The likes of US president Joe Biden and Boris Johnson have joined other global powers in condemning Russia’s ‘unprovoked and unjustified’ attack.
Putin claimed he was helping with the "denazification" of Ukraine with the attack, while also warning other countries not to respond, saying: "If you do you will face consequences greater than any of you have faced in history”.
12.45 - We've been pronouncing ‘Kyiv’ wrong – and this is why we need to change it
"Please...pronounuce it the Ukrainian way... This is the Ukrainian language, Ukrainian culture" - @bbclysedoucet on #r4today this morning giving the best explanation as to why BBC pronounces the Ukrainian capital Kyiv (KEE-yiv), not the Russian Kiev (kee-ev).pic.twitter.com/yXqsgQ31P7
It’s another dark day for European history, and it’s easy to feel helpless at times like this as shocking images and videos continue to emerge from Ukraine. However, in a time where such importance is placed on narrative, there is one very small thing we can do.
The way we pronounce the Ukrainian capital is hugely significant – and most of us have been saying it incorrectly - read more here.
11.25 - Brave Ukrainian woman praised for confronting Russian soldier
A Ukrainian woman has been praised for her bravery after she confronted a heavily-armed Russian soldier with sunflower seeds.
In footage captured and spread on social media, the woman is seen giving the soldier sunflower seeds (Ukraine's national flower) so that they might grow when he dies.
09.45 - 10 of the most shocking images and videos from Ukraine
A Ukrainian woman is injured in the bombing of a residential building in the city of Chuguev, Ukraine.\n\nExplosions have been rocking cities and towns in Ukraine since Thursday morning as Russian troops and tanks moved in. #UkraineRussiapic.twitter.com/bMLUEk5llZ