Russia attacked Ukraine: “This is war. It is something Europe has not seen for decades”

Loud explosions can be heard in Ukraine’s capital Kiev, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Kramatorsk and Odessa, according to BILD, Reuters and CNN. A BILD reporter commented with the following words: “This is war. It is something Europe has not seen in decades”.

Odessa is apparently under attack by the Russian Navy from the Black Sea.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin (69) stated in a televised speech that he has ordered a “special military operation” and does not want to occupy Ukraine but wants to “demilitarize and denazify” it. Putin called on Ukrainians to lay down their arms.

Putin threatens other countries

To foreign countries Putin issued a brutal threat: “Anyone who tries to obstruct us, or even more, to create a threat to our country and our people, must know that Russia’s response will be immediate and will lead to such consequences as you have never experienced in your history!”

German Chancellor condemned Russia’s invasion

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz condemned Russia’s invasion as a “gross violation of international law.” “It cannot be justified by anything,” – the chancellor said in a statement Thursday morning. “This is a terrible day for Ukraine and a dark day for Europe.”

The German government once again called on German citizens to “urgently” leave Ukraine. “There is fighting and rocket attacks in Ukraine. German citizens are advised to leave the country. If you cannot leave the country by a safe route, stay in a protected area for the time being,” – The statement said.

Biden reacts to act of aggression by Russia

US President Joe Biden (79) has strongly condemned the Russian military attack on Ukraine. He said that the government in Moscow should expect harsh consequences. The US president spoke of an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on Ukraine. “President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will cause catastrophic loss of life and human suffering,” he said.

Source: www.bild.de, fr.de, insidegermany.co

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