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UPDATE: Russia's war against Ukraine – 137 dead so far

+++ Follow the current developments about Russia's invasion of Ukraine below in the live ticker +++

Late on Thursday evening, President Volodymyr Zelenskyj decreed general mobilization. This puts conscripts and all reservists from across the country on standby.

The head of state reported 137 dead in fighting after the invasion of Russia.

The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR estimates that around 100,000 people have left their homes in Ukraine so far.

In a conversation with the Austrian Prime Minister Karl Nehammer, the President of Ukraine had previously stated that he did not know how long his country would exist, because he would still be in office or alive.

In Kiev and other cities, Ukrainians spend the night in air raid shelters.

US President Joe Biden declared: "Putin is the aggressor" – and he must bear the consequences of his actions.

Russian troops have taken over the region of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where the "worst possible accident" (GAU) happened in 1986 and covered all of Europe with a radioactive cloud.

After the Russian troops invaded, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on all Ukrainians to "make their contribution to the defense of the country". Anyone with military training and experience should report to the Department of Defense.

Russia attacked Ukraine "insidiously and viciously" just as fascist Germany attacked Ukraine in World War II. "Russia is on the side of evil," the president said.

In the early morning of February 24, 2021, Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin officially ordered a Russian military mission abroad in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions in the conflict with 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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