Ukrainian authorities have found a mass grave of more than 440 bodies in the eastern city of Izyum The district police chief said it was recovered from Russian forces. President Volodymyr Zelensky likened the discovery to what happened in Bucha outside Kyiv early in the war, Reuters reported. “Russia is leaving death behind everywhere and must take responsibility,” he said.
European Union President Ursula von der Leyen has said she wants Russian President Vladimir Putin to face the International Criminal Court. on war crimes in Ukraine. “Putin must lose this war and face his actions, which is important to me,” she told German TV news channel Bild on Thursday.
Ukraine lost nearly 15% of its grain storage capacity in the war, threatening its role as a major food supplier in the world.Report said. Agence France-Presse reported that the US government-backed Conflict Monitor said the Russians had confiscated 6.24 million tons of food storage capacity, and another 2.25 million tons were in the hands of Ukraine destroyed. As a result, farmers are running out of storage space for their produce for shipping, which could discourage planting the next crop, especially winter wheat, the report said.
Pope Francis said supplying weapons to nations is morally legitimate Ukraine To help her defend herself from Russian aggression. “This is a political decision that can be morally and morally acceptable if it is done under moral conditions… Self-defense is not only legitimate but also an expression of patriotism,” he said. “He who does not stand up for himself and does not stand up for something he does not like. Those who stand up [something] Love her.”
Vladimir Putin thanked the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, for his “balanced” approach to Ukraine The crisis and the blowing up of Washington’s “ugly” policiesin a meeting that followed a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield. “We understand your questions and concerns in this regard, and we will certainly give a detailed explanation of our position on this issue during today’s meeting, although we have already talked about it earlier,” Putin told his Chinese counterpart on Thursday.
Germany will provide Ukraine with additional armored vehicles and missile launch systems, but will not supply the battle tanks that Kyiv has long requested.German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht says. On Thursday, it said that Soviet-made BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles would also “very quickly” go to Ukraine from Greece.
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation Board of Governors has passed a resolution demanding Russia end its occupation of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. In southern Ukraine, according to Reuters. Thursday’s decision is the second to be passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of directors on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
US President Joe Biden announced a new $600 million arms package for UkraineAccording to a White House memo sent to the State Department on Thursday. Reuters reported that the memo does not detail how the money will be used, but sources said it is expected to include munitions and more HIMARS missile systems.
The United States imposed new sanctions on 22 Russian individuals and two Russian entities. Among them is Maria Alekseevna Lvova Belova, Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, who led Russia’s efforts to deport thousands of Ukrainian children to Russia and forced the adoption of Ukrainian children into Russian families. Entities include Task Force Rusich, a neo-Nazi paramilitary group that took part in combat on the side of the Russian Army in Ukraine.
A Ukrainian volunteer medic captured by Russian forces during their deadly siege of Mariupol gave a devastating testimony Before US lawmakers on Thursday, she reviews her experience with torture, death and terror. Yulia Bayevska, who was detained in the coastal city in March and held by Russian and pro-Russian forces for three months, spoke before the Helsinki Committee, a government agency created in part to promote human rights compliance internationally.
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