Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced a army operation in Ukraine, with explosions heard quickly after throughout the nation and its international minister warning a “full-scale invasion” was below means.
Weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of sanctions on Russia failed to discourage Putin, who had massed between 150,000 and 200,000 troopers alongside the borders of Ukraine.
Putin referred to as on Ukrainian troopers to put down their arms and stated the operation was overseeing a “genocide” within the east of Ukraine.
The Kremlin had earlier stated insurgent leaders in jap Ukraine had requested Moscow for army assist towards Kyiv.
The extent of Thursday’s assaults was not instantly clear, however Ukraine International Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated the worst-case state of affairs was taking part in out.
Biden instantly warned of “penalties” for Russia and that there can be a “catastrophic lack of life and human struggling”.
NATO’s chief condemned Russia’s “reckless and unprovoked assault” on Ukraine.