Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed that 137 people had lost their lives after Russian forces invaded his country.
Zelensky says that their recent claims about Russian military targets are inaccurate because Russian warplanes have also attacked civilian sites.
Zelinsky has ordered a military mobilization to consider the Russian invasion from Ukraine. Zelensky personally issued a decree announcing that the mobilization would last 90 days.
The military's General Staff was directed to list those entitled for reservists and their mobilization assignment.
Chernobyl's Ongoing Battle
After a harrowing day, it brought more bad news, as fighting broke out at the Chernobyl nuclear plant on Thursday.
Russian authorities took control over the site after a violent clash with Ukrainian state security forces protecting the decommissioned facility, Ukrainian presidential adviser Michael Podolyack told the AP. The condition of the structure's facilities, a quarantine shelter, and a repository for nuclear waste remains unknown, is said.
A senior American intelligence official said the US believes that Russian forces at Chernobyl were meddling with the intent of stretching their reach to Kyiv, about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northwest of the plant. Awkwardly, the officials were not authorized to disclose classified information about this sensitive subject.
Earlier on Thursday, the Ukrainian advisor to the President claimed that strong winds prevented the country from maintaining control over the Chernobyl nuclear plant following a fierce confrontation with Russian troops.
A Ukrainian official stated that Russian shelling struck the radioactive waste repository, leading to radiation levels. The official declined to disclose their information to avoid compromising the safety of civilians.