Ukraine regains control of the entire Kiev region Shocking pictures of the damage caused by this have been revealed to the world In cities like Irfin and Pucha.
President Volodymyr Zhelensky condemned The retreat of Russian troops left “complete chaos” and landmines were planted on houses and “dead bodies”.
Expectations are running high that a meeting between the two leaders will take place. Leading Ukrainian negotiator in peace talks with RussiaThis Saturday, David Arakamiya promised that Moscow had “orally” accepted key Ukrainian proposals and was awaiting written confirmation.
The officer expects A face-to-face meeting between Zhelensky and Putin could happen “soon”.
Next, minute by minute of the Russian invasion: (Ukrainian time, GMT + 3):
Sunday, April 3:
7:30: The Human Rights Organization (HRW) condemned this in a statement on Sunday “Brief executions” and “other serious abuses” have taken place in Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine. It could be a war crime.
NGO Between February 27 and March 14, Russian forces reportedly documented a number of war crimes-related cases. Against civilians in the occupied territories of Chernigov, Karkiv and kyiv.
According to the organization, these cases One rape, two brief executions, six men on one occasion And from one to another, and other incidents of violence and threats against civilians.
6:30: The Russian navy maintains a blockade of the Ukrainian coast in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. This prevents the redistribution of Ukraine by seaAccording to a recent intelligence report from the British Ministry of Defense.
Russia still retains the ability to try to land on the fallsBut the section released this Sunday says the move could have its risks due to the time Ukrainian forces have to prepare.
The mines in the Black Sea represent a danger to maritime operations, he adds.
06:00: A series of explosions were heard Sunday morning in OdessaA seaside town in southwestern Ukraine, various sources point out and a journalist AFP.
At 06:00 (local time) eruptions were felt Caused at least three columns of black smoke with visible flames, Apparently in the industrial area of this strategic port on the Black Sea.
A downtown hotel clerk said he heard the noise of the plane, but an Army soldier near the scene of one of the blasts said it was a rocket or missile.
3:30: Calculated as The number of people arrested in Russia during the struggle against the invasion of Ukraine is 213 Held in 17 cities according to the civil organization OVD-Info.
Most of the arrests took place in Moscow and St. Petersburg. According to the organization, it published pictures of activists in personal struggles with posters with slogans such as “No to war”.
In Moscow, near the Kremlin, NGOs have arrested people simply sitting on benches.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, More than 15,300 arrests of activists and protesters have been recordedSome simply show a blank piece of paper.
3:08: The director of the Latvian director of natural gas storage said on Saturday that the Baltic states will no longer import Russian natural gas. “From April 1, Russian natural gas will no longer flow to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania,” Undis Paris, chief executive of the Connexus Baltic Grid, said on the radio.
“If there is still any doubt as to whether there can be confidence in Russia’s supply, the current events clearly show that we do not have confidence,” he added.
Paris also said that the Baltic market is currently supplied by Latvia’s underground gas reserves.
The move comes at a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to use his country’s energy power. Faced with the paralysis of the Russian economy by international sanctions, Putin warned EU member states to open ruble accounts to pay for Russian gas.
Despite the United States’ ban on Russia’s oil and gas imports, the European Union – which received about 40% of Russia’s gas supplies by 2021 – maintains supplies from Moscow.
Lithuanian President Kitanas Nousada has called on other EU countries to follow the example of the Baltic states.
“As of this month, there is no Russian gas in Lithuania,” he wrote on Twitter. “The decisions my country made many years ago today allow it to painlessly sever energy ties with the occupiers,” he added. “If we can do that, the rest of Europe can do it,” he said.
1:15: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has condemned the “complete catastrophe” left by Russian troops retreating with landmines in homes and “even corpses.” “They mine everything. They are planting landmines in houses, equipment and even the corpses of the dead, ”Zhelensky said in a new speech aired on social media, warning of Russian bombing of their exit areas.
For this reason, the Russian military has called on people to wait until the evacuation areas are safe. “Even in the areas where we are recovering after the fighting, a normal life can not yet begin as it was before,” he pointed out.
“We have to wait until our land is liberated, until we can assure you that there will be no more bombings,” he explained.
Ukraine on Saturday promised to take control of the entire Kiev region after Russian troops withdrew from the area after weeks of fighting. Moscow has announced that it will concentrate its attacks on eastern Ukraine.
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