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LATEST: Massive Russian convoy nears Kyiv, Kharkiv bombed, as peace talks falter

On the fifth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, satellite images show a mammoth convoy of Russian armoured vehicles with militia about 64 kilometres long is slowly slithering down from the north toward the capital of Kyiv.

The serpentine convoy is now less than 30 kilometres away. Air raid sirens have been sounded again, with Russian strikes on the outskirts of the city, the BBC reports.

In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, a Russian missile strike has hit Freedom Square in the city centre, causing a massive explosion. It targeted the regional government’s headquarters near the Ukraine-Russia border.

Home to some 1.4 million people, Kharkiv is known as Ukraine’s technology capital. Russian attacks have struck residential areas, the BBC reports.

Ukrainian President Zelensky has condemned the bombing of Kharkiv as yet another war crime, saying Russian military forces…

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