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Ukraine: Sirens and explosions – people flee the capital Kiev

Sirens wail in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. According to the Ukrainian General Staff, at least six airfields in the country have been attacked, including Boryspil, about 30 kilometers from Kiev.

After that there was also an air raid alarm in Kiev, residents were asked to go to air raid shelters. Metro stations were closed for this.

According to media reports, explosions were heard in several cities in the country, including near the capital. Their origin remains unclear. Panic spreads among the people. Many residents wanted to flee the city.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on citizens not to panic. He declared martial law for the whole country: "I've spoken to Biden, Johnson, Charles Michel, Duda and Nauseda. We are in the process of forming an anti-Putin coalition. We have already appealed to the presidents of the world, all sorts To impose sanctions on Putin, to implement large-scale defense support and to end the aggressor's expansion into Ukraine. We must save the democratic world."

According to a video released by the agency, Russian troops have also advanced from the annexed Black Sea peninsula of Crimea into Ukraine's heartland. The military shot down five Russian planes and a helicopter in the Luhansk region.

The separatists in the Luhansk region said that two Su-24 fighter jets from Ukraine had been shot down. The reports could not be independently verified.

Russian President Putin justified the invasion with the protection of the civilian population in eastern Ukraine. It was impossible to continue to tolerate it, it was necessary "to end this nightmare immediately, the genocide of millions of people who live there and only count on Russia, only on us. Exactly these longings, feelings and pain of the people were the main motive behind our decision to recognize the People's Republics of Donbass."

According to the Ukrainian Presidential Office, more than 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed this Thursday morning. Several dozen others were injured. In the city of Chuguev, near Kharkiv, in the east of the country, several buildings were destroyed by attacks.

Attacks by warplanes, helicopters and missiles against military infrastructure were also reported from other parts of Ukraine.

02/24/202210:50In this ticker you will find more information on the conflict between Russia and UkraineThe President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyj has ordered general mobilization.Russian troops have taken the area of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.Air alert in Kiev, the residents should go to air raid shelters. Dozens of people are said to have been killed in the fighting for the capital alone. The heads of state and government of the EU have come together for a special summit to discuss the Russia-Ukraine crisis Ukraine. 02/24/202221:42The catapult magazine shows solidarity with the Ukraine – and explains the situation on maps. 02/24/202221:29The Ukrainian head of government calls on the EU and the USA to exclude Russia from the SWIFT interbank system. 02/24/202220:42US President Joe Biden declared that Vladimir Putin wanted this war and now he must bear the consequences. 02/24/202219:03Russia's Ministry of Defense reports that Russian troops have disabled 83 military installations in Ukraine, shot down four fighter jets and one helicopter.02/24/202219:01Chernobyl has been taken by Russian troops. This was reported by an adviser to the Ukrainian government, quoted by the media in Austria. February 24, 2022 17:41 The AFP agency uses dots to show the places where explosions or hostilities took place. 02/24/202216:59A cartoon from the French LIBERATION. 24.02.202215:58Ukrainian citizens can go to Germany without a visaThe website of the Federal Foreign Office states: "Ukrainian citizens who have biometric passports still need for short stays in the Schengen area (up to 90 days within a period of 180 days). before no visa." The human rights organization Pro Asyl calls for easier entry: "However, only very few Ukrainians have the required biometric passport. This formal hurdle should therefore be suspended immediately."

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