Ukrainian president says 137 killed, 316 wounded in Russian invasion


In a continued invasion of Ukraine, Russia in the early hours of today unleashed rockets on the Ukraine capital Kyiv.

Ukraine’s foreign minister, Dmytro Kuleba, said this in a tweet.

The minister noted that Ukraine will defeat Russia the same way it defeated Nazi Germany.

However, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine said Russian troops had been stopped from advancing in most directions.

In a televised speech, President Zelenskyy said the Russian strikes were aimed at both military and civilian targets.

A missile strike hit a Ukrainian border post in a southeastern region, killing and wounding some guards.

The region has no land border with Russia but is located on the coast of the Azov Sea which the neighbors share.

Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine in a video said 137 civilians and military personnel have been killed in the country on the first day of Russian invasion with 316 wounded.

He described the victims as heroes.

He said Russian forces are killing people and turning peaceful cities into military targets, adding that it is a foul and will never be forgiven.

The numbers are expected to rise following recent strikes, including reported strikes in Kyiv this morning.

He also voiced frustration with the outcome of discussions that he said he had with the heads of NATO member states.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, over 100 thousand Ukrainians have moved out of their homes in search of safety and few thousands have crossed over into Moldova, Romania and other neighbouring countries.