RUSSIA-UKRAINE CRISIS: More Ukrainians flee as Russian forces continue advancing

DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC – FEBRUARY 22, 2022: Donetsk residents celebrate recognition of independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics by Russia. Russian President Putin signed decrees recognizing independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics on February 21, 2022. Taisiya Vorontsova/TASS (Photo by Taisiya VorontsovaTASS via Getty Images)

Russian forces continue advancing ‘in all directions’ as Kiev refuses to…

MOSCOW/KIEV – Russian forces have been instructed to resume their advance into Ukraine “in all directions” after Kiev refused to hold negotiations, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday, Feb. 26.

All units were ordered to mount an offensive in accordance with the operation plan, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said during a briefing on Saturday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Feb. 25, ordered a halt to military operations in light of expected negotiations with the Ukrainian leadership, local media reported citing Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Ukrainian citizens continue to flee Ukraine seeking safety

Civilians from Ukraine who find themselves caught in the middle of the conflict with Russia continue to flee the country, seeking protection for themselves and their families.

An emotional video of such was shared on Sunday (Feb. 27), showing two Ukrainian mothers who met at the Ukrain-Hungary border.

UN chief promises more humanitarian aid to Ukrainians

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