Russia invades Ukraine: Inside the War, the Refugee Crisis, and the World’s Reaction


The Russians launched an attack on Ukraine in large numbers on February 24, marking the beginning a war that has not ended. Russian forces entered the country on multiple fronts as explosions were heard in the capital city of Kyiv and other locations.

Since then, more than 24,000 people have been killed or displaced by the conflict.

At the start of in the invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweets that Russian forces were attempting to seize control of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. “Russian occupation forces are trying to seize the Chernobyl [Nuclear Power Plant]. Our defenders are sacrificing their lives so that the tragedy of 1986 will not be repeated,” Zelenskyy tweeted. “This is a declaration of war against the whole of Europe.”

Mykhailo podolyak, the Ukrainian presidential office advisor, will speak later in the day ReutersRussian forces had actually captured the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. “It is impossible to say the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is safe after a totally pointless attack by the Russians,”He stated.

“This is one of the most serious threats in Europe today,” Podolyak said.

The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees stated that reports of people fleeing for safety and casualties began shortly after the invasion started. “We’re gravely concerned about the fast-deteriorating situation and ongoing military actions in Ukraine,” Twitter account of the agency. “Civilian lives and civilian infrastructure must be protected and safeguarded at all times.”

These are the details of how the invasion has unfolded so far and how the rest of the world is reacting. 

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