Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Friday the country had reached a “strategic turning point” and was moving towards “victory” in its war with Russia, as analysts believe Moscow could now be planning an assault on Kyiv within days.
The battle for Kyiv is “looming large” as the Russian convoy is on the move again after facing logistical issues and stalled progress in the face of Ukrainian resistance over the past two weeks, Mathieu Boulegue, a research fellow on Russia and Eurasia at Chatham said.
On Thursday, the Ukrainian military fought back Russian forces in a village near Kyiv, Radio Free Europe reported. A video released by a crew of journalists accompanying Ukrainian soldiers shows troops advancing towards an unidentified location and coordinating the operation while under heavy gunfire.
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