A Ukrainian soldier inspects a damaged military vehicle after a combat in Kharkiv.
Tensions in Ukraine have heightened even higher as Russian President Vladimir Putin increased the alert level of his nuclear forces.
The military assault on Ukraine entered its fifth day on Monday, with fighting in the streets of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, and soldiers pressing closer to the capital, Kyiv, a 3-million-person metropolis. Ukrainian defences have fought valiantly, which appears to have halted the advance. The US and other European countries confirmed a large increase in weaponry supplies to Ukraine, including more Stinger missiles and fighter jets.
The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has revealed steps to further isolate Russia from the international financial system. “We are committed to implementing the most severe economic sanctions on President Putin for his vile campaign against Ukraine in collaboration with our allies and the G7”. “Putin must fail”, he stated.