Live: Situation in Mariupol ‘critical’, says Ukraine


As the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its third week, Russian forces appeared to expand the offensive by striking new areas in the west and President Vladimir Putin approved the recruitment of “volunteer” fighters from Syria and elsewhere. The war has forced more than 2.3 million people to flee Ukraine as others try to seek refuge in basements, subway stations and underground shelters. Stay with TOI for all updates: