Woman arrested for painting 'MURDER' in giant red letters outside Russian Embassy in DC
A woman was arrested by six cops after she painted the word “MURDER” in giant red letters outside of the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC. The unnamed woman was wearing a light-colored hoodie and a jacket with a face mask. While the rain began to wash away the red spray-painted word along the floor. The woman was seen surrounded by six police officials on Thursday morning, February 24, outside the embassy after the act.
Earlier today, protesters also gathered outside the embassy to appeal to President Joe Biden for action after Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, February 24. Protesters were seen holding Ukraine flags and signs, one of which read: "PUTIN BURN IN HELL!”. The news comes hours after a salvo of missiles and series of airstrikes hit Ukraine as Putin launched his long-dreaded full-scale attack on Ukraine that has sparked outrage around the globe.
The word 'Murder' painted on the driveway outside of the Russian Embassy.... pic.twitter.com/1hwRiFq72C— Megan Rivers (@MegMRivers) February 24, 2022
As the Ukraine-Russia conflict has spiraled into a war, the world braces for a potential catastrophe. Mere minutes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military operation in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24, explosions were visible near the city of Kharkiv. Attacks on multiple cities followed soon after. Putin said the decision was taken in response to the threats coming from Ukraine. He added that Russia doesn't have a goal to occupy Ukraine and that all Ukrainian servicemen who lay down arms will be able to safely leave the zone of combat. Putin also warned other countries to not interfere with Russian actions or lead to consequences never seen before.
As per reports, the airstrike in Kharkiv killed a boy after a building was hit. Shocking images circulating on social media show civilians covered in blood after Russia blitzed an apartment block in Ukraine. Various casualties are being reported as the police try to evaluate injured people as well as the bombardments.
Police sources reported multiple explosions as air raid sirens blared as far west as Lviv, while hundreds of casualties were reported by Ukraine's Interior Ministry. Firefighters were seen trying to extinguish the flames of a house burning after an airstrike hit in Chuhuiv, Kharkiv. Reports state Russian attacks on a number of major Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Mariupol.
Russia declared their first day of Ukraine invasion "a success" as Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky mourned the death of 137 'heroes' who lost their lives on the very first day of war. Russian troops have also captured the ghost town of Chernobyl, which is still reeling from dangerous radiation levels, as an aftermath of the nuclear plant disaster of 1986. Many are fearing that Russian forces might procure and use the toxic radioactive waste from Chernobyl as a weapon in warfare. Russia has already estimated that they will seize control of Kyiv "by the weekend" but there are also reports of how the Ukrainian government has claimed that its forces have retaken Antonov airport on the outskirts of Kyiv that was earlier seized by Russian airborne troops.