What to remember from Saturday 9th April

“At the same time we always envision a dialogue.” During a press conference in Kyiv (Ukraine) with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehamer on Saturday, April 9, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the city of Kyiv “always ready” to negotiate with Moscow. “Ukraine has always said that it is ready for negotiations and will seek any possibility to stop the war. At the same time, we unfortunately see preparations for important, as some say decisive, battles in the east”did he say. “We are ready to fight and at the same time we are looking for diplomatic ways to stop this war.”The leader insisted. Here’s what to remember from today.

Kyiv calls for a “firm global response” after Kramatorsk

Kramatorsk railway station bombed continued to respond on Saturday. Ask Volodymyr Zelensky ‘A firm global response’ distance this blow On Friday in this city in eastern Ukraine (still under Ukrainian control), at least 52 people, including five children, were killed, according to the latest report from local authorities. This is another Russian war crime and all those involved will be held accountable.”The Ukrainian head of state said in a video message. For its part, Moscow denied responsibility, deploring a “excitement” Ukrainian.

“The enemy is constantly knocking”

“The Russian enemy continues to prepare to intensify its offensive operations in eastern Ukraine and to take full control of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.”In Donbass, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army said Saturday on Facebook.

As well as continuing the fight for control of the major cities of Mariupol in the south and Izyum in the north, “The enemy continues to bomb civilian targets throughout Ukraine.”The staff said.

Boris Johnson visits Kyiv

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is visiting Kyiv on Saturday, pledged to provide Ukraine with armored vehicles and anti-ship missiles, praising the Ukrainian army for its “The greatest weapons of the twenty-first century”. “Thanks to the unwavering leadership of President Zelensky, the indomitable heroism and courage of the Ukrainian people, the hideous schemes that he made were (Vladimir) Putin thwartedBoris Johnson said after meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky, according to a press release from his services. ‘Other countries should follow suit’ From the United Kingdom, in turn declared the President of Ukraine.

More than 10 billion euros in aid to Ukraine

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced Saturday in Warsaw (Poland) that an international fundraiser has raised 10.1 billion euros to support Ukraine. The world has finally pledged €9.1 billion as part of the campaign (defend Ukraine) (…) In addition, the Commission, with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), adds another billion to the displaced in Ukraine. that’s cool. So 10.1 billion euros.”European leader said.

Curfew in Odessa

Local authorities announced that a curfew will go into effect from Saturday evening to Monday morning in Odessa, the main Ukrainian port on the Black Sea, in the face of the “threat” of missile strikes. After the bombing of the Kramatorsk station, “A threat of a missile attack looms over Odessa, April 10, 2022. Therefore, a curfew was imposed in Odessa and its region from 9 pm on April 9 until 6 am on April 11, 2022”The regional military administration announced on Friday.

More than 4.4 million refugees

More than 4.4 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion of the country, according to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Europe has not seen such an influx of refugees since World War II. The United Nations also estimates the number of internally displaced people in Ukraine at 7.1 million, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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