Russia begins military operation in Ukraine

Author: Yuvi February 24, 2022 Russia begins military operation in Ukraine

The latest developments on Ukraine-Russia tensions were later placed under sanctions by several countries amid an escalating conflict.

The latest developments on Ukraine-Russia tensions were later placed under sanctions by several countries amid an escalating conflict.

Ukraine has announced military operations in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The conflict began on February 21, 2022, after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized separatist areas in eastern Ukraine and deployed troops in a peacekeeping role.

US President Joe Biden has repeatedly warned Russia of dire consequences for attacking Ukraine. Ukraine’s government offices and banks faced cyberattacks, while rebel groups sought help from the Kremlin.

The European Union has announced an emergency meeting on 24 February to hold Russia accountable for the escalating conflict, which now threatens to turn into a full-scale war.

Click here to read how the world is reacting to this development.

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Russia announces military operations against Ukraine ‘to protect civilians in the eastern region’. NATO condemns Russia’s move Ukraine declares emergency, closes its airports Multiple explosions were heard near main airport in Ukraine’s capital Kiev

Here are the latest updates:

China

China appeals to all parties involved in Ukraine to exercise restraint

Russia’s close ally China has called on all parties involved in the Ukraine issue to exercise restraint and refrain from taking any action that may escalate tensions.

However, it is unclear whether China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun made the statement after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine on Thursday, claiming it was aimed at protecting civilians.

US-Ukraine

Biden spoke with Ukraine’s Zelensky: White House

US President Joe Biden spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky shortly after Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the White House said in Washington late Wednesday.

Mr Biden “just spoke with Zelensky,” a spokesman said, adding details would be released later. -afp

India

India calls for immediate de-escalation

Speaking at the UN Security Council, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Trimurti said: “We call for immediate de-escalation; There is a danger of turning into a big crisis. If not handled carefully, it can undermine security. The security of all the parties should be taken care of.”

Russia

Putin says Ukraine has no choice but to protect Russia from threats

In a special televised address on Russian state TV, President Vladimir Putin said that Russia was left with no choice but to defend itself against threats emanating from modern Ukraine.

Mr Putin said Russia would respond immediately if any outside forces tried to interfere with its operations, and Moscow would attempt to de-militarize and “de-nazify” Ukraine.

“All responsibility for the bloodshed will be at the discretion of the ruling regime in Ukraine,” Mr Putin told state TV.

India

Air India flight bound for Ukraine returns to Delhi

An Air India spokesperson said that the Air India plane returns mid-way on its way to Kiev, Ukraine to bring back the Indians and returns to Delhi after closing Ukrainian airspace for commercial flights. — PTI

nato

NATO ambassador to meet urgently on Russia’s attack on Ukraine

A coalition official told AFP that NATO envoys will hold an emergency meeting this morning on Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

“We can confirm that the NAC (Ambassador Council) will hold an emergency meeting this morning (Thursday),” a NATO official said.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg was to hold a media conference later, around 11:30 GMT (5 pm IST) – AFP

Russia

Moscow’s UN envoy says Russia targeting ‘junta in power in Kiev’

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations told an emergency Security Council meeting late Wednesday that Moscow’s military operation against Ukraine was targeting the “junta” in power in Kiev.

Vasily Nebenzia said: “I want to conclude that we are not going aggressive against the people of Ukraine, but against the ruling power in Kiev.” – AFP

United States of america

Biden condemns Russian action, will meet G-7 counterparts on Thursday

“President Putin has chosen a pre-planned war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction caused by this attack, and the United States and its allies and allies in a united and decisive manner.” The world will hold Russia accountable,” Mr. Biden said via a statement issued by the White House.

The Hindu’s correspondent Sriram Laxman reports from Washington DC

Ukraine

President of Ukraine introduced martial law in all areas of the country, said Russia launched missile attacks

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “We enforce martial law in all regions of the state. Russia has attacked our military infrastructure” – Reuters

Market

Brent crude oil breaks $100 for the first time since 2014, equities fall as Russia enters Ukraine

Oil prices rose with Brent rising within spit distance of $100 not seen since September 2014, while gold and the Japanese yen – safe havens in times of crisis and turmoil – also jumped.

The dollar was up more than six percent against the ruble, which has been battered in recent weeks on concerns about the impact of sanctions on the Russian economy. – Reuters and AFP

United Nations Security Council

Security Council reacts to Putin’s announcement of ‘special operation’ in eastern Ukraine

As news broke of Russian President Vladimir Putin ordering a military operation in eastern Ukraine, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on a hastily convened Security Council meeting to ask Russia to halt attacks on Ukraine and “give peace a chance”. asked for.

The Hindu’s correspondent Sriram Laxman reports from Washington DC

Indian market

Indian shares fall over 3% as tensions rise in Ukraine

Indian shares fell over 3% on Thursday as investors fled riskier assets after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a special military operation in Ukraine’s Donbass region.

Ukraine

Ukraine’s UN envoy says Russia declared war, Russia denies

Ukraine’s UN envoy says Russia has declared war and it is the responsibility of the UN Security Council to stop the war. Russia’s UN envoy denied the allegation and said it was not a war but just a special military exercise. — Reuters

Ukraine

Several explosions were heard in Kiev, Ukraine

A Reuters eyewitness said several explosions were heard in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev after an initial series of sounds resembling artillery fire.

United States of america

Biden warns that Russia alone is responsible for loss of life and human suffering to come

The US president said he would coordinate with NATO allies to ensure a strong, united response to Russian actions. — Reuters

United Nations

UN chief asks Putin to stop his troops from attacking Ukraine

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a personal appeal to Vladimir Putin on Wednesday not to attack Ukraine, minutes before the Russian president announced a military operation against his former Soviet neighbour.

During the second emergency meeting of the Security Council in three days on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, Guterres said, “President Putin, stop your troops from attacking Ukraine, give peace a chance, many people have already been killed.” “- AFP

Russia

President Putin says Russia will launch a military operation in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a military operation in Ukraine, claiming it was aimed at protecting civilians.

In his televised address, Putin said the action was in response to threats from Ukraine. He said that Russia has no goal of occupying Ukraine. Putin said Ukraine’s “regime” was responsible for the bloodshed. Putin warns ‘he will never see consequences’ of any foreign attempt to interfere with Russian action – AP

Ukraine

Ukraine closes airports, warns of airspace danger amid conflict with Russia

The Ukrainian government is closing airports in eastern Ukraine from midnight to 7 a.m. due to a conflict with Russia.

Ukrainian aviation authorities have also previously declared some airspace as “danger areas” because of attempts by Russian aviation authorities to seize control of the airspace.

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