The Kremlin says it’ll strike back against Western sanctions. The Russian president will also make several international telephone calls today.

The Kremlin says it clearly recognizes Zelensky as Ukraine’s president. Putin could not immediately be reached for comment.

It has reduced its dependence on foreign imports to avoid the effects of sanctions. However, sanctions will cause problems but they will be resolved.

He added that protesters in Ukraine had no right to break the law. On the other hand, the Chief of Staff of the Ukrainian Army says that Russia is using Belarus’s Gomal airfield to attack the capital Kiev.

Enemy civil infrastructure is destroying homes to intimidate the Ukrainian population.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Russia is ready for talks if the Ukrainian army surrenders.

According to reports from Moscow, the Russian Foreign Minister said that he had decided on a special military operation to end Ukraine’s military role.

He says President Putin wants to free Ukraine from oppression and Nazi influence.

The Kremlin, in the interim, says it’ll counter against Western sanctions. The Russian president will also make several international telephone calls today. The Kremlin says it clearly recognizes Zelensky as Ukraine’s president. Putin could not immediately be reached for comment.

Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on television that Russia would respond to any military intervention in the country. Going away, the operation is in response to Ukraine’s threats and for an unarmed region. The Russian president also warned that Ukraine would be responsible for any bloodshed.

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Russian forces say they have knocked out Ukraine’s defense assets and air bases, the Russian Defense Ministry says Russian strikes have repulsed Ukraine’s military air defense resources and the infrastructure of Ukraine’s military bases. The Russian military says the first day of the invasion of Ukraine was successful.

According to the foreign news agency, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations has informed the Security Council of Russia’s attack on eastern Ukraine.