[EDITOR’S NOTE] MNN is monitoring the unfolding situation in Ukraine. The article below will be periodically updated. Please keep checking back for new stories as our partners release details from the field.
Ukraine (MNN) — Scores of people flood into neighboring countries as Russia tightens its grip on Ukraine. More than 500,000 Ukrainians have left so far, and the exodus shows no signs of slowing.
“The humanitarian crisis is going to be significant. Remember, in 2014, the Russians went in and took over an area of Ukraine. We saw a humanitarian crisis, especially along the eastern border,” Greg Yoder of Keys for Kids Ministries says.
A massive refugee crisis in Eastern Europe isn’t the only problem on the horizon. Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin put his nuclear forces on high alert, leading the United States and European Union to arm Ukraine. American and British special forces war veterans are joining the fray.
Talks aimed at ending hostilities began today, as Russian and Ukrainian delegations met on the Belarusian border.
The United Nations is holding a rare emergency General Assembly meeting to discuss events unfolding in Ukraine. “Russia cannot stop the world from coming together to condemn its invasion of Ukraine,” Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Barbara Woodward says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray these troubled times will lead people to know the Prince of Peace.
- Pray God will give wisdom to those in leadership, change the mind of those who mean evil, and bring glory to His name in all that takes place.