The U.N. General Assembly is set to vote this week, after a debate Thursday, on a resolution calling on Russia to leave Ukraine, with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urging members during a special session to vote for preserving his country’s sovereignty ahead of the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion Friday.
The draft resolution, which is nonbinding, calls for an immediate cease-fire and highlights the need for accountability for war crimes. The war in Ukraine involves the whole world and is “a blatant violation of international law,” said Josep Borrell, the European Union’s top diplomat.
President Biden and G-7 leaders are set meet virtually on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to coordinate efforts in support of Ukraine, according to a White House statement.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
A year of war seen through the eyes of ordinary Ukrainians: Since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine one year ago, every Ukrainian’s life has changed in ways both big and small. Families have been torn apart, homes have been destroyed, and dreams have been shattered. Some civilians picked up arms, while others are helping as volunteers delivering aid.
With photography by Ed Ram, Wojciech Grzedzinski, Kasia Strek and Heidi Levine, The Washington Post’s Olivier Laurent and Siobhán O’Grady report on how no one has been left untouched as Ukrainians reflect on a year of loss, resilience and fear.
“It won’t be easier now. It’s going to get harder, and I’m prepared for the worst time,” a drama student in Kyiv said.
A doctor in Kherson said he was hopeful. “I believe in a positive future. … People who stayed here don’t intend to leave. That gives me energy.”