Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared war with Ukraine. After this announcement, the Russian army can enter Ukraine at any time. At the same time, Putin has vowed to retaliate against those who interfere with Russian operations in Ukraine. News agency AFP has given this information. Putin has also appealed to the Ukrainian military to “lay down arms”.
Putin said in a televised address that the action was being taken in response to threats posed by Ukraine. He said that Russia did not aim to occupy Ukraine and that the Ukrainian regime would be responsible for the bloodshed. Putin warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with Russian action would have consequences they had never seen before.
Biden condemns Russia’s intention to attack Ukraine
US President Joe Biden has condemned Russia’s intention to attack Ukraine. The President said that America and its allies will fix the accountability of Russia for this. Biden said he plans to speak to the American people on Thursday after a meeting of the Group of Seven leaders. More sanctions against Russia could be announced on Thursday. “Russian President Vladimir Putin has chosen a pre-planned war that will have a devastating impact on people’s lives,” Biden said in a written statement. Only Russia will be responsible for the casualties and destruction in this attack, America and its allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive manner. The world will decide the accountability of Russia.
UN appeals to Putin to stop the war
The UN chief has urged Russian President Putin to stop his troops from attacking Ukraine. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop his troops from entering Ukraine at an emergency meeting of the Security Council.
Russia justified the attack
At the same time, in the meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Russia has justified its attack. “The special operation announced by President Putin is to protect the people of Ukraine who have been suffering for years,” Russia said. Our goal is to free Ukraine from genocide. The decision has been taken in accordance with Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. We will analyze the situation in Ukraine.”
the sound of explosions was heard
At least five explosions were heard in the separatist-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk early Thursday. After this four military trucks have left for the spot. This information was given by quoting an eyewitness of the news agency Reuters.
Russian army moves towards Donetsk
Russia has declared the restive Luhansk and Donetsk regions of eastern Ukraine as independent states and ordered its military to be sent there. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, some eyewitnesses claimed to have seen two military convoys moving from the Russian border towards Donetsk. According to media reports, these convoys equipped with modern military material do not have the emblem of any country on the military vehicles.