It's understood Russian troops have now reached the streets of Kyiv as civilians are warned to stay at home.
Missile strikes have continued since the early hours of this morning and gunfire can be heard in the governmental district.
The country's president says almost 140 people - both soldiers and civilians - were killed in yesterday's attacks.
While Volodymyr Zelenskyy has banned all men aged 18 to 60 from leaving the country.
In a televised press conference Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, criticised western governments for lying about Ukraine.
He insisted Russian forces aren't trying to occupy the country, just trying to ensure the government there is 'independent.'