Invasion of Ukraine LIVE: Kiev reported that more than 160 children have died since the beginning of the Russian attacks

Ukraine found 410 civilian bodies killed by Putin's troops (REUTERS / Zohra Bensemra)
Ukraine found 410 civilian bodies killed by Putin’s troops (REUTERS / Zohra Bensemra)

Ukraine, which regained control of the entire Kyiv region at the hands of Putin’s army this weekend, has discovered Russian barbarism: a “deliberate massacre” in the city of Bucha, 30 kilometers northwest of the capital. and hundreds of civilian bodies killed in other recovered towns.

Meanwhile, Pope Francis says he is praying for those fleeing Ukraine, but he avoids mentioning Putin’s invasion.

“Thousands of people have been forced to flee Ukraine due to the war. But many have also been forced to leave their homelands in Asia, Africa and the Americas. My thoughts and prayers are with them all. “Pope Francis wrote on his official Twitter account.

Furthermore, the President of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenskysurprised with a live message for the audience of Grammy 2022. The Ukrainian president began his speech by emphasizing the tragedy of silence in the face of injustice.

Volodímir Zelensky
Volodímir Zelensky

Monday 4th April

09:41: Ukrainian authorities on Monday estimated the number of dead children at over 160 in the country since the beginning of the Russian invasion, unleashed on February 24 by order of the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, who days earlier had recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office indicated in a message on its Telegram account that 161 children have been confirmed dead to date and added that another 264 were injured.

“These data are not definitive and work is underway to establish them in the places of active hostilities and in the territories temporarily occupied and liberated”, he said. “In particular, in the city of Mariupol and in some areas of the Kyiv, Chernigov and Lugansk regions,” he added.

He also specified that the region with the highest number of child victims of the conflict is Donetsk, followed by Kiev, Kharkiv, Chernigov and Mikolaiv. On the other hand, the Prosecutor’s Office highlighted that “869 educational institutions were damaged by bombing and artillery attacks, of which 83 were completely destroyed”.

09:09: The Russian military began its withdrawal from the Sumy region this Sunday, as announced by the head of the Sumy military administration, Dimitro Zhivitski.

A large march of Russian troops in the region advanced from Bilopillya to Konotop, in the communities of Bilopillya, Putivl, Buryn, Novo-Slobidskaya, Popivska and around KonotopUkrainian public broadcaster Suspilne reported.

In recent days, new columns of Russian soldiers have entered the Sumy region, “barricading themselves inside, terrorizing communities and shooting civilians”. However, “the military and defense forces guided them through the entire Chernigov region,” Zhivitski said.

Therefore, he explained that most of the Russian army left the area a few days ago. However, small groups of Russians remained. “The territory is being cleared, we have to be very careful, because the Russian soldiers are afraid. There could be tens or hundreds of them, “the head of Sumy’s military administration said.

A destroyed Russian tank in Sumy
A destroyed Russian tank in Sumy

The Ukrainian army has assured that it has hit three Russian aircraft, a helicopter and two Russian cruise missiles this Sunday, as reported by the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

“The Ukrainian aviation missile forces hit six air targets the day before: three planes, one helicopter and two winged missiles”the Ukrainian armed forces reported on their Facebook profile.

08:33: The Ukrainian army has assured that it has hit three Russian aircraft, a helicopter and two Russian cruise missiles this Sunday, as reported by the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

The day before the Ukrainian aviation missile forces hit six air targets: three planes, one helicopter and two winged missilesthe Ukrainian armed forces reported on their Facebook profile.

Therefore, they explained that in the territory of the breakaway regions of Donetsk and Lugansk “seven enemy attacks were repelled” by the Ukrainian armed forces and two units of armored equipment, forty-three cars and an opponent’s morgue were destroyed.

“The Ukrainian air force continued to launch missile attacks on enemy troop positions, columns of military equipment and logistics centers”established the declaration of the Army of Ukraine.

08:15: More than five weeks after the start of the war in Ukraine, youn total of eleven Ukrainian regional politicians are in Russian captivityas reported this Sunday by the Kiev authorities.

Local politicians from the Kiev, Kharkiv, Mikolaiv and Donetsk regions have disappeared, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk confirmed. According to Vereshchuk, negotiations are underway for the exchange of prisoners.

The statement comes after Vereshchuk reported Friday that 86 Ukrainian soldiers had been released from Russian captivity.

