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‘I will work out how to use a gun’: Kyiv is a city on the edge

Kyiv: With martial law declared from 10pm and an expectation of overnight bombing raids, Kyiv is a city on edge.

As Putin attempts a tactical decapitation of the Ukrainian government, it is simply impossible to keep up with the reports. And that’s if you want to. The capital is surrounded by the advancing Russians from the north, south and east while exits west are increasingly perilous.

Reality has finally set in for local Ukrainians – and foreign journalists – who have refused to believe the invasion could happen. “I watched Putin speak on Monday night. When he talked about ‘de-communising’ us, I knew then he was coming.” Victor Timonov, 33 tells me.


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