A Russian strike hit a civilian evacuation point outside Kyiv, reportedly killing eight people, including two children, as they tried to flee their homes.
Fears are mounting for civilians trapped in the cities of Mariupol, Volnovakha and Kyiv as the Russian onslaught continues.
There has been heavy fighting early on this morning in a broad area from the north to the west of Kyiv, according to Ukrainian officials and social media content.
Russian forces appear to have gone on the offensive in several areas to push towards the Ukrainian capital.
Multiple reports speak of heavy fire in all four districts today as civilians continue to flee the fighting.