August 19, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine seems to have floor to a halt with no vital territory captured regardless of a weekend of heavy preventing, with Kyiv’s males claiming to have taken out dozens of helicopters and recaptured a metropolis this morning – sparking hopes that the unlikeliest of victories could also be on the playing cards.

Putin’s males renewed their bombardments on Mariupol, Chernihiv, Mykolaiv and Kharkiv this morning as his forces additionally tried to encompass Kyiv in preparation for an assault, however haven’t considerably superior their frontline for the reason that metropolis of Kherson and nuclear energy plant at Zaporizhzhia had been captured final week. 

In the meantime the Ukrainian armed forces claimed to have destroyed as much as 30 Russian helicopters that had been moved to Chornobaivka airport, close to Kherson, in a single day and to have retaken the town of Chuhuiv, close to Kharkiv, killing two Russian commanders – Lt. Col. Dmitry Safronov, and Lt Col. Denis Glebov – within the course of. 

Russia additionally tacitly acknowledged the lack of two different commanders – Colonel Konstantin Zizevsky and Lieutenant Colonel Denis Glebov – whose funerals had been held in Russia on the weekend.

Video additionally emerged which appeared to indicate Ukrainian defence forces based mostly in Odessa, the nation’s largest port, exchanging fireplace with ships in a single day – one among which suffers a success. Ukraine’s ministry of defence has since claimed the vessel was destroyed. 

Ukraine’s army now estimates that 11,000 Russian troopers have been killed in preventing together with the lack of 1,000 armoured autos, 290 tanks, 68 helicopters, 46 planes and dozens of different piece of {hardware}. Impartial observers give decrease totals, however Franz-Stefan Gady – of the Worldwide Institute for Strategic Research – stated the scenario is never-the-less ‘slowly turning into unsustainable for Russia’.

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US intelligence believes Russia has dedicated 95 per cent of the invasion power it had assembled on Ukraine’s border to the combat, that means vital reinforcements to push its assaults ahead are unlikely to return quickly – and will merely run into most of the similar logistical issues that plagued the early assault.  

That has prompted some – together with UK normal Admiral Sir Tony Radakin – to foretell that Russia may really lose the conflict. Requested by the BBC on Sunday whether or not victory for Putin’s males was ‘inevitable’, as many had predicted earlier than the preventing began, he responded: ‘No.’

Sir Tony, former chief of the Royal Navy and now Chief of the Defence Workers, added: ‘I believe we’ve seen a Russian invasion that’s not going nicely. ‘I believe we’re additionally seeing exceptional resistance by Ukraine…

‘Russia is struggling, Russia is an remoted energy. It’s much less highly effective than it was ten days in the past. A few of the lead parts of Russian forces have been decimated by the Ukrainian response.

‘You’ve additionally seen fundamental failures by way of upkeep and their package failing. Russia hasn’t operated at this scale for the reason that Second World Conflict and it’s extremely advanced and tough.’

Defeat for Russia doesn’t robotically imply victory for Ukraine, nevertheless. Regardless of heavy losses Putin’s males have nonetheless been capable of seize key territory, notably within the south, slicing Kyiv off from lots of its very important Black Sea buying and selling routes and naval bases.

Ukraine’s forces have confirmed dogged in defence but it surely stays to be seen whether or not they can counter-attack efficiently and push Russian forces again throughout the border. If they can’t, then the battle may arrive at a bloody stalemate – notably for civilians in surrounded cities with no technique of escaping Russian shelling.

Moscow claimed to have opened up evacuation routes out of a few of these cities – Mariupol, Sumy, Kharkiv and Kyiv – on Monday morning so civilians may flee, however Ukraine rapidly rejected the plan after it emerged many of the evacuation routes led into Russia or Belarus. 

Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk rejected the ceasefire provide on Monday, saying it’s ‘not an appropriate choice’ for Ukrainians to flee to the nation that’s attacking them. Civilians ‘aren’t going to go to Belarus after which take a aircraft to Russia’, she stated. 

