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An armored vehicle rolls outside Mykolaivka, Donetsk region, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, in eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2...
Medics perform CPR on a girl at the city hospital of Mariupol, who was injured during shelling in a residential area in eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. ...
Ukrainian troops escort a man who they suspect is a Russian agent in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Ukrainian authorities say that Russian troo...
A couple embrace prior to the woman boarding a train carriage leaving for western Ukraine, at the railway station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Sund...
A child says goodbye to a relative looking out the window of a train carriage waiting to leave Ukraine for western Ukraine at the railway station in K...
Refugees from Ukraine rest after arriving to the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's se...
A women holds a child and a dog in a shelter inside a building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's sec...
Protesters lie down on the ground during a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, near the Russian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 28...
A damaged and burnt military vehicle is seen after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. The city authorities said that Ukrainian force...
A Ukrainian woman reacts after arriving at the Medyka border crossing, in Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Since Russia launched its offensive on Ukrain...
People walk down the bulevard 'Strasse des 17. Juni' ahead of a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. ...
The lifeless body of a girl killed during the shelling of a residential area lies on a medical cart at the city hospital of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine,...
In this photo taken from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the nation in Ky...
Police detain a demonstrator during an action against Russia's attack on Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Protests against th...
People take shelter inside a building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's second-largest city and Russ...
ADDS THAT THE PERSONNEL CARRIER IS RUSSIAN - A Russian armored personnel carrier burns amid damaged and abandoned light utility vehicles after fightin...
A woman reacts as paramedics perform CPR on a girl who was injured during shelling, at city hospital of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 20...
People take part in a protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine outside the White House in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick ...
Refugees from Ukraine arrive to the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's second-largest ...
Ukrainian soldiers inspect a damaged military vehicle after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. The city authorities said that Ukrain...
A girl catches snowflakes as she waits with others to board a train to Poland, at Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. ...
A father hugs his daughter as the family reunite after fleeing conflict in Ukraine, at the Medyka border crossing, in Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. S...
A convoy of military trucks parked in a street in Mykolaivka, Donetsk region, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, eastern Ukraine, Sund...
A protester holds up a placard during a protest in support of Ukraine, at Eleptheria, Liberty square in central Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022...
Greek soldiers prepare a plane loaded with humanitarian aid at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, on Sunday Feb. 27, 2022. The pla...
Members of civil defense prepare Molotov cocktails in a yard in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. A Ukrainian official says street fighting has br...
A man walks on an empty street during a curfew in the central of Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. A Ukrainian official says street fighting has b...
Refugees that fled the conflict from neighbouring Ukraine, await for transportation at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Sunday, Feb. ...
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he leaves after visiting the construction site of the National Space Agency on the premises of the Khruni...
A Ukrainian family waits for a train inside Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Thousands of people massed at Lviv's m...
A Ukrainian elderly woman eats a slice of bread inside a crowded Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military...
A baby sleeps while people trying to flee Ukraine wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's ...
People trying to flee Ukraine wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault on ...
Ukraine's ambassador Yevheniia Filipenko speaks at the opening of the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb....
People wait in a queue outside a supermarket in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin dramatically escalated East-Wes...
A satirical carnival float depicts Russia's President Vladimir Putin playing with the Ukraine to restore the Soviet Union on a square in Cologne, Germ...
A large Ukrainian flag is carried through Toronto as thousands gather to show their support for the people of Ukraine following an invasion by Russia,...
Protesters stage a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, near the Russian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Yo...
Katrina Repina from Pskov, Russia, and her daughter Zoey, join protesters at a demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Santa Monica, ...
People sit on the floor in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday,...
People sleep in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday, Feb. 27, 2...
People lie on the floor in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday,...
A woman stands underneath a giant representation of the Ukranian flag unfurled at a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine outside of the Knesse...
A woman carries her child as she arrives at the Medyka border crossing after fleeing from the Ukraine, in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The head of t...
Refugees fleeing conflict in Ukraine arrive at the Medyka border crossing in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The head of the United Nations refugee age...
People prepare for the night in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Su...
The Ukrainian delegation leaves a Belarusian military helicopter upon their landing in Gomel region, Belarus, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian and U...
Vladimir Medinsky, the head of the Russian delegation in peace talks with Ukraine, speaks to the media in Gomel region, Belarus, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022...
Ukrainians and foreign residents wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, western Ukraine. Russia's military assau...
A carnival reveler dressed in the colors of Ukraine is seen in Cologne, Germany, during a peace march of tens of thousands against the war in Ukraine ...
