On the first day of its invasion of Ukraine, Russia failed to achieve its objectives, according to UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.
On Wednesday night, President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine.
Several Ukrainian cities were rocked by explosions on Thursday.
Additionally, faced attacks by tanks, artillery, warships, and ground soldiers.
“As of this morning, our judgment is that Russia has not achieved any of its primary objectives,” Wallace said on Sky News on Friday.
“In reality, it is running behind schedule. Over 450 people have died as a result of the attack.”
“The Russian army failed to achieve its key objective on day one,” he stated.
Wallace claimed that the failure of Russian special forces to secure a “major” airport that was once again under Ukrainian control was an example.
In the aftermath of the invasion, the UK, along with the US, lifted sanctions on Russian organizations and individuals.
However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky declared in a video posted to Facebook early Friday that they have no influence on Putin.
“The world’s most powerful forces are watching from afar, just as they were yesterday.
Did the sanctions imposed yesterday persuade Russia?
We can hear in the sky and see on the ground that this isn’t enough “According to Zelensky.
Ukraine’s parliamentarians told Insider on Thursday that NATO must now implement a no-fly zone above the country. On Thursday, Zelensky suggested that the measure was necessary.
NATO has indicated little interest in such a step, despite the fact that some of its members have supplied military weapons to Ukraine.
In his speech, Zelensky said
At around 4 a.m. local time, Russian soldiers resumed missile attacks on Ukrainian cities, including the capital Kyiv.
Ukraine’s military ministry announced on Facebook that Russian ground soldiers had infiltrated the Kyiv suburb of Obolon.
This happened on Friday morning.
Where he has stated that he would not leave Kyiv.
Although, Zelensky believes the Russian military is trying to find and kill him.
On Friday that Russia had destroyed 118 military facilities in Ukraine.
Along with shooting down five Ukrainian military planes.
A Russian defense ministry spokesperson Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov reported.
Ukraine claims to have halted Russian advances, but Zelensky reported on Friday that 137 Ukrainians had been killed, including military and civilians.
The Insider’s live blog is keeping track of the invasion as it unfolds.