‘Explosions’ have been reported across Ukraine as Russia orders special operation in Ukraine
Explosions’ have been reported across Ukraine as Russia orders special operation in Ukraine. Speaking from a rooftop in central Kyiv, reporter Mathew Chance said he heard “four or five explosions” erupt in the city, which shook the buildings.
“I can’t explain what they are.” Blasts were also reportedly heard in Kharkiv, some 400km (250 miles) east of Kiev.
The report came moments after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation on behalf of the newly recognized breakaway republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, where a military conflict has raged between separatist forces and the Ukrainian government for years.
The attack has been confirmed by the White House
The prayers of the world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering.
President Biden calls Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move into Ukraine an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” and vows “the world will hold Russia accountable”
Live on @CNN air- Matthew Chance hears loud explosions in the Capital City of Kyiv. Unclear where they came from- but they happened just minutes after Putin effectively declared war on Ukraine. Moments later Chance put a flack jacket on live on the air. pic.twitter.com/EQgsKPzlJQ
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) February 24, 2022