This Disaster Compares to World War II

Since Sunday, fierce fighting has been thought to have evacuated up to 1.5 million Ukrainians, with many more preparing to flee a war-torn country.

This is Only the Begining

Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, took to social media to decry what he termed “Europe’s quickest growing refugee catastrophe since the Second World War.”

Grandi, who is now visiting Ukraine’s neighboring countries, provided no specific numbers to back up his claim.

Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared on television, dressed in his usual army green T-shirt, and urged his members to stay defiant.

“Ukrainians, go on the attack in all of our towns where the enemy has infiltrated!”

According to Zelensky, “I think you should go out on the streets! You must fight! It is imperative that we go out and expel this evil from our communities and from our country.”

He said this as Russian forces encircled numerous Ukrainian towns and kept a convoy beyond Kyiv’s capital.

According to the Associated Press, British military officers linked Russia’s methods in Ukraine to those used in Chechnya, as well as in Syria; here, encircled cities were leveled with bombs and shelling after Russian forces encountered unexpected opposition.

According to the UK Department of Defense’s daily security briefing, the strength of Ukrainian opposition continues to amaze Russian forces; they have retaliated by attacking populous areas, such as the regions of Kharkiv, Chernihiv, as well as Mariupol.

According to the Associated Press, the ministry stated, “This is certainly an attempt to destroy Ukrainian morale.”

“In Chechnya in 1999, as well as Syria in 2016, Russia adopted similar techniques, utilizing both aircraft and ground-based bombs.” It’s difficult to estimate the conflict’s exact death toll.

At least 351 individuals have been officially murdered, according to the United Nations Human Rights Office. Although, the total figure is likely far higher.

Officials from Russia’s and Ukraine’s defense ministries have refused to disclose details on military casualties.

Will Talks Save Anyone Now?

As per Davyd Arakhamia, a part of the Ukrainian team, the third round of discussions involving Russia and Ukraine will take place on Monday.

He did not provide any other information, including the location of the events.

Belarus has hosted previous summits. These talks resulted in a cease-fire agreement, which failed on Saturday, but was resurrected on Sunday.

Since the Russian invasion began, nearly 63,000 Ukrainian migrants have arrived in the Romanian city of the Siret, which has a populace of only 8,000 people.

According to the European Union-funded site Info Migrants, the little border town has seen a rush of people escaping from neighboring Ukraine since Russia started combat actions in February, with at least 63,000 Ukrainian migrants arriving since hostilities began.

Women and children make up the majority of persons crossing the border; the Ukrainian administration announced it’s illegal for men between the ages of 18 and 60 to depart the nation, which is currently under military rule.