Ceasefire aborted in Mariupol and investigation by the International Criminal Court

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news of the day

kyiv and Moscow continue to clash on the field of communication. While the port city of Mariupol has almost entirely fallen into Russian hands, a pocket of Ukrainian resistance remains within the Azovstal metallurgical complex. The Russian army announced a ceasefire on Monday to let civilians escape from the factory.

No agreement has been reached, kyiv denied. “I officially and publicly declare that unfortunately there is no agreement on a humanitarian corridor from Azovstal today,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk wrote on Telegram, shortly after Russia announced that it would cease hostilities to allow the evacuation of civilians.

sentence of the day

The Boutcha massacre is a Ukrainian staging”

Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s deputy ambassador to the UN, said the sentence at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Monday. A claim that Moscow regularly launches as hundreds of civilian bodies were discovered in the kyiv region after the withdrawal of Russian troops.

The number of the day

5.2 million. The number of Ukrainian refugees who have fled their country under attack by Russian troops since February 24 has exceeded 5.2 million, according to figures from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees released on Monday.

The trend of the day

International actors still have their eyes on Ukraine. The judicial cooperation agency Eurojust announced on Monday that the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will participate in the European investigation into the main alleged crimes committed in Ukraine.

This Monday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was in Turkey, a key mediator in the conflict in Ukraine. On Tuesday, he will be in Moscow before heading to kyiv. A visit order strongly criticized by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who recalled that there are “no corpses in the streets of Moscow”.

On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Minister Lloyd Austin traveled to kyiv, the first visit by American leaders to Ukraine since the outbreak of hostilities by Russia.

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