40-Mile Russian Convoy Advances On Ukraine Capitol

The Washington Post reports:

Russian forces, frustrated by the tenacious defense of major cities by Ukrainian soldiers and ad hoc civilian militias, gathered menacing strength Tuesday, as a projectile appeared to strike near Kharkiv’s administration building and a convoy of tanks, troop carriers and artillery more than 40 miles long threatened Kyiv.

Kharkiv remains under Ukrainian control but is “surrounded” by Russian troops, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov told The Washington Post.

In Kyiv, residents were bracing for an all-out assault as the Russian force, under the command of a president whose country has become an international political and economic pariah with astonishing speed, is apparently girding itself to encircle the capital.

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