09.20 – The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has declared that the United States does not agree to provide security guarantees in the form requested by Ukraine. 19.55 – Russian forces hit a hospital in a city in eastern Ukraine. 19.26 – “We will make other weapons available to Ukraine, so that it can defend itself from the Russian invasion”. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced this in a statement
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The bodies of 410 civilians were found in the Kiev region recently left by the Russians. This was reported by Ukrainian Attorney General Iryna Venediktova during a program broadcast on several Ukrainian TV channels. 17.17 –Moscow has rejected accusations of killing civilians in Bucha, the northwestern town of the Ukrainian capital. This was stated by the Russian Defense Ministry, according to reports from TASS, marking the photos and videos on Bucha’s dead as ‘fake’ produced by Kiev and the Western media. Moscow added that the town was bombed by the Ukrainians when it was still controlled by the Russians.
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“The images of the crimes committed in Bucha and in the other areas liberated by the Ukrainian army are astonished. The cruelty of the massacres of defenseless civilians is frightening and unbearable. The Russian authorities must immediately stop hostilities, stop the violence against civilians, and they will have to stop. to give an account of what happened. Italy condemns these horrors with absolute firmness, and expresses full closeness and solidarity to Ukraine and its citizens “. This was declared by Prime Minister Mario Draghi. 16.04– Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia of committing “genocide” in Ukraine to wipe out “the whole nation”. “Yes, this is genocide. The elimination of the whole nation and the people, we are citizens of Ukraine. We have more than 100 nationalities. This is the destruction and extermination of all these nationalities,” he said in an interview to the US channel CBS. 15:29 – Fifty-seven bodies were found in a mass grave in Bucha. The head of the rescuers Serhii Kaplytchny reports this. A dozen bodies were visible, some only partially buried. “Here, in this long tomb, 57 people are buried,” said Kaplytchnyi, who is organizing the recovery of the bodies. 14.33 –“Shocked by reports of unspeakable horrors in the areas from which the Russians have withdrawn. An independent investigation is necessary and urgent. The perpetrators of war crimes will be held accountable.” Thus in a tweet the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen reacted to the information received from the areas around Kiev after the Ukrainian forces regained control. 13.50 – “The images of civilians killed in Bucha are unbearable”. The German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock wrote on Twitter, asking for new sanctions against Russia. Baerbock defined these actions as “war crimes”. 12:11– “The Bucha massacre was deliberate. The Russians aim to eliminate as many Ukrainians as possible. We must stop them and drive them out.” This was stated by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on twitter. Kuleba calls for “new devastating G7 sanctions now: embargo on oil, gas and coal; close all ports to Russian ships and goods; disconnect all Russian banks from Swift”. 11:44– The EU is working on developing new sanctions against Russia and new support for Ukraine. The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, writes on twitter and said he was “shocked by the images of the atrocities committed by the Russian army in the now liberated Kiev region”. The EU “is assisting Ukrainians and NGOs in gathering evidence to bring to international courts,” adds Michel. 11:43 – Pope Francis returns to pray for Ukraine: “Let us pray now for peace, thinking of the humanitarian tragedy of the tormented Ukraine, still under the bombardments of this sacrilegious war”. The Pope said this at the Angelus at the end of the Mass in Malta. 11:36– Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslav Kaczynski said Warsaw is open to the deployment of US nuclear weapons on its territory if needed. Kaczynski said this in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, quoted by the Ukrainian media. “If the Americans asked us to keep US nuclear weapons in Poland, we would be open to that. It would significantly strengthen deterrence on Moscow,” Kaczynski said, clarifying that US nuclear weapons deployment in Poland has not yet been discussed, but “this may change soon”. 10:35– A spokesman for the Donetsk separatists, Eduard Basurin, confirmed that a temporary ceasefire has been in place since last midnight to allow the evacuation of “foreign citizens” from Mariupol. “A humanitarian corridor from Mariupol to Berdyansk has been running since midnight on April 3. The Russian and Republic of Donetsk Armed Forces ensure strict compliance with a temporary ceasefire along this road. From Berdyansk, foreigners can be evacuated along any road: by land to the Crimea or to the territories controlled by Kiev, or by sea, “said Basurin quoted by Interfax. 