Last updated on February 24, 2022
Explosions are being reported in multiple cities across Ukraine during the early morning hours on Thursday as Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russian military forces were launching “special military operations” against the country.
Initial reports indicated the explosions were taking place in the capital city of Kyiv, as well as Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Odesa, and in Mariupol.
CNN Live shot interrupted by explosions in Kyiv.
Matthew CHance hears rumblings and has never experienced that in Kyiv.
Puts on body armor. pic.twitter.com/GY0gdSSvba
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) February 24, 2022
Putin just declared war on Ukraine, announcing a “special military operation.”
Breaking: massive explosions just now in Kramatorsk. At least four. Very big.
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) February 24, 2022
CNN’s Matthew Chance reporting live in Kyiv right now hearing massive explosions.
Praying for Ukraine and our teams on the ground.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) February 24, 2022
Our @CBSNews teams in Kyiv and Kharkiv heard loud explosions
— Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) February 24, 2022
NBC News team in Kyiv has just heard several explosions
— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) February 24, 2022
Explosions in Kyiv
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) February 24, 2022
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