It was reported that Ukrainian and American officials said, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine late Wednesday, with President Joe Biden accusing Vladimir Putin of personally choosing to carry out “a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering.” Russian began to shell moments after Putin said he had “decided to conduct a special military operation” aimed at the “demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine. It was said he called on Ukraine’s forces to lay down their arms and surrender their country to Russian control.
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It was gathered that CBS News teams in the capital city of Kyiv and Kharkiv, close to the Russian border in the country’s east, heard shelling into the early hours of the morning.
Early Thursday a Ukrainian government spokesperson said “cruise and ballistic missile strikes are underway at the [military] control centers” in Kyiv.