Even after 11 days of a bloody conflict in Ukraine, Russia can still come to the negotiating table, according to the United States ambassador to the United Nations on Sunday.
According to the UN refugee agency, more than a million people have fled Ukraine into neighboring countries, making this the greatest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, according to the organization. According to the prime minister’s office, Polish officials reported that 922,400 individuals had crossed Ukraine’s border since the war started 11 days ago. That information was provided as a result of the second effort in as many days to enable inhabitants to escape the beleaguered port city of Mariupol, where people have been without gas and water for many days. According to a Ukrainian official, the second evacuation attempt was also unsuccessful.
The New York Times reported that Ukrainian authorities had warned that Russian soldiers might be trying to capture a dam at a hydroelectric power facility north of Kyiv earlier on Sunday. According to Ukrainian government sources, the danger to the power plant is believed to be part of a Russian drive to gain control of infrastructure. In the most recent instance, a fire broke out at Europe’s most giant nuclear power plant late last week after Russian soldiers pounded the region, making headlines worldwide.