The United Nations says more than two million people have fled Ukraine since the conflict began almost two weeks ago.
As casualties continue to rise, the Ukrainian and Russian delegations met for a third time Monday in Belarus, but there were no breakthroughs. Foreign ministers from both nations are scheduled to meet in Turkey on Thursday. President Biden’s decision to ban Russian energy imports was made knowing the action will impact American consumers.
CGTN’s Nathan King gives us the details.
Joining the discussion:
- Anton Fedyashin is a Professor of History at American University.
- Peter Kuznick is the Director of Nuclear Studies at American University.
- Nicolai Petro is a Professor of Politics at the University of Rhode Island.
- Bohdan Nahaylo is the Acting Chief Editor at the Kyiv Post.
Today, I’m announcing that the United States is targeting a main artery of Russia’s economy.
We are banning all imports of Russian oil and gas.
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 8, 2022
2 million people
in 12 days
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) March 8, 2022
EU unveils plan to end reliance on Russian gas https://t.co/18qtizGCxK
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 8, 2022