Molatov cocktails, with their actions approved by the Ukrainian version of the MoD.
Meanwhile, men and women lining up to sign up to fight were seen in towns and cities around the country.
Others lined up to drop off supplies, medicine and food for the army.
The The Prime Minister has also promised to crack down on Russian oligarchs transfer dirty money through the UK.
And Russia’s central bank was frozen, and barred from participating in the German SWIFT system.
Ursula von der Leyen said that the measures would “paralyze Putin’s ability to finance the war machine.
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