Russian forces enter Kharkiv; street fighting under way

Local authorities in Kharkiv say some light Russian vehicles have managed to enter the city from its from the northeast, according to Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel-Hamid, reporting from Dnipro, in central Ukraine.

“Kharkiv is so close to the Russian border, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) from there, and a lot of people that live there are ethnically Russian,” she added.