25 Feb 2022

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Kyiv takes up arms

Europe Editor and Presenter

Kyiv is now a capital under siege – Russian forces are already near the outskirts – while explosions and gunfire have been reported across the city – citizens have been told to make molotov cocktails.

They have been given thousands of automatic weapons to resist the Russian advance.

Elsewhere there’s been heavy fighting around the country’s second city of Kharkiv – and Russia says it has seized control of a strategic airport – while President Zelenskiy made another impassioned appeal “when missiles kill our people”, he declared “they kill all Europeans”.