Russian troops attacked an army base in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv but the assault was repelled, the Ukrainian military has said in a Facebook post.
Separately, the Interfax Ukraine news agency said Russian soldiers were trying to capture one of the city’s electricity generating stations.
Hours earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had predicted Russian troops would mount an assault overnight.
“Military criminals of Russia attacked one of the military units in Kiev on Victory Avenue. The attack has been fought back,” the armed forces of Ukraine said in an English-language posting on Facebook.
It gave no details and the report could not immediately be confirmed. Peremohy, or Victory, Avenue is located just to the west of the centre of Kyiv.