Russia has tightened peace talks with Ukraine by issuing a final warning to Kiev troops in Mariupol. At the beginning of the 52nd day of the invasion.
President Zhelensky clarified the conditions for reaching an agreement between the two countriesIncluding stopping attacks on Mariupol.
The population continues to be the most affected by the effects and horror of the attack. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Nearly one and a half million people in eastern Ukraine are without water, and four and a half million do not have adequate access to drinking water.
Next, minute by minute of the Russian invasion of Ukraine(Ukrainian time, GMT + 3):
Sunday, April 17th
13.20: Pope Francis called for “hearing the cry of peace” at this “Easter of War”.
“We have seen more blood and more violence,” the pope said in his traditional “Urby et RP” blessing in front of about 50,000 worshipers in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
12.00: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has complained that Western diplomatic efforts to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine have gone nowhere. “When they say, ‘Talking to him is a waste of time,’ I begin to think they’re right,” Draghi told the Associated Press. Il Corriere della Sera.
11:00: The European Union announces this Sunday an additional 50 50 million. In humanitarian funds to help people affected by the war in Ukraine.
This amount மில்லியன் 45 million for humanitarian projects in Ukraine and மில்லியன் 5 million for MoldovaIt provides about 420,000 refugees, the European Commission said in a statement.
If you add this amount, Total EU humanitarian aid rises to € 143 million in response to warAs part of the European Commission’s promised தொகு 1 billion support package following last week’s ‘Stand Up for Ukraine’ fundraising campaign.
10.00Russia’s Defense Ministry says it has attacked a military factory on the outskirts of Kyo, as attacks intensify around the Ukrainian capital. “Overnight, a high-precision missile destroyed an ammunition factory near the town of Provery,” the ministry said in a telegram.
9:16: Ukrainian officials announced today Sunday Unless there is a ceasefire agreement with the Russians, they will suspend the expulsion of civilians on that day From the east of the country.
“This morning, we were unable to negotiate a ceasefire with the occupiers on the way out. For this reason, unfortunately, we are not going to open humanitarian corridors today, ”Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vareshuk wrote in a telegram about the Russian forces. Thus said the senior officer Authorities are doing everything possible to reopen human routes “soon”. Vareshchuk also demanded that the way be opened for the evacuation of wounded soldiers in the city of Mariupol, which had been devastated by the fighting.
8:35: Four participants were injured in a humanitarian relief operation by the World Central Kitchen, a voluntary charity founded by Chef Jose Andres. Its director Nate Mook has said that an attack on a restaurant in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has resulted in the death of someone unrelated to the organization.
Mook condemned Saturday’s attack on social media, saying the lives of the injured were not in danger and that he would go to the hospital soon to see them.
Mook attacked and blamed Russia The missile struck the kitchen of a local restaurant where he worked with a charity Four more employees were injured.
7:25 pm: The Ukrainian Children’s Lawyer’s Office says 202 children have died and 361 have been injured. In the attacks carried out by Russia since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, until this Sunday.
The highest number of children accounting for deaths and injuries were reported in the capital region, 121, Donetsk, 115, Kharkiv (88), Chernikov (54), Mykoliv (40), Kerson (41), Zaporizhia (22), Yitomir (15) and Sumi (16). .
In addition, The prosecutor’s office has condemned 1,018 educational institutions that have registered material damage Since the beginning of the invasion, 95 of them have been completely destroyed.
617: Two months after Vladimir Putin’s brutal attack on Ukraine, the administration Biden and his European allies have begun to plan for a very different world in which they will no longer seek to co-exist and co-operate with Russia., On the contrary, they are actively trying to isolate and weaken it for a long time.
As reported Washington PostAt NATO and the EU and the Foreign Ministry, the Pentagon and its affiliated ministries, plans are being made to formulate new policies on every aspect of the West’s position on Moscow. From defense and finance to trade and international diplomacy.
The outrage is directed at Putin, who said last month that President Biden “could not stay in power.” “We are not talking about regime change,” said a senior EU envoy.
05:05 pm: Russian air defense forces shoot down a military transport plane carrying Western weapons On the outskirts of Odessa, the Russian news agency reported Toss
“Near Odessa, Russian air defense forces shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, which provided Ukraine with a large number of weapons from the West,” said Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.
4:48 pm: More than 70% of buildings in Irbine are damaged or destroyed by Russian forces. According to the Kiev Independent, citing the mayor of the city on the western edge of Kiev.
In a telegram post, Oleksandr Markhushin The UN estimates that 115 buildings have been completely destroyed, according to satellite data698 significant damage and 187 partial damage.
4:23 pm: Russian troops on Sunday call for the surrender of Ukrainian troops in the besieged city of Mariupol. Put down their weapons in Moscow from 06:00, ensuring that their lives are saved in this way.
“The Russian Armed Forces are committed to ending hostility to the militants of the Nationalist Battalions and to the besieged foreign mercenaries in Mariupol and to lay down their arms from 06:00 Moscow time on Sunday, April 17. Their lives will be saved,” the Russian ministry promised. Security in a statement.
On the contrary, As promised in the Russian defense statement, Ukrainian forces who do not lay down their arms “will taste their fate”The Ukrainian military insists on making “the only right decision to end hostilities,” wherever their “manipulators” force them to fight “for the ideas of Nazism.”
3:05: Recent security aid packages “have begun to arrive” in Ukraine from the Biden administration. A White House official said CNN This Saturday night.
President of the United States Joe Biden approved the $ 800 million extra arms package days ago. Ammunition and security assistance to Ukraine. For the first time, the United States agreed to provide kyiv with high-powered capabilities such as 11 Mi-17 helicopters; 18 x 155 mm Howitzer cannons and 300 switch blade drones.
Exports of $ 800 million bring the total amount of US military aid to Ukraine to more than $ 3 billion.
2:17: The Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, met with the crew of the ship ‘Moskva’ after it exploded in the Black Sea last Thursday in the Crimean city of Sevastopol.
During the meeting, Evmenov told Russian flag bearers that officers, midshipmen and sailors would continue to serve in the Navy. In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry has said that the ‘Moscow’ missile fleet traditions will be carefully preserved and maintained.
Except, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Thursday that its flagship ship sank in the Black Sea It did not provide further details on how the attack took place after it was caught in a fire as a result of an attack by the Ukrainian military.
Ukraine, for its part, has confirmed it The Russian ship exploded after being hit by two missiles of the ‘Neptune’ type.Ukrainian production.
00:21: Russian Major General Vladimir Frolov of the 8th Army was killed in fighting in Ukraine And was buried in Russia this Saturday, according to a statement from the governor of St. Petersburg.
Alexander Beklov’s statement did not provide details on when or where Frolov died.
As deputy commander of the 8th Army, Frolov led troops stationed in an area near the devastated port city of Mariupol, which was besieged by Russia nearly three months ago.
Pictures in the Russian state media show that Frolo’s grave in Seraphimovsky Cemetery in St. Petersburg is covered with red flowers.
Since the beginning of the invasion, Vladimir Putin’s army faced fierce opposition. Experts say it was difficult for the Kremlin to make rapid progress. And since the onset of his attack The Kremlin admits that more than 21,000 soldiers were killed in the war, most of whom were deceived into thinking they were young men going to training. That number includes more than 20 top military figures.
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