Russian forces have bombed an art school in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, where about 400 residents had taken shelter. Meanwhile, #Russia denies targeting civilians. Mariupol has been one of the main targets of Russia's attacks. Russian shelling has hammered the eastern Ukrainian port for days, and the city has seen a near-total communication blackout.
Ukrainian forces repulsed a Russian attack on Kyiv but "sabotage groups" infiltrated the capital, officials said Saturday as a defiant President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed Ukraine would never give in. On the third day of an invasion that Ukraine said has killed 198 civilians including three children, Russia also brushed off the barrage of Western sanctions and said it had fired cruise missiles at military targets.
'Just bring us back home,' was the SOS message that Kerala students in Ukraine have been giving out, as the Russian invasion progresses. With food and supplies running out and the sounds of bombing echoing across, the students who have taken refuge in metro stations and bunkers are seeking the Indian government's help to bring them back home.
Inside Ukraine's overcrowded bunkers - some real and some makeshift like tube stations and basements - Indian students are waking up to explosions. Some have seen fighter jets roaring through the sky. Some even say that rockets landed in places not far from where they are.
Ukrainian refugees are fleeing to the European Union after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, prompting protests, condemnation and economic sanctions. Some of the first refugees from Russia-attacked Ukraine arrived in European Union member Poland on Thursday, February 24, 2022, by road and rail. Meanwhile, about 400 Russian protestors gathered in Moscow and about 100 people in St. Petersburg, chanting and carrying posters that read "No to war." Police were seen making dozens of arrests.