Putin spokesperson refuses to rule out using nuclear weapons against Ukraine
Tomorrow, it will be exactly a month since Russia launched its assault on Ukraine.
In the last three weeks, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that more than 3.5 million refugees have been forced to flee Ukraine, with an estimated 6.5 million more internally displaced within the country.
As the war on the ground continues, a separate battle rages online - the information war.
Talked to @Pontifex. Told His Holiness about the difficult humanitarian situation and the blocking of rescue corridors by Russian troops. The mediating role of the Holy See in ending human suffering would be appreciated. Thanked for the prayers for Ukraine and peace.pic.twitter.com/wj4hmrTRGd
Lieutenant Viktoria Chubanova sent her children to safety in Poland, then joined her husband on the front line. \n\nhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/03/22/russians-retreat-ukrainian-troops-regain-key-territory/\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/z1ar45imDV
#Russian forces did not make any major advances on March 22 and #Ukrainian forces conducted local counterattacks northwest of #Kyiv and around #Mykolayiv.\n\nRead the latest from @TheStudyofWar and @criticalthreats: https://isw.pub/RusCampaignMar22\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/rTmtNnixPB
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