Fighting is taking place in a neighborhood in the north of Kiev, while Russian forces seem to tighten the noose around the Ukrainian capital, an AFP journalist said.
In the neighborhood, gunfire and explosions were heard in the Oblonsky neighborhood, while deep explosions were heard from the city center.
Russia plans to deploy paratroopers to help guard the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant near Kiev, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry announced.
“Reuters” quoted the spokesman in a press briefing that the radiation levels at the station are normal.
He added that Russian forces, which launched a large-scale military operation in Ukraine on Thursday, destroyed 118 sites of Ukrainian military infrastructure.