Life is slowly returning to the streets of Kyiv
08 April 2022 | 7:24 am
More and more people and cars can be seen on the streets of Kyiv. Supermarkets shelves are refilling, hairdressers, cafes and restaurants are reopening. We report on the mood in the Ukrainian capital.
'Growing nervousness' in Kyiv: DW's Nick Connolly reports
Russian forces would enter areas outside Kyiv on Friday, a top Ukrainian defense official has said. Ukraine's president called on the international community to help his country.
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Ukrainian forces have been fighting back against Russian assaults on the outskirts of Kyiv. Meanwhile, convoys of civilians have been streaming toward Ukraine's western borders.
Ukraine's former ambassador to France and the US has spoken to FRANCE 24 from his home in Kyiv to say the people there are not frightened, despite having to take refuge in bomb shelters from Russian artillery and rockets. Oleh Shamshur told us he is proud of his fellow countrymen and the way people have resisted Vladimir Putin's invasion. He said people are "very resilient" and are "ready to fight to the very last possibility". Asked about the peace talks taking place between Ukraine and Russia this Monday, the former diplomat said he had "very low expectations".
Long lines at supermarkets, ongoing curfews, nights spent with strangers in underground train stations — DW's Alexander Savitsky reports on life in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, amid Russia's continuing military strikes.
We look at all the reactions from the printed, online and illustrated press as Russian troops encircle the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Also, a British intelligence company has intercepted video and audio recordings of Russian troops which suggest disarray and mayhem in the ranks. Plus, as Vladimir Putin moves to silence two independent media outlets, the Nobel Prize-winning Novaya Gazeta offers its space so journalists can keep reporting.
The humanitarian situation in the Ukrainian capital is stable but there is growing fear with regard to heavy shelling in other cities. Last night, Kyiv came under Russian attack again. DW's Alexander Savitsky reports.
This week, there was a major show of support from across the political spectrum for the Ukrainian state and victims of the Russian invasion. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke via video link to Members of the European Parliament, asking them to keep up that backing and help his country accelerate down a path towards joining the EU. In this programme we're joined by two MEPs to discuss the EU's involvement in this fast-moving crisis.
The Kyiv City Ballet has been offered a residency at Paris's Châtelet Theatre. The troupe of 30 dancers were already on tour in France with "The Nutcracker" but found themselves stranded due to the war in Ukraine. They are putting on a special performance this Tuesday. We also hear from members of the Kyiv Grand Ballet, who are also in France and now face a highly uncertain future.
As a Nigerian student stranded in Sumy records his experience of the war on camera, Russian army bombs explode close by, triggering panic.
Towns and villages in the Kherson region, under occupation by Russian troops since the first days of the war, have been completely isolated. The behavior of the Russian soldiers has left many citizens puzzled.
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