Feb 20, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
Hundreds of artillery shells have exploded along the contact line between Ukrainian soldiers and Russia-backed separatists.
The separatists evacuated thousands of civilians from eastern Ukraine as fears rose Sunday that the volatile region could spark a Russian invasion.
Western leaders warned that Russia was poised to attack its neighbor, which is surrounded on three sides by about 150,000 Russian soldiers, warplanes and equipment.
Russia held nuclear drills and has ongoing naval drills in the Black Sea.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to choose a place where the two leader could meet to try to resolve the crisis.
Russia denies plans to invade Ukraine.