News coming in from ‘theGuardian‘ has given details about Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine. He has finally declared war. Despite all the prayers from the world for peace and the diplomatic talks, Russia has taken action hence launching an explosive attack.
Russian forces have launched an attack following orders from President Vladimir Putin.
Putin announced a “special military operation” at dawn, amid warnings from world leaders that it could spark the biggest war in Europe since 1945.
Sources say Putin’s announcement happens to be a prerecorded video when a look was taken into its metadata. It has been preplanned somewhere last Monday.
At about 5 am Ukrainian time, people heard massive explosions near major Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv.
Kyiv had been a target city for long. many Christians there have prayed a lot for peace. Ukrainian government urged urged millions of its citizens to move from Russia.
Many were unwilling to relocate because they have established themselves there with their families. It was a hard decision.
Now the most unfortunate thing has happened. An explosive attack from the Russian forces has struck fear and panic in people. Those who often look vulnerable in situations like this are women and children.
Source says Russia initially targeted military infrastructure in early strikes with explosions reported at airfields, military headquarters, and military warehouses.
Experts who have assessed the attack say it is massive. The interior ministry in Ukraine had reported that their country is under attack from cruise and ballistic missiles, with Russia appearing to target infrastructure near major cities such as Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol and Dnipro.
Description Of Russia’s Explosive Attack On Ukraine
The sad event captured shows a very devastating situation for the people of Ukraine and the entire world. A video sighted has revealed the nature of the attack: Artillery rockets lit up the night sky as shelling began near Mariupol.
Senior adviser minister in the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said, Russian troops may soon move on Kharkiv, which is about 20 miles from the border.
The explosion in Kyiv forced many local residents to look for safe places. They sought refuge from bomb shelters the moment they heard of the blast outside the city.
Air raid sirens sounded over the capital and residents of Kharkiv sheltered in the city’s metro, scenes that haven’t been seen in those cities since 1941.
Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine,” said Ukrainian foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba.
“Peaceful Ukrainian cities are under strikes. This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend itself and will win. The world can and must stop Putin. The time to act is now.”
In a bid to justify the attack, Putin claimed “A hostile anti-Russia is being created on our historic lands.”
“We have taken the decision to conduct a special military operation,” he said, in what amounted to a declaration of war. He claimed it was for the “demilitarisation and denazification” of Ukraine, echoing a theme of Kremlin propaganda, the false claim that the Kyiv government is controlled by the far right.
“We do not intend to occupy Ukraine,” he said, and he had a chilling warning for other nations.
“To anyone who would consider interfering from the outside: if you do, you will face consequences greater than any you have faced in history. All relevant decisions have been taken. I hope you hear me,” he said.
The government of Ukraine has vowed not to allow their lands and people to be taken from them. They are ready to face the situation with their faces but not their backs. Citizens have also been empowered by the law to defend themselves —hence granting the right for self ammunition and protection.
The US, UK and other international bodies have shown concern about this inhuman act from Russia.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden has issued a written statement saying:
“The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces.
Yes, prayers are still needed for the people of Ukraine. The world believes in peace but not war. This is not something Putin is looking for. Because every diplomatic effort to address this situation has failed. Other world superpowers are planning to punish Putin for attacking Ukraine with massive explosions.
Joe Biden said:
“President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering,” Biden said. “Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable.”
The Prime Minister of UK, Boris Johnson has also spoken against the attack Russian forces have launched on the people of Ukraine.
Reports say the United States is likely to announce new sanctions against Russia on Monday.
Biden said: “I will meet with my G7 counterparts in the morning and then speak to the American people to announce the further consequences the United States and our Allies and partners will impose on Russia for this needless act of aggression against Ukraine and global peace and security.”
After the explosion, authorities have recorded the first casualties and help is on the way for those who got affected by the explosion.
The situation is still developing with a rapid security response in place. The world is still following up and hoping it does not escalate.