In the meantime Volodymyr Zelensky vowed that ‘God is not going to forgive’ and Ukraine ‘is not going to overlook’ the slaughter of civilians by Russian forces, saying a ‘day of judgement’ is coming for them.

Zelensky, in a late-night tackle to his countrymen on the Orthodox Christian vacation of ‘Forgiveness Sunday’, recalled how a household of 4 had been amongst eight civilians killed by Russian mortars whereas making an attempt to flee the town of Irpin – close to Kyiv – earlier within the day. ‘We is not going to forgive. We is not going to overlook,’ he advised listeners.   

‘We can not forgive the a whole bunch upon a whole bunch of victims. Nor the 1000’s upon 1000’s who’ve suffered,’ he added. ‘God is not going to forgive. Not as we speak. Not tomorrow. By no means.’

‘As a substitute of humanitarian corridors, they’ll solely make bloody ones,’ Zelensky stated, as Inside Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko added: ‘There might be no ‘inexperienced corridors’ as a result of solely the sick mind of the Russians decides when to begin taking pictures and at whom.’

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Shortly after they spoke, columns of smoke had been seen rising over the town of Mykolaiv, on Ukraine’s Black Beach, as Russian forces resumed shelling. 

The precise variety of civilian casualties is unclear, although is estimated by Ukraine to be within the 1000’s as residential areas of main cities are indiscriminately bombed utilizing thermobaric and cluster munitions amid proof of ‘hit squads’ concentrating on civilian autos. The UN estimates that 1.5million folks have fled the preventing. 

Ukraine claims to be inflicting heavy losses on the invading Russians, with the ministry of defence claiming to have taken out greater than 11,000 troops, some 290 tanks, 1,000 armoured personnel carriers, 46 planes, 68 helicopters and 117 artillery items as-of Monday morning. None of these figures has been independently verified. Russia has acknowledged taking losses, however gave a determine of 500 deaths final week and has not up to date it since.

There have been unconfirmed reviews early Monday of heavy Russian losses across the captured metropolis of Kherson in a single day – with dozens of helicopters taken out alongside artillery columns – however these have additionally not been verified. 

Britain’s Europe Minister James Cleverly stated Russia’s newest provide of a ceasefire and an escape route for civilians was ‘cynical past perception’. 

Evacuation routes printed by Russia’s RIA Novosti information company confirmed that civilians in some areas will solely be capable to go away in direction of Russia and Belarus.

Mr Cleverly advised BBC Breakfast: ‘It seems cynical past perception. There’s a view that Vladimir Putin believed there was a widespread need of Ukrainians to be nearer to Russia, to be extra Russian. I believe that has been confirmed to be an entire nonsense by the circumstances we’re seeing.

‘Offering evacuation routes into the arms of the nation that’s at the moment destroying yours is a nonsense.’

He added that ‘finally probably the most humanitarian factor the Russians may do is finish this fully unlawful, fully unjustified invasion of Ukraine’.

At the same time as Russia introduced a ceasefire beginning Monday morning and the opening of humanitarian corridors in a number of areas, its armed forces continued to pummel Ukrainian cities, with a number of rocket launchers hitting residential buildings. 

Ukrainian troopers carry a wounded girl out of the town of Irpin, to the west of Kyiv, amid heavy Russian assaults

A woman weeps as the sound of shelling intensifies in the city of Irpin, to the west of Kyiv, with Russians trying to surround the capital ahead of an expected bombardment

A girl weeps because the sound of shelling intensifies within the metropolis of Irpin, to the west of Kyiv, with Russians making an attempt to encompass the capital forward of an anticipated bombardment

A family-of-four were killed by a Russian mortar round as they tried to flee Irpin on Sunday, with Zelensky vowing God 'will not forgive' troops targeting the innocent and Ukraine 'will not forget'

