Russia attacks Ukrainian Military Facilities, confirms NATO, Ukraine

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Biznextindia :  The US-led military alliance North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has confirmed that Russia has attacked Ukraine.

United States president Joe Biden said, “Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable”.

Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable : Joe Biden, US President

In a statement NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “I strongly condemn Russia’s reckless and unprovoked attack on Ukraine, which puts at risk countless civilian lives. Once again, despite our repeated warnings and tireless efforts to engage in diplomacy, Russia has chosen the path of aggression against a sovereign and independent country”.

“This is a grave breach of international law, and a serious threat to Euro-Atlantic security. I call on Russia to cease its military action immediately and respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. NATO Allies will meet to address the consequences of Russia’s aggressive actions. We stand with the people of Ukraine at this terrible time. NATO will do all it takes to protect and defend all Allies” he said further.

Meanwhile, Ukrinform, the Ukranian news agency has also confirmed Russian attack on Ukrainian military facilities.

“Missiles hit several military facilities in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro cities. A Russian landing party landed in Odessa, and Russian troops crossed the border near Kharkiv” the report said.

“The invasion has begun. There have just been missile strikes on military command centers, airfields, and military depots in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Dnipro. There are artillery shelling of the border,” Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko posted on Facebook.

On the other hand, the Russian government controlled new agency TASS has reported that the heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik have asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to offer help in repelling the aggression from the Ukrainian Armed Forces in order to avoid civilian casualties and prevent a humanitarian disaster in Donbass, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

 

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