Similarly, the Ukrainian authorities also reported that the mayor of the city of Motyshin, Olga Suchenko, and her husband were found dead in the Kiev area.

Ukraine, which regained control of the entire Kyiv region at the hands of Putin’s army this weekend, has discovered Russian barbarism: a “deliberate massacre” in the city of Bucha, 30 kilometers northwest of the capital. and hundreds of civilian bodies killed in other recovered towns.

After the shocking discovery, Western countries accused Russian troops this Sunday of committing “war crimes” and the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenskyaccused Russia will commit “genocide” of civilians in her country.

07:06: Ukraine denounced that Russia exercises selective sexual violence against women and girls.

In a video posted on Twitter, MP Olexiy Goncharenko said several bodies of naked women were found on the side of a road not far from Kiev. “We understood what happened”he pointed out, adding that, after attacking the women, the Russians tried to burn their bodies.

Irpin’s mayor, Oleksander Markushin, reported that local women and girls were shot dead and told Deutsche Welle that they had been hit by Russian tanks.

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba stressed in a video message posted on Twitter that the faster the Ukrainian army can “liberate” the territories occupied by Russia, the more human rights will be respected there.

“Women will not be raped. Children will not have to watch their raped mothers. Civilians will not be killed. “Kuleba said, adding that Ukraine needs support to achieve this: “We need weapons now,” he stressed.

Moreover, Human Rights Watch (HRW) denounced this Sunday in a report that there were in areas of Ukraine under Russian control “Summary executions” and “other serious abuses” that could constitute war crimes.

The NGO documented – between 27 February and 14 March – dozens of cases in which Russian forces have committed what would amount to war crimes against civilians in the areas occupied in the regions of Kharkiv, Chernigov And Kiev. According to a statement from the organization, These cases include one rape, two summary executions, of six men on one occasion and one on the other, and other cases of violence and threats against civilians..

05:50: The President of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenskysurprised with a live message for the audience of Grammy 2022. The Ukrainian president began his speech by emphasizing the tragedy of silence in the face of injustice.

In front of the cameras of the world displaying the Grammy Awards, the president took the opportunity to ask about his country and specified that they still needed the union of the world to helps all the cities of Ukraine which are destroyed by the Russian invasion.

What’s more contrary to the music of war?He said at the beginning of his message during the gala The 64th Grammy Hon Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in an appeal to stop Russia’s war against her country.

4:30: The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, this Sunday called for an end to Russian “war crimes” following the massacre of civilians in Bucha.

“The world has already witnessed many war crimes. At different times. On different continents. But it is time to do everything possible so that the war crimes of the Russian army are the latest manifestation of such evil on earth, ”Zelensky stressed in his daily speech at night, published on the official website of the presidency.

Thus, he stressed that the “murderers, torturers, rapists and looters who call themselves the Army. They deserve death only after what they did, “she stressed.

In this regard, the Ukrainian president explained that he approved the decision to create a special justice mechanism in Ukraine for the investigation and judicial examination of all crimes.

“All those guilty of such crimes will be included in a special book of torturers, they will be found and punished,” he warned.

He also assured that “war crimes in Bucha and other cities during the Russian occupation will also be considered by the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday”.

2:50: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called the Russian forces “murderers”, “torturers” and “rapists” after hundreds of civilian bodies were found on the outskirts of Kiev.

The president promised to investigate and prosecute all Russian “crimes” in Ukraine and said he had created a “special mechanism” to do so.

“Hundreds of people have been killed. Tortured and executed civilians. Dead bodies in the streets, “she said.

“Evil concentrated in our land. Murderers, torturers, rapists, looters, who call themselves an army and who deserve death only after what they did, “she added.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, Ukraine on April 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Pantry via REUTERS
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv, Ukraine on April 3, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Pantry via REUTERS

2:00 am: At least seven people were killed and 34 injured this Sunday in a Russian bombing raid on a residential neighborhood in Kharkiv, a city located in northeastern Ukraine, the local prosecutor’s office said.

“The Russian occupiers bombed residential buildings in the Slobodskyy district of Kharkiv. As a result, a dozen houses and a trolleybus depot were damaged. According to preliminary information, seven people were killed, 34 were injured, including three children, “the press service of the prosecutor’s office said.

00:51: Germany proposed this Sunday to the European Union to consider banning Russian gas due to the brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Furthermore, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has called for sanctions on Russia.

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