Russia attacks Ukraine as Putin issues warning

  • Associated Press People stand next to fragments of military equipment on the street today in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Kharkiv in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Russian troops have launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine. Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine's democratically elected government.

Russian troops launched a wide-ranging attack today on Ukraine, as President Vladimir Putin cast aside international condemnation and sanctions and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.”