Russia declares war, can this be WW3?
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s announcement of an attack on Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday morning, explosions and military attacks have been reported throughout Ukraine. Air raid sirens have sounded throughout Kyiv’s capital, and a stay-at-home order has been issued.
Governments all across the globe have criticized the invasion of Ukraine, and western nations are poised to ratchet up economic penalties against Moscow in retaliation.
Explosions may be heard in large cities like Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Odessa. According to Oleksii Arestovich, an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the assault has killed at least 40 people and injured scores more. Russian soldiers struck military equipment and other defense infrastructure in Ukraine, according to Ukrainian officials, while video supplied by Ukrainian border guards showed Russian military vehicles crossing the border from Crimea.
Ukraine has severed diplomatic connections with Russia, declared martial rule, and offered guns to anybody who wants to protect the nation, according to Zelenskyy. People in Kyiv were clogging highways to depart despite calls to remain at home.
The announcement of the invasion sent global markets tumbling and oil prices soaring, marking a major escalation after weeks of diplomacy failed to settle the months-long impasse between Moscow and NATO members over Ukraine’s sovereignty.