Live: Zelensky warns Russian troops will attempt to take Kyiv tonight

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Saturday that Russian troops would attempt to take the capital Kyiv before dawn, as Russia vetoed a UN resolution condemning its invasion and Western nations announced personal sanctions targeting Vladimir Putin. Follow our liveblog for all the latest developments. 

  • Shortly after midnight, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued an address warning that Russian troops “will attempt a storming” of the capital overnight.
  • Earlier Friday evening, as Russian troops closed in on the capital, Zelensky released a defiant video saying he is in Kyiv and is not about to leave.
  • Throughout the day, Kyiv civilians took up arms and the government broadcast instructions on how to make petrol bombs.
  • Russia, as expected, vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Friday condemning its invasion of Ukraine and demanding it immediately withdraw its troops. Eleven of the council’s 15 members voted for the motion; China, India and the UAE abstained.
  • Moscow has made an offer for talks with Kyiv. A spokesman for Zelensky’s office said Russia and Ukraine are discussing a time and place for talks.
  • The EU, the US and the UK froze foreign-held assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
  • Zelensky said 137 Ukrainians, both military and civilian, were killed and 316 wounded in the first day of fighting Thursday. Ukraine’s defence ministry said more than 1,000 Russian troops were killed. The toll could not be confirmed. 
  • More than 50,000 Ukrainians have fled, mostly to Poland and Moldova, according to the UN.

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(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS, AFP and AP)

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