new reports of civilians killed in Mariupol, Boutcha and Sievierodonetsk released by the Ukrainian authorities

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  • Ukrainian soldiers are desperately trying to defend the strategic port city of Mariupolbesieged for more than forty days and largely destroyed. “Today will probably be the last battle (…) because our ammunition is running out”wrote on Facebook on Monday the 36and brigade of the National Navy of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which fights in this city in the south-east of the country.
  • While Moscow has made total conquest of Donbass its priority objective, kyiv has announced that it expects, in the short term, a major offensive in this region bordering Russia, part of which has been controlled since 2014 by pro-Russian separatists.
  • On the diplomatic level, Austrian ChancellorKarl Nehammer, the first European official to visit Moscow since the invasion of Ukraine, met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday and said he was “pessimistic” facing his “logic of war”.
  • In Luxembourg, the foreign ministers of the European Union began on Monday to study a sixth sanctions package against Moscow, which however will not affect purchases of oil and gas.
  • Six Russian intelligence agents operating under diplomatic cover have been identified in France and will be expelled, the French Foreign Ministry announced on Monday.
  • More than 4.4 million Ukrainians fled their country since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, according to figures from the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The United Nations estimates the number of internally displaced persons at 7.1 million.
  • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported on April 11 that 4,335 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including 1,842 killedstating that “the actual figures are considerably higher, as the receipt of information from some places where intense hostilities are taking place has been delayed, and many reports have yet to be corroborated », especially in Mariupol.

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