Kyiv fears another failure to create a humanitarian corridor in Mariupol
According to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshuk, the creation of a humanitarian corridor in the port city of Mariupol, in the southeast of the country, has failed again. She said a new attempt would be made on Monday and would concern civilians in the city, not those who have taken refuge in the huge steelworks of Azovstal, where the latest fighting is taking place.
Former tennis player Stakhovsky supports the exclusion of Russians and Belarusians from Wimbledon
Former Ukrainian tennis player Serhiy Stakovsky, who left to join his country’s reserve army in Kyiv, supports the Wimbledon organizers’ decision to exclude Russians and Belarusians from the next edition of the tournament (June 27 – July 10).
“I wouldn’t say I was happy about it, but it had to be done,” the former 31st player in the world, who retired from the sport and left his home in London on March 1, told the English newspaper Mail on Sunday. Go to Ukraine. “At first there was fear but it is strange how you can get used to war, how you can get used to anything. We know a missile can fall anywhere in the country. Professional tennis seems out of reach now. It is surreal.”
British minister says Paris and Berlin can help Ukraine more
This minister without portfolio, the head of the Conservative Party, called for more support for Ukraine in an interview with Sky News. I would like to see more, but the Prime Minister is committed to exactly that point. Oliver Dowden said that this week he spoke by phone not only with President Biden, but also with President Macron and leaders of other countries such as Germany. There is a desire for all of us to do that but it would be good to see more of France and Germany as well. »
What are the military losses in each field?
Militarily, Volodymyr Zelensky said that about 2,500 to 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed since the beginning of the conflict and about 10,000 wounded.
The Kremlin has recently admitted to its side “great losses”. On March 25, he acknowledged 1,351 soldiers had been killed, with 8,825 wounded. Some Western sources indicate the killing of 12,000 Russian soldiers. There is no total civilian death toll.
The number of refugees is approaching 5.2 million
Just over 23,000 Ukrainian refugees have fled their country in the past 24 hours, which has been under attack by Russian forces for two months to date, and their number is approaching 5.2 million, according to partially updated figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees published on Sunday. . According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 5,186,744 Ukrainians have left their country since the Russian invasion began on February 24, 23,058 Ukrainians more than the figure published on Saturday.
Russia censors Chess.com for spreading “false information” about Ukraine
Russia has blocked the US chess site Chess.com at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, after publishing two articles on the situation in Ukraine that it described as “false information”. Chess.com is now on the list of blocked sites in Russia, available Sunday on the Russian communications police website, Roskomnadzor.
Ursula von der Leyen in India to speak Ukraine
The European Commission chief arrived in India on Sunday for a two-day visit dedicated to trade, security and climate, during which she is also expected to discuss New Delhi’s neutrality on the war in Ukraine.
India is seeking a difficult balance between its relations with the West and those with Russia, which supplies it with many of its arms and energy needs. She abstained from publicly condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and from participating in the vote for this purpose at the United Nations.
The ICRC calls for “immediate humanitarian access” to Mariupol
In a statement issued on Sunday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said “there is an urgent need for ‘immediate and unimpeded humanitarian access’ to the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol.”
The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was “deeply concerned about the situation in Mariupol, where the population is in urgent need of assistance.”
Chess site banned in Russia due to two articles on Ukraine
Russia has blocked the US chess site Chess.com at the request of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office, after publishing two articles on the situation in Ukraine that it described as “false information”. Chess.com is now on the list of blocked sites in Russia, available Sunday on the Russian communications police website, Roskomnadzor. In one of the articles in question, the management of Chess.com condemned the attack launched by Russia on Ukraine on February 24.
376,124 Ukrainian refugees on German soil
German authorities said in a tweet on Sunday that approximately 376,124 Ukrainian refugees had reached their lands two months ago and the conflict began.
21,800 Russian soldiers have been killed since the conflict began, according to Ukrainian authorities
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry published a new report on Sunday, noting in particular that nearly 21,800 Russian soldiers have been killed since the conflict began. Ukrainian forces also claim to have shot down 179 aircraft, 154 helicopters, 873 tanks and 2,238 Russian tanks.
Deposed Melitopol Mayor Worries ‘We Can’t Provide Humanitarian Aid’
Held by Russian forces for five days during March, the mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov, spoke Sunday on CNN to discuss the situation in the country. According to him, Vladimir Putin intends to “kill the entire Ukrainian nation”, in particular by occupying most of the major Ukrainian cities. Regarding his city, where Russian forces appointed a new mayor, Fedorov expressed his concern: “We cannot provide humanitarian aid. We cannot deliver from pharmacies. We cannot provide emergency services … That is why it is a very dangerous situation.”
