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Russia Destroy Ukraine’s Airbases, Air Defences

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Russia on Thursday morning announced that it has destroyed Ukrainian military airbases and its air defence systems.

Naija News reports that this was made known by Russia’s defence ministry.

“Military infrastructure at Ukrainian army air bases has been rendered out of action,” the defence ministry said in a statement.

The Ministry added that Kyiv’s air defence systems were also “eliminated”.

This is coming hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military offensive against Ukraine to defend separatists in the east of the country.

Naija News reports that the Russian President made the announcement in a surprised televised statement on Thursday

“I have made the decision of a military operation,” Putin who has seen his country hit by multiple sanctions from the west said.

This newspaper reports that the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had appealed to Vladimir Putin to stop his troops from entering Ukraine.

He made the personal plea at an emergency Security Council meeting Wednesday night.

“President Putin, stop your troops from attacking Ukraine, give peace a chance, too many people have already died,” Guterres said.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.