71 children killed in Ukraine so far: parliament official
"From the start of the Russian invasion and up to 11:00 am (0900 GMT) on March 10, 71 children have been killed and more than 100 wounded," Lyudmyla Denisova, parliament's point person on human rights, wrote in a Telegram message.
Russian forces have rolled their armoured vehicles up to the northeastern edge of the Kyiv, an AFP team saw on Thursday.
Ukrainian soldiers described a night of heavy battles for control of the main highway leading into Kyiv.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been pleading for NATO to impose a no-fly zone, but the alliance is wary of any step that might draw it into direct conflict with Russia.