Today, February 24 at 5 am Moscow time, Russian President Putin delivered an address to the nation. In it, he announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine.
At the same time, a massive shelling of Ukrainian military facilities, military bases, ammunition depots, and defense plants began.
Throughout the morning of February 24, shelling continued with the use of artillery, rocket-propelled mortars, and cruise missiles.
In the morning, columns of Russian tanks crossed the Ukrainian border in several directions. The shelling continues.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky severed diplomatic relations with Russia.
Martial law has been introduced in Ukraine, the sounds of sirens announcing the attack are heard in the cities.
The Ukrainian army is fighting in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which are partly under the control of the separatists.
There are no reports of casualties yet.