The port is the lynchpin of an expected Russian strategy to seize the entire coast.
Ukraine War Diary by A. Borden
"Sometimes, the pounding from the bombs is so hard, it feels like the house is dancing."
At the site of the bomb blast which killed a Radio Svoboda journalist.
Both radically decentralised and profoundly efficient, a vast civilian volunteer network is mobilised across Ukraine.
Frontier folk, wedged between the Belarus border and the nuclear exclusion zone, faced fierce live fighting, theft and intimidation.
"I wish us the expulsion of Russian foreign occupiers from our homeland and, of course, victory."
Seven people reported killed as bombs hit workshop near main railway station.
Humanitarian workers killed by Russian troops as they brought aid to Borodyanka.
Residents believe the Russians attacked so viciously because of spirited resistance by the local territorial defence.
Residents tell how Russian soldiers left civilians to die in the basement of a bombed out building.