Saturday, February 26, 2022

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: What is Happening Days 2-3

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The world is anxiously waiting to see how the Russian Invasion of Ukraine will lay out. On the first day we saw the first wave of troops, tanks, and military trucks crossing the borders of Russia and Belarus into Ukraine. Missiles have been targeting military bases, airports, ports, and hospitals. Leaders from around the world were condemning President Vladimir Putin for this senseless act of war.


On day two Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address on Friday that 137 people, both military and civilian had been killed with hundreds wounded. Citizens have been fleeing Ukraine by train and car, with neighboring countries preparing to take in refugees.


Videos have been surfacing showing just how dire the situation has got. One video shows a group of nurses in Dnipro, Ukraine making a makeshift bomb shelter to help protect babies from bomb blasts. Another video shows a car driving down the street in Obolon, Ukraine when a Russian tank swerves and runs over the car. The tank then proceeds to back up over the car again before driving off. Luckily bystanders jumped in and were able to free the driver of the crushed car. Russia has now gained control of the Chernobyl nuclear site, with Ukrainian security forces being taken hostage.


Countries across Europe and North America are freezing Russian banks and imposing sanctions to cripple Russia’s economy.


At 5:59am on Saturday, fighting broke out on the streets of Kyiv. Residents were advised to stay indoors and to stay away from windows and balconies. President Zelenskyy turned down an offer from the United States to help evacuate him from Ukraine. Zelenskyy said that he did need a ride, he needed ammunition instead.


At 7:36 am missiles were launched at Ukraine from the Black Sea, and reports of air strikes were happening across the country.


The Ukrainian military has published that it has killed 3,500 Russian soldiers, and taken 200 captive. They are also claiming to have taken down 14 Russian aircraft, 8 helicopters, and 102 tanks. France has announced that they are sending weapons to Ukraine.


Thousands of people took to the streets last night in Russia to protest the war with Ukraine. Protests were held across the country with the biggest demonstrations being in Moscow, and St. Petersburg. More than 1,800 were rounded up and arrested. Meanwhile the Russian military is focusing their efforts to take the capital city of Kyiv. An apartment building was hit by artillery; photos show the huge hole in the side of the building  


By: Alexandria Gregson

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