10:01– “This morning, sea and air guided precision missiles destroyed an oil refinery and three fuel storage facilities in the vicinity of the city of Odessa, which supplied fuel to the Ukrainian group of forces near Mykolaiv.” This was stated by the spokesman of the Russian defense ministry, Igor Konashenkov, as reported by Interfax. 09:40– A humanitarian corridor is also opened today to evacuate people from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia. This was stated by Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, quoted by Ukrinform. “We continue to work on the evacuation of people along the humanitarian corridor from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia. Currently, there are 17 buses near Berdyansk, 10 for the evacuation of Mariupol from Berdyansk. If the buses do not pass through the city, we ask the people to go to the checkpoint at the entrance to the city. Seven buses will try to pass closer to Mariupol accompanied by the International Committee of the Red Cross “. 09:04– The number of children victims of the war in Ukraine rises to 416, of which 158 killed and more than 258 wounded. This was reported by the Attorney General’s office on Telegram, taken up by UNIAN. “These data are not definitive, as the identification in the temporarily occupied and liberated territories is underway. In particular, in the city of Mariupol, in some areas of the Kiev, Chernihiv and Lugansk regions”, says the prosecutor. 08:34– Some journalistic sources on social media claim that the Russian rockets in Odessa are hit by fuel depots located near the port. Richard Gaisford, correspondent of the British ITV, speaks of at least five points of impact. In the images posted by him you can see huge columns of black smoke that obscure the whole sky. There are no casualties in Odessa, according to “South” operational command officer Vladislav Nazarov, quotedfrom Unian. The deputy of the Odessa city council, Petro Obukhov, asked citizens to stay at home and not interfere with the rescue. 06:49 – For Human Rights Watch there is “evidence of war crimes committed in Bucha”, the small town northwest of Kiev for a long time occupied by the Russian armed forces. The news is reported by the Wall street journal. In detail, the human rights group claimed to have interviewed a woman who saw Russian troops round up five men and shoot one of them in the back of the head, killing him. “We have documented a clear case of summary execution by the armed forces of the Russian Federation in Bucha on March 4,” said a spokesperson for Human Rights Watch. 05:30– Strong explosions were reported shortly after 6:00 local time (5:00 in Italy) in Odessa. The inhabitants of the Ukrainian city report it on social media. The explosions occurred near the center, to the north. These are probably missiles fired on the city. 05:08– “The sovereignty of the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk has been recognized by Russia. We have recognized their independence, we have recognized them as independent states. The special military operation was launched at the request of these two republics: one of the main objectives is in saving these republics and restoring their statehood within the borders of 2014, within the confines sanctioned by the constitution of the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk “, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a statement. television interview with the Belarus-24 channel. 03:49– The sirens are ringing again for possible air strikes in Ukraine. The alarm went off at 4.20 local time (3.20 in Italy) in many cities, including Kiev, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk and Odessa. Ukrainian authorities have reported the presence of Russian bombers in flight that could drop bombs on civilian infrastructure and settlements. 03:32 – “Russian troops want to take the Donbass and the south of Ukraine. We are aware that the enemy has reserves to increase the pressure in the east. What is our goal
Protect our freedom, our land, our people “. This was said by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his night video speech, as reported by the Guardian.” We are strengthening the defenses – he added – in the eastern area and in the Donbass. We must praise the courage and resilience of those who defend the cities, but also say that our country has not received enough modern anti-missile systems from its Western allies. ” 02:33– Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius, 45, was killed while trying to leave the besieged city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine by car. The news was relayed by the Lithuanian media. Kvedaravicius was driving a car that was hit by a rocket: rushed to hospital, and died shortly after admission. Kvedaravicius was well known for some documentaries that have been awarded in major European festivals, including Barzakh (2011) on Chechnya and Mariupolis (2016). 00:57– “We still maintain Mariupol, but the enemy has taken hold in the city. We are besieged, no resources arrive here but we can resist for a long time thanks to our motivation. The main problems are human resources and anti-tank weapons”. This was stated in an interview on Polish television by the chief of staff of the Azov regiment, Bogdan Krotevich, about the siege of the southern city of Ukraine.

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