A few hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky intervened before the UN Security Council to demand action ” immediately ” Against Russia regarding it “war crimes” Committed, he said, by troops from Moscow, Ukraine was subjected to several attacks.
On the evening of Tuesday, April 5, the Russian army announced that it had shot down two Ukrainian helicopters that were seeking to evacuate the leaders of a nationalist battalion defending Mariupol (southeast). The high command in Moscow also called on the soldiers still in the city to stop all resistance and lay down their arms.
Mariupol has “Passed the stage of humanitarian catastrophe”Vadim Boychenko, the mayor of this large besieged port, said a little earlier, describing it as“unlivable” The condition of approximately 120,000 residents remains in place. The city, which had a population of nearly half a million before the war, was destroyed “90%”lamented.
Explosions in the west killed near Kyiv
Explosions were heard on Tuesday evening in the small town of Radikhev, 70 kilometers from Lviv, a large western city, said on Telegram Maxim Kozytsky, head of the regional military administration. “Currently, we have no information on potential victims”he added.
An AFP journalist in Lviv said she heard the anti-aircraft sirens.
Western Ukraine is located far from the front, and has rarely been targeted by bombing since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
Near Kyiv, Russian artillery shelling killed 12 people in the villages of Velika Demirka and Bogdanivka, the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office revealed on Telegram.
After the recent withdrawal of Russian forces besieging Kyiv and its region, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg felt that Russia was strengthening itself for “Control of the entire Donbass”, in eastern Ukraine, the creation of a “land bridge with Crimea”annexed by Moscow in 2014.
‘We are at a crucial point in the war’He warned that he was afraid of discovery “Other atrocities” Attributed to the Russian forces in Ukraine.
Washington launches 100 million
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Tuesday that the United States will provide an additional $100 million (91.8 million euros) in security assistance to Ukraine, including anti-tank systems.
Dismantling of the main Russian platform “Dark Web”
The German court announced that the “largest” sales platform of the global “darknet”, called “Hydra Market” and operating in Russian since 2015, has been dismantled, and bitcoins worth 23 million euros have been confiscated. The operation was carried out jointly with the US authorities.
Servers of the world’s largest ‘darknet’ market have been confiscated and 543 bitcoins with a total value of nearly €23 million have been confiscated.According to a press release from the Frankfurt Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA).
“darknet” is a parallel version of the Internet, in which the anonymity of users is guaranteed.
New US sanctions against Russia
The United States and its allies will announce on Wednesday (April 6) new sanctions targeting Russian financial institutions and officials, as well as a ban on all new investments in Russia, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said during a press briefing.
The sanctions will tighten restrictions on financial institutions and state-owned companies in Russia and will target Russian government officials and their families.
Tomorrow we will announce, in coordination with the G7 and the European Union, new measures that will impose costs on Russia and push it down a path of economic, financial and technological isolation.. But Psaki declined to comment on reports that the sanctions would target Vladimir Putin’s daughters.
These measures “It will degrade the main instruments of Russian state power, impose acute and immediate economic damage on Russia, and hold to account the Russian kleptocracy that finances and supports the war of Russian President Vladimir Putin.”she added.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will travel to Brussels on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 April to participate in the NATO and G7 meetings.