In Pics | Cities lay in ruins as Russia-Ukraine war continues for fourth day

Updated: Feb 27, 2022, 01:20 PM(IST)

At the start of the fourth day of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, a suspected Russian missile strike occurred at a civilian oil facility outside Kyiv early Sunday morning local time, according to Ukrainian officials.

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Fourth day

At the start of the fourth day of Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, a suspected Russian missile strike occurred at a civilian oil facility outside Kyiv early Sunday morning local time, according to Ukrainian officials. 

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Cities in ruin

Several cities lay in ruins as Russia-Ukraine crisis still continues. After an oil depot attack 24 miles away in Vasilkov early Sunday, the sky south of Kyiv was visibly lit. 

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198 people killed so far

Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, said on Telegram, "The missile attack was carried out on the Vasilkovskaya oil depot of the KLO company. Rescuers have already left for the scene of the tragedy. Most likely, there were no casualties. It will burn for a long time. The environmental damage will be colossal."

For the fourth day in a row, 198 civilians have been killed in Ukraine, according to the Ukrainian health ministry, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to escalate.

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3,500 Russian occupiers killed

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry stated that 3,500 Russian occupiers had been killed and over 200 had been kidnapped.

The Russian Army claimed a variety of casualties and even claimed to have taken control of numerous cities in the neighbouring country. 

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Russian financial sector to be sanctioned

With Russia’s conflict with Ukraine deepening with every hour, the United States (US), European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) have decided to put crippling sanctions on the financial sector in Russia. 

The measures taken to put Russia on back foot include a block on its access to the global financial system, SWIFT, and, for the first time, restrictions on its central bank.  

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'Broaden its offensive'

Russia said that it has given orders to its army “to broaden its offensive” against its neighbour “from all directions”.

Russia’s defence ministry in a statement on Saturday, said, “After the Ukrainian side rejected the negotiation process, today all units were given orders to develop the advance from all directions in accordance with the operation's plans.”

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'de-Nazify' Ukraine

The Kremlin had said that Putin was ready to send a delegation to Belarus for talks with Ukraine, but the Kyiv leadership wanted talks in Warsaw instead. Moscow has said that its goal is to "de-Nazify" Ukraine.

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