Putin has returned war to Europe. He is depriving generations who have not experienced war in their neighbourhood of their feeling of security. He is depriving Ukraine of incomparably more - its territorial integrity.
He is sending people to shelters, threatening their lives. He is forcing parents to explain to their children what war is.
He has forced us to live the unimaginable, which we have previously only heard about on the news from reporters in warzones.
The euphemisms that the Kremlin has used to describe Vladimir Putin's plans have come crashing down today.