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  • At least 52 people, including five children, were killed on Friday, April 8, by a missile strike on the station of Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who denounced a ” war crime “request “a strong global response”. Moscow has denied being responsible for the attack.
  • Arriving in Ukraine on Friday for a support visit, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyendenounced the“despicable attack” on Kramatorsk. She went to Boutcha, near kyiv, a city symbol of the atrocities of which Russia is accused.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky was presented by Ursula von der Leyen with a questionnaire to begin the process of applying for Ukraine to join the‘European Union, a wish expressed for a long time by kyiv. ” I am convinced that we are finally on the verge of achieving our long-standing goal (…). Ukraine will become a member of the European Union »said the Ukrainian president in the evening.
  • A curfew will be in effect from Saturday evening to Monday morning at Odessathe major Ukrainian port in the west of the country, on the Black Sea, facing the ” threatens “ missile strikes, local authorities said.
  • The region of Sumybordering Russia, in the northeast of Ukraine, was completely “liberated” Russian forces, the head of the regional administration announced on Friday, adding, however, that the area was not ” not sure “ and that demining operations were in progress.
  • After withdrawing its troops from the kyiv region and northern Ukraine, Russia made the total conquest of the Donbass, part of which has been controlled since 2014 by pro-Russian separatists, his priority. According to observers, Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to achieve this goal before the May 9 military parade which marks the end of the Second World War in Russia, the country’s most important celebration.
  • After Washington and Brussels, the United Kingdom on Friday sanctioned the two daughters of Vladimir Poutine and that of his head of diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, and says he wants to attack the “lavish lifestyle of the inner circle of the Kremlin”. They are now prohibited from entering British territory, where any possible assets will be frozen.
  • Russia closed the local offices of human rights NGOs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, according to a statement released Friday by the Russian justice ministry.

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