A year ago to the day…
“I have decided on a special military operation”. With these words, Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of neighboring Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Amid heightened tensions with the West, the Russian president opened hostilities in a televised statement just before 6 a.m. local time.
Target a “Militarization and Destruction of Ukraine”Hammer, Shilling, master of the Kremlin, reiterates his baseless accusations “Genocide” Planned by Ukraine in the Russian-speaking east of the country and condemns a policy “occupation” of NATO. Two days ago, Vladimir Putin said“Freedom” Ukrainian separatist territories in the Donbass – which have been in armed conflict since 2014. It threatens the West “Unprecedented Effects”If it intervenes.
Powerful explosions in the sky of the former Soviet republic. They rocked the capital, Kiev, Kramatorsk, the headquarters of the Ukrainian army in the east, and Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city, near the Russian border. They ring in Odessa on the Black Sea and Mariupol, the country’s main port. Airborne warning sirens started wailing from one end of the territory to the other.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba condemned the opening “Mass Invasion”. Since dawn, residents have flocked to the Queue Metro and been turned into shelters.
is reassuring “arrest”Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law and called on his 40 million fellow citizens. “Don’t Panic”, in a video on Facebook. Early in the morning, the Russian armor penetrated the Ukrainian soil in the north – from Belarus, connected with Moscow – in the south and east.
A fitted “Total Air Superiority” In Ukraine, the Russian army is advancing towards Q, where a curfew has been imposed. Russian helicopter gunships attack the Hostomal military airport at the entrance to the Ukrainian capital.
Within hours, troops from the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea — annexed by Vladimir Putin in 2014 — advanced south, taking control of Henichesk in the Kherson region. In the northeast, fighting rages in Kharkiv, where Russian paratroopers have been abandoned.
At the end of the first day of the war, Volodymyr mourns the death of Zelensky “137 Heroes” Ukrainians and General Mobilization Orders.
A year later, to this day, Ukraine is showing fierce resistance and, with the help of the West, dealing an unexpected setback to Vladimir Putin.
Ukraine “Not Cracked” And Ukraine’s president vowed on Thursday to win over Russia.
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