By H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times

February 24, 2022

KIEV – Russian military forces brutally invaded Ukraine on Thursday, starting with a volley of deadly airstrikes on military bases and cities.  Russia has strategically invaded on three fronts hoping to swallow Ukraine whole or force a surrender.

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion on the grounds that Ukraine has always been part of Greater Russia from the Romanovs and the Soviet era.  Despite worldwide shaming and a growing number of sanctions, Putin has also threatened to use nuclear weapons against any foreign power that interferes with Russian goals in Ukraine and perhaps beyond.  It has also been noticed that Communist China has been silent on Russian aggression, leading many experts to assume an invasion of Taiwan is in the works.

Ukrainian military forces been hit with multiple Russian missile strikes that are targeting military defenses and command and control centers.  It is expected once Russia has control of the airspace a full-scale invasion will commence to seize major cities in hopes of forcing out the current government in favor of a Russian puppet regime.

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “Russia has embarked on a path of evil, but Ukraine is defending itself and won’t give up its freedom”

Ukrainian officials have announced that 147 soldiers have been killing, included all border guards on Zmiinyi Island in southern Ukraine after Russian forces seized the island.  It has also been reported that 320 civilians have been wounded.  It is expected that casualties will mount as the Russians burn through Ukraine.

In Kiev, frightened civilians are huddling in subways stations to avoid possible Russian airstrikes on the Ukrainian capital.

NATO has put its air defenses on high alert and has activated its defense plans which will allow for rapid deployment in all NATO member countries.  It has been rumored that Putin plans further attacks in Europe after he takes Ukraine, perhaps the Czech Republic, Poland, or the Baltic States.