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“We are in the process of determining the number of victims,” he continued. Dnipro airport had already been hit on March 15 by a Russian bombardment: the governor then claimed that the runway had been “destroyed” and the terminal “damaged”.


On April 10, 2022, Dnipro airport was bombed.

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It is in Dnipro that a “large number” of evacuees arrive from Donbass, further east, now a priority target of Russia which has withdrawn from the kyiv region and northern Ukraine.

In the immediate future, airstrikes and bombings continued on Ukraine: Sunday morning, they killed at least two people in Kharkiv, the country’s second city, and in its suburbs, announced regional governor Oleg Sinegoubov. “The Russian army continues to wage war on civilians, for lack of victories on the front,” accused the governor of Kharkiv.

5,600 cases of war crimes identified

Calling Russian President Vladimir Putin “the main war criminal of the 21stand century,” the Ukrainian prosecutor general claimed to have identified 5,600 cases of alleged war crimes, as well as 500 Russian war criminals. She notably cited the attack that targeted the Kramatorsk station, in the east, in which 52 civilians, including five children, were killed in a strike attributed to a Russian missile. “Absolutely, this is a war crime,” said Iryna Venediktova, claiming to have “evidence” that Russia was behind the attack. “These people just wanted to save their lives, they wanted to be evacuated. »

1,222 bodies discovered in kyiv region

The Attorney General also announced on Sunday on the British channel Sky News that more than 1,200 bodies have been discovered to date in the kyiv region, partly occupied for several weeks by Russian forces. “To date, we have 1,222 people killed just for the kyiv region,” she said in English, without specifying whether these were only civilian victims.

Unannounced visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) to kyiv on April 9, 2022. Here with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the center of the Ukrainian capital.

Unannounced visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) to kyiv on April 9, 2022. Here with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in the center of the Ukrainian capital.

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She thanked Prime Minister Boris Johnson who visited kyiv on Saturday as part of an unexpected trip where he met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and promised new weapons to Ukraine. “What Putin did to Boutcha and Irpin were war crimes that permanently tarnished his reputation,” said Boris Johnson, referring to the two small towns near the Ukrainian capital that have become symbols of the atrocities of the Russian invasion. .

Putin meets Austrian Chancellor

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer will become the first European leader to meet President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, the Chancellery announced. “He is going there having informed Berlin, Brussels and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky” to encourage dialogue, said a spokesperson for the Chancellor who was in Ukraine on Saturday.

President Zelensky had received Karl Nehammer on Friday in the Ukrainian capital, whom he thanked for his visit to kyiv and Boutcha.

Evacuations

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said 4,532 civilians had been evacuated the day before from areas threatened by fighting. The majority left the region of Zaporizhia (south), she added, adding that nearly 200 people had been able to leave the besieged port city of Mariupol (south) and that more than a thousand had fled from towns in the Lugansk region in the east.

More than 4.5 million Ukrainians have fled their country since the beginning of the Russian invasion, according to the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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