What is happening?
10 facts about the russian war in Ukraine.
On 24 February 2022 at 4 a.m. local time, russia’s army attacked the peaceful people of Ukraine and started an unjustified war all over the sovereign territory of Ukraine.
The russian army constantly attacks civilian targets: hospitals, schools, kindergartens, administrative offices, and residential areas. The russians fire ballistic rockets at houses. They are killing women, children, the elderly, and infants as you read this.
russia, supported by its ally belarus, is fighting a war not only against Ukraine. They are fighting a war against the democratic world. They must be stopped in Ukraine.
The russian army violated the fundamental principles of democratic freedoms, human rights, and international law.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces keep fighting every second to defend every inch of their homeland with unprecedented commitment and morale.
Ukrainian diplomats have united the democratic countries of the free world in a unified diplomatic response to aggression. So far, Ukraine has received enormous allied support: weapons and equipment, sanctions against the occupier, money, and humanitarian aid. Foreign soldiers are coming to help defend Ukraine on a volunteer basis.
Due to russia's cruel war crimes, the world's democratic governments — including countries that traditionally used to have strong economic ties with russia — are taking actions to isolate russia and Belarus economically, politically, and culturally.
The russian government has not acknowledged that it has so far lost 10 000 of russian soldiers in the war. Mothers of these soldiers do not even know that their children are no longer alive.
russian troops have no borders. On March 4, they began shelling the nuclear power plant in Energodar, endangering the entire civilian world. If this nuclear power plant exploded, the consequences would be greater than the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Putin denies the war, denies his war crimes, and falsely says this is a ‘peacekeeping operation’ to free Ukrainians from a neo-Nazi government.