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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, and Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa arrived in Ukraine and are headed to Kyiv, the Polish PM's office announced on Tuesday.

"About an hour ago, the train of the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister for Security Jaroslaw Kaczynski, and the prime ministers of the Czech Republic and Slovenia crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border," the office tweeted, RT reported.

The leaders are set to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Kyiv. The purpose of the meeting is to express the unequivocal support of the European Union towards Ukraine's sovereignty and independence and discuss a broad package of support measures.

According to Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller, the meeting was agreed upon after consultations with European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, for the purpose of sending "a strong signal for peace."

Moscow attacked its neighbour on February 24, following a seven-year standoff over Ukraine's failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements, and Russia's eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk.

Kyiv Faces Dangerous Moment, Says Mayor

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Tuesday announced a 35-hour curfew for people in the capital, warning "today is a difficult and dangerous moment", BBC reported.

It comes after Russian airstrikes hit residential buildings and a metro station overnight. Two people were killed in an attack on an apartment block in the city, emergency services say.

A curfew is to be imposed on the Ukrainian capital after recent bombardments on the city. "It is prohibited to move around the city without special permission, except to go to bomb shelters," Klitschko said.

"The capital is the heart of Ukraine, and it will be defended. Kyiv, which is currently the symbol and forward operating base of Europe's freedom and security, will not be given up by us.

"Today is a difficult and dangerous moment. This is why I ask all Kyivites to get prepared to stay at home for two days, or if the sirens go off, in the shelters," Klitschko added.

An airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro has been hit by Russian missiles, regional authorities say, BBC reported.

Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional state administration, says there has been "massive destruction".

"At night, the enemy attacked the airport in Dnipro. Two missile strikes," he wrote on Telegram. "The runway was destroyed. The terminal was damaged. Massive destruction."

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