Ukrainian forces blow up bridge in Kyiv region to thwart advancing Russian tanks: report


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Ukrainian forces blew up a bridge about 30 miles north of Kiev on Thursday to thwart the advance of Russian tanks towards the capital, according to reports.

The country’s airborne assault troops targeted the bridge, which crosses the Teteriv River in Ivankiv, helping ground forces stop a convoy of Russian tanks, Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said, according to Newsweek.

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Russia stepped up its advance on Kiev, with forces moving in from the east, north and south on Thursday, the report said.

A tank drives down a street in Donetsk, Ukraine, February 22, 2022.
(Reuters)

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Ukraine also blew up two other bridges, Newsweek reported.

Earlier, Russian troops entered Kiev’s Obolon district, the Defense Ministry said.

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The invasion efforts reportedly included Russian troops commandeering Ukrainian military vehicles and donning Ukrainian military uniforms to facilitate their entry into the city, according to reports.

Fox News’ Tyler O’Neil contributed to this story.


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