Ukraine invaded: dozens of victims, 100,000 displaced. Biden: “A premeditated war.” Putin: “No one dares to intervene”

3.58: Ansa Flash war begins. “Military campaign”, the exact word. Here you will find today’s events. The events of the day are reversed, with the most recent events first and the first of the day down.

23.22 Speed ​​and gradual. On these two concepts, European sources explain, the union leaders reached an agreement on a second package of sanctions that would not include the Swift system and the gas sector but set the stage for a third package of sanctions, certainly difficult. During the meeting, it was further stated that some member states have already called for strengthening the second-tier system, however, it was explained that in a “gradual manner” all countries “agree”. Russia’s possible exclusion from Swift, European sources added, “is a matter of discussion.”

22.54 Russia’s aggression has forced about 100,000 Ukrainians to flee their homes and thousands more to flee the country. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said. “We believe that about 100,000 people have already left their homes in the country and thousands more have crossed the border,” a spokesman said.

22.53 “Against America’s bullies, we defend freedom”: Joe Biden tweeted, referring to the Ukrainian crisis.

22.42 “An illegal aggression in central Europe that threatens international order and security.” Barack Obama said this while inviting all Americans to support Joe Biden’s efforts. “For some time we have seen the forces of division and authoritarianism enter the world and attack the ideals of democracy, law, equality and freedom of expression – highlight Obama – Russia’s aggression in Ukraine shows where these dangerous trends can lead and why I can’t go. “

21.52 The city of Mariupol, a Ukrainian center in the Azov Sea, a few tens of kilometers from the self-proclaimed separatist republic of Donbass, is under heavy Russian attack with hundreds of explosions. Ukrainian media news. Its victory in 2014 was seen as a strategic step in establishing a direct connection with Russia’s Crimea. The city of Mariupol, the Ukrainian center on the Azov Sea, is a few tens of kilometers away from the self-proclaimed separatist republic. Donbass is under heavy Russian attack, with reports of hundreds of explosions. Ukrainian media news. Its victory in 2014 was seen as a strategic step in establishing a direct connection with Russia’s Crimea.

21.12 The Tsar warns the West: “Anyone who tries to obstruct and intervene – warns Putin – should know that Russia will respond with consequences that have never been seen before. We are ready for anything.”

20.45 Western allies speculate that Kyiv could fall into Russian hands “within hours”. Bloomberg reports.

19.55 Biden: “Our forces will not fight in Ukraine. But we will protect all NATO territories.

19.49 Speaking to the nation from the White House on the conflict in Ukraine, US President Joe Biden said, “This is a war that has been planned for months.”

19.17 Russia has taken control of the Chernobyl power plant in northern Ukraine, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in 1986. Mikhail Podoliak, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, said: “After the fierce fighting, we have lost control of the Chernobyl site.” Kyiv had earlier said it was fighting the site’s nuclear waste stockpile, raising fears of radiation leaks.

18.26 According to the opposition website OVD-Info, about a thousand people were arrested today in 47 Russian cities for protesting against the military intervention in Ukraine. The source claimed that at least 497 people, including more than 200, had been arrested in Moscow, where 300-400 protesters had gathered near the Pushkin monument, shouting “no war”. Hundreds more have been arrested in St. Petersburg.

17.21 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Twitter that Russian troops were trying to seize the power plant near Pripyat in northern Ukraine. It is the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which is still in operation today. Ukrainian forces are “giving their lives to prevent the 1986 tragedy from happening again”, citing the worst nuclear disaster in history. “This is a declaration of war against the whole of Europe,” Zelensky added.

17.29 Cited by NBC, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry confirmed the fighting in Chernobyl and noted that waste conservation facilities are currently intact, although there is a risk of destruction.

16.05 Russian forces have taken control of Hostomel Antonov Airport near Kiev, about 30 kilometers away. It was reported by a CNN reporter who also showed pictures of Russian soldiers a few tens of meters away. Airmen were pictured patrolling the grounds around the airport. The reporter reported at one point that he was allowed to enter the base: “They allowed us to enter and stay with them while guarding the perimeter of the base, where the soldiers in the helicopter landed early in the morning. An air bridge was built to allow other troops to enter.” Sources said the sources said the fighting was still going on in Hostomel and that some of the fiercest fighting near the Ukrainian capital had taken place in the upper reaches of the country.

