Russia began an incursion into Ukraine in the early hours of February 24th 2022. Since then, the Russian military has fired rockets into Ukraine and set off explosives throughout the country. Russian tanks have entered Ukrainian territory, while helicopters are attacking targets on the ground via the sky.
Russia’s military might outstrip that of Ukraine’s almost every aspect whether on land, at sea, and on the air. According to some experts, Ukraine’s best chance of bringing Russian troops to withdraw is to engage in partisan conflict.
The defence ministry of Russia on Friday announced that its troops had seized the crucial Hostomel aerodrome, which is located in northwest Ukrainian capital Kyiv and also landed paratroopers in the region. It said the Russian military has blocked entry for Kyiv via the West and separatists in eastern Ukraine were able to attack Ukrainian military positions with Russian army assistance.
The background of the ongoing conflict that is raging in the region between Russia and Ukraine began with the dissolution from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Since Ukraine has begun to move towards a European Union, tensions have intensified, particularly in the years since Russia took over Crimea in 2014, and rebels took control of Donetsk as well as Luhansk.
The following timeline charts the course of the present conflict, starting from the break in diplomacy until the outbreak of. The Russian military has also declared that it will not target residential areas in Kyiv. Russian missiles struck Kyiv as well as other areas of the country, as Russian forces made their way to the front into the morning hours on Friday morning, after which a number of families were taken to shelters.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed for world leaders to go further; the sanctions announced so far had not been enough. The attack marks the beginning of the second day of fighting following Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing the military operations which are being conducted in Ukraine. In the past, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that 137 people, including 10 military personnel, have suffered fatal injuries and killed, while 316 have been injured to date.
As of now, US President Joe Biden stated that Washington will intervene in the event that Putin is able to enter NATO countries, and he stressed that should his Russian counterpart isn’t prevented now, he’ll become more enthused. The NATO countries that are on the eastern flank, including those in the Baltic States consisting of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia each have received the initial batch of US military personnel and equipment.
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