FEBRUARY 24, 2022BYSCOTT JOHNSONat PowerLine
RUSSIA INVADES UKRAINE
The news this morningtells us that Vladimir Putin has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and demanded Ukraine’s army give it up. Speaking on state television early this morning, Putin claimed that Russia was not planning to occupy Ukraine but vowed to punish those who stood in their way.
“The goal is to defend people who have been victims of abuse and genocide from the Kyiv regime. And we will strive to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine,” Putin said. “All responsibility for the possible bloodshed will be fully and completely on the conscience of the ruling regime.”
Ukraine’s President Zelensky also appeared on television this morning. He addressed the country from Kyiv and called for opposition and resistance by Ukrainians. I have embedded video of his remarks below with translation through Australia’s ABC News. His remarks also addressed Russian…
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