15.15 Ukraine’s military command says Russians hit a hospital in the Donetsk region of Bhuledar. Four people, including six doctors, were killed and 10 others were injured. The Guardian reported. Ukraine claims that Russia has carried out 203 attacks on almost the entire territory since the beginning of the day. A separate update from Ukraine’s foreign ministry, released at 2pm local time, said a Russian K-52 helicopter and three helicopters had been shot down near Gostomel in the Kyiv region.

15.07 Mikhailo Podoliak, an adviser to Ukraine’s president, said heavy fighting was taking place at Hostomel Airport, about 30 kilometers northwest of Kiev. “Attacks at airports – according to Podoliak – could be aimed at paving the way for airmen and attacking the government.”

Russian troops have landed in Odessa while others are crossing the border from Kharkiv and Crimea. Other Russian forces are entering Ukraine from Belarus. According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, the missile strikes targeted Ukrainian fighters at an airport outside. Kyiv. Russia is targeting air bases, other Ukraine’s military resources, not populated areas. Moscow has confirmed it. Russian attacks have killed hundreds of people in Ukraine. CNN reported, citing sources in Ukraine’s Interior Ministry. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

“Ukraine will defend itself and win. The world can stop Putin and of course: now is the time to act,” said Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister. After the announcement of the Russian military operation. “Putin has launched a major offensive in Ukraine: our peaceful cities are under attack, this is a war of aggression,” Kuleba added. Zelensky. ““Stay calm and stay at home”: President of Ukraine urges us not to panic. Kyiv has called on the international community to take “immediate action”. “Only united and strong action can stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine,” the ministry added.

“Putin has chosen a pre-planned war that will lead to catastrophic loss of life and misery,” Biden said. The United States and its allies will “impose strict sanctions on Russia”: “We will continue to provide support and assistance to Ukraine and its people.” US President Volodymyr Zelensky has informed the President of Ukraine. There too Born Russia has strongly condemned Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine and called on Moscow to “immediately suspend its military action.” In addition, he reiterated his support for the people of Ukraine and reaffirmed his commitment to “do whatever is necessary to protect and safeguard his allies.” We read this in a statement issued by the Secretary General of the Coalition General Jens Stoltenberg.

Vladimir Putin says Russia “will not make the same mistake twice to please the West.” “Anyone who tries to obstruct us and intervene in Ukraine knows that Russia will respond with consequences that have never been seen before. We are ready for anything. I hope it will be heard,” the Russian president was quoted as saying by TASS. . Further expansion of NATO and use of Ukrainian territory is unacceptable, Putin added. Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations says Russia is aiming to “come to power in Kiev.” Russia is using “high-precision weapons” to destroy Ukraine’s military infrastructure. Bloomberg quoted Interfax as saying.

Europe is next to Kiev. ‘In this dark time, our thinking is to face this unpleasant attack on Ukraine and innocent women, men and children and the fear for their lives. We will blame the Kremlin, “said Von der Lane, president of the EU Commission. “Putin has chosen the path of bloodshed and destruction,” said Johnson, a British prime minister who was “terrified” of what he called “an unprovoked attack.”
Fear of the international market. While the Moscow Stock Exchange suspended all transactions, Wall Street futures fell sharply, losing about 2%. Oil prices soar: Brent surpasses 100 100 a barrel, for the first time since 2014, when the WTI is at 95 95.54. Gold hit a one-year high: + 1%, at $ 1,928.80 an ounce. Bitcoin, on the other hand, collapsed: -8%, below হাজার 35,000. Asian stock exchanges turn negative: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 2.51% to 23,065.5 points. Shanghai (-0.88%) and Shenzhen (-1.35%) also widened losses. The European Council and NATO are scheduled to meet in the afternoon.

3.58 Putin, military operation in Ukraine. It is the Ansar Flash that announces the start of the war.

3.54 “We are here tonight for only one reason: to tell Moscow to stop, to return to its border, to send troops back to the barracks.” This was stated by US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Ukraine.

3.53 An attack on Ukraine by Russia is imminent: Moscow is moving its troops to Donbass. This was stated by Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to the United Nations.

3.51 The U.S. president is “closely monitoring the developments in Ukraine and will continue to receive updates from his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan.” White House spokeswoman Jane Sackie tweeted that Joe Biden had spoken to the US ambassador to the United Nations before the Security Council meeting.

3.39 An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has begun on Ukraine.

3.36 “Russia is invading Ukraine. Russia will launch an operation in the next few hours.” U.S. Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeted this.

3.28 Airways closed in Ukraine. The Guardian reported.

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