Information on the situation in Ukraine

Own correspondence from Wrocław, Poland

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The situation on March 1, 2022, at noon Poland time.

Ukraine (Source:, via Facebook)

Yesterday (February 28), delegations of both countries met on the Ukrainian-Belarusian border to discuss peace talks. Of course, no agreement was reached.

The Blitzkrieg has failed, the losses in equipment and people are very large (it is estimated that Russia has already lost 5,300 soldiers killed), but there are still fights for the largest cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Herson. Kharkiv is encircled. Today, street fights are taking place there. Civilian facilities including hospitals are under attack. Russian troops are trying to encircle Kiev. The Russian convoy is 64 km long. Inhabitants of the attacked cities greet the invaders with Molotov cocktails. According to official reports, Russia used a forbidden weapon — cluster bombs.

Ukrainians are morally supported by the wonderful attitude of President Volodymyr Zelensky. He became a real leader and a national hero.

Ukraine has officially applied for membership of the European Union, and the West imposes economic sanctions [against Russia].

Refugees from Ukraine cry when they enter Poland (Source: Reuters, via

Long lines accumulate at the border crossings with Poland. On the Ukrainian side, the check-in of refugees has been streamlined. As of today, it is estimated that Poland has already accepted about 350 thousand refugees, and depending on the situation, there may be even 3-4 million of them. Poles are very active and very kind to refugees. On Sunday, in all churches in Poland, there were prayers for peace in Ukraine, as well as fundraising as well as collection of everything that may be useful to refugees. Hotels and retreats provide places to stay. Private persons also receive and support the newcomers from Ukraine.

Refugees from Ukraine are admitted into Poland (Source: Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych i Administracji, portal)

In Poland, so far, there is no panic, neither in shops nor at ATMs, but one can sense the tense situation and unspoken questions: How will the events evolve? Can Putin reach for nuclear weapons?

Translated from Polish by Andrew Woźniewicz.

The whole of Poland is involved in the action of helping refugees from Ukraine: the government, many cities, governmental and non-governmental organizations. The largest of them is Caritas Polska.


News viewership on various TV channels and on the Internet has grown rapidly. Everyone is looking for information about what is happening on the eastern Polish border and what is the situation in Ukraine.


Today, my country, my homeland was attacked. The leader of the aggressor state, Vladimir Putin, announced the launch of a "special military operation" in Donbas. Around 4 a.m. on February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine and started the war.


Putin recognized the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics by breaking international law once again, and the European elite and its diplomacy still believe in the project of cooperation with Russia from Vladivostok to Lisbon. What will happen to Europe next? Will Germany stop feeding us pro-Russian demagogy and cynicism?