LIVE – Ukraine: the unlawful killings of 50 civilians have been documented by the UN in Boutcha

Ukraine: the United Kingdom will reopen “next week” its embassy in kyiv

After France, Spain or Italy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday the reopening “next week” of the British Embassy in kyiv, which had been closed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“I can announce today that we will be reopening very soon, next week, our embassy in the Ukrainian capital,” Boris Johnson said at a press conference concluding his visit to India.

Ukraine: Ukrainian MP confirms forced evacuations to Russia

Guest of BFMTV this Friday noon, Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko confirmed forced evacuations of Ukrainians to Russia. In particular, he compared the latter to that of the Jews during the Second World War.

Ukraine: Russian Rylov, double Olympic champion, suspended for his support for the conflict

Evgeny Rylov, double Olympic champion in Tokyo in the 100 and 200 m backstroke, has been suspended for nine months by the International Swimming Federation (Fina) for his support for the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army.

To celebrate eight years since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, Russia organized a demonstration on March 18 at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Event in which the swimmer participated.

War crimes in Ukraine: British police received around 50 reports

British police said on Friday they had received around 50 reports of possible war crimes in Ukraine as part of a call for witnesses launched to fuel the investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

“The majority of these reports, received from people across the UK, relate to incidents in Ukraine ‘in the context of the conflict which began in February,’ and specifically what appear to be attacks on civilians civilian,” London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Ukraine: one dead and two injured in the crash of a troop transport plane

A Ukrainian troop transport plane crashed on Thursday during a “technical flight” in the Zaporizhzhia region in southeastern Ukraine, killing one and injuring two, according to the regional administration.

“An An-26 which belonged to Ukraine crashed in the Mikhailivka district. The plane was performing a technical flight”, announced on Telegram the regional administration of Zaporizhia, a large city near the front line with Russian troops.

11,588 Ukrainian students have been educated in France since the start of the war

According to a new count from the Ministry of National Education, 11,588 students arriving from Ukraine have been welcomed to France since February 24, schools, colleges and high schools combined.

Ukraine: for Wladimir Klitschko, “Russia will not stop at Donbass”

Also on BFMTV this Friday morning, Wladimir Klitschko said that “Russia will not stop at Donbass.”

Remarks which are in line with those of a senior Russian official who mentioned earlier this Friday the intention of Vladimir Putin’s army to take full control of Donbass, but also of southern Ukraine.

Ukraine: “all the savagery perpetrated in Boutcha has been reproduced elsewhere” according to Wladimir Klitschko

Guest of Live Toussaint on BFMTV this Friday morning, the double world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, whose brother Vitali is the current mayor of kyiv, commented on the UN statements on the illegal killing of 50 civilians in Boutcha .

“All the savagery perpetrated in Boutcha has been reproduced elsewhere (…) everything that happened must be documented. The culprits must be punished.”

Ukraine: UN documented ‘unlawful killing’ of 50 civilians in Boutcha, spokesman says

Denying any involvement in the Boutcha massacre, the Russians have disseminated several theses on social networks. Contradicted by the images themselves.

While several investigators have since been sent to the scene, the UN claims this Friday to have documented the “unlawful killing” of 50 civilians in the Ukrainian city, spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said during a regular UN briefing. in Geneva.

The United Nations also accuses the Russian army of actions “could amount to war crimes”, specifying that Vladimir Putin’s men have “indiscriminately bombarded and shelled populated areas, killing civilians and destroying hospitals, schools and other civil infrastructure”.

Ukraine: the Moskva registered as a national site of underwater cultural heritage

In any case, this is the information given by a journalist from The Kyiv Independent. In a tweet, Illia Ponomarenko writes:

“The Ukrainian government has officially registered the wreck of the cruiser Moskva at the bottom of the Black Sea as a national site of underwater cultural heritage”

The fall of the Moskva cruiser, claimed by the Ukrainians, is widely commented on by kyiv. On April 15, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov savored:

“A ‘flagship’ Russian warship is a worthy dive site. We now have one more dive spot in the Black Sea. I will definitely visit the wreck after we win the war.”

Russian military aims for ‘full control of Donbass and southern Ukraine’ says senior Russian official

Russia is aiming for total control of southern Ukraine and the Donbass region to have a land bridge to Crimea annexed by Moscow, a general and senior Russian army official said on Friday.

“Since the beginning of the second phase of the special operation, which began two days ago, one of the objectives of the Russian army has been to establish full control over Donbass and southern Ukraine. This will ensure a land corridor to Crimea, as well as strain vital infrastructure of the Ukrainian economy,” said General Rustam Minnekayev, deputy commander of the forces of the Central Russian Military District, quoted by Russian news agencies.

Ukraine: no evacuation corridor for civilians this Friday, according to kyiv

No evacuation corridor for civilians could be organized this Friday in Ukraine, said a Ukrainian government official, deeming the situation “dangerous” on the roads.

“Due to the danger threatening our routes, there will be no humanitarian corridors today,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Telegram.

Information confirmed on BFMTV by Tatiana Lomakina, head of humanitarian corridors for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Ukraine: Deputy Mayor of Mariupol Says Putin Continues to Bomb Azovstal Factory

While the Russian army claims control of Mariupol, Putin would refuse to storm the Azovstal factory, where the last Ukrainian soldiers are entrenched, preferring to besiege it.

A version refuted by the deputy mayor of Mariupol, Sergeï Orlov, on BFMTV this Friday morning. The latter asserts on the contrary that Putin is lying and that the factory continues to be bombed.

Ukraine: 20% of the city still under the control of the Ukrainian army according to the deputy mayor of Mariupol

Guest of the BFMTV morning show this Friday morning, Sergei Orlov questioned the Russian version according to which Mariupol is completely under the control of Vladimir Putin’s men.

“Russia says it occupies Mariupol but that does not correspond to reality. It temporarily occupied a good part of our city, but Ukraine controls the south and the adjacent territories. Another 20% of the city is controlled by the Ukrainian army”

The deputy mayor also said that there are between 120,000 and 130,000 inhabitants in the port city in southeastern Ukraine, and that 21,000 civilians have died.

Joe Biden announces new military aid for Ukraine

Joe Biden announced this Thursday a new military aid of 800 million dollars for Ukraine. This envelope includes “heavy artillery weapons, dozens of howitzers, 144,000 ammunition as well as drones,” he said.

In order to continue providing military assistance to Ukraine, Joe Biden said he would seek additional funds from Congress. Washington also intends to provide additional economic aid of $500 million to keep the Ukrainian government functioning.

Ukraine accuses Russia of preparing a fake referendum in Kherson and Zaporizhia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday accused Russia of seeking to organize a fake independence referendum in the regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia which it occupies in the south of the country.

“It’s not just to conduct a census. (…) It’s not to give you humanitarian aid of any kind. It’s actually to tamper with a so-called referendum on your land , if the order to organize this comedy comes from Moscow”, warned the Ukrainian president.

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