Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday morning declared martial law and says Russia has launched strikes against border and military infrastructure.
Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of a Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government.
In a statement, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said that “five enemy aircraft and a helicopter were shot down,” Euronews reports.
“The united forces are providing a strong opposition to the Russian Federation’s airborne forces. The military units are at their positions. The enemy is suffering losses,” they added.
The Russian side denies the above information.
By Ana Dumbadze