Russian forces launched attacks on civilian sites in Kyiv on Tuesday — including Kyiv TV tower and a Holocaust memorial in the city — killing at least five and wounding several others, according to Ukrainian officials.
Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba said a “barbaric” air strike hit directly in front of a government building in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, that killed several people.
Russian forces also have entered the southern city of Kherson, but Ukraine still controls the city administration building, Ukrainian interior ministry advisor Vadym Denysenko said on Tuesday.
Following a speech from President Zelenskyy, the European Parliament voted on Tuesday to recommend Ukraine’s candidacy status into the European Union (EU).
Ukraine’s ambassador to the US accused Russia of using a “vacuum bomb.” Ukrainian officials also said as many as 70 of the country’s soldiers were killed in Okhtyrka on Sunday.
On Tuesday, Putin signed a decree prohibiting the export of foreign currency in excess of $10,000 from Russia.