Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko announces a 35-hour curfew for people in the capital, warning “today is a difficult and dangerous moment.”
“It is prohibited to move around the city without special permission, except to go to bomb shelters,” Klitschko said.
“The capital is the heart of Ukraine, and it will be defended. Kyiv, which is currently the symbol and forward operating base of Europe’s freedom and security, will not be given up by us.”
It comes after Russian air strikes hit residential buildings and a metro station overnight.
Two people were killed in an attack on an apartment block in the city, emergency services say.
Meanwhile, negotiations between Russian and Ukrainian representatives are set to resume.