Russia Attacked Ukraine: Here Are Five Things to Know
Russia launched what most are calling a full-scale ATTACK on Ukraine last night. President Biden vowed to "hold Russia accountable." Officials from the U.S. and NATO plan to meet today to coordinate a deeper response.
Here's what you need to know . . .
1. Last night, Vladimir Putin gave a televised speech announcing a, quote, "special military operation" in Ukraine, and warned the world not to intervene. According to U.S. officials, Russia then launched a full-scale, "unprovoked" attack on multiple fronts across Ukraine, from Russia and from Belarus.
2. President Biden put out a statement, vowing to "hold Russia accountable," and said he's imposing even stricter sanctions. Officials from the U.S. and NATO planned to meet today to coordinate a deeper response.
3. Russia claimed it was only targeting Ukrainian Air Force bases and other military assets, not civilians. Meanwhile, Putin says they just want to "demilitarize," not occupy the country. So, we'll see how that plays out over the coming days.
4. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared martial law, but told people not to worry, and that the U.S. was already mounting "international support" to help.