September 22, 2023

1.5 million people have fled Ukraine due to war: UN

British military officials say Russia is using the same tactics in Ukraine as in Chechnya and Syria.


The United Nations says more than 1.5 million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion.

According to media reports, the UNHCR said it had recorded data on its website of more than 1.534 million evacuees by noon on Sunday. More than 1.5 million people fled the country from Saturday to Sunday.

According to officials and UN experts, this number could increase with the advance of Russia.

UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grande wrote in a tweet that “1.5 million people have fled Ukraine to neighboring countries in 10 days. This is the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.

According to the United Nations, 4 million people could leave the country.

On the other hand, the evacuation of people from the Ukrainian coastal city of Mariupol could not be made possible on Sunday due to the “continuation of Russian attacks”.

The Associated Press quoted a Ukrainian official as saying that authorities had tried to negotiate with Russia to facilitate the evacuation of people close to the Ukrainian capital.

Citizens of Mariupol were due to leave the city on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. ۔

“Sick-minded Russian decision-makers do not understand when and who they are firing on, so there is no safe way for those leaving Ukraine,” he told the Telegram.

It should be noted that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has entered its eleventh day and during this time about 1.5 million people have fled the country.

The head of the UN refugee agency said on Sunday that “this is the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.”

On the other hand, the President of France and Pope Francis have also urged Russia to try to resolve this dispute through dialogue.

Indiscriminate bombing could turn world into ashes

Ukraine’s National Security Service also says Russian forces fired rockets at a physics institute in Kharkiv that contained nuclear material and a reactor. Russian troops have already taken control of the Zeporizia plant and Chernobyl, which could lead to the worst nuclear crisis ever.

Ukraine’s security service says an attack on Kharkiv’s nuclear facilities could be a prelude to a “major environmental crisis”. Russian missiles have no specific target. Their indiscriminate shelling could turn the world into a pile of ashes.

On the other hand, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Sunday reiterated his demand for declaring Ukraine’s airspace a “no-fly zone”. “The world has enough power to shut down our airspace for flights,” he said.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine had appeared on television and told the people, “Take to the streets and fight against the enemy who has entered our cities.” You must go out and push this evil out of your land. “

“The city is under siege at the moment,” the mayor of Mariupol said on Ukrainian TV. Residential areas are constantly being bombed. The planes are shelling residential buildings. Russian occupiers are using heavy weapons and grade multiple rocket launchers. If they continue, the question of the survival of the Ukrainian state will arise.

The World Health Organization (WHO) also condemned attacks on medical personnel working in Ukraine on Sunday, saying it had confirmed at least six attacks in which six health workers were killed and 11 injured. Have happened

British military officials say Russia is using the same tactics in Ukraine as in Chechnya and Syria.

It is difficult to estimate the exact number of people killed in the attacks, but the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has so far confirmed the deaths of 351 civilians, but the number could be much higher.

On Sunday morning, US President Joe Biden spoke by telephone with Ukrainian President Dladimir Zelensky about the sanctions imposed on Russia and the acceleration of aid to Ukraine.

The United States is discussing a ban on oil and gas exports from Russia

US Secretary of State Anthony Blankenship has said the United States and its allies are in “effective talks” with Russia over a ban on oil and gas.

According to the Media, Blanken told CNN on Sunday that President Biden had convened a meeting of the National Security Council on the issue a day earlier.

So far, the United States and its allies have not imposed sanctions on Russia in response to its attack on Ukraine’s attractive energy sector, which could have a negative impact on their economies.

“At the moment we are talking to our European partners about banning oil exports from Russia, and we are also discussing how these sanctions will not affect the global oil market,” Blankenship said. Big.’

On the other hand, the United Nations has said that it will increase its humanitarian operations inside and outside Ukraine, while a meeting of the UN Security Council has been convened on Monday to discuss the deteriorating situation in Ukraine.

The United Nations World Food Program also said Ukraine, a major wheat exporter to the world, could face a hunger crisis.

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