Early in the morning on Thursday, Ukraine awoke to a nation unwillingly reborn as a nation at war. Vladimir Putin had invaded under the pretense of some treaty he imagined a day earlier, and he had done so in a swift and decisive fashion. The Russian military went in targeting military facilities, airports, and other major infrastructure sites, and from every angle possible.
And, in the age of social media, this burgeoning war has also been covered from every angle possible.
— Subodh Kumar (@kumarsubodh_) February 24, 2022
JUST IN: A senior U.S. defense official tells NPR the Russian attack on Ukraine is in an "initial phase" — and that it's believed Russian forces are moving to take Kyiv with the "intention of basically decapitating the government and installing another method of governance.” pic.twitter.com/jD7pRZH2dg
— NPR (@NPR) February 24, 2022
— Chaz (@EUChaz) February 24, 2022
#Ukraine residents crowd into metro stations and subways for safety after #Russia invades the country. They double as bomb shelters.@yamphoto shares this view from #Kharkiv, the 2nd largest city in Ukraine.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 24, 2022
Russian armed forces securing the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/kZGITGBeiv
— Cam Higby 🇺🇸 (@camhigby) February 24, 2022
"We will defend ourselves."
— TIME (@TIME) February 24, 2022
— Ukraine News 🇺🇦 (@Mike420002) February 24, 2022
The situation continues to develop rapidly, and social media will continue to be a valuable tool of the people of Ukraine in the days ahead.