Russia continues its war in Ukraine as it enters the 15th day. Russia has accomplished less and struggled more than it had planned at the start of Europe’s largest land combat since World War II.
The news: As Russian forces extended their siege on Ukrainian cities, an airstrike on a maternity facility in the coastal city of Mariupol injured women ready to give birth and buried children in the rubble.
- Two hospitals in a city west of Kyiv were also bombed. At least 17 people were injured in the attack on a medical complex in Mariupol, according to Ukrainian officials. In Ukraine, two weeks of war have resulted in a humanitarian situation that has worsened in recent days.
What he said: Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that sanctions placed on Russia will have a negative impact on the West, including higher food and energy prices, and that Moscow will resolve its issues and emerge stronger.
- Putin stated that there was no alternative to Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine, and that Russia could not accept losing its sovereignty for the sake of short-term economic gain.