Officials from Russia and Ukraine met on Monday to discuss an end to the fighting, but they did not reach an agreement. At the same time, Russia stepped up its bombings of major cities. For days, countless Ukrainians have been seeking shelter in basements and subway stations.
Throughout the country, up to 7 million people have left their homes, according to one estimate. More than 600,000 of them have fled to neighboring countries as refugees.
A 40-mile-long line of Russian tanks and other military vehicles is slowly moving toward Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. On Sunday, a reporter from The New York Times interviewed a woman about 6 miles from capital. Though she’d been sheltering in a parking garage for days, she said she wouldn’t abandon her home country.
“We can’t just leave, we cannot just surrender,” she said. “We will always stay on our land.”