Russia Ukraine Conflict Live News, Russia Ukraine War Crisis News Today, 24 Feb: The casualties are the latest in a series of fast-paced developments that began when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine early Thursday.
- Ukraine leader says Russia captures airfield near Kyiv
G7 issues joint statement on Ukraine war
- G7 leaders, in the joint statement, have condemned the involvement of Belarus in the Ukraine invasion
- The G7 leaders also said that the group will bring forward severe and coordinated economic and financial sanctions against Russia
- No ‘Plans’ to Send NATO Troops to Ukraine: Stoltenberg
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the alliance had no intention to send forces into Ukraine after Russia invaded its pro-Western neighbour, reports news agency AFP. “We don’t have NATO troops in Ukraine, and we don’t have any plans to send NATO troops into Ukraine,” Stoltenberg told a media conference after an emergency meeting of the alliance’s ambassadors.
- Ukrainian military claims seventh Russian aircraft downed
- Russia’s opposition leader in a court appearance has condemned Russia’s war in Ukraine, reports @Nat_Vasilyeva
Alexei Navalny said: “I’m against this war unleashed by thieves and gangsters”
Massive explosions were reported across eastern Ukraine after Putin’s military operation order
Our senior foreign correspondent explains why Putin has chosen this moment to invade Ukraine 👇https://t.co/4sMY1Sz3JX
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) February 24, 2022
- Ukraine’s Zelenskiy calls on citizens to fight, promises weapons Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday called on all citizens who were ready to defend the country from Russian forces to come forward, saying Kyiv would issue weapons to everyone who wants them.
🇺🇦🇷🇺 Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes an emotional appeal to Russian citizens not to support the attack on Ukraine.
Speaking in Russian, Zelenskyy says that the people who can stop the war "are among you". pic.twitter.com/rJ5zdVjO2s
— euronews (@euronews) February 24, 2022
- France’s Macron calls for NATO summit ‘as soon as possible’: Presidency
Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Ukraine breaks diplomatic ties with Russia, announces Ukrainian president
Ukraine ends diplomatic ties with Russia, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced as per AFP.
Adviser to Ukraine’s President says about 40 people have been killed so far in Russian attack on the country, reports AP.
Ukraine’s ambassador to Ankara called on Turkey to close its airspace and to close the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits to warships. The straits are the only way that ships can reach the Mediterranean from the Black Sea, where Russia has a naval fleet read more.
Ukraine has closed its airspace to civilian flights after Russia began military action in the country’s east.
Picture showing Attack on Ukrain by Russian Army
A Ukrainian presidential advisor says that Russian forces have launched an attack on #Ukraine from the north, east and south. The advisor, Mykhailo Podolyak, said “the Ukrainian military is fighting hard”. #RussiaUkraineConflict Follow live updates here:
Police officers inspect the remains of a missile that fell in the street in Kyiv, after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised a military operation in eastern Ukraine