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  • The authorities in Ukraine say they found this “sounds exactly like war crimes” after the discovery of the bodies of dozens of civilians and mass graves in the towns of Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel near the capital.

  • Ukrainian prosecutors say they found 410 body in the cities near kyiv, and 140 bodies had been examined by Sunday. Russia has denied the allegations that its forces had killed civilians as it withdrew from war-torn parts of the country.

  • Satellite images of Bucha appear to show a trench about 45 feet long dug in the floor of a church where a mass grave was identified.

  • World leaders have condemned the killings and called for independent investigations. French President Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield have all publicly condemned Russia’s actions .

  • the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken described the killings as ‘a punch in the stomach’ and joined Western allies in promising to document atrocities to hold perpetrators accountable.

  • Russia called the situation in Bucha a “provocation” of Ukraine intended to disrupt the peace talks. The Kremlin’s foreign ministry said Russia wants a UN Security Council meeting on the issue. Its defense ministry described the photos and videos as “another staging of the kyiv regime”. Dmitry Polyansky, Russia’s deputy representative to the UN Security Council, tweeted on Sunday: “In light of the heinous provocation of the Ukrainian radicals in Bucha, Russia has requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday april 4th.

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called Russian forces ‘murderers’, ‘torturers’ and ‘rapists’ after the killings were revealed. “How did they also become butchers? … They killed deliberately and with pleasure,” he said Sunday night in a nationwide address. He vowed to investigate and prosecute all Russian “crimes” in Ukraine.

  • Zelenskiy also criticized the West’s ‘policy of concessions to Russia’ at the approach of war. Describing Ukraine’s past pursuit of NATO membership: “They thought that by refusing Ukraine they could appease Russia, convince them to respect Ukraine and live normally next to us. .. I invite Mrs. Merkel and Mr. Sarkozy to visit Bucha and see what the policy of concessions to Russia has achieved in 14 years. See with your own eyes the tortured Ukrainian men and women.

  • Russian forces continued their attacks on other Ukrainian towns. Seven people died and 34 were injured after a residential area in Kharkiv was hit Sunday, local prosecutors said.

  • At least 70% of Chernihiv has been destroyed by Russian forces, the mayor of the city said sunday. Vladyslav Atroshenko said the “consequences” of the attacks were severe and mirrored those of other badly damaged cities in Ukraine such as Bucha and Mariupol.

  • Taking Mariupol is a ‘key objective’ of the Russian invasionthe UK Ministry of Defense said as heavy fighting continued in the southeastern city.

  • Russian missiles hit ‘critical infrastructure’, most likely a fuel depot, near the port of Odessa in southern Ukraine in the early hours of Sunday, but there were no casualties, city officials said.

  • The European Union should consider a ban on gas imports from Russiasaid German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht.

  • The scale of sexual violence endured by women and girls in Ukraine began to emerge as victims recount the abuse they suffered at the hands of Russian soldiers.



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