War in Ukraine

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The Ukraine story is developing and ongoing, with over 500,000 fleeing their homes and unconfirmed counts of dead and wounded. Here are some of the latest updates:

  • Delegates from Russia and Ukraine sat down Monday for the first direct negotiations since the invasion began. Russian shelling continued through the hours-long meeting.
  • Satellite images show a 40-mile convoy of Russian troops heading into Kyiv.
  • The United Nations General Assembly met Monday for a rare emergency meeting to address humanitarian needs in Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian President Zelenskyy officially applied for membership in the European Union. The next steps will take time.
  • Switzerland is no longer Switzerland, breaking its neutral status to adopt EU sanctions against Russia. Same for Sweden.
  • It’s looking more and more likely that Belarus will join Russia in this fight. The U.S. has suspended operations at their embassy in Belarus.
  • The internet is fighting back: Facebook and Twitter have removed anti-Ukrainian disinformation campaigns, Twitter is labeling all links to Russian state media websites, and Google and YouTube are not running ads from Russian state media outlets.
  • The alcohol is fighting back: Ontario liquor control board banned all Russian-made products and U.S. governors in Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Utah have ordered boycotts of all Russian-style vodkas in a largely symbolic show of support.
  • CNN has a list of global sanctions on Russia so far. The vodka boycott did not make the list.

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