Russia Invades Ukraine, Aims to Oust Zelensky Government

KYIV, Ukraine—Russian armored columns pushed into Ukraine, airstrikes hit dozens of cities and airborne troops landed at a armed forces airfield on the outskirts of the funds on Thursday just after President Vladimir Putin requested an offensive that he reported was aimed at toppling the governing administration in Kyiv, drawing condemnation and new sanctions from the U.S. and its allies.

“They are killing men and women and transforming tranquil cities into armed forces targets,” Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, mentioned in a television tackle in Kyiv just after midnight. “That’s villainous and will in no way be forgiven.”