Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is reportedly not limited to the Donbas region in the eastern part of the country, and attacks are taking place across the entirety of Ukraine, reports suggest.

There have been 203 separate reports of attacks logged by authorities across the country since the invasion began on Thursday morning, reported Al Jazeera citing the Ukrainian police.

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Since the invasion began, Ukraine has said that it shot down several Russian aircraft that had flown into Ukrainian airspace, and killed dozens of Russian soldiers, at least 50 if reports are to be believed. Ukraine’s defence minister has also claimed that several Russian soldiers have been taken captive after intense fighting in various parts of the country.

“Fierce fights are taking place in the direction of Kharkiv and in the Joint Forces Operation area, where the enemy suffered casualties in men and materiel. Our Forces have taken full control of MARIUPOL and SHCHASTIA. At least six planes, two helicopters and dozens of enemy armored vehicles have been destroyed,” the Ukraine defence ministry said in a statement on its website.

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Russian media outlets, meanwhile, claim that Russian forces have destroyed several military installations: according to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, at least 74 above-ground military infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, including 11 aerodromes, have been destroyed by Russia since Thursday morning.

Separately, reports also suggested that Russian forces have slipped into the northern part of the Kyiv region via the Belarus-Ukraine border, approximately 160 kilometres from the Ukrainian capital, sparking fears that the capital could fall to the Russian offensive.

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Reports of fighting across the country only confirm Ukraine foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba’s announcement that Russia had mounted a full-scale invasion. “No, this is not a Russian invasion only in the east of Ukraine, but a full-scale attack from multiple directions,” Kuleba had said earlier in the day, adding that Ukrainian forces were standing their ground against the Russian onslaught.

Ukrainian presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak had also claimed that Russia had mounted a full-scale attack, telling CNN, a “full-fledged large-scale war has begun in Europe.”

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Given Russia’s military superiority over its neighbour, Podolyak also issued a plea for Western support, and told CNN, “But Ukraine needs more support from the world and is very specific — military-technical and financial support, tough sanctions against Russia. The West must act today.”

As it stands, Western leaders, including US President Joe Biden and his G7 counterparts, are in talks to impose a fresh set of sanctions on Russia, and it remains to be seen how the West responds.