Russia has become an international pariah as its forces do battle on the streets of Ukraine's cities, and is facing a barrage of sanctions including a ban from Western airspace and key financial networks.
"The Russian side, unfortunately, still has a very biased view of the destructive processes it has launched," Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said on Twitter after attending the talks near the Belarusian border.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet's comments came at the start of the UN rights council's main annual session, which began with a vote to host an urgent debate on the Ukraine conflict later this week.
‘In all of my years as an activist, I have never seen anything like this. When I look into the eyes of those who are turning us away, I see bloodshot racism; they want to save themselves and they are losing their humanity in the process,’ said Osarumen.
President Vladimir Putin put Russia's nuclear deterrent on high alert on Sunday in the face of a barrage of Western-led reprisals for his war on Ukraine, which said it had repelled Russian ground forces' attempts to capture urban centres.
The Dubai-based ailrine continues to operate flights from Dubai to eight other Russian destinations, including Moscow.
People carrying luggage took shelter in the subway, unsure of where to go. Some panicked. Others clung to routine, with irritation. "I’m not afraid. I’m going to work. The only unusual thing is that you can’t find a taxi in Kyiv,” one resident complained, as air raid sirens wailed.
The air space is closed, railway schedules are in a flux and roads are crammed, he said requesting everyone to stay calm and face the situation with fortitude.
The Ukrainian soldier said in a video message: "They are bombing us, it is good that we are still alive, my father, my mother, I love you, everything will be fine."
The EU said it had summoned Russia's ambassador to Brussels to condemn "the unprovoked, unjustified invasion," warning him that a new "hard-hitting" package of sanctions would be decided at the summit in coordination with its transatlantic partners.