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Russia-Ukraine war: Cristiano Ronaldo joins calls for peace

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has joined the calls for peace following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ronaldo took to Instagram and wrote to his 407 million followers: “We need to create a better world for our children. Praying for peace in our world.”

Just before leaving Real Madrid for Juventus, the Portugal captain played briefly with Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.

Recall that Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine on Thursday, immediately launching strikes across the country, drawing international condemnation.

A high-rise apartment block in Kyiv was hit by a devastating missile this morning as fighting continues to rage in the capital, with Ukraine’s civilian death toll now standing at 198 following the Russian invasion.

Shocking footage recorded nearby showed the weapon flying into the building, located near Zhuliany airport, while CCTV recorded from inside also shows the extent of the damage after the site was hit.

Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) on Friday said it had received reports of at least 127 civilian casualties, of which 25 were killed and 102 injured in the Ukraine crisis caused by shelling and airstrikes.

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