UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Wednesday night asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring troops back to Russia shortly after Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine.
“I must say, President Putin: In the name of humanity bring your troops back to Russia. In the name of humanity do not allow to start in Europe what could be the worst war since the beginning of the century,” the top UN official told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York after the Security Council emergency meeting on Ukraine concluded.
KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday declared martial law in the country after Russia started a military operation against Ukraine.
In a video address, Zelensky said his country is under attack. According to the Interior Ministry, military depots and airfields in the capital were hit by missiles.
In Kyiv, explosions were heard at Boryspil International Airport and other places across the city, according to media reports. The country’s airspace was closed for civilian aircraft.