Russian forces barged into Ukraine on early Thursday as President Vladimir Putin seeks to unseat its leaders and demilitarize the country, with airstrikes targeting the nation’s capital.
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- Officials of Ukraine reported attacks in its northern borders from Belarus, eastern regions from Russia, and souther territories from Russian-controlled Crimea. Its capital and other major cities were also hit by airstrikes.
- Tanks also entered Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv, with other attacks reported in Kherson located north of Crimea. Air forces were also recorded to have been seeking to take over an airport on Kyiv’s outskirts.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described the attacks as “villainous,” adding that the Russian state “is on the path of evil” and that the attacks mark a difference of sides of world history.
- Presidential Adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said tensions were recorded in the Chernihiv region but said that Ukrainian troops were on it. He acknowledged that the battle won’t be easy, but they will be stopped eventually.
Putin defended Russia’s actions by citing the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union close to Russia’s borders.