Throughout 2021 and 2022, Russian military buildup on the border of Ukraine has escalated tensions between the two countries and strained bilateral relations, with the United States sending a strong message that invasion would be met with dire consequences for Russia's economy.
On 24th February 2022, the Russian army proceeded to invade Ukraine.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60534959Ukraine invasion: Russians close in on Kyiv but meet strong resistance
Russian assaults on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv have been met with fierce resistance, as the Ukrainian military says it fought off several attacks.
The military said in a Facebook post early on Saturday that an army unit managed to repel Russian forces near its base on a major city street.
In a new video, President Volodymyr Zelensky said: "We won't lay down our arms. We will defend our state."
The city government confirmed ongoing fighting and urged people to stay home.
According to a report by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency, city officials put out a statement asking people to stay in shelters and to stay away from windows if they were at home.
But Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council Oleksiy Danilov told Ukrainian news site Lb.ua that the army was "in control" of the situation.