Updated Feb 27, 2022 - World

Russian troops enter Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv

 Ukrainian firefighters arrive to rescue civilians after an airstrike hit an apartment complex in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine on February 24
Ukrainian firefighters arrive to rescue civilians after an airstrike hit an apartment complex in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, on Feb. 24. Photo: Wolfgang Schwan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Ukrainian troops were fighting Russia's military on the streets of Kharkiv after President Vladimir Putin's invading forces entered Ukraine’s second-largest city Sunday, per the BBC.

The big picture: Kharkiv, a city of 1.4 million in northeast Ukraine near the border with Russia, has endured some of the most intense attacks since the invasion began.

  • Videos posted online showed Russian vehicles and troops moving into Kharkiv following a night of missile attacks that resulted in a nine-storey residential apartment being hit, according to local officials.
  • Ukrainian officials reported Saturday that Russian forces had blown up a gas pipeline in Kharkiv.

What else is happening: Russia's military also pressed strategic ports in southern Ukraine after slamming airfields and fuel facilities elsewhere in the country, AP notes.

  • Ukraine's government remained in control of the capital, Kyiv, despite another night of bombardment from Russian forces, according to multiple reports.

Go deeper: The latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on Russian troop movement and further context on Kharkiv.

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