Russia’s Assault On Ukraine Continues Into First Full Day

February 24, 2022
CRIMEA, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 24, 2022: A military column approaches the Perekop checkpoint on the Ukrainian border. Early on February 24, President Putin announced a special military operation to be conducted by the Rus... CRIMEA, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 24, 2022: A military column approaches the Perekop checkpoint on the Ukrainian border. Early on February 24, President Putin announced a special military operation to be conducted by the Russian Armed Forces in response to appeals for help from the leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. Sergei Malgavko/TASS (Photo by Sergei MalgavkoTASS via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 24, 2022

The long-brewing Ukraine crisis exploded early Thursday morning when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Strikes began around the country immediately following Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s declaration of a “special military operation” for — as he put it — the “demilitarization and denazification” of the country.

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The long-brewing Ukraine crisis exploded early Thursday morning when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Strikes began around the country immediately following Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s declaration of a “special military operation” for — as he put it — the “demilitarization and denazification” of the country.

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  1. Avatar for dave48 dave48 says:

    I suspect that Putin has greatly overplayed his hand in this invasion and will get seriously burned as a result. We’ll see.

  2. Sadly, I think Putin can take Ukraine and install a puppet government without the world doing anything more than sanctions.

  3. Avatar for grack grack says:

    I definitely think that’s what he thinks.

  4. Canada is so glad the TFG is no longer President.

  5. The US was able to take Iraq and install a puppet government with no sanctions at all.

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