Ukrainian soldiers on front line reveal how Russian invasion started | Kramatorsk dispatch

Russia activated sleeper cells or commando units to carry out attacks on Ukrainian positions deep behind the front lines in the early hours of the morning, soldiers told The Telegraph.

Troops at Kramatorsk airbase told The Telegraph they came under fire from mortars believed to have been fired from inside the Ukrainian-held town moments before Russia’s air campaign began.

The mortars, which landed at around 04:40, were the first rounds in a bombardment that struck the military airfield, a key Ukrainian command post, just before Russian President Vladimir Putin made his speech declaring war in the early hours of the morning.

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