TEN MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FLED UKRAINE AMIDST RUSSIA WAR – UN
Ten million people have fled Ukraine according to the United Nations.
The United nations says over ten million people have either fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries or are displaced within since Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022.
The United Nations earlier said there have been 2,246 casualties out of which at least 847 including children have died.
Days ago, United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres said Ukraine is being destroyed before the eyes of the world.
Some residents of Mariupol and other Ukrainian cities have said their town are gradually turning into cemeteries. Many residents of Mariupol have fled the city.
“Ukraine is on fire and being decimated before the eyes of the world. This tragedy must stop. We need an immediate cessation of hostilities and serious negotiations based on the principles of the UN charter and international law” Antonio Guterres said.
Current report by the United Nations says over 3.5 million have fled Ukraine and 6.5 million have left their homes to seek safety in different parts of Ukraine.
President Zelensky said Ukrainians will never forget Putin’s actions. He revealed the Ukrainian people are the greatest assets of the country and Russia has waged a war on the country, something generations will remember forever.
“we do not have a huge territory, from ocean to ocean, we do not have nuclear weapons. We do not feel the world market with oil and gas. But we have our people and our land. For us, it is gold” Volodymyr Zelensky.
“people continue to flee because they are afraid of bombs, airstrikes and Indiscriminate destruction. Aid is vital but can’t stop fear. Only stopping the war can” said UNHCR Chief, Filippo Grandi.