5 things to know this morning about the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Officials are offering bleak assessments of Russia’s military progress in Ukraine as Moscow fails to seize Kyiv more than five weeks into its invasion.


Talks between the two countries have remained fruitless as the international community continues to put economic pressure on Russia through a series of sanctions and other restrictive measures on key sectors, elites, politicians and more.


Still, civilians have struggled at times to safely evacuate some of Ukraine’s hardest-hit cities like Mariupol. The ongoing conflict has already generated a humanitarian crisis that has led millions of people to flee Ukraine since the invasion began on Feb. 24.