Russia launched the Ukraine operation: Here are all the updates.
Russian President Putin announced that they have decided to take a military operation.
In his speech, Putin said, “Modern Russia, established after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is the greatest power in the world. No one should doubt that this will lead to the defeat of the aggressors. All Ukrainian soldiers who laid down their arms will be able to reunite with their families without any hindrance. All responsibility for the spilled blood rests with the conscience of the Kiev regime. will be,” he said.
The developments since the beginning of the military operation in the region are as follows:
The Pentagon announced that they will deploy 7,000 additional troops to Europe, upon the instruction of US President Biden.
US President Joe Biden announced the new sanctions and export restrictions that they will apply against Russia.
The Office of the President of Ukraine announced that the Russian army has captured Chernobyl.
Russia is not yet disconnected from SWIFT.
The list of sanctions agreed upon by Western countries does not exclude Russia from the international interbank system SWIFT, as the Ukrainian authorities insisted .
Biden said at the briefing that Russia’s disconnection from SWIFT “is not yet the position that the rest of Europe wants to take.”
He stressed that the sanctions imposed on Russian banks “have the same consequences, and perhaps more serious than [disconnection from] SWIFT.”
According to a number of Western media outlets, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Cyprus opposed Russia’s disconnection from SWIFT.
In a statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, it was noted that the entry of Russian troops into the city of Kherson made it possible to reopen the North Crimean Canal and restore water supply to the peninsula.
Britain announced new sanctions against Russia. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stated that the UK will exclude Russia from the world economy.
Officials of the Donetsk People’s Republic announced that the Ukrainian army opened more than 10 shots at a large number of settlements in an hour.
President of Ukraine Zelensky announced that Ukraine has offered to return to the path of peace.
Ukrainian lawmakers urged Ukrainian President Zelensky to ‘start negotiations with Russian President Putin immediately’
Spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, made statements about Russia’s operation in Ukraine.
Stating that the USA has cut off the dialogue with Russia, Zaharova stated that the war in Ukraine has been going on for eight years and that the current actions of Russia are an attempt to end the war.
In the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, the mayor announced that a curfew was declared in the city.
It was recorded that the control of Antonov Airport, which is approximately 40 km from Kiev, Ukraine, was seized by the Russian Airborne Troops.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Emir Abdullahiyan stated that the situation in Ukraine was caused by NATO provocations and called for focusing on the solution of the problem through political and democratic means.
A bomb hit a Turkish ship flying the Marshall Islands flag in the Black Sea.
The General Directorate of Maritime Affairs announced that the ship, which was hit off the coast of Odessa, Ukraine, damaged the hold of the ship Jupiter, belonging to YA-SA Shipping, departing from Odessa and heading towards Romania.
Russia announced that since the start of the military operation against Ukraine, 70 military targets, including 11 airports, have been hit.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned the Russian army to “treat the Ukrainian soldiers with respect”. In a statement made by the Russian Ministry of Defense, it was announced that the Russian Armed Forces shot down a military helicopter of the Ukrainian army and 4 Bayraktar TB-2 type unmanned aerial vehicles in Donbass.
The Ministry stated that Su-25 warplanes also crashed in Donbass due to technical failure, and the pilot survived.
“Special operations in Ukraine are being conducted to prevent a global war, not to start a war,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Russian Government also stated that they are prepared against the sanctions of the West and said, “Russia has sufficient financial resources to ensure the stability of the financial system in the face of sanctions and external threats.”
Bayraktar alone does not work!
Data on the role played by SİHA Bayraktars in the latest Russia-Ukraine crisis is not yet available. However, it is known that the TB2s, which were operationally supplied to the Ukrainian Air Force, were previously used in the eastern regions in crisis. It is understood that the Russian Armed Forces, which had previously encountered TB2s in the Syria, Libya and Karabakh Wars and were unexpectedly adversely affected, directly intervened in this issue in the Ukraine operation. It is also confirmed that TB2 SİHAs, which are dependent on the ground command-control and radar system for their activities, are not a force that can stand alone against an integrated attack by a modern army, unlike the relatively low-level combats they were involved in before – until the contrary information comes.
