On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion in Ukraine. In the days that followed, Ukrainian and Russian forces fought throughout Ukraine on the ground and in the air. The war still rages on. Follow a major news outlet for frequent updates.
Here’s some of the latest news:
- Russian forces have attacked Kharkiv and Kyiv, Ukraines largest two cities. The attacks have resulted in civilian casualties.
- In the last 7 days, as many as 875,000 people have fled Ukraine, according to UNHCR.
- Sanctions against Russia have targeted Russia from all over the world, increasing their odds of a default.
- “President Putin thought he could roll into Ukraine — and the world would roll over. Instead, he met a wall of strength he never imagined” President Biden said in his first State of the Union address.
As the world continues to deplore the Russian invasion, the UN General Assembly, NATO, European Union, and other global allies groups wrestle to determine the most effective way to become involved.
Christian communities, like the International Churches of Christ, have organized regular prayer gatherings to ask God for his intervention, and to pray for the safety of the Christians and civilians in Ukraine and surrounding territories.
Shawn, an American church leader in Eastern Europe and long time resident of Ukraine, has been hosting daily Zoom prayer videos, where he partners with church leaders all over the globe to pray for the churches, Christians, and people directly affected by the war in Ukraine. You can join the live feeds of his prayer gatherings on Facebook.