It’s the same boy 8. 4. 2022

8. 4. 2022

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– There is the same person in both photos. It’s Theodosius. He tried to evacuate with his grandmother. Their car was hit by mortar fire. Her grandmother died on the spot. He miraculously got out of the burning car, completely blind, as shrapnel penetrated his eyes, feet and hands.


– “A fourteen-year-old girl was raped by five occupants. She is now pregnant
.
He is from the town of Buča.
An 11-year-old boy was raped in front of his mother. She was tied to a chair to watch her “- Ukrainian ombudswoman.
Sometimes I wish it was just horror. but it’s not. It’s my country. My people.

– Servant of the people – President Zelensky, meets with President of the European Commission von der Leyen.

– Residents of a village north of kyiv said more than 300 people had been imprisoned in the school basement by the Russian occupiers for weeks and wrote the names of the dead on a wall that stood scales.
Halyna Tolochina, a member of the Jahidne village council, tried to control herself by scanning the list written in black on the plaster either side of the green door in gloomy horror, where she and hundreds of others were imprisoned .

To the left of the door are the names of seven people killed by Russian soldiers. To the right are the ten people who died due to harsh conditions in the basement, she said.



“This old man died first,” Tolochina said, pointing to Music D’s name, as Dmytro Muzyka, whose death was recorded on March 9. “He died in a big room, in this room.”

She added that Muzyk’s body remained in the boiler room for several days, until during the break in the shelling some people were allowed to take the dead away to bury them in the hastily dug graves in the cemetery. from the village.

Reuters spoke to seven residents of Jahidne who said at least 20 people in total died or were killed during the Russian occupation. Ukrainian authorities have released no official death toll.

– The Russian Ministry of Justice has withdrawn the registration of 15 foreign organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. The ministry said in a statement that the Russian units of these organizations “have been expelled for finding violations of the applicable legislation of the Russian Federation”.

In response to Russia’s announcement that the Russian government is liquidating local branches of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch says the move is further evidence that the government “has no idea of ​​the facts about protection of civilians in Ukraine”.

“HRW has been dealing with Russia since the Soviet era, when it was a closed totalitarian state. During that time, we found ways to document human rights abuses, and we will continue to do so at future,” the organization said in a statement. statement. “In doing so, we called on Russia to return to the standards it must adhere to under the UN human rights system. And we will continue to do so.”

– Shaun Walker of the newspaper The Guardian visited the village of New Bykiv near the town of Chernihiv, 100 miles north of kyiv.

He writes that Russian troops set up a base in a local school, where they destroyed all the classrooms and stole all the computers.

The news they left behind and how they fared is quite telling.

– 121,000 children “forcibly deported” to Russia, according to the Ukrainian commissioner for rights.

Russian troops have “forcibly deported” more than 600,000 Ukrainians, including around 121,000 children, to Russia, Ukrainian Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmila Denys said.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Denys said residents of the temporarily occupied town of Izjum in the Kharkiv region were being forcibly moved to Russia.

– Friday’s clip with Maria Zacharovova, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department, has gone viral due to her bizarre statements about Ukrainians and borscht.

“They didn’t want to share a borscht recipe… It had to belong to one nation, one nationality,” Zacharov said, referring to the beetroot soup. “They couldn’t stand the idea that every…housewife in the world could cook it their own way. That’s what we’re talking about. Xenophobia, fascism, extremism…”


– European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has promised to offer Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a speedy start to her country’s bid for EU membership
reported Reuters.

Von der Leyen handed over a questionnaire to Zelenský, which will be the starting point for the EU to decide on Kyiv’s membership.

The head of the European Commission said: Creating this opinion will not be a matter of years as usual, but I think it will be a matter of weeks.

Zelensky told reporters the questionnaire would be ready in a week.

– EU must monitor Russia’s attempts to circumvent sanctions and, if necessary, impose tougher sanctions, she said von der Leyen during a joint briefing with Zelenský in Kyiv:

“Russia is going to experience economic, financial and technological decline, while Ukraine is moving towards a European future, that’s what I see.”

– Russian forces left “a lot” of tanks, vehicles and artillery in a “hasty” withdrawal from northern Ukraine, which a Western official said could be a sign of a “collapse of the will to fight,” the AP agency reports.

A Western official confirmed that there were no more Russian troops in northern Ukraine, adding:

“It was a pretty hasty withdrawal of Russian forces and there’s a lot of Russian technology that’s been abandoned in this hasty withdrawal, and that’s only going to exacerbate the problem that they have in rebuilding and rebuilding their forces when they will be removing them both in Belarus and some vehicles are a little unclear why it was scrapped, as you would have thought some of these vehicles were still usable, and I think that was a morale crash and a breakdown of the will to fight.”


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