🔴 Mubasher – The war in Ukraine: Ten civilians were killed and 11 injured in strikes on Saturday in the east

As Ukraine entered its 46th day of fighting on Sunday, April 10, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on a surprise visit to the country on Saturday where he met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Follow the latest information live.

9:18 pm

On Sunday evening, the region’s governor announced that ten civilians were killed and at least 11 others were injured in Saturday’s strikes around and southeast of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine.

“During the day, the occupiers bombed civilian infrastructure in Balaklia, Besochin, Zolochev and Dergache. At the moment, we are aware of the death of ten people, including a child, and the injury of 11 others,” Oleg Senegubov said in a telegram.

Senegopov did not mention any other details of the “intense bombing” by the Russian army.

The second largest city in Ukraine with nearly 1.5 million pre-war residents, Kharkiv is located about forty kilometers from the Russian border.

It has been a fierce battleground between the Ukrainian and Russian armies since the invasion began on February 24 without falling into the hands of Moscow’s forces.

Russian forces withdrew in recent days from the Kharkiv region to retreat towards eastern and southern Ukraine.

6:18 pm

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nahammer will become the first European leader to meet President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, the Austrian chancellor told AFP on Sunday.

“He went there after informing Berlin, Brussels and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky” to encourage dialogue, said a spokesman for the chancellor, who was in Ukraine on Saturday.

3:54 pm

On Sunday, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova announced on the British Sky News channel that more than 1,200 bodies had been found so far in the Kyiv region, which was partially occupied by Russian forces for several weeks.

“So far, only 1,222 people have been killed in the Kyiv region,” said Irina Venediktova, who spoke in English for this interview, who also reported that 5,600 investigations into alleged war crimes had been opened since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24.

It did not specify on Sunday whether the bodies found were only civilians. A week ago, Ms. Venediktova reported that 410 civilian deaths had been found in the liberated lands of the Kyiv region.

2:28 pm

More than 4.5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their country since the invasion ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, according to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

UNHCR counted exactly 4,503,954 Ukrainian refugees on Sunday. That’s 62,291 more than during Saturday’s previous score. Europe has not seen such an influx of refugees since World War II. About 90% of those who have fled Ukraine are women and children, with Ukrainian authorities not allowing men of conscription age to leave.

According to the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM), about 210,000 non-Ukrainians have fled the country, sometimes facing difficulties in returning to their country of origin. The United Nations also puts the number of internally displaced people at 7.1 million, according to International Organization for Migration figures released on April 5.

In total, more than 11 million people, more than a quarter of the population, were forced to leave their homes either by crossing borders to reach neighboring countries, or by seeking refuge elsewhere in Ukraine.

3:23 pm

The region’s governor, announced that the airport of Dnipro, a large city in eastern Ukraine, was bombed again on Sunday by the Russians and “completely destroyed”.

“A new attack on the Dnipro airport. Nothing remains of it. The airport itself and the adjacent infrastructure have been destroyed. The missiles continue to fly,” Governor Valentin Reznichenko wrote on the regional Telegram. “We are in the process of determining the number of victims.”

1:47 pm

Two bodies were found, Sunday, in a hatch at a service station on a highway outside Kyiv, near the Russian-occupied town of Buzova, according to an AFP correspondent. AFP saw police and military at the scene using a tanker truck to suck up water from the inside.

The victims appeared to be in civilian clothes, but according to residents, they could be part of the territorial defense. A woman approached the crime scene, looked inside before collapsing after recognizing the corpse by the shoe: “My son, my son,” she cried.

The police sealed off the scene with duct tape and were waiting for demining experts before exhuming the bodies. Tank tracks appear on the road and there are two destroyed tanks near the gas station.

11:18 am

European Union foreign ministers will discuss the sixth sanctions package against Moscow in Luxembourg on Monday, but halting oil and gas purchases to halt funding for Russia’s war effort divides the 27. “We have just imposed severe sanctions on Russia and we are preparing for a sixth wave,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced on Friday during her visit to Kaif with Chief Diplomacy Josep Borrell.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to call on all his European interlocutors to “impose severe sanctions”. It calls for a halt to oil and gas purchases and the supply of heavy weapons to resist the declared attack in the Donbass region (east).

10:47

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a video released on Sunday, the day after his surprise visit to Kyiv, that he had traveled on a train from Poland to the Ukrainian capital, in honor of the “Iron People”. “Hello, I am Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, traveling on a wonderful train of Ukrainian Railways from Poland to Kyiv,” he announced in the video, appearing standing on board a train, wearing a white shirt and dark blue jacket.

“We call you here + iron people +. It is related to your work, but it reflects your mentality, the real mentality that the Ukrainians show in resisting the terrible Russian aggression,” he continued.

He also offered his condolences to the railway workers victims of Friday’s missile strike on a station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, which left a total of 52 people dead, including five children, who were preparing to flee.

07:00

Seven missiles fell overnight from Saturday to Sunday in the Mykolaiv region, about 100 kilometers northeast of Odessa, the country’s third largest city and the main strategic port on the Black Sea, according to the local military command. Odessa was also threatened with strikes, in turn, issuing a curfew from Saturday evening to Monday morning.

06:50

Ukraine is ready for big battles. Ukraine’s Interfax news agency quoted Ukrainian presidential adviser Michalo Podolyak as saying that Ukraine should win it, including Donbass, the eastern region of the country. “When that happens, Ukraine will have a stronger position in the negotiations, which will allow it to impose certain conditions,” he added.

06:45

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Saturday, promising armored vehicles to Ukraine. He praised the Ukrainian military for having “the greatest weapon of the 21st century” that made it possible to defend Kyiv and defeat “Putin’s brutal schemes,” according to a statement from Downing Street.

Johnson warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin “has suffered a setback (…) the pressure will now escalate in the Donbass and the east.”

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