A family-of-four had been killed by a Russian mortar spherical as they tried to flee Irpin on Sunday, with Zelensky vowing God ‘is not going to forgive’ troops concentrating on the harmless and Ukraine ‘is not going to overlook’ 

Russian forces are continuing to pound Mariupol, in the south, Kharkiv, in the east, Chernihiv, in the north, and Mykolaiv, in the south, with artillery - but have made little or no gains in territory in recent days. Forces continue to work to surround the capital Kyiv, though progress has been slow. Attacks on civilian areas on the outskirts have increased

Russian forces are persevering with to pound Mariupol, within the south, Kharkiv, within the east, Chernihiv, within the north, and Mykolaiv, within the south, with artillery – however have made little or no features in territory in current days. Forces proceed to work to encompass the capital Kyiv, although progress has been sluggish. Assaults on civilian areas on the outskirts have elevated

After more than a week in stalled positions, Russian forces have made small gains in their attempt to surround and assault Kyiv - with Ukraine saying enough firepower has now been amassed for the mission

After greater than every week in stalled positions, Russian forces have made small features of their try to encompass and assault Kyiv – with Ukraine saying sufficient firepower has now been amassed for the mission

People cross an improvised path under a destroyed bridge while fleeing the town of Irpin, Ukraine

Folks cross an improvised path underneath a destroyed bridge whereas fleeing the city of Irpin, Ukraine

Ukrainian firefighters work to extinguish a blaze in an apartment building near Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, after it was struck by Russian Smerch rocket launchers in the early hours

Ukrainian firefighters work to extinguish a blaze in an condo constructing close to Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, after it was struck by Russian Smerch rocket launchers within the early hours

Mykolaiv, on Ukraine's Black Sea coast, is coming under increasing attacks by Russia as Putin's forces attempt to push along the coast to attack the country's largest port city at Odessa

Mykolaiv, on Ukraine’s Black Beach, is coming underneath rising assaults by Russia as Putin’s forces try to push alongside the coast to assault the nation’s largest port metropolis at Odessa

Rescuers dismantle the rubble of a destroyed school after Russian troops shelled the city of Chernihiv, to the north of the capital Kyiv, on Monday morning

Rescuers dismantle the rubble of a destroyed faculty after Russian troops shelled the town of Chernihiv, to the north of the capital Kyiv, on Monday morning

People are seen among debris of residential buildings damaged by shelling, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Zhytomyr - to the west of Kyiv

Persons are seen amongst particles of residential buildings broken by shelling, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Zhytomyr – to the west of Kyiv

Civilians cross amid rubble of a damaged bridge in the Irpin city near from Kyiv

Civilians cross amid rubble of a broken bridge within the Irpin metropolis close to from Kyiv

A Ukrainian volunteer fighter helps carry a child for local residents as they evacuate on foot as Russian forces advance and continue to bombard the area with artillery, in Irpin

A Ukrainian volunteer fighter helps carry a toddler for native residents as they evacuate on foot as Russian forces advance and proceed to bombard the world with artillery, in Irpin

Civilians carry children across a damaged bridge in the Irpin city near Kyiv, as the area comes under Russian attack

Civilians carry youngsters throughout a broken bridge within the Irpin metropolis close to Kyiv, as the world comes underneath Russian assault

Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman in the town of Irpin, which was heavily shelled by Russia at the weekend

Ukrainian servicemen assist an aged girl within the city of Irpin, which was closely shelled by Russia on the weekend

Local residents evacuate as Russian forces advance and continue to bombard the town with artillery, in Irpin

Native residents evacuate as Russian forces advance and proceed to bombard the city with artillery, in Irpin

Ukrainian soldiers help people trying to leave the city amid the collapsed structures and debris in Irpin

Ukrainian troopers assist folks making an attempt to depart the town amid the collapsed constructions and particles in Irpin

A wife says her goodbyes to her husband who is a member of the Territorial Defense as she evacuates from the city of Irpin

