Paris’s Eiffel Tower lit up in the national colors of the Ukrainian flag to express solidarity with the Ukrainian people, in the wake of the Russian attack.
It is worth mentioning that Russian President Vladimir Putin announced launching a military operation in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine.
Putin said that his country does not intend to occupy Ukraine but rather to protect the Donbas region, which includes the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, warning against any external interference in Ukraine and at the same time calling on the Ukrainian soldiers to lay down their arms.
Putin added that the goal of the military action would be to “defend people who for eight years have been suffering persecution and genocide by the Kyiv regime. For this, we will aim for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine.