Russian infantry, tanks, and vehicles have entered the city of Kharkov, Ukraine’s second-largest, as defenders continue to put up strong resistance across the besieged country.
The previous day, footage and photos from the nearby Russo-Ukrainian border showed the deployment of fresh Russian tanks, super-heavy artillery, supply convoys, and even thermobaric flamethrowers from the direction of Belgorod. Meanwhile, tanks and vehicles of both sides lay in ruins, in flames, or abandoned, testifying to the events since the beginning of the war on Feb. 24.
The Russian advance of morning Feb. 27 shows light forces, including infantry and Tigr armored cars, arriving in the streets of Kharkov. Some footage shows the Russians coming under fire.
Earlier in the night, damage to a natural gas pipeline in Kharkov resulted in a large mushroom cloud.