A massive explosion occurred as a result of the Russian attack on the air base in Melitopol.
NATO planes can’t fly over Ukraine
With the launch of military action against Ukraine, Russia declared that the airspace of this country was closed to all kinds of flights. According to unconfirmed information, the Russian Air Force, which caused large-scale casualties to the Ukrainian air defense systems, is seen as the ruler of the Ukrainian skies. In this environment, NATO intelligence planes, which were performing aerial reconnaissance missions, especially in the eastern regions, until a few days ago, cannot use the Ukrainian airspace.
The embargo will not affect the Russian defense industry in the short term
The effects of the escalation with Russia’s military action against Ukraine and the embargo, which is on the agenda during the crisis, on the Russian defense industry are also being evaluated. According to the authorities, it is stated that this industrial branch, which has been operating under an embargo to a certain extent since the Crimean Crisis that broke out in 2014, is prepared for the new situation and that there is no negative impact in the short term.
The Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine announced that a plane belonging to the Armed Forces of Ukraine crashed in the Kiev region, 10 of the 14 people on board died.
The reason for the crash has not been disclosed yet.
It is stated that the town of Hostomel in Kiev was attacked and operated by a Russian helicopter.
It was stated that a helicopter was damaged during the operation, while the Ukrainian border guards passed the information that “Russian helicopters attacked the military airport near Kiev”. On the other hand, it is claimed that explosion sounds are coming from Kiev.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made a statement after the Russian operation. We thought war of this magnitude was gone. NATO made decisions. Stoltenberg said, “We are applying economic sanctions on Russia with our allies. Thus, we will impose heavy sanctions on Russia. NATO is already supporting Ukraine. We will continue to stand together. We condemn the invasion of Russia. Our allies will stand together,” Stoltenberg said.
According to the news of Reuters, in the statement made by the Ukrainian Presidential adviser, it was stated that more than 40 Ukrainian soldiers lost their lives and dozens of wounded.
President of Ukraine Zelensky said, “We distribute weapons to anyone who can handle a weapon. “We want everyone who can join the military to come,” he said. “Ukraine is being attacked from the air, from the north to the south,” Zelenskiy said. Zelensky also stated that Ukraine has cut off all diplomatic relations with Russia.
Donetsk People’s Republic. He announced that three settlements were bombed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
A Ukrainian warplane entered Romanian airspace. F-16 planes under the NATO force in Romania took off, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. The pilot was detained.
Kılıçdaroğlu said, “A country with nuclear power is putting its military forces into a country without nuclear power, and the whole world is watching. What will Turkey do? Security Summit meeting. Convene the Parliament urgently,’ he said.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu announced that the Moldovan government will ask the parliament to declare a state of emergency in the country due to the situation in Ukraine. The President of Lithuania, Nauseda, announced that he signed the decree declaring the state of emergency in the country and sent it to the parliament for approval.
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Vaysl Bodnar, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Ankara, claimed that ‘there are serious losses in the Russian army’. Noting that they expect support from Turkey, Bodnar said, “We conveyed our official request to the Turkish side regarding the closure of the airspace and the Dardanelles and Bosphorus for Russian ships.”
Borell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said: ‘The darkest hours for Europe since World War II. “It will be the toughest sanctions in history,” he said.
The adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine said that 8 people were killed and 9 people were injured in Russia’s operations.
‘Russian ground forces entered Ukraine’
AFP claimed that Russian ground forces had entered Ukraine, claiming that it was based on the Ukrainian border guards.
Lugansk People’s Republic announced that two Su-24 fighter jets belonging to the Ukrainian army were shot down near the settlements of Smeloye and Stepovoye.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Western countries to close their airspace.
On the other hand, in the capital Kiev, it was recorded that the people began to evacuate the city. Traffic is congested in Kiev.
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