Young children have been crammed together in the underground metro system in fear as cities around Ukraine, including the capital Kiev, sheltered from Russian shelling.  

 Scared Ukrainian children are shown being taken to the metro system to seek shelter from Russian shelling as air strike sirens sound. 

Russia launched a tremendous attack on Ukraine 

According to the Mirror, Russia launched a massive attack by land, sea and air on its neighboring country, Ukraine, in the early hours of Thursday, the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since 1945. Diplomatic attempts and threats of sanctions proved in vain as Vladimir Putin announced that Russian troops would enter Ukraine’s east. 

Children forced to take refuge in metro system 

Kyiv and other cities across the country soon began shelling, forcing people to take refuge in the metro system. Europeans hoped that after World War II, that terrible scene would never be repeated. Now worried Ukrainian children can be seen unaware of what is happening. Children from the number one school in the city of Druzhkivka were taken to the underground metro station. 

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They were similar to photographs in London during the Blitz from September 1940 to May 1941 when children took shelter with their families as Nazi planes dropped bombs on them. 

Metro station converted into shelter home 

There were similar scenes in other metro systems around Ukraine, including Kharkiv, where children were learning about security and evacuation exercises before the attack. Metro stations in Kiev have been turned into shelters amid fears that the city could fall to Russian troops by the weekend. 

Order for all men in the age group of 18 to 60 to join the army 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that 137 Ukrainian civilians and military personnel have been killed, as well as 316 wounded, since the start of the offensive. He said enemy sabotage groups had already entered Kiev. He ordered all men in the age group of 18 to 60 to join the army and forbade them to leave the country. 

Russia-Ukraine War: Russian President Vladimir Putin formally declared war on Ukraine on Thursday, after which the Russian army called on Ukraine (Russia declares war on Ukraine). After this, Ukraine has also declared war against Russia and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the order to deploy the army across the country. Along with this, Ukrainian President Zelensky has also targeted America and NATO countries and said that we were left alone in the fight with Russia.

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