After several days of meetings and calls between international leaders, threats of attacks and sanctions, Russian aggression to Ukraine began on Thursday. During the Munich Safety Conference, last weekend, Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenski, was resounding: "We will defend our land, Ukraine. They will not get involved in coffins." In the early morning of Friday, when the invasion had already begun, Zelenski, in a video message directed to the compatriots of him, wondered: "Who is willing to fight with us? I do not see anyone."
When it seems that the diplomatic way is almost extinct, the real intentions of Vladimir Putin are still unknown, although as the hours pass, everything points out that the main objective of the Russian army is Zelenski himself and establish, instead of the Ukrainian government democratically elected , a "puppet government" favorable to Putin. This is what is known so far:
Putin's strategy has caught the world with the place changed. It is difficult to contrast the information and know exactly what is happening. Although the movements were expected to began by the Donbore region, Ukraine confirmed that the troops have entered by several points along its borders in East, South and North. In addition, at the last minute of Thursday, the Russian army was made with control of the old Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The main objectives of the attacks have been strategic points, such as airports.
The danger is in the taking of Kiev, where Russian military forces try to move forward. The capital was white of missiles on Friday at dawn, according to the Ukrainian government, which denounced that the attacks have already left at least 137 dead and about 100,000 displaced.
The differences of troops between Russia and Ukraine are abysmal. The 196,000 Kiev's troops versus the 900,000 soldiers of Moscow are just an example of the gap in this attack.
Among the new threats, Russia points to Finland and Sweden: "Your accession to NATO would have serious consequences," said Foreign spokeswoman Russia, Maria Zakarova.
With nocturnity and coldness, Putin announced on Thursday through a television speech a "military operation". "The popular republics of Donbras approached Russia with a request for aid. In relation to this, I made the decision to carry out a special military operation," said Russian president. An action on which I was already a Putin when he recognized the territories this week and deployed him the troops there. "Its objective is to protect people who are abused, genocide from the Kiev regime for eight years, and for this we will seek demilitarize and unanazify Ukraine and bring to justice those who committed numerous bloody crimes against peaceful people, including Russian nationals" .
In a new appearance on Friday, Putin asked the Ukrainian army to take power in the country and thus "it will be easier to reach an agreement." According to his spokesman, Putin is willing to send a delegation to Minsk, but there are conditions. The Foreign Minister of Him, Serguei Lavrov, who spoke of dialogue only if the Ukrainian army leaves the weapons.
The Ukrainian president Volodimir Zelenski tried to call calmness to his population, asking citizens to keep themselves in their homes and ensuring that the army is working to protect them. He imposed martial law - which means that the army takes control temporarily - and decreed the general mobilization of all people of fighting. In addition, a curfew was declared in Kiev between 10:00 and 07.00 hours.
On Thursday afternoon, he insisted on a message that has been repeating up to satiety in international forums and meetings with presidents from various countries. Dress of military uniform, the former comic has alerted the global consequences of this conflict in the heart of Europe: "If you, dear European leaders, world leaders, leaders of the free world, do not help us, and do not help us well , tomorrow the war will touch at its doors. " "A new iron curtain has fallen that separates Russia from the civilized world," he declared.
This Friday, with the threat of Russian troops over the capital, Zelenski himself has gone to the street and in a video recorded by himself has said: "We are here, we are in Kiev. We are defending Ukraine."
The voice almost in unison, except for the Russian allies, has been the condemnation of the Russian attack and serious sanctions have been announced. US President Joe Biden, denounced at first the "unjustified attack" of Russia against Ukraine. The Secretary General of the UN, Antonio Guterres, called for the end of the attack. In the same line, the general secretary of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, lamented the "countless" loss of lives. The EU highlighted the strong sanctions against Russia. The head of the European diplomacy, Josep Borrell announced, who spoke of an "unprecedented isolation".
NATO has celebrated this Friday a virtual summit this Friday to evaluate the "deliberate invasion, coldly planned and long-planned" of Ukraine, as Stoltenberg defined. The leaders of the Organization will address the crisis by videoconference, together with the leaders of Finland and Sweden, as well as the presidents of the main institutions of the European Union. At a press conference, NATO Secretary General said it will be done everything "necessary to defend all allies in the NATO territory".
The French leader Emmanuel Macron, who has tried to be a mediator in this conflict - remember the meeting with Putin in that immense table - talked about a "point of inflection". For the part of him, German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, pointed out by the warmth of him, spoke of "a flagrant violation" of international law and, on Thursday afternoon, he said in televised appearance: "Putin will not win." The British premiere called "dictator" to Putin.
On Thursday the G7 decided "devastating" sanctions, as defined by Biden, focused on economic and technologically cornered to Russia, as well as a series of individual punishment towards the Russian "elites". For its part, the European Union has launched this Thursday the greatest packet of sanctions of its history. This Friday was known that Russian president and the Foreign Minister of Him would be white of EU sanctions.
At the moment, there is no talk of the SWIFT system output.
By hearing the sirens and sounds of the bombings, part of the population has decided to flee. They have seen civilian queues trying to take money from the banks, buying supplies or pouring gasoline. The images of impressive jams of vehicles that were trying to leave Kiev attached faith of the fear of the population to the taking of the city.
Ukrainians flee to Romania, Moldova and other neighboring countries. A massive exodus is expected and, therefore, UNHCR has asked the open borders to be maintained.
Those who have decided to stay looked for shelter. In fact, subway stations remain open, despite the curfew, so that they can be used as a shelter.
Initially, in Ukraine there were 320 Spanish, but as announced by the Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, on Thursday night, the exit convoys of the nationals were in operation. This Friday, Albare confirmed that there would be 100 and that many of them have not wanted to go out for being domestic doubles or by the roots that have thrown into the country.
Throughout the world, protests are happening against the invasion of Putin. In Moscow, those marches were left with thousands of arrests on Thursday. In Spain, the Ukrainians have manifested themselves in front of the Russian Embassy in Madrid and also in Catalonia, where more Ukrainians live. This Friday, the protests continued in multiple cities of the globe.
A lot has been talked about the consequences of an attack on the supply of Russian gas to Europe. This Thursday also had to look at the world bags. The IBEX 35 stepped back at a year's minimum and oil was shot at 103 dollars, according to María Hernández.Date Of Update: 25 February 2022, 14:41