Visuals Of A War-Torn Ukraine Where Fathers Say Goodbye To Daughters & Lovers Separate

In case you haven’t been following the news, Russia has waged a war against Ukraine. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, announced a “military operation” in Ukraine at a television speech, following which reports of blasts in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv surfaced on the news. However, the blasts are not just restrained to Kyiv but parts of eastern and southern Ukraine were also under attack, reports BBC.

Putin announced that the attack on their neighbouring country was to “demilitarise” and “de-Nazify” them and that Russia did not wish to occupy Ukraine. He also added that any intervention from “outside powers” to resist the Russian attack would be met with an “instant” and “devastating” response.

Russian tanks and troops have already entered through its eastern, southern and northern borders. And Ukraine is fighting back – having reportedly shot 5 Russian planes and a helicopter. Due to the multiple airstrikes that the Russian forces have inflicted on Ukraine, more than 137 civilians have lost their lives and 316 have been wounded, reports Al Jazeera.

The evacuation of civilians is still ongoing. Visuals of the traffic-inflicted roads as people try to flee, lovers and families saying goodbye to each other flooded social media. There are videos of fathers bidding goodbye to their daughters that surfaced online which show how war tears loved ones apart, that common people are the ones to pay the price.

Several Russian citizens took to the streets in Saint Petersburg to protest against the war.

The protests took place in Moscow too where thousands of people were willing to face the repercussions of standing against Putin.

Hundreds of citizens of Kyiv used the subway as a bomb shelter due to the continued airstrikes.

When there is war, even when you win, you lose. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine.

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