So far 137 people have been killed in the first day of war with Russia. “This includes our military and civilians,” said Vladimir Zhelensky, President of Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion has sparked tensions in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko has announced a curfew.
Public transportation will not operate during the curfew order. He added that metro stations can be used as shelters by the public 24 hours a day.
I am deeply saddened and horrified by the devastating developments in Ukraine, which will have far-reaching economic and social impacts.
— David Malpass (@DavidMalpassWBG) February 24, 2022
The curfew ordered all staff to return home on time and the public was advised to stay in safe places.
In this context, the World Bank has announced that steps will be taken to provide the necessary economic assistance to Ukraine.