“I decided to award a special title to our heroes, our hero cities. As it has already been once. When we withstood another attack. But a similar attack. Another invasion. But no less brutal invasion. Hero cities will be: Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Mariupol, Kherson, Hostomel, Volnovakha,” Zelensky said in his address.
On February 24, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops are shelling and destroying key infrastructure, conducting massive shelling of Ukrainian towns and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launcher systems, and ballistic missiles.
Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.
Ukraine officially filed a lawsuit against the Russian Federation at the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague. International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan launched an investigation into the situation in Ukraine.
Photo credit: State Emergency Service of Ukraine
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