Carnival revelers show signs against the war, reading "Stop Putler" in Cologne, Germany, during a peace march of tens of thousands against the war in ...
Carnival revelers show signs for peace in Cologne, Germany, during a peace march of tens of thousands against the war in Ukraine on Shrove Monday, Feb...
A woman holds her newborn baby inside a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children's hospital in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28,...
Oncology patients hold up sheets of paper with the words "Stop War" at a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children's hospital in centra...
A woman reacts to sirens sound announcing new attacks, outside a supermarket in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin...
An elderly man waits for a train to Poland inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault on Ukr...
An oncology patient rests on a coach in a basement being used as a bomb shelter as sirens sound announcing new attacks at the Okhmadet children's hosp...
US soldiers walk at a local airport in Arlamow, southeastern Poland, near the border with Ukraine, on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin ...
Newborn twin brothers sleep at a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children's hospital in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. ...
People sleep in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday, Feb. 27, 2...
Women care for their sick children at a basement, used as a bomb shelter, at the Okhmadet children's hospital in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 2...
A woman with her son admitted to oncology walks down the stairs to take shelter in a basement used as a bomb shelter, while the sirens sound announcin...
A woman holding the Ukrainian flag tilts her face towards the sun at a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine outside of the Knesset, Israel's p...
Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that...
A police officer stands guard at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since...
People wait in a queue outside a supermarket in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin dramatically escalated East-Wes...
Kateryna Suharokova holds her newborn son Makar in the basement of a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward and used as a bomb shelter in Ma...
People trying to flee Ukraine sleep inside a crowded Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault on ...
People stand in an underground parking used as a bomb shelter in a mall center in Odesa, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. In makeshift shelters and und...
Members of the Ukrainian civil defense, one mimicking a guitar with his assault rifle, play a song while waiting to escort a fuel transport in Kyiv, U...
Pro-Ukrainian people shout slogans as they hold up banners and wave Ukrainian flags during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Istanbul...
A refugee child fleeing the conflict from neighbouring Ukraine sits in a bus at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...
People struggle on stairways after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Expl...
Ukrainian police rush a traveler to the railway station terminal during an airstrike alarm in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gun...
Ukrainians receive CPR training in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on Ukraine went into its fifth day after...
A woman walks on a platform as people crowd to board a Lviv bound in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted ...
A child cries as people rush around after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...
Patients admitted at the Okhmadet children's hospital sit at a basement used as a bomb shelter in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (AP Ph...
Ukrainians and foreign residents wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault ...
This photo provided by the French Army shows French soldiers leaving in a cargo plane as French troops arrive in Constanta, a Black Sea port, eastern ...
A woman from Ukraine hugs a child after arriving at Nyugati station in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have d...
A man cleans the floor of the Latin Cathedral in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on Ukraine went into its f...
A peace mural showing a dove with a branch in Ukrainian colors by artist Justus Becker is painted on the wall of a house in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday...
Ukrainians receive CPR training in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on Ukraine went into its fifth day after...
A man carries a baby as people struggle on stairways after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Mon...
Ukrainian volunteers tear cloth into strips to make camouflage nets in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on U...
A woman walks on a platform as people crowd to board a Lviv-bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disr...
Women and their children sit in the basement of a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward and used as a bomb shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, Mo...
Demonstrators supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in...
A peace mural showing a dove with a branch in Ukrainian colors by artist Justus Becker is painted on the wall of a house in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday...
An armed member of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense stands near a body bag containing the remains of a suspected Russian agent at a hospital in the s...
Volunteers prepare humanitarian aid for victims of the Russian invasion in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that h...
A couple talks after people rushed to board a Lviv-bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted lif...
A member of the Ukrainian territorial defense directs cars in a traffic jam ahead of a military checkpoint outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...
Kateryna Suharokova kisses her newborn son Makar in the basement of a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward and used as a bomb shelter in M...
A child cries as people rush around after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...
Demonstrators supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in...
Refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine arrive at the Medyka border crossing in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The U.N. has estimated the conflict co...
People hold candles and signs during a vigil organized by Amnesty International in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, in Lisbon, Monday, Feb. 28, 2...
People sit and lie on the floor in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late...
Students gather around camp fire to warm themself at the Medyka border crossing after fleeing from the Ukraine, in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The ...
Volunteers prepare humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted l...
Dmytro Stasyshen, 27, of Ukraine, holds a sign to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a rally in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Mond...
Standing in a shaft of light, a woman holds up a sign to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a rally in the Hollywood section of Los Angele...

An armored vehicle rolls outside Mykolaivka, Donetsk region, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, in eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2...

Medics perform CPR on a girl at the city hospital of Mariupol, who was injured during shelling in a residential area in eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. ...

Ukrainian troops escort a man who they suspect is a Russian agent in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Ukrainian authorities say that Russian troo...

A couple embrace prior to the woman boarding a train carriage leaving for western Ukraine, at the railway station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Sund...

A child says goodbye to a relative looking out the window of a train carriage waiting to leave Ukraine for western Ukraine at the railway station in K...

Refugees from Ukraine rest after arriving to the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's se...

A women holds a child and a dog in a shelter inside a building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's sec...

Protesters lie down on the ground during a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, near the Russian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 28...

A damaged and burnt military vehicle is seen after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. The city authorities said that Ukrainian force...

A Ukrainian woman reacts after arriving at the Medyka border crossing, in Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Since Russia launched its offensive on Ukrain...

People walk down the bulevard 'Strasse des 17. Juni' ahead of a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. ...

The lifeless body of a girl killed during the shelling of a residential area lies on a medical cart at the city hospital of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine,...

In this photo taken from video provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the nation in Ky...

Police detain a demonstrator during an action against Russia's attack on Ukraine in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Protests against th...

People take shelter inside a building in Mariupol, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's second-largest city and Russ...

ADDS THAT THE PERSONNEL CARRIER IS RUSSIAN - A Russian armored personnel carrier burns amid damaged and abandoned light utility vehicles after fightin...

A woman reacts as paramedics perform CPR on a girl who was injured during shelling, at city hospital of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 20...

People take part in a protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine outside the White House in Washington, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Patrick ...

Refugees from Ukraine arrive to the railway station in Przemysl, Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. Street fighting broke out in Ukraine's second-largest ...

Ukrainian soldiers inspect a damaged military vehicle after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. The city authorities said that Ukrain...

A girl catches snowflakes as she waits with others to board a train to Poland, at Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. ...

A father hugs his daughter as the family reunite after fleeing conflict in Ukraine, at the Medyka border crossing, in Poland, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. S...

A convoy of military trucks parked in a street in Mykolaivka, Donetsk region, the territory controlled by pro-Russian militants, eastern Ukraine, Sund...

A protester holds up a placard during a protest in support of Ukraine, at Eleptheria, Liberty square in central Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022...

Greek soldiers prepare a plane loaded with humanitarian aid at Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, on Sunday Feb. 27, 2022. The pla...

Members of civil defense prepare Molotov cocktails in a yard in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. A Ukrainian official says street fighting has br...

A man walks on an empty street during a curfew in the central of Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. A Ukrainian official says street fighting has b...

Refugees that fled the conflict from neighbouring Ukraine, await for transportation at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Sunday, Feb. ...

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he leaves after visiting the construction site of the National Space Agency on the premises of the Khruni...

A Ukrainian family waits for a train inside Lviv railway station, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Thousands of people massed at Lviv's m...

A Ukrainian elderly woman eats a slice of bread inside a crowded Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military...

A baby sleeps while people trying to flee Ukraine wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's ...

People trying to flee Ukraine wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault on ...

Ukraine's ambassador Yevheniia Filipenko speaks at the opening of the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb....

People wait in a queue outside a supermarket in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin dramatically escalated East-Wes...

A satirical carnival float depicts Russia's President Vladimir Putin playing with the Ukraine to restore the Soviet Union on a square in Cologne, Germ...

A large Ukrainian flag is carried through Toronto as thousands gather to show their support for the people of Ukraine following an invasion by Russia,...

Protesters stage a rally against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, near the Russian Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Ahn Yo...

Katrina Repina from Pskov, Russia, and her daughter Zoey, join protesters at a demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Santa Monica, ...

People sit on the floor in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday,...

People sleep in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday, Feb. 27, 2...

People lie on the floor in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday,...

A woman stands underneath a giant representation of the Ukranian flag unfurled at a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine outside of the Knesse...

