Germany will expel a “large number” of Russian diplomats after the Bucha massacre, German Foreign Minister Annalena Barbock. announce on Monday.
Barbock said, “The pictures of Bosha bear witness to the incredible brutality of the Russian leadership and those who follow its propaganda, to the will of annihilation that transcends all borders.”
“So today the Federal Government has decided to declare as persona non grata a large number of members of the Russian Embassy, who have worked every day against our freedom and against the cohesion of our society here in Germany.”
It also announced that Germany is working with other European countries to tighten existing sanctions against Russia.
Report: EU considers new sanctions on Russia as leaders prepare to visit Kyiv
On Tuesday, the European Commission will propose to the European Union new sanctions against Moscow, including a ban Russian coal importsA source told Reuters that chemicals, rubber and various other products amount to $9.8 billion annually.
This development comes after the European Union announced that European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Union Foreign Policy Coordinator Josep Borrell will visit Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv this week.
A Ukrainian official said seven humanitarian corridors will open today
Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshuk He said Tuesday that seven humanitarian corridors will be opened to help with evacuations, including from Mariupol and the Russian-controlled city of Berdyansk.
Residents of Mariupol and Berdyansk will be able to leave for Zaporizhzhia on their own transport, while lanes will also open from the city of Tokmak in the Zaporizhzhia region and the cities of Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna and Hirske in the Luhansk region, Vereshchuk wrote in a telegram.
Vereshchuk said in the same post that Russian forces “Do not allow anyone to enter Mariupol” and that the Russians “prevented representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross” in the settlement of Manush, west of Mariupol.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
The UK said the Ukrainian army had regained control of the “key terrain” in the north of the country
The British Ministry of Defense said, on Tuesday, that “Ukrainian forces They regained control of the main terrain of northern Ukraine, after denying Russia the ability to secure its objectives, and forcing Russian forces to withdraw from the areas around Chernihiv and northern Kyiv.”
“It is likely that many of the Russian units withdrawing from northern Ukraine will require significant re-equipment and refurbishment before they are available for redeployment to operations in eastern Ukraine,” she added.
The ministry also said that “low-level fighting is likely to continue in some parts of the newly retaken areas, but diminish significantly during this week with the withdrawal of the remaining Russian forces.”
Opening of humanitarian corridors in Mariupol: Deputy Prime Minister
Seven humanitarian corridors will be opened in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Tuesday to evacuate some of the city’s remaining 130,000 residents, many of whom are living without food, water or shelter, a senior Ukrainian official said, amid Russian military attacks.
Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshuk said on Telegram that the seven lanes will allow residents to be moved to Zaporizhia (about 140 miles northwest of Mariupol).
“Despite the promises of its leadership, the occupying forces do not allow anyone to travel to Mariupol,” she said in the post.
“The [Russian] She added that the occupiers prevented representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Manchu, “noting that additional evacuation routes were planned for Manush, via a bus to the coastal city of Berdyansk, which will then move to Zaporizhia.
The Ukrainian army shows the devastation of the Russian invasion: video
Russia’s military losses as of April 5: report
165 children killed: Ukrainian Foreign Ministry
More civilian bodies found in Sumy, evidence of torture: report
Sumy Oblast Governor Dmytro Zevitsky said that at least three civilian bodies were found while Ukrainian forces retook Sumy Oblast. He said the bodies had evidence of torture.
“Today was a very busy day, but it was a war day,” Zyvitsky said. “We continue to clean our land of the remains of waste.”
“Thank you to our defence, the armed forces, volunteers and doctors, to every inhabitant of the Sumy region working on the restoration of our region, we are working!” he added.
Ukraine: Russia thought it would win, but we “gave them a ticket to hell.”
Translation: “They killed our pity, but we begot anger. These Russian executioners dream of coming home victorious, with bags of looted” gifts “and stories of how they mocked our people.”
“However, the SSO in Ukraine came to them first. And we gave them a ticket to hell.”
Sirens sound all over Ukraine: report
France expels “several” Russian diplomats after the Boucha massacre
France is expelling “several” Russian diplomats following a massacre in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.
“France has decided this evening to expel several Russian personnel assigned to France under diplomatic status, whose activities are contrary to our security interests,” a statement issued by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs said on Monday.
“This action is part of a European movement. Our first responsibility has always been to ensure the security of French and European citizens,” the statement continued.
Agence France-Presse reported that nearly 35 diplomats will be expelled from the country after the announcement.
Earlier on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron called for additional sanctions against Russia, according to a report. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan later announced that the United States would work with its allies to impose further sanctions.
Zelensky was due to address the Security Council after the Bush massacre
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is scheduled to address the United Nations Security Council meeting on Tuesday on the alleged atrocities committed by Russian forces against his country.
The official Twitter account of the UK delegation to the UN announced the upcoming speech, tweeting: “UK Presidency of the Council will ensure that the truth about Russian war crimes is known. We will expose Putin’s war for what it is.”
The announcement comes after Zelensky visited Bucha, where Russian forces allegedly left civilian bodies on the streets, according to satellite images.
Ukrainian officials said 410 civilian bodies were found in towns and cities in the Kyiv region recently recovered from Russian forces. In Bucha, more than 100 civilians were found buried in mass graves.
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