War in Ukraine: Kyiv's mayor warns the death toll in the city could be in the thousands

Published April 2, 2022 at 8:29 AM EDT
Police officers are seen at the checkpoint in Kyiv's Independence Square earlier this week.
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Police officers are seen at the checkpoint in Kyiv's Independence Square earlier this week.

Kyiv's mayor tells NPR the number of dead in Ukraine's capital could be in the hundreds, if not thousands, after weeks of attacks from Russian forces.

And in the latest nightly address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Russians to resist the draft — saying conscripts will most certainly face the risk of death — and asked people in occupied regions to sabotage Russia's military.

Here's more context to understand Ukraine and the impact of the invasion:

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