Right now, here's what you need to know about Ukraine and Russia

On Friday, rockets rained down on the Ukrainian capital, prompting Russian troops to take action. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the rest of the world to do more, saying that the sanctions that are already in place are not enough.

Russia's "primary target" is Zelensky.

Kyiv has been on high alert for an air attack after unconfirmed allegations that a Russian aircraft was turned away and crashed into a building the day after President Vladimir Putin delivered his shocking attack on the world. According to the senior Ukrainian official, Russian troops are planning to move into areas outside of Kyiv's financial district on Friday, and Ukrainian troops, no matter how many there are, will defend strategic locations on all four fronts. Roughly 100,000 individuals managed to flee the main cities before they were engulfed by waves and gunfire. There have been twelve deaths thus far. When the Russians came from Belarus to attack Kyiv, they took control of the closed Chornobyl nuclear plant to the north of the city.

Politicians from the USA and Ukraine

In its efforts to subdue Kyiv, Russia is also aiming to remove the government, which Putin views as a US creation. Zelinsky admitted he knew the Russian soldiers were involved and agreed to remain in Kyiv anyhow. "(The opponent) has highlighted me as the main target," Zelensky said in the video report. Aside from myself, my loved ones are my second priority. They hope that the downfall of the president will have a negative impact on politics in Ukraine. Yes, I am a resident of the nation's capital.

Additionally, I have family that lives in Ukraine. Russia's land, air, and naval offensive began Thursday after Putin initiated the war, which is the greatest attack on a European state since World War II. Russian troops have taken over the Chornobyl nuclear power facility and are advancing on the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed his country was conducting a "unique military operation" to prevent the Ukrainian government from carrying out a genocide against its own people, an allegation the West dismissed as baseless. Like Ukraine, he believes Russia to be the rightful owner of the territory now known as Ukraine. Ukrainian troops shot down an enemy plane early in the morning over Kyiv, starting a fire in a residential structure, according to Anton Herashchenko, an advisor to the city's high priest. Whether or not the plane was manned when it transitioned into rocket mode is unknown.

Local officials in Kyiv reported at least eight injuries as a result of the building's collision with a building housing apartments. On Twitter, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote, " Russia's horrific projectile strike on Kyiv." We last saw something like this in our nation's capital in 1941, when it was hit by Nazi Germany. Sumy, a city in the northeast, is reportedly still the scene of intense fighting. Lviv, in the west of the country, received reports of rocket attacks on the border column in the southeastern province of Zaporizhia, leading to casualties among the boundary guards.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CBS, when asked if he was worried about Zelensk's safety, "As far as I hear, Head of State Zelensky remained in his position in Ukraine and was worried." Safety in Zelensk is a major concern of ours. A fresh tide of agreement is visible between the United States and the European Union. Ukraine, a sovereign nation with a population of 44 million, opted for independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union and has recently stepped up efforts to join NATO and the European Union, both of which Moscow has sabotaged. Prior to this week, the United States, Britain, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the European Union announced new permissions on Moscow's overpermits, with Germany relocating to halt Russia's $11 billion pipelines. The EU's chief of foreign policy, Josep Borrell, referred to the organization's actions as "the most horrible permission package we have established."

Pressure is mounting on China since it has not called Russia's attack hostile.

US Vice President Joe Biden told White House reporters, "Any type of government that rejects Russia's naked aggression against Ukraine will undoubtedly be polluted by the organization." He quickly lowered his voice to weigh in on China's stance. On Friday, the UN Security Council will vote on a resolution to condemn the Russian incursion and call for an immediate withdrawal from Moscow. However, Moscow may veto the steps, and China's vote is still up in the air.

The per-barrel price of oil has doubled.

Along with Ukraine, Russia is one of the world's main exporters of grain and a major energy producer. Conflict and acquiescence have the potential to destabilize global economies. On Friday, the price of a barrel of oil hit $2 because the market was waiting to see how experts' approval would affect big Russian oil traders.

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