A spouse says her goodbyes to her husband who’s a member of the Territorial Protection as she evacuates from the town of Irpin

A father says goodbye to his daughter as civilians flee the city of Irpin, to the west of Kyiv, with Russian forces approaching

A father says goodbye to his daughter as civilians flee the town of Irpin, to the west of Kyiv, with Russian forces approaching

The restricted ceasefire announcement got here a day after a whole bunch of 1000’s of Ukrainian civilians trying to flee to security had been pressured to shelter from Russian shelling of cities in Ukraine’s middle, north and south. Officers from either side deliberate a 3rd spherical of talks Monday.

Russian forces continued their offensive, opening fireplace on the town of Mykolaiv, 480 kilometers south of the capital of Kyiv, Ukraine’s Normal Workers stated Monday morning. Rescuers stated they had been placing out fires in residential areas brought on by rocket assaults.

Shelling additionally continued within the suburbs of Kyiv, together with Irpin, which has been lower off from electrical energy, water and heating for 3 days.

‘Russia continues to hold out rocket, bomb and artillery strikes on the cities and settlements of Ukraine,’ the Normal Workers stated. ‘The invaders proceed to make use of the airfield community of Belarus to hold out air strikes on Ukraine.’

The Russians have additionally been concentrating on humanitarian corridors, taking girls and youngsters hostage and putting weapons in residential areas of cities, based on the Normal Workers.

A Russian job power stated a ceasefire would begin Monday morning, the twelfth day of the conflict, for civilians from Kyiv, the southern port metropolis of Mariupol, Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, and Sumy. It wasn’t instantly clear if preventing would cease past the areas talked about within the job power’s assertion, or when the ceasefire would finish.

Ukraine conflict: The most recent 

  • Russia steps up its shelling because the UN says 1.5 million folks have now fled
  • Makes an attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol fail once more, amid repeated ceasefire violations 
  • Ukraine’s army says it’s preventing ‘fierce battles’ on the sting of the southern metropolis of Mykolayiv, 
  • Dozens of civilians are being killed within the battle for Chernihiv within the north
  • A barrage of Russian missiles destroys Vinnytsia airport in central Ukraine
  • Russian retailers are advised to restrict gross sales of important foodstuffs to counter black market hypothesis
  • 1000’s extra are arrested at anti-war demonstrations in Russia, bringing the overall to nicely over 11,000
  • Vladimir Putin says he’ll obtain his goals in Ukraine ‘by means of negotiation or by means of conflict’
  • US ‘inexperienced lights’ Poland to provide Kyiv with fighter jets, amid fears it may drag NATO into conflict
  • Antony Blinken says the West is in ‘very energetic’ discussions a few Russian oil embargo, regardless of worth at all-time excessive
  • Bank card giants Visa, Mastercard and American Specific freeze enterprise in Russia. Russian banks say they’ll use China’s UnionPay system
  • Consultancy companies KPMG and PwC announce an finish to operations in Russia
  • France declares it is going to ship iodine tablets and different medical provides to Ukraine. They’re used to guard in opposition to the consequences of publicity to radiation
  • krainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba says 20,000 worldwide volunteers have joined the combat
  • Netflix suspends providers in Russia and social media large TikTok blocks posting of video content material from the nation
  • Overseas media together with the BBC, CBC, ARD, ZDF, Bloomberg Information, CNN, CBS, RAI and EFE have suspended reporting from Russia after Moscow threatened jail phrases
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The announcement follows two failed makes an attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol, from which the Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross estimated 200,000 folks had been making an attempt to flee.  

Russia and Ukraine have traded blame for the failure. The Russian job power stated Monday’s ceasefire and the opening of the corridors was introduced on the request of French President Emmanuel Macron, who spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday.

Evacuation routes printed by Russia’s RIA Novosti information company, citing the Protection Ministry, present that civilians will be capable to go away to Russia and Belarus. Russian forces will likely be observing the ceasefire with drones, the duty power stated. 

