Good morning and welcome to AS USA’s reside weblog on the Russian invasion of Ukraine for Sunday 13 March.
Russian troops proceed to maneuver into positions round Kyiv with the 40-mile convoy outdoors of town largely dispersed and redeployed. The invaders are actually round 15 miles from the middle of Kyiv.
Whereas many individuals who reside in Kyiv have left, those that remained are working out of meals, water, and have gone with out pure gasoline for days. The residents are in determined want of a humanitarian hall earlier than combating within the metropolis picks up and it doesn’t appear that one will likely be established.
This dire scenario is repeated throughout the nation in Kharkiv, Chernikiv and Mariupol.
Russia has prolonged its assaults in Ukraine hanging cities and airfeilds additional west from the primary theater of battle for a second day. Dnipro in central Ukraine was hit for the primary time on Friday.
All through the day we’ll carry you the newest updates from President Zelenskyy and his authorities, NATO, Russia, and extra as these tragic occasions unfold.