Ukrainian channels broadcast reports on hostilities in the territory of this country and on the first losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine:
In addition, Ukrainians are publishing a video showing Russian troops already in the immediate vicinity of Kharkiv. At the same time, there is no information about clashes - apparently, Russian troops enter enemy territory without resistance. It is reported that Russian soldiers have already been seen in Kharkiv itself.
In the area of the city of Schastye, Luhansk region, the Ukrainian military destroyed two tanks and several trucks of the invaders, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.
According to the command of the Joint Forces of Ukraine, on February 24, 5 aircraft and one helicopter of the Russian Armed Forces were shot down.
Shipping in the Sea of Azov has been temporarily suspended. Ports on the coast stopped sending and receiving ships.
Gas stations in Kiev are completely paralyzed, there are huge queues of cars everywhere
There are many kilometers of traffic jams at the exit from Kiev, people are leaving the city.
The metro of the Ukrainian capital began to be used as a bomb shelter; free admission was made into it.
The Chinese embassy in Ukraine has advised its citizens to affix an image of the PRC flag to prominent parts of cars.
Residents of the Ukrainian city of Lutsk reported that mobile communications are not working - Russian drones blew up a television tower.
At the same time, in his next address to the Ukrainians, President Zelensky urged people not to panic. He said that he was negotiating with Western partners to create a coalition, support in the defense sphere and close the airspace over Ukraine to Russia.
The Verkhovna Rada, by constitutional majority, introduced martial law throughout Ukraine. This is a special legal regime that is established in the event of aggression against the state. Martial law provides for the restriction of many rights and freedoms of citizens, including such as freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, the right to judicial review of cases, the right to inviolability of property. Special liability is introduced for disobedience to the orders of the authorities.
Ukrainian channels reported that the country's ambassador to Turkey asked to block the Bosporus and Dardanelles to prevent the passage of Russian military ships into the Black Sea.
The administration of Turkish President Erdogan considers the "special operation of Russia" against Ukraine as a "military intervention".
The banking system will continue to work, but limits will be introduced, representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine said. The National Bank has limited cash withdrawals to UAH 100,000 per day, but non-cash transactions are not limited.
Lukashenko said that Belarusian troops do not take any part in the invasion of Ukraine.
4 tanks of the Russian Armed Forces were destroyed on the Kharkiv bypass road, Ukrainian channels report.
A strong explosion thundered in Odessa - according to preliminary data, the Pressmash metalworking plant is on fire.
In Krivoy Rog, an urgent evacuation of residents of the Makulan microdistrict (Central-City district) was announced. After a missile attack on the warehouses of the tank brigade, smoldering ammunition began, their explosions and scattering are possible, the press service of the Krivoy Rog City Council reports.