Putin stated Moscow’s assaults could possibly be halted ‘provided that Kyiv ceases hostilities.’ As he has typically performed, Putin blamed Ukraine for the conflict, telling Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday that Kyiv wanted to cease all hostilities and fulfill ‘the well-known calls for of Russia.’ 

With no signal of an finish to the preventing, western leaders at the moment are working to determine one of the best ways of responding to Russia’s assault with out escalating the scenario into an all-out conflict in Europe which may evolve into the bloodiest and most-destructive battle in human historical past.

Putin has already warned that sanctions imposed by the West on Russian are ‘tantamount to a declaration of conflict’ and that any try to create a no-fly zone over Ukraine – which might contain NATO jets taking pictures down Russian plane and attacking ground-based anti-air methods – would immediate retaliation.

NATO and the US have firmly dominated out the thought of sending forces to combat, regardless of calls from Zelesnky, however are struggling to gage what different responses would possibly set off Putin to escalate. In accordance with the New York Instances, the query being requested within the White Home is: ‘Inform me how we don’t get sucked in to a superpower battle?’

As a substitute of immediately participating within the combat with Russia, the U.S. and its allies within the 30-member NATO group had been sending weapons to Ukraine; greater than 17,000 anti-tank weapons, together with Javelin missiles, have been despatched by land to Ukraine over the borders of Poland and Romania for the reason that battle started.

A $350 million package deal of army assist was accredited by Congress on February 26, two days into the battle, and 70 % of it was delivered in 5 days. In contrast, a $60 million arms package deal to Ukraine agreed to in August was not accomplished till November, the Pentagon stated

Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Sunday that Poland has been given a ‘inexperienced gentle’ to provide MiG fighters to Ukraine’s air power – which their pilots are skilled to fly – in trade for American-made F-16s which might be given to Warsaw to make sure its air power shouldn’t be depleted.

Nevertheless, Poland described reviews that its jets are being despatched to Ukraine as ‘pretend information’. Again-and-forth reviews of Polish fighters being despatched to assist Kyiv have been happening since no less than final week. There are fears that such a transfer would lead Putin to step up his assaults, probably by making an attempt to invade a second nation.

If Putin had been to focus on Poland immediately, it could suck NATO into the conflict as a result of Poland is a member of the 30-state alliance – whose members all pledge to defend one-another within the occasion they’re attacked.  

In the meantime China – which has so-far sought to tread a middle-ground on Ukraine, pacifying western outrage by abstaining on votes on the UN whereas nonetheless cosying as much as Russia economically – has provided to mediate peace talks between the 2 sides.

Chinese language Overseas Minister Wang Yi Monday stated the friendship between Beijing and Moscow was nonetheless very sturdy, regardless of worldwide condemnation of Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, as he provided Beijing’s assist in mediating peace.

‘The friendship between the 2 peoples is rock-solid, and either side’ future cooperation prospects are very huge,’ stated Wang at an annual press briefing, including that China would ship humanitarian assist to Ukraine and was ‘prepared to work with the worldwide group to hold out obligatory mediation’.

Putin launched his invasion with a string of false accusations in opposition to Kyiv, together with that it’s led by neo-Nazis intent on undermining Russia with the event of nuclear weapons.

As Russian assaults worsened, a short reprieve from preventing in Mariupol collapsed. Heavy artillery hit residential areas in different massive cities, native officers reported.  

