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Kiev dives into chaos as Russia launches 'special military operation'

Kiev has plunged into chaos after Russian forces launched a military operation against Ukraine.

Militants of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic stand in front of an apartment building, which locals said was damaged by recent shelling, in the separatist-controlled town of Yasynuvata (Yasinovataya) in the Donetsk region (Photo: Reuters)

Russia-Ukraine war (Photo: Reuters)

Kiev has plunged into chaos after Russian forces launched a military offensive against Ukraine.
Terrified people have been queuing for hours to get fuel, food and medicine.
Many left Kiev to seek shelter in western Ukraine, building up kilometres-long traffic jams, Xinhua news agency reported.
"We were not able to leave, there were terrible traffic jams... We saw people walking from Kiev just along the highway, with children, animals, suitcases," 28-year-old Iryna told Xinhua.
Iryna was forced to return to her home in Kiev.
"Today we will sleep in the dressing room, there are no windows there," Iryna said.
Oksana, a 40-year-old manager, said she was hiding in an underground parking area after an air defense alarm in Kiev.
"I keep my bag at the door, I'm afraid that the attack on the city will continue," Oksana said.
Oksana lives on the left bank of Kiev. She said explosions were heard near her home the whole day.
"Like all people in my country, I am scared," she added, crying.
Earlier on Thursday, Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 8:21 AM IST

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