On Thursday morning of February 24, 2022 – motorised infantry of the Russian Armed forces entered Ukraine. From southeastern borders from the Russian Federation and in its northern bank from Belarus.
Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, describing it as a “special military operation” aimed at dislodging “neo-Nazis” ruling Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin accused Ukrainian leadership led by a Jewish President Volodymyr Zelensky of treating its people with contempt and said that his forces were entering to quote “denazify Ukraine” and put an end to a quote: “genocide”. But, there’s no evidence to support the claim of what President Putin said.
Vladimir Putin’s armed forces faced with emboldened Ukrainian troops bolstered by citizen soldiers, Russia has failed to capture a single city since its full-scale invasion began nearly one week.
Ukrainian people joined along their armed forces to defend their country from an aggressive military invasion coming from a neighbour with whom they shared bread and butter before. A country now led by an ex KGB spy with expansionist political ambitions of an imperialistic Russia.
The Russians have been surprised not only by the scale of Ukrainian resistance but also by poor morale among their own forces, some of whom surrendered without a fight.
We could not independently verify the figures.
The total number of casualties since the invasion began also remains unclear until March 3rd, 2022.
The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday that it had confirmed 136 civilian deaths, including that of 13 children. Another 400 people were wounded, it said.
Ukraine’s health ministry has previously said 352 civilians had been killed during the Russian attack, as of Monday. The figure included 14 children, it said.
There was no immediate comment from Moscow.
Russian forces have intensified their bombardment of Ukraine’s biggest cities, officials said, raining rockets on residential areas and killing at least 21 people in the eastern city of Kharkiv and four in the western city of Zhytomyr.
The deaths reported early on Wednesday, March 3, 2022, came as Ukrainian authorities said another five people had been killed in a Russian attack on a television tower in the capital, Kyiv.
A Ukrainian family shed tears of joy as they unite at a makeshift refugee camp in Przemyśl on Wednesday, March 3, 2022. The makeshift refugee camp welcoming Ukrainians is located in southeastern Poland, a city just 95/km west of Lviv, Oblast. (VX Photo/ Diego Radames)
A pet dog sits next to a granny as she awaits relocation from a makeshift refugee camp in the Polish city of Przemsyl on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (VX Photo/ Diego Radames)
Poland has so far taken in over 453,000 refugees, according to the U.N. refugee agency adding that at least 1 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a week ago.
The Polish government says a further 50,000 are arriving every day.