- Ukraine says it has regained management of “the entire Kyiv area” after Russian forces retreated from key cities close to the Ukrainian capital.
- The mayor of Bucha, close to Kyiv, says 300 folks have been buried in a mass grave within the city and streets stay suffering from our bodies of individuals killed by Russian forces.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says retreating Russian troops are forsaking land mines, making a “catastrophic” state of affairs.
- Ukraine’s prime negotiator in peace talks stated Russia had “verbally” agreed to key Ukrainian proposals.
Listed below are all the most recent updates:
UK amassing proof of Russian battle crimes
The UK is working with others to gather proof of Russian battle crimes, British international secretary Liz Truss wrote on Twitter.
Truss stated she was “appalled by atrocities in Bucha and different cities in Ukraine. Reviews of Russian forces concentrating on harmless civilians are abhorrent.”
Appalled by atrocities in Bucha and different cities in Ukraine. Reviews of Russian forces concentrating on harmless civilians are abhorrent.
The UK is working with others to gather proof and help @IntlCrimCourt battle crimes investigation. These accountable can be held to account.
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) April 2, 2022
Crimson Cross says efforts to evacuate folks from Mariupol are persevering with
The Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross (ICRC) has stated its efforts to evacuate folks from the besieged metropolis of Mariupol are persevering with, hours after Russia stated it had failed and blamed the organisation.
“The humanitarian operation to facilitate the protected passage of civilians out of Mariupol is ongoing. The state of affairs on the bottom is risky and topic to speedy modifications,” an ICRC spokesperson instructed Reuters information company by electronic mail.
Russia’s defence ministry stated help convoys had not been in a position to attain Mariupol on Friday or Saturday attributable to “damaging actions” by the ICRC corresponding to unplanned stops, Interfax information company stated.
Baltic states cease Russian gasoline imports
The top of Latvia’s pure gasoline storage operator has stated Baltic states are now not importing Russian pure gasoline.
“If there have been nonetheless any doubts about whether or not there could also be any belief in deliveries from Russia, present occasions clearly present us that there isn’t any extra belief,” stated Uldis Bariss, CEO of Conexus Baltic Grid.
“Since April 1 Russian pure gasoline is now not flowing to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania,” he instructed Latvian radio. He added that the Baltic market was at present being served by gasoline reserves saved underground in Latvia.
Russia makes use of battle crimes as ‘technique of warfare’: Human rights lawyer
Russia is committing “systematic” battle crimes in Ukraine, together with by deliberating concentrating on civilian populations and infrastructure, a Ukrainian human rights lawyer has instructed Al Jazeera.
Oleksandra Matviichuk, head of the Centre for Civil Liberties, stated her organisation is working with a whole lot of volunteers who’re gathering testimonies from witnesses of battle crimes that may be introduced to the Worldwide Prison Courtroom, in addition to to different worldwide our bodies and states who wish to use common jurisdiction to cost perpetrators.
“We are able to see that these battle crimes have a scientific and large-scale character, and Russian troops don’t make a distinction between army and civilian populations,” she stated, talking from Kyiv. “Russia makes use of battle crimes as a way of warfare.”
Russian group says 208 anti-war protesters arrested
A Russian group that screens political arrests says 208 folks have been arrested in demonstrations throughout the nation on Saturday protesting in opposition to Russia’s battle in Ukraine.
The OVD-Information group stated demonstrations happened in 17 Russian cities, from Siberia to the extra densely populated west.
Greater than 70 folks have been have been detained in Moscow and the same quantity in Saint Petersburg, the organisation stated.
Ukraine says Russia ‘verbally’ agreed to its proposals
Ukraine’s prime negotiator in peace talks with Russia stated that Moscow had “verbally” agreed to key Ukrainian proposals, elevating hopes that talks to finish combating are shifting ahead.
Negotiator David Arakhamia instructed Ukrainian tv channels that any assembly between Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin would “with a excessive likelihood” happen in Turkey.
“The Russian Federation has given an official reply to all positions, which is that they settle for the (Ukrainian) place, aside from the difficulty of Crimea [annexed by Russia in 2014],” Arakhamia stated.
Russia and Ukraine have held a number of rounds of negotiations, each in Turkey and by video convention.
Virtually 300 buried in mass grave in Bucha, close to Kyiv: Mayor
Virtually 300 folks have been buried in a mass grave in Bucha, found after the Ukrainian military retook management of the important thing city near Kyiv.
Anatoly Fedoruk instructed Al Jazeera that the city’s streets stay suffering from the our bodies of a minimum of 22 folks killed by Russian forces. He stated it had not been attainable to gather the our bodies but, amid fears that Russian forces had booby-trapped the corpses.
“In line with the mayor, [the dead people] have been making an attempt to flee to Ukrainian-held territory when, in keeping with him, they have been merely gunned down,” stated Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride, reporting from Lviv in western Ukraine.
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Ukraine says regained management of ‘entire Kyiv area’
Ukraine has regained management of “the entire Kyiv area” after Russian forces retreated from key cities close to the Ukrainian capital, Deputy Defence Minister Ganna Maliar stated.
“Irpin, Bucha, Gostomel and the entire Kyiv area have been liberated from the invader,” Maliar stated on Fb.
All three cities lie northwest of Kyiv and have suffered heavy destruction since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
Ukraine presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych stated its troops have retaken greater than 30 cities and villages since Russia pulled again from the world this week.
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