Russia continues its assault on Ukraine

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Russia continues its assault on Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities say seven people have been killed and 17 wounded in a missile attack on a military area northeast of the capital of Kyiv.

The mayor of the city of Brovary, Ihor Sapozhko, said the attack occurred at 2:30 p.m. local time. Brovary has a Ukrainian Special Forces base.

It was one of several Russian strikes close to Kyiv on Thursday.

Residents of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, say windows in apartment blocks were shaking from constant blasts as the Ukrainian military and Russian forces exchanged shellfire.

Many Ukrainians are seeking shelter or trying to leave larger cities around the country, including thousands seen fleeing Kyiv.

US President Joe Biden will address the nation with an update on Ukraine at 12:30 p.m. ET, the White House announced in an update to its schedule.

Al Jazeera reports that Americans are not supportive of getting involved in a war in Ukraine.