Russia Gaining Momentum in Preparation to Advance on Ukraine Capital City of Kyiv, Pentagon Says

By  //  March 11, 2022

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ABOVE VIDEO: Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby holds press briefing

(FOX NEWS) – Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Friday that Russia has started to make ground in its attempts to advance on the capital city of Kyiv.

“There’s Russian bombardment and shelling going on quite violently as we speak,” Kirby told reporters.

“And we do assess that the Russians are beginning to make more momentum on the ground towards Kyiv, particularly from the east.”

The news comes as defense officials have been sounding the alarm for weeks that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attempt to encircle the city to overthrow the democratically elected government and install a “puppet regime” of its own.

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