As Russian President Vladimir Putin tonight announced a special “special military operation” and reportedly launched a major attack on neighboring Ukraine, President Joe Biden responded that the Russian government would be held accountable for “catastrophic loss of life and human suffering.”
With reports surfacing from sources on the ground, Twitter is abuzz with live updates. Military Times will continue to update this report with the latest accounts from the social media platform.
12:10 a.m. EST
Journalist Ahmer Khan is live on the ground in Ukraine as missiles fly in the east.
Phil Stewart, military and intelligence correspondent with Reuters, reports on military action from Russian forces.
Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki confirms that the president was informed of the attack on Ukraine.
The United Nations spokesperson account relays words from U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
CNN’s Natasha Bertrand relays confimation from correspondent Matthew Chance that Ukraine is under attack.
Sarah Sicard is a Senior Editor with Military Times. She previously served as the Digital Editor of Military Times and the Army Times Editor. Other work can be found at National Defense Magazine, Task & Purpose, and Defense News.
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