Russia has started a deadly air, land, and sea war on Ukraine, a 44-million-strong European democracy. Its soldiers are bombarding city centres and closing in on Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, causing a massive refugee flight.For months, President Vladimir Putin denied that he would invade Ukraine, but then he ripped up a peace pact and launched "Putin's war," sending troops into the country's north, east, and south.As the death toll rises, Russia's president is accused having shattered European peace. What happens next might put the continent's whole security system at jeopardy.
President Vladimir Putin warned on February 24 in a pre-dawn TV speech that Russia could not feel "secure, develop, or exist" because of what he believed was a persistent danger from contemporary Ukraine.
Airports and military offices were assaulted immediately, followed by the arrival of tanks and troops from Russia, Russian-annexed Crimea, and its ally Belarus. Warplanes have already bombarded major cities, and Russian soldiers have taken control of Kherson, a crucial southern port city.
Russia refuses to use the phrases "war" or "invasion," despite the fact that many of its leaders' arguments were wrong or unreasonable.He said that his purpose was to safeguard those who had been bullied or subjected to genocide, as well as to "demilitarise and de-Nazify" Ukraine. Ukraine has never experienced genocide and is a thriving country.