A woman carries her child as she arrives at the Medyka border crossing after fleeing from the Ukraine, in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The head of t...

Refugees fleeing conflict in Ukraine arrive at the Medyka border crossing in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The head of the United Nations refugee age...

People prepare for the night in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Su...

The Ukrainian delegation leaves a Belarusian military helicopter upon their landing in Gomel region, Belarus, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian and U...

Vladimir Medinsky, the head of the Russian delegation in peace talks with Ukraine, speaks to the media in Gomel region, Belarus, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022...

Ukrainians and foreign residents wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, western Ukraine. Russia's military assau...

A carnival reveler dressed in the colors of Ukraine is seen in Cologne, Germany, during a peace march of tens of thousands against the war in Ukraine ...

Carnival revelers show signs against the war, reading "Stop Putler" in Cologne, Germany, during a peace march of tens of thousands against the war in ...

Carnival revelers show signs for peace in Cologne, Germany, during a peace march of tens of thousands against the war in Ukraine on Shrove Monday, Feb...

A woman holds her newborn baby inside a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children's hospital in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28,...

Oncology patients hold up sheets of paper with the words "Stop War" at a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children's hospital in centra...

A woman reacts to sirens sound announcing new attacks, outside a supermarket in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin...

An elderly man waits for a train to Poland inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault on Ukr...

An oncology patient rests on a coach in a basement being used as a bomb shelter as sirens sound announcing new attacks at the Okhmadet children's hosp...

US soldiers walk at a local airport in Arlamow, southeastern Poland, near the border with Ukraine, on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin ...

Newborn twin brothers sleep at a basement used as a bomb shelter at the Okhmadet children's hospital in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. ...

People sleep in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late Sunday, Feb. 27, 2...

Women care for their sick children at a basement, used as a bomb shelter, at the Okhmadet children's hospital in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 2...

A woman with her son admitted to oncology walks down the stairs to take shelter in a basement used as a bomb shelter, while the sirens sound announcin...

A woman holding the Ukrainian flag tilts her face towards the sun at a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine outside of the Knesset, Israel's p...

Cars are stopped at a roadblock set by civil defensemen at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that...

A police officer stands guard at a road leading to central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since...

People wait in a queue outside a supermarket in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. President Vladimir Putin dramatically escalated East-Wes...

Kateryna Suharokova holds her newborn son Makar in the basement of a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward and used as a bomb shelter in Ma...

People trying to flee Ukraine sleep inside a crowded Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault on ...

People stand in an underground parking used as a bomb shelter in a mall center in Odesa, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. In makeshift shelters and und...

Members of the Ukrainian civil defense, one mimicking a guitar with his assault rifle, play a song while waiting to escort a fuel transport in Kyiv, U...

Pro-Ukrainian people shout slogans as they hold up banners and wave Ukrainian flags during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Istanbul...

A refugee child fleeing the conflict from neighbouring Ukraine sits in a bus at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...

People struggle on stairways after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Expl...

Ukrainian police rush a traveler to the railway station terminal during an airstrike alarm in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gun...

Ukrainians receive CPR training in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on Ukraine went into its fifth day after...

A woman walks on a platform as people crowd to board a Lviv bound in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted ...

A child cries as people rush around after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...

Patients admitted at the Okhmadet children's hospital sit at a basement used as a bomb shelter in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (AP Ph...

Ukrainians and foreign residents wait for trains inside Lviv railway station, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in Lviv, west Ukraine. Russia's military assault ...

This photo provided by the French Army shows French soldiers leaving in a cargo plane as French troops arrive in Constanta, a Black Sea port, eastern ...

A woman from Ukraine hugs a child after arriving at Nyugati station in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have d...

A man cleans the floor of the Latin Cathedral in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on Ukraine went into its f...

A peace mural showing a dove with a branch in Ukrainian colors by artist Justus Becker is painted on the wall of a house in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday...

Ukrainians receive CPR training in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on Ukraine went into its fifth day after...

A man carries a baby as people struggle on stairways after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Mon...

Ukrainian volunteers tear cloth into strips to make camouflage nets in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The Russian military assault on U...

A woman walks on a platform as people crowd to board a Lviv-bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disr...

Women and their children sit in the basement of a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward and used as a bomb shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine, Mo...

Demonstrators supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in...

