Russia attacks Ukraine, military infrastructure and border guards raided

Russia attacks Ukraine

Russia attacks Ukraine, citizens asked to remain calm

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russian military forces had attacked “military infrastructure” and guards on his country’s borders. Although a full-life invasion was carried out by Russia, Zelensky called on his citizens to remain calm, and he was determined to win.

In a video message shared on Facebook, Zelensky declared a national state of emergency after Russian President Valdimir Putin declared a “demilitarized” operation over Ukraine.

Zelensky said he had spoken by phone with U.S. President Joe Biden.

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Biden said the United States and allies would consider Russia’s attack on Ukraine “unjustified.”

Earlier Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Putin had fielded a “full-scale invasion” on Thursday. Explosions were also heard in ukrainian cities.

“Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Peaceful Ukrainian cities are under attack,” Kuleba tweeted.

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“This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend itself and will win. The world can and should stop Putin. The time to act is now,” he continued.

Russia attacks Ukraine, explosions heard in Kiev

The sound of explosions was also heard in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev on Thursday (24/2/2022) morning local time. The sounds of explosions were also heard in the port city of Mariupol, shortly after Vladimir Putin declared the country’s “demilitarized” operation.

The explosion also occurred in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, which is 35 kilometers south of the Russian border.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s ambassador, Sergiy Kyslystya, called on the UN to appeal to the UN Security Council to “do whatever it takes to stop the war” against his country.

Airlines cancel flights to Ukraine

A number of airlines are known to cancel scheduled flights to Ukraine. This is because Russia attacked Ukraine.

Reporting from CNN, Thursday (24/2/2022), Air France and Lufthansa became the latest airlines to cancel flights to Ukraine.

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German airline Lufthansa will suspend flights to Odesa and Kyuv until the end of February.

Swiss International Air Lines, Eurowings and Austrian Airlines have also been flying to Ukraine.

Previously, KLM from the Netherlands was named as the first major international airline to bear the scheduled flights to Ukraine in early February 2022.

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