Ukrainian air force has taken control of Gustomel Airport near the capital, Kiev, Ukrainian leader Zelensky said.
Russia Attack on Ukraine: At least five Russian aircraft and one helicopter were shot down, Ukraine’s Command of Joint Forces announced on Thursday.
“On Feb. 24, 5 aircraft and an aggressor helicopter were shot down near the area of the Joint Forces,” the command said on Facebook.
Noting that Ukraine’s military units are keeping their positions, the command said “the enemy suffers losses.”
“Keep calm and believe in Ukrainian defenders. Let’s win together!” it concluded.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Thursday announced martial law across the country as Russian troops entered the border and hit targets around the capital Kyiv.
“Explosions were heard in many cities of Ukraine. We are declaring martial law across the country,” Zelenskyy said.
According to reports a wounded woman was seen as Russian airstrike damaged an apartment complex outside the northeast Kharkiv city.