It has been reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin, has announced a military operation in Ukraine on Thursday, and sounds of explosions were heard across the country.
This is reportedly coming following weeks of intense diplomacy and the imposition of Western sanctions on Russia, which failed to stop Putin, who had massed between 150,000 and 200,000 troops along the borders of Ukraine.
In an announcement that reportedly sparked reactions from the United States president, Joe Bide, Putin made it known that, “I have made the decision of a military operation.”
However, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba reportedly disclosed in a tweet that, “Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 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.”