There were a number of new developments as the Ukraine crisis enters its sixth day.
As fighting intensified, a top adviser to Ukraine’s president says the first round of talks with Russia has ended, but more talks could happen soon. Meanwhile discussions on Ukraine becoming a member of the European Union seem to be gaining steam. While Western economic and diplomatic pressure continue to mount on Russia. And the United Nations says more than 500-thousand Ukrainians have now fled the country, while warning the exodus could reach 4 million people.
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There are logjams at Ukraine’s border crossings with Romania, Poland and Moldova as Ukrainian refugees continue to flee their country. About 500,000 people have left Ukraine in recent days, according to the United Nations refugee agency. https://t.co/rf528r5EXw pic.twitter.com/YSh4AeJ7Ug
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Five days into Russia’s invasion, the first talks aimed at stopping the fighting in Ukraine ended Monday, while an isolated Moscow ran into unexpectedly fierce resistance.
Here are 6 @AP stories that break down what we know about the Russia-Ukraine war. ⤵️
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