More Than 2.8 Million Have Fled Ukraine, UN Says

The number of refugees who have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24 has topped 2.8 million, the United Nations said Monday, as the two countries held a fourth round of talks in a bid to end the devastating war. Follow our live updates for all the latest developments.

  • The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said 2,808,792 refugees have left Ukraine, up 110,512 from Sunday, making it the largest refugee exodus in Europe since World War II. UNICEF said more than one million children have fled.
  • At least two people were killed and 12 wounded when a shell hit a residential building in Kyiv on Monday, according to emergency services. 
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday urged NATO to impose a no-fly zone over his country or see its member states attacked by Russia, in a new video address.
  • Russia and Ukraine resumed talks on Monday in a bid to end the war. 
  • Moscow has asked Beijing for military supplies and economic aid, US officials told media outlets. The US has warned that China will face "severe consequences" if it helps Russia dodge sanctions.
  • Russian naval forces had established a blockade of Ukraine's Black Sea Coast, the UK Ministry of Defence said on Sunday, isolating Ukraine from international maritime trade.
  • A Russian missile attack struck a Ukrainian military facility in Yavoriv near the Polish border on Sunday, killing 35 people, according to Lviv's regional governor. Ukraine held most of its drills with NATO countries at the base, one of Ukraine's largest, before the invasion. 
  • The American journalist Brent Renaud was shot and killed and a colleague was wounded in Irpin northwest of Kyiv on Sunday. Media reports said that a third Ukrainian colleague was also wounded in the incident.

- France24.com


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