In the Kherson region, in southern Ukraine, two children were reportedly killed after a Russian attack. Four others were reportedly injured.
This is reported by a Ukrainian journalist on the authority of local authorities. According to the regional administration, certain parts of the region were no longer under Kyiv’s control.
Russian troops invaded the region by land and carried out attacks from the sea and from the air.
Wallonia also suspends export licenses for dual-use products to Russia
The Walloon government has decided to suspend the export permits for dual-use products to Russia. This was announced on Thursday by the cabinet of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo.
Dual-use refers to goods that are actually used in civilian industry, but which can also have a military destination. Wallonia does not export weapons to Russia. This has been subject to a European embargo since 2014 and the conflict in Crimea. The Walloon government will re-evaluate the situation “in light of additional sanctions that would be taken at the European level in the coming hours,” it says. To get the latest stories, install our app here.
Mayor of Kyiv announces curfew
The mayor of Kyiv has declared a curfew. Residents of the Ukrainian capital must stay at home from 22:00 to 07:00, local media report.
Attacks by the Russian army are taking place in and around Kyiv. Mayor Vitali Klichko is implementing a curfew to protect residents. Four metro stations in the city are being used as air-raid shelters. No public transport runs during the curfew.
Ukraine has been under a state of emergency since midnight, even before Russia began the attack. The state of emergency allows regional governments to take severe measures.