However, Ukrainian defence forces appear to have provided a powerful resistance as Russian forces approach.
Russian troops launched two attacks on Kyiv Wednesday, one via the western city of Irpin and another through the eastern district of Brovary.
Yet video footage has emerged showing Ukrainian forces bombarding the tanks with artillery in a devastating ambush and forced to turn back.
Intercepted radio messages suggested the convoy took heavy losses with yet another senior Russian officer killed, though that could not be verified.
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