Saturday, May 21, 2022

Russia Invasion Of Ukraine Has Begun” As Putin’s Tanks Cross Border (Video)

Tanks have been sent into the breakaway Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic.

The invasion is coming after Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the regions in a televised address.

The UK Government has declared that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun with tanks and troops sent into the east of the country overnight.

Military vehicles were seen rolling into the breakaway regions of Donetsk and the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic following a fiery speech from Vladimir Putin.

The Russian leader said Kyiv would be blamed for any “bloodshed” on the same day that two Ukrainian soldiers were killed by shelling from separatists in the east of the country.

Boris Johnson chaired a meeting of the Cobra committee this morning as the UK and US prepare to put more sanctions on Russia.

This morning Cabinet minister Sajid Javid said: “We are waking up to a very dark day in Europe and it’s clear from what we have already seen and found out today that the Russians, President Putin, has decided to attack the sovereignty of Ukraine and its territorial integrity.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the nation early on Tuesday.

He said: “We are on our land, we are not afraid of anything and anyone, we don’t owe anything to anyone, and we will not give away anything to anyone. And we are confident of this.”

Zelensky described the invasion as a violation of Ukraine’s “national integrity and sovereignty.”

He went on to say that Ukraine’s international borders will “remain as such” despite Russia’s “declarations and threats”, before calling on “clear and effective steps” from its international supporters.

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