Pope renews call for Easter truce
On the occasion of Orthodox Easter, which is celebrated on Sunday, Pope Francis once again called for a truce in the fighting in Ukraine and a halt to attacks on the “exhausted population”. He noted that “today marks two months since the start of this war”, February 24, after Sunday prayers in front of thousands of believers gathered in St. Peter’s Square, some of them waving the Ukrainian flag. And instead of stopping, the war got worse. The Pope added that it is sad that in these days, the most holy and holy of Christians, we hear more sounds of deadly weapons than the sound of the bells announcing the resurrection of Christ.
Two Observers Detained in Eastern Ukraine: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
In a tweet posted on Saturday evening, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said it was “deeply concerned” that a number of members of the OSCE national mission were “deprived of their freedom in Donetsk and Lugansk”. and “use all available channels to facilitate its launch”.
Mariupol: The United Nations calls for a truce to evacuate civilians
The United Nations called on Sunday for an “immediate” truce in Mariupol, to allow the evacuation of some 100,000 civilians still stranded in this Ukrainian port controlled entirely by the Russian army, in a press release issued by its coordinator in Ukraine.
“There must be a pause in the fighting now to save lives. The longer we wait, the more lives will be at risk. They must be allowed to evacuate now, today. Tomorrow will be too late,” Amin Awad said.
Eight dead in Lugansk region, says governor
The Governor of Lugansk Region, Serhiy Haiday, announced on Sunday morning, via Telegram, that eight people were killed and seven houses and a police station destroyed, in several municipalities of the region, namely Hersk, Zolote, Severodoneske and Lysechansk.
Two girls were killed in Ocheretyne, according to the governor of Donetsk
Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kirilenko announced on Twitter on Sunday the death of two children in Ocheretin. They will be five and fourteen-year-old girls: Their family home was “destroyed” by Russian fire.
Mariupol: Azovstal plant attacked “constantly”
In a tweet published on Sunday, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Mikhailo Podolyak noted that Russian forces have been “constantly attacking” the Azovstal plant, the last Ukrainian stronghold in the city of Mariupol, the strategic port under Russian control for several days now.
Dnipro hit with night strikes
On the Telegram messenger on Sunday, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk state, Valentin Reznichenko, indicated that three night strikes were to hit the Pavlograd region, including a missile that hit the railway infrastructure. A 48-year-old man died, and eight buildings were destroyed. There are three cars and a truck under the rubble. The governor said that the explosion smashed windows and closed the door of a neighboring building, before adding that two more missiles hit an industrial complex: “The production building was destroyed, and no one was hurt.”
A young mother and her child were killed by a Russian missile in Odessa
Ukrainian activist Femin Inna Shevchenko published, through her Twitter account, a photo of a young mother and her granddaughter, referring to their killing by a Russian missile in a residential area of Odessa. Information was initially shared by the husband and father, who survived.
The storming of French gas stations by the Germans on the border
What is Putin’s health status?
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, speculation about the health of Russian President Vladimir Putin has multiplied. And one of his recent appearances, at the meeting related to the headquarters of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, only reinforced the rumors.
Those Ukrainians who returned to the country to celebrate Orthodox Easter
Maria, 19, fled to Warsaw a month ago to escape the threat of Russian bombing of her home city of Lviv. But, as Orthodox Easter approaches, the young woman decides that she cannot be far from her priest and family on this important religious date.
“Several Russian attacks” were repelled in Donbas according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry
According to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Sunday, Ukraine “repelled several Russian attacks along the line of contact in Donbass this week.” And the Ministry of Defense continued: “Although Russia made some territorial gains, the Ukrainian resistance was strong on all axes and inflicted heavy losses on the Russian forces.”
It will take 50 years to remove everything from mines, say the specialists.
According to many specialists, it is likely that decades will be necessary to neutralize thousands of still active explosive devices that have been dumped in almost half of the territory of Ukraine. “It will take 50 years to clear the mines,” said Beren Benoist, director of armed violence reduction at the NGO Handicap International, while more than 300,000 square kilometers of Ukraine, nearly half of the country’s territory, is contaminated with explosive devices, according to What he said first. Bondar, Head of Demining Services of the Ukrainian Civil Security.