Ukrainian officials said bombing continued around the capital Kyiv and the northern Chernihiv region on Wednesday, despite Moscow’s pledge to reduce military operations there, according to Reuters news agency.
The governor of eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region said Russian forces were bombing almost all the cities on the front line separating Ukrainian government-held territories from Russian-backed separatist-held areas in Donetsk, and fighting was also raging in the southern city of Mariupol.
Oleksiy Aristovich, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that Russia is moving its forces from the northern front of Ukraine.
“Although the Russians are withdrawing some forces from the vicinity of Kyiv, they are still leaving forces near Kyiv to force us to keep our forces there,” Arstovich added in televised comments.
Kyiv Deputy Governor Mykola Povoroznik said that shelling was heard outside Kyiv all night, but the Ukrainian capital itself was not bombed by Russian forces.
“The night passed relatively quietly, with the sound of sirens and gunfire from clashes in the vicinity of the city, but the city itself was not bombed,” Povoroznik told national television.
The governor of the Chernihiv region, Vyacheslav Shoas, said he did not see an end to the Russian attacks.
“Do we trust Russia’s pledge to reduce military activities?” Schwas wrote on Telegram. of course not”.