- The bombing of the Kramatorsk train station in eastern Ukraine left dozens of dead and wounded.
- The United Nations General Assembly voted to suspend Russia from the United Nations Human Rights Council. “Illegal” decision, he immediately criticized Moscow.
- The European Union has agreed to a new sanctions package that includes a ban on Russian coal. It also decided to freeze the assets of several banks in Russia. Nor will Russian ships have the right to dock in EU ports.
- The situation in Borodianka, near Kyiv, is “more terrible” than in Bucha, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky fears.
- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell are visiting Kyiv today.
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Macron wants to ‘collect evidence’ against ‘Russian war crimes’
Emmanuel Macron stresses to Pruitt that “even with the utmost precautions that I must take” as head of state “I can say that these are Russian war crimes,” adding that “judges from the French gendarmerie have been sent to help the Ukrainians set up he-she.”
The Central Bank of Russia reauthorizes the sale of foreign currency from April 18
The Central Bank said in a statement that Russian banks “will again be able to sell foreign currency for cash to citizens from April 18, 2022,” specifying that only foreign currency received by banks can be sold from April 9. Foreign exchange sales were suspended in early March following Western sanctions against Russia.
EU imposes sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s daughters
The Europeans on Friday imposed sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s daughters, Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova, who are now blacklisted by the European Union, along with more than 200 others, including several oligarchs close to the Russian president and pro-press chiefs, the Kremlin.
Closure of offices of human rights NGOs in Russia
Russia has closed the local offices of fifteen human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Justice. He accuses them of “violations of Russian legislation”.
Russia is threatened with “decomposition”, according to von der Leyen
“Russia will plunge into economic, financial and technological decline, while Ukraine is on its way to a European future,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday during a visit to Kaif.
Jean-Yves Le Drian denounces “crime against humanity” in Kramatorsk
“They hit the refugee center, and therefore the civilians, so it responds to crimes against humanity,” said the French Foreign Minister, invited on the France 5 website.
Civilian deaths in Ukraine: the UN wants a more realistic assessment
On Friday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported that at least 1,626 civilians had been killed, including 132 children. But by the recognition of the organization itself, there is no doubt that the actual balance sheets are much higher.
“We are currently working on a realistic estimate of the true number of casualties from the conflict,” Uladzimir Sherpau, the organization’s case officer, told Airwars, a nongovernmental organization that investigates civilian casualties primarily from the use of weapons. Countries. “We have a tremendous amount of information that allows us to triangulate or approximate the actual number of deaths,” he said.
A thousand sailors stranded in Ukrainian ports
The International Labor Organization and the International Organization for Migration are calling for urgent action to help some 1,000 seafarers stranded in Ukrainian waters and ports since the Russian invasion.
Austrian Chancellor Karl Neihammer visits Ukraine, including Bucha
In addition, Karl Nehamer is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday, and then hold a press conference and meet with Prime Minister Denis Shmehel. He also plans to meet with the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, before returning to Austria in the evening.
Japan, in turn, expels Russian diplomats
Tokyo joined the list of advisers expelling Russian diplomats, a decision that is always highly political and also aimed at limiting the ability of the intelligence services to operate.
Several European countries such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, and Greece have expelled large numbers of Russian diplomats since the start of the invasion of Ukraine. For its part, the United States sent 12 members of the Russian diplomatic mission to the United Nations in early March.
Bombing in Kramatorsk: Joe Biden denounces ‘horrific atrocities’
“The attack on a Ukrainian train station is yet another horrific atrocity committed by Russia by striking civilians trying to evacuate and reach safety,” Joe Biden said on Twitter.
Joe Biden thanks Slovakia for providing Ukraine with S-300 missile batteries
“As Russian forces reposition themselves for the next phase of this war, I have asked my administration to continue to do everything in its power to identify and provide the Ukrainian military with the modern weapons it needs to defend its country,” the president adds. press release.
Ursula von der Leyen meets Volodymyr Zelensky
During her visit to Ukraine, the President of the European Commission visited the Ukrainian President in Kyiv to show her support for her. I also went to the town of Butch, which was the scene of massacres of civilians. She said, “My battle is your battle.” He said on Twitterfor the Ukrainian people. “I am in Kyiv today to tell you that Europe is on your side.”
In Russia, the inflation rate rose in March to 16.7% in one year
This record has not been reached since 2015.
Kramatorsk: Turkey calls for urgent opening of evacuation corridors
“This tragic event has once again demonstrated the importance and urgency of establishing humanitarian corridors to ensure the safe evacuation of civilians,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement in response to the incident, the attack on the Kramatorsk station.
Finland will decide before the end of June on its candidacy for NATO membership
Finland expects to make a decision by the end of June on its potential candidacy for NATO membership as a result of the invasion of Ukraine, says Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
Curfew this weekend in Odessa
After the bombing of the Kramatorsk train station in eastern Ukraine, which killed at least 50 people, “there is a danger of a missile attack looming in Odessa on April 10, 2022. That is why cover fire was imposed on Odessa and its region from 9 pm on April 9 / April until 6 a.m. on April 11, 2022,” the Regional Military Administration announced.
In turn, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz denounced the “horrific” attack on the Kramatorsk station
London will send additional missiles to Ukraine
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the strengthening of British military assistance to Ukraine, by sending anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, after the “reckless” attack on the Kramatorsk station. And he warned that “Russia’s crimes in Ukraine will not go unpunished.”
Ursula von der Leyen is in Bucha
The President of the European Commission arrived in Bucha, a small town northwest of Kyiv that has become a symbol of the atrocities of the war in Ukraine, accompanied by the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, and Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger. The three leaders went to see the mass graves excavated in Butch to bury the scores of civilians killed in the fighting.
Shelling in Kramatorsk: death toll rises to 50, including five children
Fifty dead, including five children. This is the number of casualties at this time in the wake of the strike by the Russian occupying forces on the Kramatorsk station,” wrote the local governor Pavlo Kirilenko in Telegram messages, explaining that 98 wounded were taken to hospital. An earlier toll reported 39 dead, including four children.
Russia expels 45 Polish diplomats in retaliation
“In accordance with the principle of reciprocity, 45 employees of the Polish embassy and its consulates general in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and Saint Petersburg were declared Unwanted person The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
Bombing in Kramatorsk: Macron denounces “abhorrent” act
Ukrainian civilians are fleeing the worst. their weapons? Strollers, stuffed animals, luggage. This morning, at the Kramatorsk station, the families who were about to leave were terrified. Dozens dead and hundreds wounded. Abhorrent,” the French president tweeted.
In Kazakhstan, thousands of bank accounts were opened by Russians and Belarusians
Interfax quotes 11,940 bank accounts that have been opened since February 24. Eight companies have also opened accounts in the country.
Russia faces many financial sanctions, such as exclusion from the interbank Swift system, an essential cog in global finance that allows transactions to be reported quickly and securely.