On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered the seventh day, and the attack on Ukrainians are being intensified. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have flee from the country which largest cities have been facing attack for some days now.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy rallied his compatriots and thanked them for their resolve in a televised address to the nation.
“During this time, we have truly become one. We forgave each other. We started loving each other. We help each other. We are worried for each other,” Zelenskyy said.
According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, the number of Ukrainian refugees departing the country is fast increasing, reaching 660,000 early Tuesday.
The number of refugees who have crossed from Ukraine into neighboring countries has risen by 110,000, according to UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi, who spoke to the United Nations Security Council late Monday. According to the CIA, 4 million people could depart Ukraine if the situation worsens.
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has warned a third World War would be ‘nuclear and destructive’.
Mr Lavrov has said that Russia, which launched what it calls a special military operation against Ukraine last week, would face a “real danger” if Kyiv acquired nuclear weapons.
The humanitarian situation in the region is deteriorating. Since the invasion began, more than 847,000 people have fled Ukraine for neighboring nations, according to a United Nations refugee agency, a figure that might reach 1 million within days.