It’s safe to say that Russia wasn’t thrilled about a peace plan proposed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Zelenskyy proposed his plan in front of world leaders at the G20 summit in Indonesia. Hours later, a massive wave of Russian missiles struck Ukraine.
The barrage knocked out power to much of the embattled country, prompting Zelenskyy to announce that 85 missile strikes have been launched so far and warning people that there may be more to come, adding in a daily address to his country, “please look after yourselves, stay in shelter for some time.”
In addition to the infrastructure-crippling strikes in Ukraine, 2 missiles reportedly hit inside the border of NATO nation Poland, marking the first time Russian strikes have hit a NATO partner.
Neighboring country Moldova also suffered significant power infrastructure damage as Russian strikes crippled the small country’s inbound power systems.
World leaders have expressed their dismay at the escalation by Russian forces, and worry about the risk to international nuclear safety. Polish leaders have not yet confirmed missile strikes within their borders and Russia denies any activity on the Poland/Ukraine border.