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news of the day
Amnesty International has just published a report, entitled “he will not return”, in which the NGO documents several war crimes in the northwest of kyiv. “We have irrefutable proof, we affirm that there are war crimes which are committed on Ukrainian soil”, explained Jean-Claude Samouiller on France Info.
The document lists testimonies, but also material evidence, such as bullets, military documents and satellite views, to build a case on “extrajudicial executions” in Boutcha and bombardments targeting civilian areas in Borodianka, which constitute war crimes. Amnesty International thus hopes that their authors, but also their hierarchy, will be judged in the long term.
sentence of the day
Addressing the residents of the Kherson region, I would like to say once again that Russia is here forever. There should be no doubt about it.”
Andrei Turtchak, first deputy to the chairman of the Federation Council (upper house of parliament), was visiting Kherson, a city in southern Ukraine halfway between Crimea and Mykolaiv. “There will be no going back to the past. We are going to live together, to develop this rich region, rich in its historical heritage, its people who live here,” said the Russian parliamentarian.
The number of the day
500. This is the number of civilians who have been evacuated from Mariupol in recent days, according to the Ukrainian authorities. But kyiv and the military there continue to accuse the Russian army of not respecting the ceasefire in Azovstal. “During the ceasefire in the territory of the Azovstal factory, a car was targeted by the Russians with an anti-tank guided missile. This car was heading towards civilians to evacuate them from the factory, ”says the Azov regiment.
The trend of the day
Hungary continues to block a proposed European embargo on Russian oil, as negotiations over the new EU sanctions package are set to last through the weekend. “From the beginning, we made it clear that there was a red line, namely the energy embargo. They have crossed this line”, denounces Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, close to Vladimir Putin. Thus, “the President of the Commission”, Ursula von der Leyen, “has voluntarily or not attacked European unity”, he criticizes.
In the meantime, Russia is strengthening its positions in the east, claiming to have destroyed a Ukrainian ammunition depot near Kramatorsk. As for Severodonetsk, a large city in the Donbass under Ukrainian control, it is now “virtually surrounded” by Russian forces according to its mayor.
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