March 23, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The head of the United Nations has called for immediate negotiations to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking to reporters at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres noted that Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine a month ago, in violation of the UN Charter.
2.Russian troops are intensifying their attacks on the besieged port city of Mariupol in Ukraine. Russia has demanded that Ukraine surrender the city, but Ukraine’s leadership has refused.
3.The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says that as of Monday, more than 3.53 million Ukrainians have fled their country since the Russian invasion began. Ukraine’s western neighbor Poland has taken in the largest number, at over 2 million. The Polish government says about 70,000 Ukrainian children are attending school in Poland. But many face challenges due to the language barrier.