Stocks fall after RUSSIAN attack
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski responds with Martial Law in Ukraine, and begins to prepare for international aid With his ally Joe Biden, President of the United States, who has already begun to prepare to provide aid to that country.Russia launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine on Thursday, hitting cities and bases with airstrikes or shelling, as civilians piled into trains and cars to flee. Ukraine’s government said Russian tanks and troops rolled across the border in a “full-scale war” that could rewrite the geopolitical order and whose fallout already reverberated around the world.
In unleashing Moscow’s most aggressive action since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, President Vladimir Putin deflected global condemnation and cascading new sanctions — and chillingly referred to his country’s nuclear arsenal. He threatened any foreign country attempting to interfere with “consequences you have never seen.”
Ukraine’s president said Russian forces were trying to seize the Chernobyl nuclear plant, site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, and Ukrainian forces were battling other troops just miles from Kyiv for control of a strategic airport. Large explosions were heard in the capital there and in other cities, and people massed in train stations and took to roads, as the government said the former Soviet republic was seeing a long-anticipated invasion from the east, north and south.The Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, has approved Thursday to impose martial law throughout the country, hours after Russian President Bladimir Putin announced his decision to carry out “a special military operation” to defend Donbass.