LIVE – War in Ukraine: Sumy region “liberated” from Russian forces

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The Sumy region, bordering Russia, is “liberated” from Russian forces

The region of Sumy, bordering Russia in northeastern Ukraine, has been completely “liberated” from Russian forces, the head of the regional administration Dmytro Jivitsky announced on Friday.

“The territory of the region is liberated from the Orcs,” Dmytro Jivitsky announced on Telegram, using the nickname, taken from the book The Lord of the Rings, which is frequently given to Russian soldiers in Ukraine. He added, however, that the area was “not safe” and that clearance operations were underway.

Von der Leyen and Borrell announce they are on their way to kyiv

The President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell announced this Friday morning that they were on their way to Kyiv, to affirm the EU’s solidarity with Ukraine against the Russian invasion.

British journalist Benjamin Hall, who had been injured, gives the news

Benjamin Hall, a British journalist working for Fox News, was traveling with Franco-Irish cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski when the latter was killed. Their vehicle had been the target of fire near kyiv on March 14 and he had been seriously injured.

This Thursday Benjamin Hall communicates on social networks for the first time since mid-March.

“To sum up, I lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other. A hand is being rebuilt, an eye no longer works and my hearing is quite blown, but in the together, I feel so lucky to be here”

WHO says more than 100 attacks targeted health services

The World Health Organization confirmed on Thursday more than 100 attacks against health services in Ukraine and requested humanitarian access to the city of Mariupol besieged by Russian forces.

“To date, the WHO has verified 103 attacks on health services, with 73 people killed and 51 injured, including health workers and patients,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during the interview. of a press conference, describing this assessment as “gloomy”.

Of the confirmed attacks, 89 hit healthcare facilities and most other transport services, including ambulances

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Volodymyr Zelensky says the situation in Borodyanka is “much more horrible” than in Boutcha

The situation in Borodyanka, a locality northwest of kyiv recently taken over by the Ukrainians from the Russians, is “much more horrible” than in Boutcha, where massacres of civilians have been committed, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday evening. .

“There are more victims” in this small town than in Boutcha, also northwest of the capital, Volodymyr Zelensky added in a video message.

Ursula Von der Leyen will be in kyiv this Friday

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she would visit the Ukrainian capital of kyiv on Friday as a sign of “unwavering support” to Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.

“The Ukrainian people deserve our solidarity. It is for this reason that I will be going to Kyiv tomorrow (Friday),” the European leader said at a press conference on Thursday in Stockholm. “I want to send a message of unwavering support to the Ukrainian people and their courageous fight for our common values,” she said.

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Welcome to this direct dedicated to the 44th day of the war in Ukraine.

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