Smoke rises over the city of Mykolaiv, on Ukraine's Black Sea coast, early on Monday after Russian rocket attacks

Smoke rises over the town of Mykolaiv, on Ukraine’s Black Beach, early on Monday after Russian rocket assaults

Ukrainian firemen scour the rubble of Vinnytsia airport, in central Ukraine, after a Russian airstrike at the weekend that authorities now say killed nine people

Ukrainian firemen scour the rubble of Vinnytsia airport, in central Ukraine, after a Russian airstrike on the weekend that authorities now say killed 9 folks

Ukrainian emergency services at Vinnytsia Airport

Ukrainian emergency services at Vinnytsia Airport

Ukrainian emergency providers search the rubble of Vinnytsia Airport for survivors and victims of a Russian airstrike

Russian tanks are seen moving into the outskirts of Kyiv, as Ukrainians say the Russians have now amassed enough hardware on the city's borders to attempt an assault

Russian tanks are seen shifting into the outskirts of Kyiv, as Ukrainians say the Russians have now amassed sufficient {hardware} on the town’s borders to aim an assault

Russian armoured vehicles are seen manouevering near Kyiv, ahead of an expected attack on Ukraine's capital

Russian armoured autos are seen manouevering close to Kyiv, forward of an anticipated assault on Ukraine’s capital

Russian tanks marked with the 'Z' invasion symbol are seen in Donetsk, a rebel-occupied area in Ukraine's east, on Sunday

Russian tanks marked with the ‘Z’ invasion image are seen in Donetsk, a rebel-occupied space in Ukraine’s east, on Sunday

Smoke rises from Russian artillery pieces after opening fire on a road near Bugas, in the Donetsk region of Ukraine

Smoke rises from Russian artillery items after opening fireplace on a highway close to Bugas, within the Donetsk area of Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists, in uniforms without insignia, are seen in the pro-Russian separatists-controlled Donetsk

Professional-Russian separatists, in uniforms with out insignia, are seen within the pro-Russian separatists-controlled Donetsk

Pro-Russian separatist forces are transported to join the fighting in the rebel-occupied Ukrainian region of Donetsk

Professional-Russian separatist forces are transported to affix the preventing within the rebel-occupied Ukrainian area of Donetsk

Russian armoured vehicles are seen taking up firing positions in the rebel-occupied Donetsk region of Ukraine

Russian armoured autos are seen taking on firing positions within the rebel-occupied Donetsk area of Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists, in uniforms without insignia, are seen in the pro-Russian separatists-controlled Donetsk

Professional-Russian separatists, in uniforms with out insignia, are seen within the pro-Russian separatists-controlled Donetsk

Presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich described a ‘catastrophic’ scenario within the Kyiv suburbs of Bucha, Hostomel and Irpin, the place efforts to evacuate residents on Sunday failed. About eight civilians, together with a household, had been killed by Russian shelling in Irpin, based on Mayor Oleksander Markyshin.

Video footage confirmed a shell slamming right into a metropolis road, not removed from a bridge utilized by folks fleeing the preventing. A gaggle of fighters could possibly be seen making an attempt to assist the household. Arestovich stated the federal government was doing all it may to renew evacuations. 

‘That is more likely to symbolize an effort to interrupt Ukrainian morale,’ the U.Ok. Ministry of Protection stated of Russian ways because the conflict entered its twelfth day Monday. Combating has induced 1.5 million folks to flee the nation, which the top of the U.N. refugee company known as ‘the fastest-growing refugee disaster in Europe since World Conflict II.’

British army officers in contrast Russia’s ways to these Moscow utilized in Chechnya and Syria, the place surrounded cities had been pulverized by airstrikes and artillery.

Meals, water, drugs and virtually all different provides had been in desperately quick provide in Mariupol, the place Russian and Ukrainian forces had agreed to an 11-hour cease-fire that will enable civilians and the wounded to be evacuated. However Russian assaults rapidly closed the humanitarian hall, Ukrainian officers stated.

The handful of residents who managed to flee the town earlier than the humanitarian hall closed stated the town of 430,000 had been devastated.

‘We noticed all the pieces: homes burning, all of the folks sitting in basements,’ stated Yelena Zamay, who fled to one of many self-proclaimed republics in jap Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatists. ‘No communication, no water, no fuel, no gentle, no water. There was nothing.’

