War in Ukraine: UN suspends Russia from Human Rights Council

All information regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, April 7, which marks the 43rd day of the conflict.

The United Nations General Assembly suspends Russia from the Human Rights Council

On Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution suspending Russia’s membership of the Human Rights Council, due to the “gross and systematic” violations of human rights and international humanitarian law it committed in the context of its invasion of Ukraine.

The resolution, which was put forward by several member states, including the United States and Germany, was adopted by 93 votes in favour, while 24 countries voted against and 58 abstained.

It is rare for countries Hence it is suspended. Libya was in 2011 due to the violent suppression of demonstrations against then leader Muammar Gaddafi.

In the resolution adopted on Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly expressed “very worried The human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine”, in particular the reports of violations by Russian forces.

Dnipro mayor urges women and children to flee the city

The United Nations General Assembly will vote on Thursday, April 7 at 3 pm, at the request of Westerners, to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council.

The mayor of Dnipro in central eastern Ukraine on Thursday urged women, children and the elderly to leave the city without delay. In the face of the intensification of Russian military operations in the east.

On Wednesday, the regional governor of Luhansk, east of Dnipro, urged all residents to erase meare places As long as they can safely.

Ukraine says Russian forces that invaded the region on February 24 are regrouping and preparing to launch a new offensive in the Donbass, which includes the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

“The situation in Donbass is gradually intensifying, and we understand that April will be rather harsh,” said Boris Filatov, the mayor of Dnipro, in a video speech on the Internet.

“Anyone with the ability, as I said before, should leave. This concerns women, children, the elderly and those who (…) are not directly integrated into the economy.”

Dnipro, which usually has a population of nearly one million, has been relatively unaffected so far.

Butch massacre: Russian communications intercepted

German intelligence services have intercepted radio communications from Russian soldiers discussing the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, the newspaper Der Spiegel reported Thursday.

The magazine specifies that the German foreign intelligence agency, the BND, provided these items to the Bundestag on Wednesday, without saying where it obtained this information. According to Der Spiegel, The intercepted communications may refer to some civilian bodies Found on the streets of Butch, in the northwestern suburbs of Kyiv, after the withdrawal of Russian troops last week.

#broke down: German intelligence intercepted radio transmissions from Russian military officers discussing the killing of civilians in Bucha. Some of them are said to be related to specific corpses depicted in Posha. Tweet embed https://t.co/reSyYrpSwl

– Matthew von Rohr (@matieuvonrohr) April 7, 2022

in one of them, Russian soldier says he shot a Ukrainian who was riding a bike. The body of a man was found next to his bike. According to Spiegel, the BND has other records It indicates that similar events have occurred in other Ukrainian cities.

Deliberate targeting of civilians during the conflict constitutes a war crime – An accusation previously made by the Kyiv authorities and rejected by Moscow asserts that the murder of Bocha is a scene aimed at discrediting the Russian army. A German government spokesman declined to comment on Spiegel’s article.

– He summoned the Russian ambassador to the Quai d’Orsay

After the Russian ambassador’s tweet mentioning a “movie theater” in Bucha, the city where the horrific abuses occurred, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian summoned the Russian ambassador to the Quait d’Orsay.

And he expressed “obscenity and provocation from the Russian embassy’s statement in France about Busha’s excesses.”

In the face of obscenity and provocation in communications issued by the Russian Embassy in France regarding Bucha’s abuses, I have decided to summon the Russian ambassador to the Quai d’Orsay this morning.

– Jean-Yves LeDrian (@JY_LeDrian) April 7, 2022

Suspension of Russia’s membership in the Human Rights Council this Thursday?

The United Nations General Assembly will vote on Thursday, April 7 at 3 pm, at the request of Westerners, to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council. This announcement comes after the discovery of the bodies of several dead civilians in Boucha.

Bocce: “Filming location” is a misleading tweet from the Russian Embassy

The Russian Embassy shamefully tweeted about the Bucha massacre last weekend, writing that it was a “film set.”

Luhansk governor urges civilians to leave

The governor of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk on Wednesday expressed hope for civilians to be evacuated through five “humanitarian corridors” and urged residents of the region to leave “as long as that is certain”. Ukraine says the Russian army, which invaded its territory on February 24, is regrouping for a new offensive in the Donbass region including Luhansk.

Serhi Gaidai, Governor of Luhansk, wrote on Telegram messaging: “We will take everyone out if the Russians allow us access to the assembly points (for evacuations). Because as you can see they don’t always respect the ceasefire.” “I appeal to all residents of the Luhansk region: to evacuate as long as it is safe (…) As long as there are buses and trains, take a chance.”

Damaged railway tracks

Serhiy Gaidai said railways in the Donetsk region, another part of Donbass, were damaged this week and it took several hours to repair. “It’s an extra red flag,” he said.

In another video message, Serhiy Gaidai said that the Russian army had failed to break through the Ukrainian defenses in his region but had destroyed “everything in its path” and “nothing would stop it”. Russia says it is not targeting civilians in what it calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine.

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