Russian forces destroyed Dnipro airport on Sunday April 10, the 46th day of the war in Ukraine, continuing their strikes on infrastructure in the east of the country in preparation for an offensive on Donbass. The airport of this large eastern city was bombed again on Sunday by the Russians and “completely destroyed”, announced the regional governor, Valentin Reznitchenko. The airport runway had already been destroyed and the terminal damaged by a Russian bombardment on March 15. Here’s what to remember from the day.
Bombings in Kharkiv
Several bombings in Kharkiv and its suburbs in northeastern Ukraine killed at least two people on Sunday, regional governor Oleg Sinegoubov announced on Facebook. According to him, the city and its suburbs, a strategic entry point for Russian forces into Ukrainian territory towards the Donbass, were bombarded 66 times in 24 hours.
Seven missiles also fell overnight from Saturday to Sunday in the Mykolayiv region, about 100 kilometers northeast of Odessa, according to the local military command.
More than 1 200 bodies discovered near kyiv
“To date, we have 1 222 people killed only for the Kyiv region”partly occupied for several weeks by Russian forces, announced Sunday the general prosecutor of Ukraine, Iryna Venediktova, on the British channel Sky News.
Iryna Veneditkova did not specify whether the bodies discovered were exclusively those of civilians. A week ago, she reported 410 dead civilians found in the liberated territories of the kyiv region.
Damage estimated at over $1 trillion
Lhe damage caused by the Russian invasion will amount to at least $1 trillion for the country, according to Ukrainian Deputy Economy Minister Oleksandr Hryban. who was speaking during a continuous broadcast devoted to the Russian invasion. The deputy minister talks about the loss “infrastructures” of the country at several levels: “state, municipal and private”. At the end of March, this estimate was $500 billion.
More than 5,000 war crimes investigations
kyiv has opened 5,600 investigations for alleged war crimes on its territory since the start of the Russian invasion, Ukraine’s Attorney General Iryna Venediktova announced on the British Sky News channel. (in English). The magistrate called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “main war criminal of the 21st century”and added to have identified 500 Russian war criminals.
kyiv says it is ready for the “big battle” in the East
Ukraine is “ready for big battles” and she “must win them, including in the Donbass”in the east of the country, said Saturday the Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhaïlo Podoliak, quoted by the news agency Interfax-Ukraine.
Kramatorsk evacuation continues
Two days after the massacre at Kramatorsk station, where 52 civilians including five children who were preparing to flee were killed in a strike attributed to a Russian missile, the evacuation of the population continues. On Sunday, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said 4,532 civilians had been evacuated.
Curfew in Odessa
A curfew has been in effect since Saturday evening and until Monday morning in Odessa, the large Ukrainian port on the Black Sea, facing the “threatens” missile strikes, according to local authorities.
New sanctions discussed on Monday
European Union foreign ministers will discuss a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow on Monday in Luxembourg. Halting oil and gas purchases to stop funding the Russian war effort nonetheless divides the 27.
Josep Borrell, the head of European diplomacy, announced his intention to launch the discussion on an oil embargo on Monday, “but a formal proposal is not on the table”acknowledged a senior European official on Friday.