According to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Anton Gerashenko, the battles take place in the center of Kharkov. He spoke of street battles between Ukrainian troops and Russian army special forces.
Representative of the local government called on Kharkiv residents to stay in shelters.
Fire at a refinery in Kiev
Russian missiles hit the southwestern city of Vasilkiv today Kiev, resulting in a refinery being set on fire, the city mayor said in a video posted on the internet.
"The enemy wants to destroy everything around", said the mayor of Vasilkiv, Natalia Balasinovich.
Videos that have seen the light of day show huge flames rising in the sky.
Anger for the ten Greek expatriates who were killed in air raids
The continuous bombardments in the villages of Sartana and Bogaz, around Mariupol, left behind the 10 dead expatriates and wounded, among them children.
Condemnation and disgust by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs that served intense protest against the Russian ambassador, while the reaction of Kyriakos Mitsotakis was strong, who strongly urged Moscow to immediately stop bombing innocent civilians.
Apart from SWIFT, Russian banks
A new set of retaliation against Russia announced the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, which in an emergency message again condemned the aggression on the part of the Kremlin.
"We pledge that a number of Russian banks will be disconnected from SWIFT. "There will be an obstacle to Russian exports and imports.".
For its part, the Community for Global Interbank Economic Communication is preparing to implement the new measures decided by the West.
"We are cooperating with the European authorities" refers to a SWIFT announcement, which details the details of the banks that will be subject to restrictions, adding that "We are preparing to comply with official instructions".