A peace mural showing a dove with a branch in Ukrainian colors by artist Justus Becker is painted on the wall of a house in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday...

An armed member of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense stands near a body bag containing the remains of a suspected Russian agent at a hospital in the s...

Volunteers prepare humanitarian aid for victims of the Russian invasion in Lviv, western Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that h...

A couple talks after people rushed to board a Lviv-bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted lif...

A member of the Ukrainian territorial defense directs cars in a traffic jam ahead of a military checkpoint outside Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...

Kateryna Suharokova kisses her newborn son Makar in the basement of a maternity hospital converted into a medical ward and used as a bomb shelter in M...

A child cries as people rush around after a last minute change of the departure platform for a Lviv bound train in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 28, 202...

Demonstrators supporting Ukraine gather outside the United Nations during an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, in...

Refugees fleeing the conflict in Ukraine arrive at the Medyka border crossing in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The U.N. has estimated the conflict co...

People hold candles and signs during a vigil organized by Amnesty International in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, in Lisbon, Monday, Feb. 28, 2...

People sit and lie on the floor in the improvised bomb shelter in a sports center, which can accommodate up to 2000 people, in Mariupol, Ukraine, late...

Students gather around camp fire to warm themself at the Medyka border crossing after fleeing from the Ukraine, in Poland, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The ...

Volunteers prepare humanitarian aid for Ukrainian refugees, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. Explosions and gunfire that have disrupted l...

Dmytro Stasyshen, 27, of Ukraine, holds a sign to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a rally in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Mond...

Standing in a shaft of light, a woman holds up a sign to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine during a rally in the Hollywood section of Los Angele...

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces shelled Ukraine's second-largest city on Monday, rocking a residential neighborhood, and closed in on the capital, Kyiv, in a 40-mile convoy of hundreds of tanks and other vehicles, as talks aimed at stopping the fighting yielded only an agreement to keep talking.

The country's embattled president said the stepped-up shelling was aimed at forcing him into concessions.

“I believe Russia is trying to put pressure (on Ukraine) with this simple method," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said late Monday in a video address. He did not offer details of the hourslong talks that took place earlier, but said that Kyiv was not prepared to make concessions “when one side is hitting each other with rocket artillery.”

Amid ever-growing international condemnation, Russia found itself increasingly isolated five days into its invasion, while also facing unexpectedly fierce resistance on the ground in Ukraine and economic havoc at home.

For the second day in a row, the Kremlin raised the specter of nuclear war, announcing that its nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarines and long-range bombers had all been put on high alert, following President Vladimir Putin's orders over the weekend.

Stepping up his rhetoric, Putin denounced the U.S. and its allies as an “empire of lies.”

Meanwhile, an embattled Ukraine moved to solidify its ties to the West by applying to join the European Union — a largely symbolic move for now, but one that is unlikely to sit well with Putin, who has long accused the U.S. of trying to pull Ukraine out of Moscow’s orbit.

A top Putin aide and head of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, said that the first talks held between the two sides since the invasion lasted nearly five hours and that the envoys “found certain points on which common positions could be foreseen.” He said they agreed to continue the discussions in the coming days.

As the talks along the Belarusian border wrapped up, several blasts could be heard in Kyiv, and Russian troops advanced on the city of nearly 3 million. The vast convoy of armored vehicles, tanks, artillery and support vehicles was 17 miles (25 kilometers) from the center of the city and stretched for about 40 miles, according to satellite imagery from Maxar Technologies.

The Maxar photos also showed deployments of ground forces and ground attack helicopter units in southern Belarus.

People in Kyiv lined up for groceries after the end of a weekend curfew, standing beneath a building with a gaping hole blown in its side. Kyiv remained “a key goal” for the Russians, Zelenskyy said, noting that it was hit by three missile strikes on Monday and that hundreds of saboteurs were roaming the city.

“They want to break our nationhood, that’s why the capital is constantly under threat,” Zelenskyy said.

Messages aimed at the advancing Russian soldiers popped up on billboards, bus stops and electronic traffic signs across the capital. Some used profanity to encourage Russians to leave. Others appealed to their humanity.

“Russian soldier — Stop! Remember your family. Go home with a clean conscience,” one read.

Video from Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-biggest city, with a population of about 1.5 million, showed residential areas being shelled, with apartment buildings shaken by repeated, powerful blasts. Flashes of fire and gray plumes of smoke could be seen.

