After Seven Days, Here Is All You Need to Know About the Russia-ukraine Conflict| Latest News!

The UN refugee agency said Wednesday that 1 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian military entered on Feb. 24.

The influx of refugees fleeing Ukraine by automobile, train, and foot is the fastest this century. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees spokesman, Shabia Mantoo, said it might become “the century’s worst refugee crisis.”

Russia and Ukraine said Wednesday they were ready for the second round of talks in Belarus on Thursday. The two sides appear to have little in common.

An invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops was denounced Wednesday by the UN General Assembly.

Russia seized possession of Kherson, its first major Ukrainian city. Russian forces were in Kherson, according to Mayor Igor Kolykhaev. He stated he told them not to kill civilians and to let teams collect the dead.

“There is no Ukrainian military in the city, simply civilians and people here to LIVE,” he claimed on Facebook.

Mr. Zelenskyy, in a video message to the nation early Thursday, urged Ukrainians to maintain resistance but did not say whether Russia had occupied any cities, including Kherson.

“No tranquility here,” Zelenskyy said. “They will starve. There will be no peace here.”

Here are some essential facts concerning the conflict:

TABLE TALKS

A delegation from Ukraine was on its way to the second round of talks with Russia since the invasion began, but it did not disclose when it would arrive.

Vladimir Medinsky, advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin and chairman of the Russian delegation, told reporters that the Ukrainians would arrive in Brest, Belarus, on Thursday.

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said earlier Wednesday that his country was ready to resume negotiations, but that Russia’s demands had not altered.

FILLED KHERSON

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Wednesday that Russian military and local and regional authorities were discussing how to preserve order in the approximately 300,000-person Black Sea port city. The city’s fate was unknown.

To enforce the curfew, Kolykhaev said the port city will require people to go alone or in pairs and follow stop directions.

“Our flag is Ukrainian,” he wrote. This must be observed if it is to remain such.

Along with Mariupol and Kharkiv, Russian troops encircled at least three cities in northeastern Ukraine.

WHAT’S UP IN KHARKIV?

Attacks on the regional police and intelligence offices and a university building across the street were reported by Ukrainian emergency services and government officials.

Explosions hit a central square near other government buildings, including the municipal council.

The advance of Russian soldiers towards Kharkiv was stopped, according to Zelenskyy’s adviser Oleksiy Arestovich.

“Kharkiv today is the Stalingrad of the 21st century,” Arestovich stated, citing the downing of many Russian planes.

Kharkiv regional administration chief Oleg Sinehubov reported 21 deaths and at least 112 injuries in the last 24 hours.

Russia-ukraine Conflict:

WHERE IS THE VIOLENCE?

Almost 500 Russian troops have been killed and nearly 1,600 wounded since the invasion began last week. However, it did not immediately reveal its own losses.

The Russian convoy of tanks and other vehicles remained outside Kyiv as the capital was shelled.

It happened between the Southern Railway Station and the Ibis hotel in Kyiv, according to Zelenskyy’s office. Ukraine’s Defense Ministry is nearby. Thousands of women and children were evacuated from the station, which was only slightly damaged.

Serhiy Pivovar, the city’s top health administrator, said two cruise missiles targeted a hospital in Chernihiv. The hospital’s main structure was damaged, and the death toll was unknown.

In Mariupol, alleged Russian shelling killed one teen and injured two more. Apparently, they were playing soccer near a school.

WHERE ARE WE HUMANITARIANLY?

“In just seven days, we have seen one million refugees fleeing Ukraine to neighboring countries,” said UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi.

Those departing Ukraine represent over 2% of the country’s population, while some are foreign nationals.

The UN has estimated that up to 4 million people may flee Ukraine but has warned that this estimate may be increased upward. The World Bank estimates 44 million Ukrainians by 2020.

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Ukraine’s State Emergency Service claimed around 2,000 civilians died, though this could not be verified. Since the invasion began on Feb. 24, the UN human rights office has recorded 136 civilian deaths, including 13 children.

The EU Commission announced Wednesday that it will grant migrants fleeing violence temporary residency permits to study and work in the EU. Member nations must approve the move, which has broad backing.

ENQUIRY ON UN CONDEMNATION AND WAR CRIME

Russia’s offensive in Ukraine was condemned by the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, with international powers to tiny island governments condemning Moscow. 141 to 5, including 35 abstentions.

Assault on a sovereign neighbor by Russia drew worldwide condemnation, according to US Vice President Joe Biden.

The resolution strongly condemned Russia’s “aggression” against Ukraine. Resolved by the GA but not legally binding

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court started an investigation into alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Ukraine on Wednesday.

Attorney Karim Khan claimed he did so after 39 states sought an investigation.

DO SANCTIONS HARM RUSSIA?

Apart from China, Belarus, and a few other countries, Russia has become increasingly isolated due to sanctions that have crippled its economy.

Sovereign bank Sberbank announced Wednesday that it was exiting European markets due to Western sanctions. According to Russian news outlets, the bank’s European subsidiaries were facing “abnormal fund outflows and threats to staff and branch safety.”

The White House imposed new sanctions against Russia and Belarus, including tightening export bans on Russian oil refineries and military suppliers to both countries.

Russia is struggling to keep up with Western sanctions and the accompanying currency devaluation. On Wednesday, the head of China’s bank regulator indicated China will not sanction Russia. China is the only major government that has not condemned the Ukrainian incursion.

WHAT ABOUT THE ULTRA-RICH IN RUSSIA?

The war has shocked the wealthy Russian community worldwide, threatening their London houses, Mediterranean yachts, and children’s spots at elite European private schools.

Some have begun to speak out, if tentatively, though not enough to halt the war or save Western prosperity.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich announced Wednesday that he is attempting to sell his trophy-winning Premier League soccer club. The British government is under increasing pressure to penalize him.

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