After the bombing of the Crimea Bridge by Ukraine, it appears Russia's "Kid Gloves" have come off. Kiev, and a dozen other cities in Ukraine, are under Russian missile attack. Russian Fighter jets and bombers saturate the skies. Damage is heavy, and continuing . . .
This is a fast-developing story, check back for LIVE updates . . .
UPDATE 9:30 AM EDT --
Attack in central Kiev:
Now, Kiev residents know how the people of Donetsk felt as Ukraine pounded their city for years . . .
Ukraine President Zelensky's Office hit by Russian missile strike!
UPDATE 9:40 AM EDT --
During the night, Russia deployed twenty-thousand (20,000) troops on the border between Ukraine and Belarus!
Also, 9:42 AM EDT -- Mykolaiv region now reports a large number of Russian jets attacking.
City of Lviv has lost electric power
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Federation Council, Dmitry Medvedev, issued a statement saying "a direct response to the terrorist act of Ukraine on the Crimean bridge "can only be the direct destruction of terrorists."
9:44 AM EDT -- The office of Ukrainian Secret Intelligence Service, (SBU), was hit in Kiev -- Video below:
9:48 AM EDT -- SIGNIFICANT RUSSIAN ATTACKS ARE CURRENTLY UNDERWAY IN ALL PARTS OF UKRAINE ***
9:55 AM EDT -- Another series of explosions throughout Ukraine. It is reported that the attacks are made on government, military, Intel infrastructure. Russian missile attacks have been reported in multiple cities across Ukraine, including in Dnipro (VIDEO BELOW), Lviv, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytsky and Ternopil.
UPDATE 10:00 AM EDT --
City of Lviv Thermal Power Plant destroyed:
UPDATE 10:15 AM EDT --
Video of missile hit in Dnipro:
-- REPORTS OF MORE THAN A DOZEN MISSILES LAUNCHED FROM THE BLACK SEA
-- Kharkov metro trains have stopped working
-- Ukrainian railways report damage to the contact network in Western Ukraine and train delays.
-- 75% of internet traffic is lost in Ukraine, netblocks data
UPDATE 11:22 AM EDT --
Kiev Thermal Power Plant #6, destroyed:
Kiev "101 Business Center" Hit:
-- Explosions are reported in Krivoy Rog.
Russia: "We disabled the "Starlink" satellites" being used by Ukraine Army.
-- US EMBASSY IN KIEV:
"The U.S. Embassy urges US citizens to shelter in place and depart Ukraine now using privately available ground transportation options when it is safe to do so."
-- Russian President Vladimir Putin had a top-level video conference with his National Security people this morning:
-- WATER AND ELECTRIC INTERRUPTION IN KHARKIV. TOTAL BLACKOUT IN KHARKIV
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BULLETIN - URGENT - URGENT
German Embassy in Kiev hit by Russian air strike, BILD reports.
(HT REMARK: If this is true, then German Territory has been "attacked" by Russia. Germany may try to invoke NATO Treaty, Article 5, collective self defense. If they invoke it, and NATO agrees, then World War 3 has officially begun.)
-- Lviv has lost its water supply
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UPDATE 12:40 PM EDT --
NATO CAUGHT HOUSING ACTIVE-DUTY ARMY TROOPS FROM NATO COUNTRIES, IN ZAPOROZHYE; Planning surprise offensive using those troops! Russia ATTACKED the housing blocks where those NATO troops were being housed, including five-thousand (5,000) Polish regular, active-duty troops. The Russian missile strikes killed so many, NATO had to call-off the surprise offensive. Here's a photo of the housing block where the NATO troops were being housed in Zaporozye, Ukraine:
Now reports going around from Ukrainian media that mobile communications are down all over Kharkov Oblast.
UPDATE 12:44 PM EDT --
Statement by President Vladimir Putin: "it is simply impossible to leave the crimes of the Kiev regime unanswered. In case of continued attempts to carry out terrorist attacks on the territory of the Russian Federation, the responses will be tough and correspond to the level of threats."
UPDATE 12:58 PM EDT --
Electric grid connections from Poland to Ukraine now destroyed. Power cut.
-- Estonia is preparing to formally recognize Russia as a terrorist state, chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Estonian parliament
-- Russia's Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, says Ukraine strikes only "first episode" of response.
UPDATE 1:02 PM EDT --
Total electricity blackout in Lviv, Ternopil, Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava regions after Russian missile strikes at critical energy infrastructure in Ukraine. Map below:
UPDATE 1:08 PM
More missile strikes in Kiev. Video below shows cruise missile adjusting course for strike:
UPDATE 1:28 PM EDT --
From October 11,Ukraine stops exporting electricity to other countries to stabilize its own energy system, - Ukrainian Ministry of Energy
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Poland advises its citizens in Belarus to leave the country.
1:45 PM EDT --
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