Russia pummels Ukraine’s No. 2 city and convoy nears Kyiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Russian shelling pounded civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again, and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital.

Ukraine’s embattled president said the tactics were designed to force him into concessions in Europe’s largest ground war in generations.

With the Kremlin increasingly isolated by tough economic sanctions that have tanked the ruble currency, Russian troops attempted to advance on Ukraine’s two biggest cities.

In strategic Kharkiv, videos posted online showed explosions next to the towering Soviet-era administrative building and in residential areas.

The casualty toll mounted as Ukraine faced Day 6 of a Russian invasion that has shaken the 21st century world order.