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Live: More than 2.8 million have fled Ukraine since Russian invasion began, UN says

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Issued on: 14/03/2022 – 00:02Modified: 14/03/2022 – 22:36

People queue after arriving from Ukraine at the train station in Przemysl, Poland, near the Ukrainian border, on March 14, 2022. © Louisa Gouliamaki, AFP

The number of refugees who have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24 has topped 2.8 million, the United Nations said Monday, as the two countries held a fourth round of talks in a bid to end the devastating war. FRANCE 24 brought you Monday’s events as they happened in the liveblog below.

The European Union adopted a fourth package of sanctions against Russia, targeting individuals and companies “implicated in the assault on Ukraine”, the office of the French EU presidency announced Monday.  The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said 2,808,792 refugees have left Ukraine, up 110,512 from Sunday, making it the largest refugee exodus in Europe since World War II. UNICEF said more than one million children have fled. At least two people were killed and 12 wounded when a shell hit a residential building in Kyiv on Monday, according to emergency services.  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday urged NATO to impose a no-fly zone over his country or see its member states attacked by Russia, in a new video address. Delegations from Russia and Ukraine held a fourth round of talks on Monday, but no new progress was announced. A Ukrainian negotiator said talks would resume on Tuesday.  Moscow has asked Beijing for military supplies and economic aid, US officials told media outlets. The US has warned that China will face “severe consequences” if it helps Russia dodge sanctions. The Ukrainian leader is slated to address the US Congress remotely on Wednesday, Democratic House and Senate leaders announced on Monday. Zelensky will address Canada’s lawmakers on Tuesday.

© Studio graphique France Médias Monde

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS, AFP and AP)

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