Nearly 4.2 million Ukrainians have fled their country since the war began
As of Sunday, the UN According to statistics, nearly 4.2 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their country since Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the occupation on February 24, and about 40,000 have arrived in the last 24 hours.
The High Commission for Refugees counted exactly 4,176,401 Ukrainian refugees on Saturday afternoon, or 38,559 more than on Friday.
The UK has called for a war crimes trial
British Foreign Secretary Lis Truss on Sunday condemned the Russian military’s “insurgent actions” against civilians in Ukraine, particularly calling for a “war crimes trial” in Irfin and Bautista in the Kiev region.
“As Russian troops are being forced to retreat, we are seeing growing evidence of atrocities committed by the invading forces in cities such as Irfin and Bautza,” Liz Truss said in a statement.
He added that these “indiscriminate attacks on innocent civilians” should be subject to a “war crimes investigation”.
Ukraine says eleven mayors and local leaders have been abducted by Russians
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vareshchuk announced on Sunday that 11 mayors and heads of local administrations in Ukraine were still being held captive after being abducted by Russian troops.
“As of today, leaders of eleven local communities in Kiev, Kerson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhie, Mykoliv and Donetsk regions have been captured,” he told the International Committee of the Red Cross in a telegram. Cross (ICRC) and the United Nations.
Irina Vareshchuk also announced that the leader of the village of Motijin, west of Kiev, had been “killed in prison” by Russian troops.
Ukraine condemns “deliberate massacre” as corpses are scattered on the streets of Bautista
Ukraine has condemned a “deliberate massacre” of Russian troops as bodies were found Saturday in the streets of Bautista, about 30 kilometers north of Q.
“The Boutcha massacre was deliberate. The Russians want to expel as many Ukrainians as they can. We must stop them and expel them. I now demand the catastrophic new G7 sanctions,” Dmytro Kouleba wrote on Twitter.
According to Ukrainian officials, Russian troops have withdrawn from the area.
Charles Michael condemns the “atrocities” of the Russian military and calls for further sanctions
The head of the European Council, Charles Michael of Belgium, has condemned the “atrocities” committed by the Russian military this Sunday. He is demanding further sanctions against Moscow in the wake of the February 24 attacks in Ukraine.
“Shocked by the ghost pictures of the atrocities committed by the Russian military in the liberated area of Kiev,” he wrote on Twitter this Sunday, referring to the hashtag “#BuchaMassacre” and naming the occupied territory of Ukraine occupied by the Russians. 300 people were buried in mass graves.
“The EU is helping Ukrainian and voluntary organizations to gather the necessary evidence for action in the International Court of Justice,” said the head of the European Council.
Russia says it has destroyed a refinery and fuel depots in Odessa
The Russian Defense Ministry says the army destroyed a refinery and fuel depots during a series of strikes in the southwestern country of Odessa on Sunday morning.
“This morning, high-precision marine and ground missiles destroyed a refinery and three fuel and lubrication storage sites near the city of Odessa,” Moscow said in its daily update.
According to the Ministry of Defense, these bases supplied fuel to Ukrainian forces further east in the direction of the city of Mykolayiv.
The Russian negotiator praised Q’s ‘very realistic’ approach to neutrality
Russia’s chief negotiator Vladimir Medinsky on Sunday praised Ukraine’s “very realistic” position in the peace talks with Ukraine, as Moscow has been conditionally prepared to accept the neutrality that Moscow has been demanding since the beginning of the crisis.
“The Ukrainian side has adopted a very realistic approach to issues related to Ukraine’s neutrality and nuclear non – proliferation,” Vladimir Medinsky wrote in the Telegram.
However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat Lukashenko’s government.
Ukraine’s chief negotiator, David Aragamia, said on Saturday that Moscow had “orally” accepted all Ukrainian proposals “except for the Crimea issue.”
The Ukrainian military says the attacks on Odessa did not cause any casualties
The Ukrainian military says a series of strikes in the southwestern city of Odessa on Sunday morning did not cause any casualties.
Southern Regional Command Officer Vladislav Nazarov said in a statement that this was a rocket attack.
“The Odessa area is one of the enemy’s priority targets. The enemy continues its covert practice of attacking sensitive infrastructure,” he said, reiterating the ban on any release of location or damage.
The Greek foreign minister is bringing ‘humanitarian aid’ to Odessa
Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Dentias is due to leave for Odessa, the main Ukrainian port in the Black Sea, which was bombed by Russian forces this Sunday morning, his ministry announced.
“The minister will be coming to Odessa very soon. He will bring humanitarian aid, which will be handed over to the city authorities,” he said, adding that he would like to discuss with them “the creation of a permanent mechanism for the distribution of humanitarian aid.”
Nikos Dendias will also meet members of the Greek community in this city in southwestern Ukraine and would like to reopen the Greek Embassy there.
Poland accuses France and Germany of being too favorable to Moscow
Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski is considered the strongest man in power in Warsaw, accusing France and Germany of being too close to Russia in the context of the war in Ukraine.
“Germany, like France, has strong pro-Moscow leanings,” he said in an interview with the German daily Die Weld this Sunday.
It was in Berlin in particular that Jaroslaw Kaczynski pointed the finger, accusing Ukraine of not supplying enough weapons and refusing to impose a ban on oil from Russia.
“For many years, the German government did not want to see what Russia was doing under Putin’s leadership. We see the effect today,” he said.
Update the situation at 8:30 p.m.
Bombs were heard in Odessa this Sunday morning. The bomber struck shortly after 6 a.m. in the strategic city of southwestern India. In a telegram, a Ukrainian government adviser talks about “fires” following attacks “from the air”. According to him, “some missiles were shot down by air defense”.
UN seeks “humanitarian ceasefire”. The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs will travel to Moscow on Sunday to visit Kiev, with the aim of ending the fighting in Ukraine.
Kiev was “liberated” by Russian forces, The Ukrainian government announced on Saturday. Authorities have noted a “quick withdrawal” of Russians in the capital and north, but warn of their intent to “gain a foothold” in the south and east of the country.
About 300 people had to be buried in “mass graves” in Bootsa. In the northeastern part of the country, this city in the Kyiv region was the scene of fierce fighting and was occupied by Ukrainian soldiers. The bodies could not be buried in the city’s cemeteries, under punishment for exposing themselves to Russian fire, Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk said Saturday.
A senior UN official will try to get a “humanitarian ceasefire”
A senior UN The official will try to obtain a “humanitarian ceasefire” in Ukraine this Sunday in Moscow, where potential abuses against civilians were reported in the Kyiv region, which were devastated and withdrawn from the Russians by the Russians.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Friday that Martin Griffiths, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, would travel to Moscow on Sunday and then to Kiev.
According to the latter, in Ukraine “the UN has not given up the opportunity to stop the fighting”.
A series of bomb blasts were heard in Odessa on Sunday morning
A series of explosions were heard Sunday morning in Odessa, Ukraine’s main port in the southwestern Black Sea.
The explosions, which occurred at 6 a.m., were apparently in an industrial area, with black smoke and visible flames in at least three columns.
“Odessa has been hit from the sky. Fires have been reported in some areas. Part of the missiles have been shot down by air defense. It is recommended to close the windows,” Anton Zherashchenko, adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister, wrote in his Telegram account.
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Welcome to this live dedicated to the thirty-ninth day of the war in Ukraine.
On Saturday, Ukrainian officials announced the complete liberation of the entire capital, Kyiv, following the “rapid withdrawal” of Russian forces from the north of the country. However, the latter concentrated their military efforts in the south and east of the country.
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