By air, land, & sea, Russia has launched a noxious attack on Ukraine, a European democracy of 44 million people, and its forces are on the outskirts of the capital, Kyiv.
KYIV Destroyed Completely
For months, President Vladimir Putin denied he would invade Ukraine, but then he tore up a peace deal, sending forces across borders in Ukraine.
President Putin Tore Up Peace
In a pre-dawn TV address on 24 February, Russia claimed they feel constant threat from modern Ukraine. Airports and military headquarters were hit first, near cities across Ukraine, then tanks and troops rolled into Ukraine from Russia and its ally Belarus.
Russia Plays The Victim Card
Putin's arguments were false or irrational. He claimed his goal was to protect people subjected to bullying and genocide and aim for the "demilitarisation and de-Nazification" of Ukraine. There has been no genocide in Ukraine: it is a vibrant democracy, led by a president who is Jewish.
Blaming Each Other Of Being NAZI!
"How could I be a Nazi?" said Volodymr Zelensky, who likened Russia's onslaught to Nazi Germany's invasion in World War Two.
Volodymr Zelensky Is Jewish Ain't Nazi
President Putin has frequently accused Ukraine of being taken over by extremists, ever since its pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, was ousted in 2014 after months of protests against his rule.
It's A War Since 2014
Russia then retaliated by seizing the southern region of Crimea and triggering a rebellion in the east, backing separatists who have fought Ukrainian forces in a war that has claimed 14,000 lives.
Russia Wanted Pro-Russians In Ukraine
It is now clear that Russia is seeking to overthrow Ukraine's democratically elected government. Its aim is that Ukraine be freed from oppression and "cleansed of the Nazis".
How Far Will Russia Go?