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Russian President Vladimir Putin Announces Special Military Ops In Eastern Ukraine


Russian President Vladimir Putin Announces Special Military Ops In Eastern Ukraine
Russia has launched "special military operations" in Ukraine's Donbas area, as Russian President Vladimir Putin urged other regions of the nation not to meddle in the military operations or suffer repercussions.
Even while the military campaign was underway and the threat of a full-fledged invasion loomed, the subject was considered at a United Nations emergency meeting.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to "halt forces from assaulting Ukraine."
In response to the development, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Putin had not reacted to his request to conduct discussions in order to deescalate tensions.
Moscow has justified its military activities in Ukraine by claiming that separatist rebels within Ukraine had requested "assistance" from Russia.
A state of emergency had already been declared on Wednesday by Ukraine over fears of an imminent Russian invasion of the country.  
The so-called Russian military action was chastised by US President Joe Biden, who described it as "unprovoked and unjustifiable" and an attack on Ukraine. He encouraged the international community to "hold Russia accountable."
Russia should be held solely accountable for the "catastrophic loss of life and human misery" that would occur, according to Biden, who said that he will address the country on Thursday about the military action and its "consequences" for Russia.
According to the Russian news agency Interfax, quoting local media, shooting could be heard near the main airport of Boryspil in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv minutes after Putin announced military actions in Ukraine on national television.
Putin requested Ukraine's military to lay down its guns while announcing the "special military operations."
“I have made the decision of a military operation,” he said in a surprise statement on television shortly before 6 am Russian time.
Putin stated in his presentation that the military actions were intended to respond to threats to Russia emanating from Ukraine. Putin stated that Russia has no intention of invading Ukraine. Putin has stated that the Ukrainian "government" is to blame for the carnage.
He also warned that any outside country that decides to intervene militarily in Russia's operations in Ukraine will face "consequences they have never seen."
Denying Russia's assurances that its military efforts are restricted in scope, the US stated that it believes a "full-scale" Russian invasion of Ukraine is approaching.
The United State ambassador to the United Nations has cautioned that this is a "perilous" time.
“Tonight we’re seeing the Russians close airspace, move troops into Donbas, and move forces into combat-ready positions,” U.S. envoy to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said.
During the emergency Security Council meeting of the UN on Thursday following Russia's military action announcement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a personal plea to Putin to dissuade Russian forces from entering Ukraine.
“President Putin, stop your troops from attacking Ukraine, give peace a chance, too many people have already died,” he said.