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Russia marches on Ukraine in a full-scale invasion

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By Patryk Krych | The World Daily | FEBRUARY 24th 2022 


Months of mounting tensions and fruitless negotiations have finally led to what many neighbouring European countries had feared – Russia has declared war and launched a full-scale invasion on Ukraine in a bid to ‘demilitarise’ the country.

Missile strikes and resounding explosions had been reported all across Ukraine when Russia mounted an overnight offensive on their neighbouring country, mirroring its annexation of the Ukraine’s Crimea region 8 years ago.

“Innumerable missiles and bombs have been raining down on an entirely innocent population,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “A vast invasion is underway by land, by sea and by air.”

The promised sanctions threatened by many countries against Russia are now being delivered on, as the building Russian forces of over 150,000 soldiers had finally made their move on the smaller country, sparking war in the continent.

Gostomel air base in Kiev was seized by swarming Russian attack helicopters by midday on Thursday. Ukrainian ground forces had attempted a counter-assault, with reports indicating that at least four Russian helicopters had been shot down in the attempt.

According to one Ukrainian official, hundreds had been killed in the early stages of the fighting, though no accurate estimations could be given as fighting is supposedly occurring across the entire country.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated, on Thursday morning in an address to the entire nation, that the whole of Ukrainian history has been changed forever due to the invasion. He comparing the invading Russian forces to those of Germany during World War 2, stating that the country has “embarked on a path of evil.”

He had added that guns will be issued to any Ukrainian who wants one for the war against the invading Russians, and has also asked all countries to “impose the harshest sanctions possible” on Russia in retaliation. 


“Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine,” said Dmytro Kuleba, the Ukrainian foreign minister “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.”

Putin has commented on the invasion, having stated that “We have taken the decision to conduct a special military operation,” claiming that the invasion was for the purpose of the “demilitarisation and denazification” of Ukraine.

“We do not intend to occupy Ukraine,” he added, going on to warn the watching 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.”

“President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering,” said US President Joe Biden, in response to the crisis. “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.” 


By Patryk Krych | © The World Daily 2022 

Source: Sky News, The Guardian, Daily Mail