Maps of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Residential neighborhoods in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, have been hit by repeated Russian airstrikes in recent days, as Russian forces have slowly gained ground across the country.
Ukrainians rush to cross to neighboring countries
Fighting throughout the country has driven nearly 3 million people from Ukraine into neighboring countries, the U.N. refugee agency said. According to border police authorities, the majority of Ukrainians are fleeing to Poland.
Men ages 18 to 60 are barred from leaving the country after President Volodymyr Zelensky’s call to take up arms and defend the country against the Russian invaders.
Russia had earlier proposed routes leading to Russia or Belarus, which were rejected by Ukraine. Ukrainian officials have accused Russian troops of repeatedly bombarding convoys of food and medicine trying to reach the besieged city of Mariupol.
Humanitarian corridors proposed by Russia
Dylan Moriarty, Artur Galocha, Joe Fox, Harry Stevens, Hannah Dormido, Laris Karklis, Lauren Tierney, Tim Meko, Simon Ducroquet, Júlia Ledur and Adrián Blanco contributed to this report.