kyiv at risk from Russian airstrikes despite Putin’s PROMISES to withdraw troops.
US OFFICIALS say kyiv remains at risk of airstrikes despite Putin withdrawing troops from the area.
it arrives a few days later Moscow he said he would “cut back military activity in the Kyiv and Chernihiv direction to increase mutual trust and create conditions for further negotiations.”
But US officials warn capital city – which has so far been protected by the Ukrainian resistance fighters – still faces a high risk of being shelled or bombed by the forces.
Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said: “What I would say is that, in general, the city continues to be under threat from airstrikes and bombing. We continue to see that even as the Russians redeploy some of their troops.
“Before they started repositioning, they were basically crouching defensively, no longer advancing from the ground in the city.
“But even with all of that, we still see the city being very threatened by airstrikes.”
and despite From Russia announcing that it will withdraw forces near the Ukrainian capital and the northern city of Chernihiv, explosions were heard in Kyiv on Wednesday morning.
The governor of Donetsk Oblast said yesterday that Russian forces were shelling several towns and cities on the border separating Ukrainian and Russian-controlled areas in the region.
According to the latest UN figures, more than four million people have fled Ukraine since the invasion started.