EVERYTHING IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: President Vladimir Putin authorises ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, explosions heard in Kyiv.

UPDATE: Explosions Heard In Ukraine Capital Kyiv, Mariupol.

Plus: Biden says world will hold Putin accountable for ‘unprovoked and unjustified attack’ on Ukraine.

Will it, though? Full text of Biden’s statement here.

UPDATE: He’s not wrong.

Of course wokeness brings weakness. That’s why the left has been encouraging it in the West for decades, even as Russia and China have loudly eschewed it.