Russia has made vital advances in southern Ukraine because it seeks to dam entry to the Sea of Azov. Capturing Mariupol may enable Moscow to ascertain a land hall to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014 in a transfer that almost all different international locations thought of unlawful.

However a lot of the Russian advance has turn into stalled, together with an immense army convoy that has been virtually immobile for days north of Kyiv.

A senior US protection official stated Sunday that the U.S. assesses that about 95% of the Russian forces that had been arrayed round Ukraine at the moment are contained in the nation. 

The official, who spoke on situation of anonymity to debate army assessments, stated Russian forces proceed to advance in an try to isolate Kyiv, Kharkhiv and Chernihiv, however are being met with sturdy Ukrainian resistance.

Emergency officers within the Kharkiv area stated Monday that in a single day shelling killed no less than eight folks and wrecked residential buildings, medical and training amenities and administrative buildings.

Ukraine’s skilled and volunteer fighters have fought with nice tenacity, although they’re significantly outmatched by the Russian military. Volunteers lined up Saturday in Kyiv to affix the army. Ukraine can also be planning to fill a world legion with 20,000 volunteers from dozens of nations, although it was not clear what number of had been in Ukraine.

A Ukrainian soldier aids a victim of a mortar attacks from Russian forces in Irpin, to the west of Kyiv

A Ukrainian soldier aids a sufferer of a mortar assaults from Russian forces in Irpin, to the west of Kyiv

Refugees, mostly women and children, wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

Refugees, principally girls and youngsters, wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

A woman covers herself with a blanket to keep warm after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

A girl covers herself with a blanket to maintain heat after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

Refugees, mostly women and children, wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

Refugees, principally girls and youngsters, wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

A woman feeds a baby after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving at the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

A girl feeds a child after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving on the border crossing in Medyka, Poland

Refugees wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving at the border in Medyka, Poland

Refugees wait in a crowd for transportation after fleeing from the Ukraine and arriving on the border in Medyka, Poland

A woman with a child arrives at the border crossing after fleeing from the Ukraine in Medyka, Poland

A girl with a toddler arrives on the border crossing after fleeing from the Ukraine in Medyka, Poland

‘The entire world as we speak is on Ukraine’s facet, not solely in phrases however in deeds,’ Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated on Ukrainian tv Sunday evening.

The West has broadly backed Ukraine, providing assist and weapon shipments and slapping Russia with huge sanctions. However no NATO troops have been despatched to Ukraine.

Zelenskyy has additionally heaped criticism on Western leaders for not responding with extra power to Russia. He reiterated a request for overseas protectors to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine, which NATO to date has dominated out due to considerations such an motion would result in a far wider conflict.

Zelenskyy additionally requested america and NATO international locations to ship extra warplanes to Ukraine. However that concept is sophisticated by questions on tips on how to present plane to Ukrainian pilots.

He later urged the West to tighten its sanctions on Russia, saying that ‘the audacity of the aggressor is a transparent sign’ that current sanctions will not be sufficient.

Russia has turn into more and more remoted within the days for the reason that invasion started, closing itself off to outdoors sources of data as sanctions chew deeply into its economic system. The ruble has plunged in worth, and dozens of multinational corporations ended or dramatically scaled again their work within the nation.

On Sunday, American Specific introduced it could droop operations in Russia, in addition to in Russian-allied Belarus. Additionally, two of the so-called Massive 4 accounting companies, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, stated Sunday they’d finish their relationships with their Russia-based member companies.

TikTok introduced Sunday that Russian customers wouldn’t be capable to publish new movies or see movies shared from elsewhere on this planet. The corporate blamed Moscow’s new ‘pretend information’ legislation, which makes it unlawful, amongst different issues, to explain the preventing as an invasion. Netflix additionally lower its service to Russia however supplied no particulars.

U.S. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated Congress is exploring tips on how to additional isolate Russia from the worldwide economic system, together with banning the import of its oil and power merchandise into america.