WATCH: State Department spokesman Ned Price holds news briefing amid ongoing crisis in Ukraine

State Department spokesman Ned Price held a news briefing amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Watch Price’s remarks in the player above.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has entered its third week, with Russian forces continuing to bombard major cities and desperate civilians hoping to escape through agreed-upon safe corridors.

Thousands of people have been killed and more than 2.3 million have fled the country since Russian troops crossed into Ukraine on Feb. 24. Encircled cities have been suffering from shortages of food, medicine, heat and electricity, and thousands of trapped civilians were hoping to leave Thursday during temporary cease-fires the two sides agreed to — though most past attempts failed because of continued Russian shelling.

The countries’ top diplomats met in Turkey for the highest-level talks since the invasion began, but they couldn’t find common ground.