KIEV – Here we go. The war has begun. Explosions in Mariupol and Odessa. Even here in Kiev, from the hotel windows we are in, one can hear distant, isolated explosions. Vladimir Putin he ordered the attack, and the attack began. It seemed impossible, incredible, inadmissible, but there Russia has truly sparked the war in Ukraine.
Putin says he has “no intention of occupying Ukraine”, which is not an option.