Russia-Ukraine War: Latest News

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In Ukraine: Russian attacks struck Kyiv, Odessa and other locations across Ukraine as Moscow appears to be shifting its battle plan to compel Ukraine to relinquish claims to its southern and eastern territory.

  • The number fleeing the war has reached over 3.5 million, the U.N.’s refugee agency said, adding that some 12 million people are stuck in affected areas.
  • Near Kyiv, where fighting has settled into a stalemate, Russian forces appeared to degrade Ukrainian positions with artillery strikes and long-range missiles. On Monday, the rumble of artillery barrages was nearly constant.
  • In an online post, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said 8,057 people had been rescued Monday via eight humanitarian corridors in several cities, including Kyiv and Mariupol. “We also managed to deliver 200 tons of humanitarian aid,’’ he added.

In Washington: President Biden said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “back is against the wall,” warning that he may employ more severe tactics in Ukraine.

“He’s already used chemical weapons in the past, and we should be careful about what’s about to come,” said Mr. Biden during remarks before the Business Roundtable’s CEO Quarterly Meeting.

President Biden will travel to Brussels for a series of meetings with U.S. allies on the Ukraine war and the West’s response.

In Russia: The country’s largest airport, Sheremetyevo International, furloughed a portion of its staff because of a decline in demand. Moscow summoned U.S. Ambassador John Sullivan on Monday to hand him a note of protest over President Biden’s comment that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, is a “war criminal.”

In Europe: Support for a European Union-wide ban on the purchase of Russian oil is growing inside the bloc, representing a significant shift in the continent’s stance.






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