Ukraine declares martial law
Russia wants to overthrow “military rule in Kiev”.
02/24/2022 06:54 am
Early in the morning, Kremlin troops advance into Ukraine. According to the Russian ambassador to the UN, the military operation targeted the government in Kiev. “High-precision weapons” are also used, and Putin’s military is proud of that.
According to the Russian ambassador to the UN, the “military operation” announced by the Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin targeted the government in Kiev. Russia is not taking action against the Ukrainian people, but against the military regime in power in Kiev, “said Ambassador Vasily Nepensya at a UN Security Council crisis meeting in New York.
According to the Russian military, it is carrying out attacks on Ukrainian military infrastructure with “high-precision weapons”. The Russian news agency TASS quoted the Russian Defense Ministry in the early hours of the morning as saying, “Military infrastructure, air defense facilities, military airports and the air force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces are being decommissioned with high-precision weapons.” .
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Ukraine can disable the Internet
That night Putin announced a “military operation” in Ukraine, after which the attacks began. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky announced martial law. He said in a video message that Russia was attacking Ukraine’s “military infrastructure.” He appealed to his countrymen not to panic.
After Putin’s announcement, explosions were heard in several Ukrainian cities, including Kiev. According to a local politician, the blasts in the capital were caused by the use of Ukrainian air defenses. “They heard explosions. Be quiet, this is our army retaliating for unknown planes,” said Volodymyr Borisenko, mayor of the city of Borispol, near the Kiev airport, in a televised address, according to the Russian newspaper Novaya Keseta.
The mayor continued that this was part of the provocation. He has warned people of many false news on social websites. The Internet is likely to be disconnected. The city of Borispol, with a population of about 63,000, is located 30 km southeast of Kiev. The international airport of the Ukrainian capital is near Borispol.