Ukraine-Russia War: 18 shocking and harrowing images from the second day of Putin’s raid

KIEV.- The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, today called on the Ukrainian Army to “seize power” in Kiev and overthrow President Volodimir Zelensky and his environment, whom he described as “gang of neo-Nazis and drug addicts”shortly after a spokesman announced that Russia was ready to negotiate with Ukraine in Minsk and while fighting on the outskirts of Kiev created a climate of panic in the civilian population.

“Take the power in your hands. It seems to me that it will be easier to negotiate between you and us”, Putin launched the Ukrainian Army in an intervention on Russian television, and stated that he does not fight Army units, but rather nationalist formations that behave “like terrorists” using civilians “as human shields.”

The mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, warned that Russian troops are “very close to the capital” and he predicted “a difficult night” for the city. “The situation is now threatening for Kiev, it is not an exaggeration,” he said on his Telegram channel. “Night and morning will be difficult.”

Firefighters try to extinguish a fire in a damaged residential building on Koshytsa Street, a suburb of Ukraine’s capital Kiev, early Friday.Ukrainian Police Department Press

Earlier, Putin had let it be known that Russia is willing to negotiate with the Ukrainian authorities if the neighboring country “lays down its arms”, after an offer to dialogue made by Zelensky.

“In response to Zelensky’s proposal, Putin is ready to send to Minsk a Russian delegation at the level of representatives of the Defense and Foreign Ministries and the Presidential Administration for negotiations with the Ukrainian delegation,” spokesman Dimitri Peskov told reporters. the press, according to the Sputnik news agency.

Soldiers of the Ukrainian army in front of the lifeless body of a soldier in Kiev
Soldiers of the Ukrainian army in front of the lifeless body of a soldier in KievEfrem Lukatsky – AP
A general view of a damaged apartment in a residential building that was the target of shelling by Russian troops after the invasion of Ukraine
A general view of a damaged apartment in a residential building that was the target of shelling by Russian troops after the invasion of Ukraine– – ukrin
A Ukrainian military doctor (L) examines the body of a person lying next to a vehicle after he and members of an assault group were shot during a clash in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
A Ukrainian military doctor (L) examines the body of a person lying next to a vehicle after he and members of an assault group were shot during a clash in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP – AFP
The burned and damaged bedroom of an apartment is seen in a residential block hit by a missile attack in the early morning hours on February 25, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The burned and damaged bedroom of an apartment is seen in a residential block hit by a missile attack in the early morning hours on February 25, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.Chris McGrath – Getty Images Europe
Ukrainian soldiers lift the body of a man who died after being shot in Kiev
Ukrainian soldiers lift the body of a man who died after being shot in KievDANIEL LEAL – AFP
A car drives past the remains of a rocket in a residential area in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
A car drives past the remains of a rocket in a residential area in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.GENYA SAVILOV – AFP
Yesterday, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine, with Russian troops invading the country from the north, east and south, accompanied by airstrikes and bombing.  The Ukrainian president said that at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the end of the first day.
Yesterday, Russia launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine, with Russian troops invading the country from the north, east and south, accompanied by airstrikes and bombing. The Ukrainian president said that at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the end of the first day.

Anastasia Vlasova – Getty Images Europe

Bystanders stand near civilian vehicle driven by group of Russian infantry fighting vehicle wreckers before being wiped out in Kiev, Ukraine
Bystanders stand near civilian vehicle driven by group of Russian infantry fighting vehicle wreckers before being wiped out in Kiev, UkraineNurPhoto – NurPhoto
The body of a Russian serviceman wearing a Ukrainian service uniform lies inside a vehicle after he and other members of an assault group were shot during a clash in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.
The body of a Russian serviceman wearing a Ukrainian service uniform lies inside a vehicle after he and other members of an assault group were shot during a clash in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.SERGEI SUPINSKY – AFP
Damaged residential building on Koshytsa street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital
Damaged residential building on Koshytsa street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capitalGENYA SAVILOV – AFP
Ukrainian soldiers next to the remains of an unidentified plane that crashed into a house in a residential area in Kiev
Ukrainian soldiers next to the remains of an unidentified plane that crashed into a house in a residential area in KievGENYA SAVILOV – AFP
An injured woman in front of a hospital after the shelling of the city of Chuguiv, in eastern Ukraine
An injured woman in front of a hospital after the shelling of the city of Chuguiv, in eastern UkraineUkraine emergency ministry – AFP
A woman clears the rubble of a damaged residential building on Koshytsa Street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital Kiev
A woman clears the rubble of a damaged residential building on Koshytsa Street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital KievDANIEL LEAL – AFP
A Ukrainian military man in the window of a damaged residential building on Koshytsa Street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, where a shell allegedly landed
A Ukrainian military man in the window of a damaged residential building on Koshytsa Street, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, where a shell allegedly landedDANIEL LEAL – AFP
Natali Sevriukova after a shell attack in the city of Kiev, Ukraine
Natali Sevriukova after a shell attack in the city of Kiev, Ukraine
A child plays near a building destroyed by the Russian missile attack, in Kiev
A child plays near a building destroyed by the Russian missile attack, in KievAnadolu Agency – Anadolu Agency
Kiev.  The body of a person lies next to a vehicle after being shot during a clash.
Kiev. The body of a person lies next to a vehicle after being shot during a clash.Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP – AFP
A line of people at the border crossing between Slovakia and Ukraine in Velke Slemence, Slovakia.  Ukrainian citizens began fleeing the conflict in their country a day after Russia launched a military attack on their country
A line of people at the border crossing between Slovakia and Ukraine in Velke Slemence, Slovakia. Ukrainian citizens began fleeing the conflict in their country a day after Russia launched a military attack on their countryPETER LAZAR – AFP
Ukrainian soldiers take up positions in the center of Kiev.
Ukrainian soldiers take up positions in the center of Kiev.AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti – AP
A man walks his dog in front of a destroyed residential block that was hit by a missile attack in the early morning, on February 25, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.
A man walks his dog in front of a destroyed residential block that was hit by a missile attack in the early morning, on February 25, 2022 in Kiev, Ukraine.Chris McGrath – Getty Images Europe
Ukrainian citizens are preparing in Medyka for the onward journey after crossing the Ukrainian-Polish border due to Russia's military intervention
Ukrainian citizens are preparing in Medyka for the onward journey after crossing the Ukrainian-Polish border due to Russia’s military interventionAnadolu Agency – Anadolu Agency

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Photo Editing: Enrique Villegas

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