Death toll from air strikes on Kyiv rises to four says its Mayor
Four people have been confirmed killed after air strikes hit Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, mayor Vitali Klitschko said.
Mayor of capital also announces 36-hour curfew.
Governor says overnight Russian shelling caused “massive destruction” at the main civilian airport in Dnipro.
“Rescuers are still extinguishing the flames from early morning,” he said on the Telegram messaging app.
Regional officials said on Tuesday that Russian bombing caused heavy damage at the airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro.
“During the night the enemy attacked Dnipro airport. Two attacks. The runway was destroyed. The terminal is damaged. Heavy destruction,” said Dnipro Region Governor Valentin Reznichenko on Telegram.
An industrial city of one million inhabitants, Dnipro is located in eastern Ukraine on the banks of the Dnieper River.
So far the city has been largely spared by Russian advances in Ukraine, but on Saturday Dnipro was targeted, killing at least one person.
Following Russian troops shelling in capital city The prime ministers of Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia are due to visit Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.
Meanwhile Agricutural Analysts also warns 39 percent decline in Ukraine 2022 spring grain sowing area
The area sown with Ukraine’s 2022 spring grain crops could fall 39 percent to 4.7 million hectares due to Russia’s military invasion, the APK-Inform agriculture consultancy has said.
The country, which harvested a record 86 million tonnes of grain in 2021, sowed 7.7 million hectares of spring grains last year.
“After the invasion of Russian troops into the territory of Ukraine and as a result of ongoing and further active hostilities in many key regions, there is no physical opportunity to start sowing,” APK-Inform said in a report.
In retalitaion to Russian invasion Nine other countries have joined the G7 nations in stripping Moscow of its privileged trade treatment, EU trade chief Valdis Dombrovskis has said.
The G7 nations announced on Friday they were revoking Russia’s “most favoured nation” (MFN) status, clearing the way for them to hit Russian imports with higher tariffs than applied to other WTO partners or to ban certain Russian goods entirely.
Amidst this talks between Russian and Ukrainian officials are expected to resume according to Ukraine Sources