War imposed on Ukraine : Pope

Vatican City – Ukraine is facing war. There are rivers of blood and tears flowing. The war is sowing death destruction and misery, said Pope Francis, the supreme leader of Christianity. He was preaching at the weekly gathering at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. He called upon all the people to strive for peace and security. Rejecting Russia’s terming the crackdown on Ukraine, as a special military operation, Pope said that it is a war.

Russia stands by its claim

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated that military action against Ukraine will continue until Ukraine agrees to Russia’s demands. He compared the economic sanctions imposed on Russia by Western countries to war.

15 lakh people left the country

Around 15 lakh Ukrainians have fled the country since the Russian invasion. All of them have taken refuge in various neighbouring countries of Ukraine. On 6th March, the UN reported that since WW 2, the refugee crisis in Europe was for the first time worsening.

Ukraine claims to have killed 11,000 Russian soldiers

Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February. Since then Ukraine’s defence forces claimed having killed more than 11,000 Russian soldiers. Ukraine fears that Russian forces are now preparing to bomb the Black Sea port city of Odesa.

Russian protesters arrested

On 6th March Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Russian citizens to oppose the invasion of Ukraine. Riot control Police on Friday arrested more than a thousand Russian demonstrators protesting against Russia.