World War III Begins After Ukraine is Invaded by Russian Forces

All of the handwringing, finger waving, and pontificating on the subject of Russia and Ukraine has done us very little good. ┬áThe entire world had their time to say to Vladimir Putin, “touch Ukraine and you’ll regret it”.

Putin, ever the showman, continued to reassure the world that there was some grand misunderstanding, and that Russian troops wouldn’t be setting food in Ukraine.

But only a few scant hours later, trouble arrives in Kyiv and beyond.

Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised a military operation in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what appeared to be the start of war in Europe over Russia’s demands for an end to NATO’s eastward expansion.

Shortly after Putin spoke in a special televised address on Russian state TV, explosions could be heard in the pre-dawn quiet of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Gunfire rattled near the capital’s main airport, the Interfax news agency said.

The US was quick to respond.

U.S. President Joe Biden said his prayers were with the people of Ukraine “as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces”.

“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. The world will hold Russia accountable.”

As the situation devolves, one can only expect that Russia will stop at nothing to control Ukraine, and that’s something the world will soon need to find a solution to.