The World Begs for Peace but Putin Attacks Ukraine in the Early Morning
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Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an attack on neighboring country Ukraine, early Thursday morning, defying the United Nation’s call for restraint.
Explosions were heard in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital as reports swirled that Boryspil International Airport was attacked. Sirens were heard around the city.
US President Joe Biden wasted no time in condemning the “unprovoked and unjustified” attack on Ukraine, promising the world will “hold Russia accountable”.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Putin to “stop troops from attacking Ukraine” while Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Putin did not respond to his invitation to hold discussions.
The big story
World leaders fear this can become the biggest war in Europe since 1945. The UN held an emergency meeting to dissuade Russia from attacking Ukraine, but the messages did nothing to discourage Putin from making his move.