On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his long-anticipated invasion of neigboring Ukraine. Despite pleas from the international community, Putin rebuffed condemnation and sanctions, warning other countries that attempts made by other states to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.”
Events of the invasion have played out in real time on social media platforms. Sources on the ground in Ukraine are reporting live on Twitter, and Military Times is chronicling these accounts and will continue to provide live updates.
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CNN reports that the Ukrainian troops do not have what they need to repel Russian forces. Its United Kingdom Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko confirmed that its arsenal is not robust enough to defend the country.
The official Ukraine Twitter account requests that the platform ban Russia as a user.
BBC reports that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has not fled the country, but his location remains undisclosed.
Sarah Sicard is a Senior Editor with Military Times. She previously served as the Digital Editor of Military Times and the Army Times Editor. Other work can be found at National Defense Magazine, Task & Purpose, and Defense News.
Rachel is a Marine Corps veteran, Penn State alumna and Master’s candidate at New York University for Business and Economic Reporting.