Here’s what’s happening in Kyiv at the moment

More sanctions have been threatened against Vladimir Putin as Kyiv prepares for its “hardest day” of the invasion.

Today, Kyiv is recovering from “horrific” Russian strikes that have been described as the city’s worst attack since World War II.

The Ukrainian government expects that today will be the “hardest day” of the invasion, as the military prepares for a tank attack on Kyiv.

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Vladimir Putin has called for the Ukrainian military to overthrow their own government based on unfounded claims of neo-Nazism against Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiyy.

The Russian President addressed the military on television, recommending they “take power in [their] own hands,”¬†referring to the Ukrainian government as a “gang of drug addicts and neo-Nazis.”

The EU, US, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan are among the countries to threaten sanctions against Vladimir Putin, with the EU deciding to freeze European assets belonging to the Russian President.

Russia are already facing financial consequences for the invasion as Russia’s stocks and national currency sink to record lows.

Kyiv’s government is reportedly handing out 18,000 guns to people who are willing to help protect the city from Russian troops, as the city braces for an overnight assault.

This afternoon, the Ukrainian military posted on Facebook to report that they had successfully defended an army base in Kyiv from a Russian attack.

Meanwhile, anti-war protests are still in full-swing around the globe, including Moscow, where thousands of people have gathered to rally against the invasion.