- Reaction score
Ukrainian Border forces have released a statement saying their forces have been attacked by Russian, and Belarusian Forces to the north, looks like Russia has decided every COA at once.
Ukraine has multiple brigades tasked to defend Kyiv, I doubt the airport would be captured so swiftly, though reports of strikes against C2 and anti air defenses are confirmed.Reports of amphibious landings at Odessa and Mariupol and that Russian airborne troops may have captured the Kyiv Airport.
Obviously things are very fluid at the moment and any report must be taken with a grain of salt, but that report was from a tweet by Senator Marco RubioUkraine has multiple brigades tasked to defend Kyiv, I doubt the airport would be captured so swiftly, though reports of strikes against C2 and anti air defenses are confirmed.
Cool...all good thenI'm watching a bunch of cameras from Ukraine. I don't see anything unusual. This includes Odessa and Kiev.
He added that Russian airborne forces are also working to “take control of the airport in Kyiv (so) they can fly in forces to occupy the (capital) city." A source familiar with the matter said the tweets were based on US intelligence being shared with Intelligence Committee members.The attack involved “airborne and amphibious landings, missile strikes from air, ground and naval forces, electronic and cyber attacks and a large ground force to occupy a large swarth of territory," Rubio said.
... here ...Today, on 24 of February, at 5.00 AM the armed forces of the Russian Federation launched an intensive shelling of our units on east, delivered missile/bomb strikes on airfields in Boryspil, Ozerne, Kulbakino, Chuhuiv, Kramatorsk, Chornobaivka, as well as on military infrastructure of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time the aggressor started artillery shelling of the areas and settlements along the state border and administrative boundary with temporarily occupied territory of Crimea .... In the Joined Forces Operation area 5 aircraft and 2 helicopters of Russian Aerospace Forces were shot, two tanks were damaged, several trucks of the armed forces of the Russian Federation were destroyed ...
... here ...Today, on February 24, at 5.00 am, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation began intense shelling of our units in the east and also launched missile and bombing raids on airdromes in Boryspil, Ozerne, Kulbakino, Chuguev, Kramatorsk, Chornobayivka, also on military facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, the aggressor started artillery shelling Ukrainian territory and settlements along the state border. The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is repelling an air attack by an invader. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are in full combat readiness have taken and are holding defensive positions. Therefore, the situation is under control. Information about the landing of Russian troops in Odessa is not valid.
Full UKR mobilization? Check. UKR martial law for at least 30 days? Check. UKR diplomatic relations w/RUS severed? Check.... In Chernihiv region, the enemy was stopped. Fierce fights are taking place in the direction of Kharkiv and in the Joint Forces Operation area, where the enemy suffered casualties in men and materiel. Our Forces have taken full control of MARIUPOL and SHCHASTIA. At least six planes, two helicopters and dozens of enemy armored vehicles have been destroyed. The situation on Kharkiv direction is difficult, but the Ukrainian Defence Forces are fighting back the aggressor.
For all those who thought that sanctions or financial penalties actually do anything...it doesn't.Just as diplomats at a last-minute United Nations Security Council meeting were pleading for peace, Russian fire began raining down on Ukraine.www.cnn.com
For the all the nay sayers who said that Putin wouldn't or couldn't - He did.