More than 100 municipal deputies from different cities of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod, Samara, Ryazan, Yoshkar-Ola and others) signed an open letter to the citizens of the Russian Federation condemning the “special military operation” against Ukraine, announced on the morning of 24 February by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The appeal is at the disposal of Novaya Gazeta.
“We, the deputies elected by the people, unreservedly condemn the attack of the Russian army on Ukraine,” the deputies say. “This is an unparalleled atrocity for which there is and cannot be justification.” Municipal deputies believe that the war with Ukraine will lead to catastrophic consequences: thousands of people will die and be injured, and Russia will be isolated and prices will rise. At the end of the appeal, the deputies urge the people of Russia not to participate in the aggression, not to approve of it and not to be silent.
The open letter, in particular, was signed by Veliky Novgorod City Duma deputy Anna Cherepanova, Moscow Mundeps Elena Rusakova, Maxim Gongalsky, Andrey Morev, Elena Kotenochkina and Elena Filina and others.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at about 5:30 am Moscow time announced the start of a “special operation” in Ukraine. “We will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine,” he said. The Russian Defense Ministry said that “military infrastructure, air defense facilities, military airfields and aviation of the Ukrainian army are being disabled.” Powerful explosions thundered around 5:00 in several cities of Ukraine. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky announced the introduction of martial law throughout the country.
Cyber attacks on Ukraine and attacks on important websites of this country
A newly discovered malware in Ukraine is spreading and infecting hundreds of computers.
Data erasure program was installed on hundreds of devices in Ukraine; An attack that has probably been going on for the past few months.
The cyber-attack also affected the websites of some Ukrainian banks, and the websites of the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cabinet of Ministers and the Parliament of Ukraine are among the websites that have been taken offline as a result of the cyber-attack.