Ukraine's Kyiv mayor announces extension to curfew in capital city

The prolonged curfew will last from 5 pm until 8 am every day to ensure the more effective defence of the city and the safety of its people.

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The mayor of Kyiv extended a curfew in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday, which is under heavy Russian attack for a third day as Moscow's forces press their invasion of Ukraine.

The prolonged curfew will last from 5 pm until 8 am every day to ensure the more effective defence of the city and the safety of its people, mayor Vitaly Klitschko wrote on Twitter, as gunfire, explosions and sirens resounded around the capital.

The previous curfew in Kyiv, a city of three million people, had run from 10 p.m. till 7 a.m.

What we know so far:

  • Putin laughs off Macron’s pleas for peace.
  • Russian troops are in northern districts of Kyiv.
  • Ukraine’s government calls on citizens to make Molotov cocktails and defend city.
  • 450 Russian personnel killed in fighting.
  • At least 25 civilians killed and 102 injured in airstrikes.
  • UK asked to help stop Russia’s assault.