🔴 Live – The war in Ukraine: Volodymyr Zelensky believes that the Russian bombing of Kyiv during Antonio Guterres’ visit was aimed at “humiliating the United Nations”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that “the danger of a third world war is real.” Moldova fears the extension of the conflict on its territory. The latest information live.

9:49 pm

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that the Russian bombing of Kyiv, amid a visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, was aimed at “humiliating the United Nations”.

“She talks a lot about Russia’s true attitude towards international institutions, about the efforts of Russian leaders to humiliate the United Nations and everything that the organization represents,” Zelensky said in a video posted on his Telegram channel.

9:34 PM

A security guard for the organization said Thursday that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is visiting Kyiv, was “safe” but “shocked” after the Ukrainian capital came under Russian strikes earlier in the evening.

“We are safe,” Saviano Abreu wrote to reporters, telling AFP later on WhatsApp that “it’s a war zone, but shockingly it happened close to where we were.”

9:22 PM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed Thursday that the organization is doing “everything in its power” to evacuate civilians stranded in the “end of the world” Mariupol (south), a Ukrainian city devastated by fighting with Russian forces.

“Mariopol is a crisis within a crisis. Thousands of civilians are in need of life-saving aid. Many of them are elderly, need medical care or are immobile,” Guterres said at a joint press conference in Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

9:13 pm

After the end of the war in Ukraine, “the aggressor will have to pay for the reconstruction” of this country, said the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia, Veronika Remisova, before the United Nations on Thursday, considering that in the long term it will be necessary to “integrate” Russia into the community of nations.

“The aggressor will have to pay the price for reconstruction in the end, because the aggressor has destroyed cities, nations and lives, and he will have to pay the price for the damage he caused,” she said during a press conference.

Veronika Remisova, who is also the Minister of Investment, Regional Development and Informatics, while participating in a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the implementation of a new urban agenda in New York, noted that his country provides significant financial assistance to Ukraine.

8:40 pm

On Thursday evening, Ukraine described the Russian bombing of Kyiv as a “heinous act of barbarism”, amid a visit by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to the Ukrainian capital.

“With this heinous act of brutality, Russia once again shows its attitude towards Ukraine, Europe and the world,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter.

7:42 PM

AFP journalists noted that the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was the target of the strikes Thursday evening, amid a visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the first time since mid-April.

AFP reporters immediately saw the floor of a building burning, windows smashed and a strong police and rescue workers presence. The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, confirmed on Telegram two “attacks” on a district of the capital.

7:22 PM

On Thursday at a press conference in Kyiv, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN Security Council had “failed to prevent and end” the war in Ukraine.

Guterres, along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said that “the Security Council failed to do everything in its power to prevent and end this war,” considering that it was “a source of great disappointment, frustration and anger.”

5:45 pm

Kyiv announced on Thursday that 45 Ukrainians had been released following a new prisoner exchange with Russia, as usual without revealing how many Russians were handed over to Moscow.

“Another exchange of prisoners took place. Today, 45 of our men were released from Russian captivity,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshuk said on Telegram.

It added that they are 13 officers and 20 soldiers, including five wounded, and 12 civilians.

5:43 pm

Ukrainian investigators have identified “more than 8,000 cases” of alleged war crimes since the start of the Russian invasion, says Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Venediktova.

“We now have more than 8,000 cases,” she said in an interview with German media Deutsche Welle.

5:23 pm

US President Joe Biden, taking advantage of the White House, said that “Vladimir Putin is the culprit (in the situation), not the sanctions.” He also announced that the United States had delivered 10 anti-tank weapons to each Russian tank “We are not attacking Russia, we are helping Ukraine defend itself.”

4:30 pm

US President Joe Biden will ask Congress to release an additional $33 billion in response to the war in Ukraine, including $20 billion in military aid, a senior US official said Thursday.

He added that this massive “military and security assistance” amounts to “ammunition arms and ammunition for the Ukrainian people.”

3:22 pm

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General announced on his Telegram account that ten Russian soldiers were indicted on Thursday for alleged crimes in Bucha.

“Ten soldiers from the 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade have been charged with cruel treatment of civilians and other violations of the laws and customs of war,” the attorney general said.

According to the investigation, the Russian army, during its occupation of Bucha in March, “took civilian hostages who did not take part in the fighting and were unarmed. The occupiers did not give them food or drink,” the prosecutor explained.

2:44 pm

“There is an increase in radiation, but it does not represent a danger at the moment,” said Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

2:11 pm

Joe Biden offered to transfer confiscated Russian assets to Ukraine.

9:40 AM

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on Moscow to “agree to cooperate” with the International Criminal Court’s investigation into possible war crimes committed in Ukraine. Mr. Guterres said while visiting Bucha, a suburb of Kyiv where Ukrainians accuse Russians of massacres of civilians when they occupied the city in March. “I call on Russia to agree to cooperate with the International Criminal Court,” he added.

7:18

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, will travel Thursday to the outskirts of Kyiv, to the Bucha, Erbin and Borodyanka squares for violations attributed to the Russian army, while Moscow continues its offensive in eastern and southern Ukraine. For its part, the European Union accused, on Wednesday, Russia of “blackmail” after it stopped the supply of gas to Poland and Bulgaria, while the Westerners continue their efforts to arm the Ukrainians against Russia.

Annan arrived in Ukraine from Moscow, where Vladimir Putin appealed for a ceasefire “as soon as possible”. But on the ground, Russian forces have stepped up their offensive, notably in the eastern Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, the staff of the Ukrainian forces said Thursday morning. Kyiv accuses the Russian forces of committing massacres in Bucha, Erbin and Borodianka, after dozens of bodies in civilian clothes were discovered in those areas occupied and then abandoned by the Russian army.

06:00.

Canadian lawmakers on Wednesday approved a motion condemning Russia’s “genocidal acts against the Ukrainian people” and acknowledging that there is “clear and abundant evidence of war crimes, widespread and systematic war crimes and crimes against humanity.” The Lower House of Parliament announced on Twitter: “The House of Commons has approved a motion regarding acts of genocide against the Ukrainian people.”

The text, put forward at the initiative of a member of the New Democratic Party (NDP, left), Heather McPherson, was adopted unanimously. The proposal states that there is “clear and abundant evidence of the perpetration of the armed forces of the Russian Federation against the people of Ukraine, led by President Vladimir Putin”.

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