According to Putin’s ominous warning to the West, “Anyone who would consider interfering from the outside will face consequences greater than any that have been experienced in history,” as he claims to be “de-Nazifying” Ukraine, “anyone who would consider interfering from the outside will face consequences greater than any that have been experienced in history.”
In his address delivered in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and issued a terrifying warning to the country’s western supporters.
The sound of explosions could be heard in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, as President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was commencing a military offensive against the country.
A special emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council had just been held on Wednesday night.
Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, declared war on Ukraine and issued a terrifying warning to the country’s Western allies in a speech delivered early Thursday morning in Moscow.
As President Vladimir Putin warned that Russia would launch a military attack on Ukraine, explosions could be heard in Kiev, the country’s capital.
According to him, “anyone who would try intervening from the outside will face penalties bigger than any you have ever encountered in history.” He made the remarks during a television broadcast around 6 a.m. Moscow time on November 6.
In the early hours of Thursday morning Moscow time, Putin took to the airwaves to announce the invasion, just as the United Nations Security Council had called an emergency meeting the previous night.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, had asked Putin to put an end to his tank offensive.
‘If an operation is actually being planned, I have only one thing to say to you from the bottom of my heart,’ Guterres expressed his disappointment.
‘President Putin, please refrain from sending your troops into Ukraine. Give the prospect of peace a chance. ‘There have already been far too many deaths.’
Vladimir Putin dismissed the call, describing the invasion as a’special military occupation’ and claiming he wanted to “demilitarize” and “de-Nazify” the country rather than “occupy” it in a television interview.
According to him, Ukrainian service men should ‘lay down their arms and return home,’ as the Russian Federation could not survive with the presence of a ‘continuous threat originating from the territory of Ukraine,’ and that battles between Russian and Ukrainian soldiers were a ‘foregone conclusion.’
Following Putin’s attack on Ukraine on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden expressed his support for the Ukrainian people, saying, ‘The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustifiable attack by Russian military forces.’
Mr. Putin has chosen a deliberate war that will result in a massive loss of life and widespread human suffering. Russia is solely responsible for the death and destruction that will result from this strike, and the United States, its allies, and partners will respond in a united and decisive manner. His statement went on to say that “the world will hold Russia accountable.”
Additionally, Vice President Biden stated that, from the White House, he would be keeping a close eye on events for the duration of the night and would be receiving regular reports from his security staff.
‘Further consequences the United States and our Allies and partners will impose on Russia for this needless act of aggression against Ukraine and global security,’ President Barack Obama will announce tomorrow morning during a meeting with his G7 counterparts and a speech to the American people, according to the White House.
As part of this effort, we will communicate with our NATO allies to ensure a strong, coordinated response that deters any action against the Alliance. ‘Tonight, Jill and I will be praying for the courageous and patriotic people of Ukraine,’ he said at the conclusion of his message.
Reports claiming that Russian forces had destroyed or made inoperable the Ukrainian fleet, as well as gained control of Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport, were unconfirmed.
Access to the Black Sea and the Azov Sea has been restricted.
A big seaborne landing by Russian forces at the Black Sea port of Odessa, comprising numerous landing craft and helicopters, according to unconfirmed claims on social media. The landing appeared to take place shortly before 6am local time.
In the minutes following Putin’s public address, explosions could be heard in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, as well as the cities of Kramatorsk in the country’s center and Odessa in the country’s south.
According to unofficial Russian sources, cruise and ballistic missiles were being fired across Ukraine, destroying military infrastructure and strategically critical facilities.
There appeared to be an all-out assault on Mariupol, which is located on the Black Sea 50 kilometres from the Russian border. The Donbas republics would gain access to the sea if they were to take use of this strategic location.