4th day of war in Ukraine, this is the situation now –

The war in Ukraine has entered its fourth day. Russian troops entered the eastern city of Kharkov. According to the city council, the Ukrainian army is monitoring the situation in the capital Kiev.

  • Delegations from Ukraine and Russia visited Belarus for talks. According to Ukraine, no conditions have been set. The meeting will take place in the city of Gomel, not far from the border triangle Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
  • Clashes intensify as Russian troops take action on the streets of the eastern city of Kharkov. Kharkiv is the second largest city in the country with a population of about one and a half million people.


  • Earlier, a gas pipeline near Kharkov exploded, causing a huge fire. Ukrainian media allege that the leaders were deliberately targeted by Russian troops.
  • Violent clashes took place over an airbase in the city of Vasylkiv, south of Kiev. It is about 25 kilometers from the center of Kiev. In the same city, an oil tank exploded and caught fire during Russian bombing raids.
  • The EU will impose tougher sanctions on Russia. For example, no Russian aircraft is allowed in the entire EU airspace. It also cracks down on the oligarchs and bans Russian state media Sputnik and Russia Today from the EU.
  • In addition, Brussels will finance the purchase and supply of arms to Ukraine. According to the Reuters news agency, 450 million euros has been earmarked for this.
  • Last night it was announced that the EU, US, Canada, UK and Japan continue to close some Russian banks on the international payment system Swift.
  • President Putin has ordered the military to bring nuclear-capable units to high readiness. According to him, this is a response to “aggressive statements” by NATO countries.
  • Demonstrations against the occupation were held in many places. Police said there were more than 100,000 protesters in Berlin, about 15,000 in Amsterdam. Protests continue in Russia as well. More than 2,300 people have been arrested, according to a human rights group.
  • Ukraine has formed the International Foreign Legion and is asking foreigners to come and fight. The foreign minister is calling on foreigners to report to Ukrainian embassies and consulates in their country.

Here’s what we know about the dead, injured and displaced

  • According to the United Nations, at least 64 civilians have been killed in the war so far. More than 170 people were injured.
  • The Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported 352 victims.
  • The UN estimates that more than 368,000 people have fled abroad. It is estimated that at least 150,000 people traveled to Poland, the rest to other countries such as Hungary and Romania. Others sought safer places in Ukraine.

Source: NOS