Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is underway. Missiles have fallen on several cities, including the capital of Kyiv, setting off massive explosions. Ukrainian officials report Russian soldiers and tanks have crossed at several points in the east and south of the country, and naval troops have come ashore in the Black Sea port of Odesa.
Russian President Vladimir Putin calls it a “special operation” to secure rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine, where he has recognized their independence. Ukraine’s president calls it a
full-scale invasion and has declared martial law. Roads in eastern Ukraine are clogged
with vehicles, as residents try to flee the fighting.
Leaders around the world are condemning Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the invasion is a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. U-S President Joe Biden is denouncing what he calls an “unprovoked and unjustified” attack, and is promising Russia will be held accountable.NATO members are holding an emergency meeting today to discuss the latest events.