Russia has invaded Ukraine with an all-out attack from north, south and east taking place simultaneously
Missiles and bombs struck targets from east to west, destroying military bases, airports and ammo dumps
Tanks and troops rolled across the border from Belarus as paratroopers landed in the east of the country with rebel forces also pushing out from the occupied Donbass region
‘Hundreds’ of Ukrainian troops died in early fighting, with five Russian jets and a helicopter shot out of the sky before Moscow claimed to have eliminated the country’s anti-aircraft batteries
Attack came on personal order from Vladimir Putin, who announced it to the world in the midst of a UN session convened to try and avert the conflict
President Zelensky, in an address from his home, vowed ‘we will defeat everyone’ as he declared martial law.
Russia has today launched all-out war on Ukraine. Missiles and bombs rained from the sky, tanks rolled across the border from Belarus, troops parachuted down on eastern regions and explosions were seen across the country after Vladimir Putin personally gave the order for his forces to attack.
‘Hundreds’ of Ukrainian troops were killed in early clashes, Kiev said, as the fight came to them on all fronts at a moment’s notice. Cruise missiles, guided bombs and GRAD rockets took out targets from east to west – aimed at airfields, military bases, ammo dumps, and command posts.
Five Russian jets were reportedly shot out of the sky over the Donbass before Moscow basted of taking out all anti-aircraft defences, giving them control of the skies. Ukrainian border guards said they had come under attack by heavy artillery, tanks and troops from Russia and Belarus – as Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko threw his forces into the fight.