Ukraine’s appeals for advanced military aid, including fighter jets, are likely to be on the agenda as allied defense officials meet in Brussels this week. Almost one year after Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, Western nations face new decisions on how far they are willing to go in arming Ukraine to defend itself.
Russian forces are continuing to press on fronts across the country’s east, according to Ukraine’s military. Kyiv’s forces have been preparing for a broader Russian spring offensive.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
4. From our correspondents
Russians abandon wartime Russia in historic exodus: Initial data shows that at least 500,000, and perhaps nearly 1 million, have left in the year since the war began — a similar number to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991, Francesca Ebel and Mary Ilyushina report.
Maxim, whom The Post is identifying only by first name for security reasons, flew to Yerevan, Armenia, from Volgograd to avoid the military mobilization in September. “We left for the same reason everyone did: There was suddenly a real danger in the country for me and, above all, my family,” he said.
Natalia Abbakumova contributed reporting.
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