Russia invades Ukraine: Updates
Russia remains vicious
Putin's 40 miles of killing machines taunt Ukraine's capital and bombs continue to explode throughout Russia, wreaking havoc on the innocent country. But the U.S. assessed that the morale is weakening in some Russian units.
“Not all of them were apparently fully trained and prepared, or even aware that they were going to be sent into a combat operation,” a senior Defense Department official told the New York Post.
Putin’s Forces face Fierce Resistance
Ukrainian Army is so determined that it has slowed Russia’s advance and held onto the capital and other large cities, although hundreds of Ukrainian troops and civilians have been tragically killed.
Ukraine Civilians Flee
Half a million Ukrainians have had to flee their homeland as Russian shelling and bombing continues to raze the infrastructure of the country.
Pipes, electricity lines, and other basic services in Ukraine are being damaged: leaving hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian families without drinking water or power, U.N. humanitarian coordinator Martin Griffiths said Tuesday.
Does Russia deserve to be part of the UN?
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken suggests Russia should be stripped of its membership in the UN Human Rights Council.
“One can reasonably ask whether a UN member state that tries to take over another UN member state, while committing horrific human rights abuses and causing massive humanitarian suffering, should be allowed to remain on this Council,” Blinken tells the UN Human Rights Council in a video address.
Russia steps into dangerous territory
Russian missiles and shells struck the site of Babyn Yar, where tens of thousands of Jews were massacred during the Holocaust, during Moscow’s assault on Kyiv on Tuesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksy took to Twitter to condemn the attack.
“To the world: what is the point of saying ‘never again’ for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar?” Zelensky wrote. “At least 5 killed. History repeating…”