Because the Russian offensive enters its third day we check out the important thing occasions through the day.
Russia has launched a full-scale navy invasion of Ukraine as President Vladimir Putin demanded Kyiv’s military lay down its weapons.
The US, EU and Western allies have ramped up sanctions in opposition to Russia, focusing on banks, oil refineries, and navy exports.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pledged to not give up and proceed combating to defend his nation.
Beneath are the important thing moments of the third day of invasion:
Saturday, February 26
Russian forces launched coordinated missile and artillery assaults on Ukrainian cities together with the capital, Kyiv.
Russian troops took over the Kyiv hydroelectric energy plant north of the capital, the Interfax information company stated, citing Ukraine’s vitality ministry.
Kyiv’s residential tower hit
The mayor of Kyiv stated a missile has hit an house constructing, however no deaths or accidents have been instantly reported.
The mayor of Kyiv prolonged a curfew within the Ukrainian capital.
‘I’m right here’: Zelenskyy
President Zelenskyy launched within the morning a self-shot video from central Kyiv saying, “I’m right here … that is our land, our nation, our kids and we’ll defend all of this.”
Russia stated it’s bombarding Ukraine’s navy infrastructure with cruise missiles.
Ukraine’s well being minister stated 198 civilians, together with three youngsters, have been killed to date by Russian forces.
UK’s defence minister: Russian forces close to Kyiv’s metropolis centre
The UK’s defence ministry stated the majority of Russian forces concerned within the advance on Kyiv have been now 30km (19 miles) from the town centre.
France intercepts cargo ship heading for Russia
French naval forces intercepted a cargo vessel loaded with automobiles heading for Russia’s Baltic port metropolis of Saint Petersburg.
US President Joe Biden signed a memorandum to offer as much as $600m in “instant navy help” to Ukraine.
100,000 Ukrainians cross into Poland
Polish Deputy Inside Minister Pawel Szefernaker stated 100,000 individuals have crossed the border into Poland.
Kremlin: Don’t point out ‘struggle’ or ‘invasion’
Russia ordered its media to take away stories describing its assault as an “assault, invasion, or declaration of struggle” or face being blocked.
Russia responds to sanctions
Russia will reply to sanctions by seizing funds of foreigners and international firms in Russia, RIA information company quoted Dmitry Medvedev, deputy head of the safety.
The world should brace for a protracted struggle between Russia and Ukraine, the French president warns, saying it’ll have “lasting penalties”.
Poland is not going to play Russia
Poland refuses to play a 2022 World Cup playoff with Russia in Moscow on March 24 as a result of Russian invasion of Ukraine, saying, “It’s time to act.”