Russian-Ukrainian war. The main events from February 24 to March 9 — Babel online

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Russian-Ukrainian war. The main events from February 24 to March 9 — Babel online

A Ukrainian military helps evacuees gathered under a destroyed bridge, as they flee the city of Irpin, on March 7, 2022.

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Early in the morning of February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had decided to conduct a “special military operation” on the territory of Ukraine. Following that, Russian troops began shelling Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Mariupol, Dnipro and many other cities. We conduct online coverage of the events. "Babel" is a Ukrainian digital media outlet based in Kyiv, we actively cover Russian-Ukrainian war. Babel editorial policy is grounded on the principles of validity and integrity, which means that our texts are based only on trusted sources, we publish news only when there are no doubts about their veracity. In recent weeks we have monitored multiple inaccuracies in how foreign media covers events in Ukraine ― even when it comes to the location of the borderline between the temporarily occupied territory and controlled territories of Ukraine (the correct map is here). Thatʼs why we decided to publish live updates about this war in English. If you are interested in real-time reliable information, keep this tab open, and youʼll be notified about any new posts. If you know somebody else who may be interested in this article ― please share the link with them. (And here you can read in English about what happened on the days before the massive invasion.)