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Russia attacks Ukraine by land, air and sea, It is the biggest attack by a European country against another on the same continent since the Second World War; Putin justified military action to protect separatists in the east and threatened anyone who tried to interfere. UN urged him to back off and Biden said war would be catastrophic.


Summary


  • Putin has ordered military action in eastern Ukraine, where the breakaway regions he recognized as independent are located.
  • In his speech, the Russian president made threats and said that anyone who tries to interfere will face unprecedented consequences.
  • Ukraine military command says country suffers second wave of missile attacks
  • The West immediately condemned the decision. The UN urged Putin to back off and Biden said Russia chose a war of catastrophic losses too remote.
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, talks about Russia's military action.


Russia ukraine update


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  • Russia says it has destroyed more than 70 targets in Ukraine — including 11 airfields;
  • Ukrainian police say Russia has carried out 203 attacks;
  • Kiev mayor says subway stations can be used as bomb shelters;
  • Russian troops approach the region where the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was located;
  • Biden calls Security Council meeting;
  • For the European Union, this is one of the darkest moments on the continent since the end of the Second World War.


Bolsonaro speaks for 20 minutes at an event, but makes no mention of the invasion of Ukraine


President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) spoke this Thursday morning for about 20 minutes at an event in São José do Rio Preto (SP), but made no mention of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

It was his first public event since Russia launched attacks on the neighboring country.



Russia says it has destroyed more than 70 targets



Russia has destroyed more than 70 military targets in Ukraine. Among these are 11 airfields, three command points and a naval base.

The information comes from General Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense in Moscow. He said the Russians shot down a helicopter and four drones.

Russia lost an aircraft — according to him, this was due to pilot error.

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told Russian commanders that Ukrainian soldiers should be treated with respect, according to Russian news agency Ifax.

According to the New York Times, more than 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in Thursday's clashes. The newspaper credits the information to an aide to Zelensky.

At least 18 soldiers were killed in an attack near Odessa on the Black Sea coast.
Kiev mayor says metro stations can be used as bomb shelters
In Kiev, a witness told Reuters that an aerial siren was heard. Earlier, explosions were heard in the city.

The city's mayor has ordered a curfew and said there are four subway stations that do not pass trains that could be used as air-raid shelters.

About 23 kilometers from the city, there is a fight at the Gostomel military airport.

Russian troops who invaded Ukraine from Belarus arrived in a region near the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant on Thursday (24). President Zelensky claimed that the Russians are trying to control Chernobyl.

The pro-Ukraine leadership in the Donetsk region, which is controlled by Russian-allied separatists, said there was a Russian attack that hit a hospital and that four people were killed.

Russia attacks Ukraine by land, air and sea


Biden calls Security Council meeting


US President Joe Biden convened a meeting of the country's National Security Council on Thursday (24) to discuss the latest developments in Ukraine.

A spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that, prior to Russia's operation in Ukraine, Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State (equivalent to that of Minister of Foreign Affairs) stated that the US had no intention of having a security dialogue with the Russians.


It's Europe's Darkest Moment Since World War II, Says European Union


Josep Borrell, head of EU diplomacy, said the current moments are among the darkest since the Second World War.

"The European Union will respond as forcefully as possible and will agree [to apply] the toughest sanctions we have ever implemented," he said.

Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium, said something similar: "This is the darkest moment since the Second World War."

Ukraine urges allies to cut diplomatic ties with Russia, according to Russian news agency RIA.


Ukraine police: Russia made 203 attacks



Ukraine's police have taken stock of the number of attacks since the beginning of the day: there were 203. There is still fighting in almost the entire territory, according to the police.

According to the Ukrainian military, missiles were launched from Belarus into Ukrainian territory (Russian military had already invaded Ukraine from Belarus).

Ukraine's deputy defense minister said that in the east of the country there are intense military clashes, and that Russian soldiers have been taken prisoner.