(PatrioticPost.com)- When the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces began, it didn’t just happen with tanks and troops. Russia did, in fact, send long-raise missiles into Ukraine that were launched from Russia.
Various outlets reported how on February 23, Russia began launching the long-range missiles towards Ukraine and was sending aircraft in to carry out further strikes. These strikes have caused major damage, death, and destruction in Ukraine, with many residential buildings destroyed in the process. Ukrainian citizens are under attack right now, and President Volodymyr Zelensky is out on the streets and in the shelters with those people in their capital city, Kiev.
The Wall Street Journal reported how Ukrainian officials first confirmed that there was an initial wave of extremely targeted military strikes against government offices, airfields, and Ukrainian military installations. Much of the nation’s border force operational facilities were destroyed in the strikes, too.
The number of people killed or injured in the strikes is so far unknown, but during these initial strikes it is believed that hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers were killed.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia has since offered to engage in peace talks in Minsk – which is rich, given that the aggression is only coming from the Russian side – but President Zelensky offered to engage in discussions in Warsaw, Poland, before cutting off communication with Russia.
The attacks have been widely condemned, with United States President Joe Biden initiating a series of economic sanctions against five major Russian banks. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also reportedly pushing the European Union to kick Russia out of SWIFT, effectively stopping the country from being able to make transactions with the rest of the world.
This is the first time in 80 years that a nation in Europe has launched a full-scale attack against another country with the intention of taking over.