Footage released by the government from Kharkiv depicted what appeared to be a home with water gushing from a pierced ceiling. What looked like an undetonated projectile was on the floor.

Authorities in Kharkiv said at least seven people had been killed and dozens injured. They warned that casualties could be far higher.

“They wanted to have a blitzkrieg, but it failed, so they act this way,” said 83-year-old Valentin Petrovich, who watched the shelling from his downtown apartment and gave just his first name and his patronymic, a middle name derived from his father’s name, out of fear for his safety.

The Russian military has denied targeting residential areas despite abundant evidence of shelling of homes, schools and hospitals.

Fighting raged in other towns and cities across the country. The strategic port city of Mariupol, on the Sea of Azov, is “hanging on,” said Zelenskyy adviser Oleksiy Arestovich. An oil depot was reported bombed in the eastern city of Sumy.

Despite its vast military strength, Russia still lacked control of Ukrainian airspace, a surprise that may help explain how Ukraine has so far prevented a rout.

In the seaside resort town of Berdyansk, dozens of protesters chanted angrily in the main square against Russian occupiers, yelling at them to go home and singing the Ukrainian national anthem. They described the soldiers as exhausted young conscripts.

“Frightened kids, frightened looks. They want to eat,” Konstantin Maloletka, who runs a small shop, said by telephone. He said the soldiers went into a supermarket and grabbed canned meat, vodka and cigarettes.

"They ate right in the store,” he said. “It looked like they haven’t been fed in recent days.”

Across Ukraine, terrified families huddled overnight in shelters, basements or corridors.

“I sit and pray for these negotiations to end successfully, so that they reach an agreement to end the slaughter,” said Alexandra Mikhailova, weeping as she clutched her cat in a shelter in Mariupol. Around her, parents tried to console children and keep them warm.

For many, Russia's announcement of a nuclear high alert stirred fears that the West could be drawn into direct conflict with Russia. But a senior U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the United States had yet to see any appreciable change in Russia’s nuclear posture.

As far-reaching Western sanctions on Russian banks and other institutions took hold, the ruble plummeted, and Russia’s Central Bank scrambled to shore it up, as did Putin, signing a decree restricting foreign currency.

But that did little to calm Russian fears. In Moscow, people lined up to withdraw cash as the sanctions threatened to drive up prices and reduce the standard of living for millions of ordinary Russians.

In yet another blow to Russia's economy, oil giant Shell said it is pulling out of the country because of the invasion. It announced it will withdraw from its joint ventures with state-owned gas company Gazprom and other entities and end its involvement in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project between Russia and Europe.

The economic sanctions, ordered by the U.S. and other allies, were just one contributor to Russia's growing status as a pariah country.

Russian airliners are banned from European airspace, Russian media is restricted in some countries, and some high-tech products can no longer be exported to the country. On Monday, in a major blow to a soccer-mad nation, Russian teams were suspended from all international soccer.

In other developments:

— The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said he will open an investigation soon into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

— Cyberattacks hit Ukrainian embassies around the world, and Russian media outlets.

— The United States announced it is expelling 12 members of Russia's U.N. mission, accusing them of spying.

— The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly opened its first emergency session in decades, with Assembly President Abdulla Shahid calling for an immediate cease-fire and “a full return to diplomacy and dialogue.”

The U.N. human rights chief said at least 102 civilians have been killed and hundreds wounded — warning that figure is probably a vast undercount — and Ukraine’s president said at least 16 children were among the dead.

More than a half-million people have fled the country since the invasion, another U.N. official said, many of them going to Poland, Romania and Hungary.

Among the refugees in Hungary was Maria Pavlushko, 24, an information technology project manager from a city west of Kyiv. She said her father stayed behind to fight the Russians.

“I am proud about him,” she said, adding that many of her friends were planning to fight too.

The negotiators at Monday's talks met at a long table with the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag on one side and the Russian tricolor on the other.

But while Ukraine sent its defense minister and other top officials, the Russian delegation was led by Putin’s adviser on culture — an unlikely envoy for ending a war and perhaps a sign of how seriously Moscow took the talks.

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Isachenkov and Litvinova reported from Moscow. Robert Burns and Eric Tucker in Washington; Francesca Ebel, Josef Federman and Andrew Drake in Kyiv; Lorne Cook in Brussels; and other AP journalists from around the world contributed to this report.

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