Moscow: Ukrainian forces battled Russian invaders on three sides on Thursday after Moscow mounted an assault by land, sea and air in the biggest attack on a European state since the second World War.
On the first day of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, 137 people were left dead in one of the worst crises in Europe since the World War-2.
“Russia has embarked on a path of evil, but Ukraine is defending itself and won’t give up its freedom,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asserted in a tweet. 137 “heroes,” including 10 military officers, had been killed and 316 people wounded, he said in a video address.
On Day-1, Russia targeted government and military installations in Ukraine as the attack quickly escalated forcing Kyiv to close airspace – satellite images from Europe showed what seemed like a big hole above Ukraine as other nations saw business as usual.
Ukraine lost control of Chernobyl Power Plant, the site of the 1986 disaster. The White House said it has credible reports that hostages were held at the nuclear power plant.