Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Thursday’s front pages lead heavily on the reports that Russia has started its invasion of Ukraine – breaking the borders of the country, and Ukraine has declared a state of emergency – Russia is waging war in a democratic country in Europe, these are dark days.
The Guardian reports that Ukraine has declared a state of emergency, mobilised its reserves and told nearly 3 million of its citizens to leave Russia.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has ridiculed Russian President Vladimir Putin for sending troops into Ukraine, claiming he has gone “full tonto”, the Metro says.
Financial Times reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff and defence minister have been blacklisted by the EU in its first round of sanctions against Moscow.
The world is facing a “moment of peril” as leaders warned Russia is preparing to launch an all-out invasion of Ukraine, the Daily Express says.
The Sun reports that the police are hunting for thieves who stole a haul of precious gems and antiques used in Netflix’s The Crown.
Russian soldiers have been warned they will enter “hell” if they invade Ukraine, according to the Daily Mirror.