Russian officials announced a ceasefire at 10 a.m. in major cities to allow for evacuations. Ukrainian officials on Sunday said that Russian shelling prevented escape as hundreds of thousands were reportedly trying to flee the city of Mariupol and other parts of Ukraine.
- Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its twelfth day Monday.
- Russian shelling prevented would-be refugees from fleeing the war, Ukrainian authorities said.
- The U.N. reported that 1.5 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries since the invasion started.