Putin Live – Putin addresses Ukrainian troops directly – ‘Join us’

Putin live speech

Putin addresses Ukrainian troops directly

Putin live speech starts with an update on the invasion, ‘Russia is dominating’

The Russian president is now speaking and appears to be calling on Ukrainian servicemen to turn on their government.

We’ll bring you more as it comes in from the Russian Ukrainian crisis on our Live page

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Ukraine military vehicles enter Kyiv to defend the city

Ukrainian military vehicles are entering Kyiv to defend it against approaching Russian troops, Ukraine’s interior ministry says.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said earlier the city had “entered into a defensive phase”.

The government is calling on the people of Kyiv to do everything it can to resist Russian troops, including making Molotov cocktails and taking up arms.

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EU to sanction Putin personally – Austria

The European Union has agreed on a “toughest ever” package of sanctions against Russia, according to Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer. He says it will directly target President Vladimir Putin and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov.

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