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  • #31
    jade can you change the topic of this title to Russia wages war with Ukraine, or something across those lines, its officially a war.

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    • #32
      Explosions could be heard Wednesday in Kyiv, Odessa and several other Ukrainian cities as Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the start of a “special military operation” against Ukraine, the scope of which wasn’t immediately clear.

      Several loud explosions could be heard in the directions of Kyiv’s Boryspil airport, shortly after Ukraine announced the closure of its airspace. Blasts were also reported in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Mariupol.

      “I have taken the decision to carry out a special military operation,” Mr. Putin said in a televised address, saying he was forced to act by claims of “genocide” in Ukraine that have been refuted by neutral observers, including the United Nations. “Our plans do not include occupying Ukrainian territory.”

      Ukraine’s defence minister said that Ukrainian units, military control centres and airfields in Ukraine’s east were under intensive Russian shelling. The military said that Ukraine’s air force was trying to repel a Russian air attack.

      Ukraine’s border guard agency says that the Russian military has attacked the country from neighboring Belarus.

      The agency said that the Russian troops unleashed artillery barrage as part of an attack backed by Belarus. They said the Ukrainian border guards were firing back, adding that there was no immediate report of casualties.

      Russian troops have deployed to its ally Belarus for military drills, a move that the West saw as a prelude to an invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian capital of Kyiv is about 75 kilometers (50 miles) south of the border with Belarus.

      In south-east Ukraine, Sergiy Dmitruk, a lawyer living in the town of Kherson, described the sound of “huge, strong explosions,” and said he heard multiple explosions from the direction of the city’s airport that continued until 7 a.m.

      Kherson is the first major city north of Crimea, strategically located on the Dnieper River and near an important hydroelectric plant.

      By 7 a.m., Mr. Dmitruk was preparing his wife and three children to evacuate to Lutsk, a drive of nearly 850 km to the northwest. They packed documents, cash and computers, he said, and were bracing for heavy traffic as others, too, evacuate.




      Mr. Dmitruk, however, said he intends to stay in Kherson – and, if necessary, fight.

      “I will meet our dear friends from Russia,” he said.

      Just before dawn Kyiv time, local residents were ordered into bomb shelters amid reports of incoming air attacks.

      “Right now we hear the sound of shelling in Kyiv... the worst enemy is panic,” Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitchko said.

      “Stay calm, stay at home, the army is doing its work,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address shortly after the strikes began. He said he had spoken to U.S. President Joe Biden, who promised to mobilize international support. “Glory to Ukraine,” Mr. Zelensky said at the end of his short address.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by jaded View Post
        Explosions could be heard Wednesday in Kyiv, Odessa and several other Ukrainian cities as Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the start of a “special military operation” against Ukraine, the scope of which wasn’t immediately clear.

        Several loud explosions could be heard in the directions of Kyiv’s Boryspil airport, shortly after Ukraine announced the closure of its airspace. Blasts were also reported in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Mariupol.

        “I have taken the decision to carry out a special military operation,” Mr. Putin said in a televised address, saying he was forced to act by claims of “genocide” in Ukraine that have been refuted by neutral observers, including the United Nations. “Our plans do not include occupying Ukrainian territory.”

        Ukraine’s defence minister said that Ukrainian units, military control centres and airfields in Ukraine’s east were under intensive Russian shelling. The military said that Ukraine’s air force was trying to repel a Russian air attack.

        Ukraine’s border guard agency says that the Russian military has attacked the country from neighboring Belarus.

        The agency said that the Russian troops unleashed artillery barrage as part of an attack backed by Belarus. They said the Ukrainian border guards were firing back, adding that there was no immediate report of casualties.

        Russian troops have deployed to its ally Belarus for military drills, a move that the West saw as a prelude to an invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian capital of Kyiv is about 75 kilometers (50 miles) south of the border with Belarus.

        In south-east Ukraine, Sergiy Dmitruk, a lawyer living in the town of Kherson, described the sound of “huge, strong explosions,” and said he heard multiple explosions from the direction of the city’s airport that continued until 7 a.m.

        Kherson is the first major city north of Crimea, strategically located on the Dnieper River and near an important hydroelectric plant.

        By 7 a.m., Mr. Dmitruk was preparing his wife and three children to evacuate to Lutsk, a drive of nearly 850 km to the northwest. They packed documents, cash and computers, he said, and were bracing for heavy traffic as others, too, evacuate.




        Mr. Dmitruk, however, said he intends to stay in Kherson – and, if necessary, fight.

        “I will meet our dear friends from Russia,” he said.

        Just before dawn Kyiv time, local residents were ordered into bomb shelters amid reports of incoming air attacks.

        “Right now we hear the sound of shelling in Kyiv... the worst enemy is panic,” Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitchko said.

        “Stay calm, stay at home, the army is doing its work,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address shortly after the strikes began. He said he had spoken to U.S. President Joe Biden, who promised to mobilize international support. “Glory to Ukraine,” Mr. Zelensky said at the end of his short address.

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        Man this is bad, a dictator has invaded and killing innocent people.

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        • #34
          **** bro. This is gonna get ****in crazy. Those poor people.

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          • #35
            Weak limp Biden

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            • #36
              https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/com...m_source=share

              They're attacking the capital here

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              • #37
                https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/com...m_source=share

                A missile hitting an airport in wester Ukraine

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                • #38
                  UAP's above Kharkiv

                  https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/com...m_source=share

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                  • #39
                    Well...I guess it goes to show you how much fear Putin had of Biden and his threats. Now what's Biden going to do? If sanctions include a ban on the purchase of Russian oil, Europe's energy market will face serious shortages, that won't work. It would have been one thing if Biden didn't shut down the US oil industry in favour of China's electric car ambitions, which he has apparently profited off of. The US could have been able to supply the needs of Europe otherwise. The US has more oil reserves than Russia, the US is at the top of the list in the world with 264 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves. NATO nor the US will go to war with Russia, all they can do is sit and watch Putin reclaim the former Soviet Union.

                    Last edited by jaded; 02-24-2022, 03:18 AM.
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                    • #40
                      Scary stuff man, read all the updates on the invasion up to this point, but it's time for me to go to bed. Nervous about what I'm going to wake up to in the morning, should have a better idea on how ambitious Putin's plans are by that point

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