WW3 is Here: Putin Launches Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine, Threatens “Unseen Consequences” for Anyone Who Stands in his Way
Russian President Vladimir Putin officially declared war on Ukraine early Thursday morning along with a warning that any countries who attempt to interfere with his plans for Ukraine will face “consequences you have never seen.”
Putin made the announcement that he had decided to conduct what he called a “special military operation” in Ukraine claiming that his goal was to “de-militarize” and “de-nazify” Ukraine.
“I’ve made the decision to conduct a special military operation,” Putin said. “Our analysis has concluded that our confrontation with these forces [in Ukraine] was inevitable.”
“This is the red line that I have spoken of many times. They have crossed it,” he said, accusing the Ukrainians of “genocide” for attacking the two new “independent republics” he alone created with the stroke of a pen on Monday.
“Russia cannot feel safe, develop, and exist with a constant threat emanating from the territory of modern Ukraine,” he further said.
Putin bizarrely claimed that Russia’s plans “do not include occupation of Ukrainian territory” and “we are not going to impose anything on anyone by force.”
“A couple of words for those who would be tempted to intervene. Russia will respond immediately and you will have consequences that you never have had before in your history,” he warned.
Almost immediately after the video was posted, cyberattacks began crippling Ukraine as missiles were launches all over the country targeting a number of cities, including the nation’s capital of Kiev.
Democrat President Joe Biden responded to the news of the Russian invasion saying that the world was praying for Ukraine.
“The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces,” Biden said. “President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering.”
“Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way,” Biden claimed without explaining how. “The world will hold Russia accountable.”
“I will be monitoring the situation from the White House this evening and will continue to get regular updates from my national security team,” he added.
“Tomorrow, I will meet with my G7 counterparts in the morning and then speak to the American people to announce the further consequences the United States and our Allies and partners will impose on Russia for this needless act of aggression against Ukraine and global peace and security. We will also coordinate with our NATO Allies to ensure a strong, united response that deters any aggression against the Alliance. Tonight, Jill and I are praying for the brave and proud people of Ukraine.”
Many are blaming President Biden, in part, for his failure to deter Putin from attacking Ukraine including former President Trump who said something like this would have never happened under his leadership.
Trump said this is happening because the Biden admin has shown weakness on the global stage, which started with the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“This is something that should have never happened,” Trump said. “This would not have happened during my administration. In fact, some people were saying, why didn’t this take place over the past four years during my administration? And it didn’t for a very good reason. I’ll explain that to you someday. But it wouldn’t have taken place, and it wouldn’t have taken place right now. It’s a very sad thing for the world, the country, and it is certainly sad for a lot of people that are going to be needlessly killed.”
Ukraine has already suffered hundreds of losses at the hands of the Russian military and now Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has announced in an act of desperation that he is willing to arm any Ukrainian citizen who is willing to join the fight.
“We will give weapons to anyone who wants to defend the country. Be ready to support Ukraine in the squares of our cities,” Zelensky said in a statement. “We will lift sanctions on all citizens of Ukraine who are ready to defend our country as part of territorial defense with weapons in hands.”