Sumy region “liberated”, the dramatic situation in Borodyanka

Sumy region in northeastern Ukraine “liberated”

Sumy region in northeastern Ukraine,

April 8 at 10:39 Good news this morning. On the 44th day of the war in Ukraine, local authorities said on Friday, April 8, that the Sumi region, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the border with Russia, was completely liberated. “If you hear explosions (which has happened a lot lately), they are rescue teams that neutralized the ammunition that the Russian army left on our land,” the governor of the Sumy region warned in Telegram. He urged the public not to “roll over,” explaining that “there are many areas that are mined and unexplored.”[r] by the way” and “not to borrow”[r] forest roads”

Russia’s ambassador to France summoned by Jean-Yves Le Drian after a controversial tweet

Russia's ambassador to France summoned by Jean-Yves Le Drian after a controversial tweet - War in Ukraine ©Felipe Dana/AP/SIPA

April 7 at 11:20 am On Wednesday-Thursday night, the Russian Embassy in France shared a controversial and provocative new tweet after it was deleted, comparing the massacre of civilians committed in the city of Boutcha to a movie set. We can see some journalists photographing a lost cat in the middle of the rubble with the carcass of an armored vehicle in the background.

“Facing the immorality and provocation of the Russian embassy’s communication in France on Bucha’s abuses,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said this Thursday, he will summon the Russian Ambassador to France for a meeting. Alexey Meshkov. He also stated that France will continue to “fight against all Russian manipulations of information regarding the war in Ukraine”.

At the UN, the Russian ambassador had aroused a “scene” of Ukrainians to wake up bodies discovered on the streets of Boutcha in the suburbs of Kiev. On Monday, France dismissed 35 Russian diplomats based in Paris, whose “activity is contrary to our security interests,” as the Quai d’Orsay noted.

Kyiv urges residents of eastern Ukraine to evacuate ‘now’

Kyiv urges residents of eastern Ukraine to evacuate

6 April 17:02 Kyiv on Wednesday urged residents of eastern Ukraine to evacuate the area “now” amid fears of a massive and deadly attack by the Russian army on Dombass, which is now the Kremlin’s primary target. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, quoted on Telegram by the Ministry of Integration, said regional authorities “urge the people to leave these areas and do everything to ensure that evacuations take place in an organized manner”. She added that it should be done “now” or risk “death” in the coming days.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the Russian military is empowering itself to “take control of the entire Dombass” and “a land bridge with Crimea”, a territory annexed by Russia in 2014.

The international community will launch new sanctions against Russia

International community to launch new sanctions against Russia - war in Ukraine ©Felipe Dana/AP/SIPA

April 6 at 11:31 am Although Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday denounced European countries’ “indecisiveness” to adopt new sanctions against Russia, in a speech in the Irish Parliament, Westerners plan to toughen their stance against Russia this Wednesday after large numbers of bodies were found. In Boucha, near kiiv. President of the European Council Charles Michel condemned the “crimes against humanity” committed in Boucha “and many other cities”, declaring that the European Union “sooner or later” will have to impose sanctions on Russian oil and gas. . The European Commission proposed on Tuesday to tighten sanctions against Moscow, notably by halting purchases of Russian coal, which accounts for 45% of EU imports, and oil, which represents 25%. It also wants to close European ports to Russian ships.

Dutch customs authorities have immobilized fourteen yachts at the shipyards, twelve under construction and two in maintenance. After France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Spain, Greece decided to expel twelve Russian diplomats. The US also plans to adopt new sanctions on Wednesday, in coordination with the European Union and the G7, aimed specifically at banning “all new investment” in Russia. In addition, the United States, through Foreign Minister Antony Blinken, announced that it will provide Ukraine with additional security assistance of $100 million (91.8 million euros), primarily anti-tank systems.

Volodymyr Zelensky before the UN

Volodymyr Zelensky in front of the UN - The War in Ukraine ©John Minchillo/AP/SIPA

5 April 17:36 As the bombardments continue in the south and east of Ukraine, following the global shock wave caused by the discovery of large numbers of civilian bodies in the city of Boutcha, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his speech at the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday, April 5, stated that Ukraine’s Where he accuses Russia of massacre. The Ukrainian president returned to the various abuses committed in Boucha: “The Russians carried out extrajudicial executions there, shot women, tortured, all for pleasure”. “Civilians were tortured to death in the streets at close range”, others were “tongues cut off”, “parents saw their children die, parents were killed in front of their children,” he said. , still before the UN Security Council. “Mass killings have become the signature of the Russians,” lamented Volodymyr Zelensky, considering them “the worst crimes since the end of the Second World War”.

The president of Ukraine directly attacked the UN Security Council: “Where is the Security Council for which the UN was created, where is the peace? This organization needs to fulfill its function, stop the aggressors,” he began, adding that “the UN today authorizes this aggressor to spread death.” Volodymyr Zelensky urged UN members to hold Russia “responsible” for “war crimes” in Ukraine.