Starobilsk, Ukraine – Several buildings in the region have suffered significant damage due to shelling, revealed the images shared by the country’s State Emergency Service.
On early morning Friday, Ukraine’s govt agency shared a series of photos on its Telegram channel showing buildings severely damaged, 6 people injured, and one death due to bombing.
“Don’t panic. We are ready to fight for Mariupol and Ukraine.”
“The mayor of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine claims that three civilians have been killed and six others injured amid Russia’s invasion”, revealed live updates from the news outlets.
The pictures further showed blazing buildings in the city and firefighters rescuing people who were wounded after the blast.
On early morning Thursday, President Vladimir Putin revealed that he had authorized the Russian army to begin a “special military operation” in Ukraine. The President further said that “our confrontation with these [Ukrainian] forces is inevitable.”
Russia’s full-fledged anticipated invasion began early morning on Thursday at local time, following Ukraine’s Foreign Affairs Minister said, “Putin had launched a ‘full-scale invasion’ of Ukraine”
The explosions were heard first from the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv.
“Russia has invaded Ukraine. The latest:
– At least 40 people killed; dozens others wounded
– Explosions heard in major cities, including capital Kyiv
– Ukraine cut diplomatic ties with Russia, declared martial law; offer of weapons to anyone who wants to defend the country” Tweeted USA Today when the attack began.
According to the early Friday reports from the Defense Minister of Ukraine on Twitter, “Russia had suffered losses of a total of seven aircraft, six helicopters, more than 30 tanks, and 800 troops”.
However, Russia has not revealed the death toll it has suffered during the “unprovoked and unjustified attack’.
When Russia’s President Putin revealed that he had authorized the Russian army for the attack, President Joe Biden said in a public statement that,
“Today, I authorized a new round of sanctions and limitations in response to Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine. We have purposefully designed these sanctions to maximize the long-term impact on Russia – and to minimize the impact on the United States”