Kyiv, Capital City of Ukraine, Under Attack By Russian Forces

Headline Roundup February 25th, 2022

Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine, came under multiple missile strikes Friday morning as Ukrainian citizens brace for battle against Russian forces who continue to advance through the country.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that Russian "enemy sabotage groups" have entered Kyiv and urged Ukrainians to defend the country. According to the Ministry of Defense, 18,000 assault rifles paired with ammunition have been distributed among citizens in the capital city. Authorities have also advised residents to "stay away from the windows" and keep all lights off in their houses to protect themselves against Russian missiles. Despite Zelensky's claims and video evidence, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov denied that the country was targeting civilian structures and claimed "Ukrainians will have the chance to freely choose their future" once they are "liberated from this burden." Although top U.S. officials are saying Russian forces have lost some momentum, the Biden administration warned Congress late Thursday that Kyiv could "fall quickly."

Many outlets across the political spectrum have highlighted sentiments of "disbelief, determination and raw anger" from the Ukrainian people. Left-rated outlets were more likely to highlight how the Biden administration has not yet announced any special visa waivers for Ukrainian refugees looking to reside in the U.S. Some right-rated outlets highlighted warnings from House Republicans that said the "U.S. will need to get involved" if Russia begins to invade NATO countries.

From the Right
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Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, came under missile attack Friday morning as Russian troops closed in, according to reports and video footage.

Ukrainian defense officials raised the alarm about multiple missile strikes hitting Kyiv as of Friday morning, and video footage verified by The New York Times showed an explosion in the early morning sky over part of the outskirts of the city.

“Going outside is now very dangerous due to the approach of the enemy. The only exception may be the need to move to a shelter if the Air Alarm signal is activated. Stay...

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Mykhaylo was one of several hundred men queueing up outside a military enlistment office in Kyiv’s central Lukianivska neighbourhood on Friday, looking for guns to fight invading Russian forces.

He was also looking for a recipient for a donation of 60 bottles that might be used to make petrol bombs: “To, you know, greet the Russians — a big cocktail party”, he said. “A buddy of mine is getting processed machine oil to serve to the Russians.”

As he was speaking, the waiting crowd scattered in panic as someone pointed...

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Ukrainian troops have officially entered Kyiv turning the capital city into a warzone as they try to fight off Russian forces. Ordinary civilians have been spotted preparing to join in the battle, with thousands of firearms distributed in the streets.

The Ministry of Defense said 18,000 assault rifles had been distributed in Kyiv, along with the necessary ammunition. Footage widely circulated in local news reports and on Ukrainian Telegram channels showed large crowds of men collecting firearms from trucks in the Obolon district of the city, which was under attack...

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