European Leaders Travel to Kyiv as Russia and Ukraine Continue Peace Talks

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Kyiv is under attack as at least four buildings in the city’s residential areas were hit by Russian missiles Tuesday morning, killing at least four people, according to the mayor. New satellite images show widespread destruction across Ukraine as volunteers join the effort to fight.

“For Ukrainians, it is natural to protect our independence because it is Independence War,” said Territorial Defense Forces Soldier Volodymyr Omelyan, “and we are proud to protect democratic values and principles.”

The head of the U.N.’s refugee agency says more than 3 million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion last month. The U.N. says more than half of that total fled to Poland.

“We are slowly becoming overwhelmed,” said Warsaw’s mayor Rafal Trzaskowski, “and that’s why we make a plea for help from the international community.”

The prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic traveled to Kyiv Tuesday to meet Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky and the country’s prime minister to offer their support.

“This is not a time for countries to pretend like they can stay neutral on this particular conflict,” said NATO Ambassador Julianne Smith.

The head of NATO announced that leaders will convene for a summit next week to discuss possible next steps. President Zelensky addressed the Canadian Parliament Tuesday ahead of his planned virtual meeting with Congress on Wednesday.

“They already killed 97 Ukrainian children,” Zelensky said. “We’re not asking for much. We’re asking for justice. For real support, which will help us to prevail to defend, to save life.”