Ukraine, (PNB NEWS). 137 Ukrainian soldiers were killed on the first day of the Russian military operation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
According to Zelinsky, his country is “left alone” to defend itself against Russia.
Russian President Putin approved a “special military operation” in the Donbas region on Thursday, stressing that Moscow had no intention of occupying Ukrainian land.
Russia’s Ministry of Defense said it would not “attack Ukrainian cities, but would attack Ukrainian forces in specific areas”.
As a result, Ukraine terminated diplomatic ties with Russia. The United States and the UK, and the European Union issued tougher sanctions against Russia.