28 Feb 2022

Ukraine invasion: Russia nuclear deterrant forces on special alert

From Morning Report, 8:12 am on 28 February 2022

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has announced his country's nuclear deterrent forces are on special alert.

A situation condemned by NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg.. The increased alert level has come on the same day as Ukraine agreed to hold peace talks with Russia at the Ukraine-Belarus border.

While it is quieter in Kiev In Ukraine's second largest city Kharkiv heavy street fighting is being reported.

BBC Kyiv Correspondent James Waterhouse spoke to Corin Dann.