Live from Ukraine Romanian troops move to border with Moldova ONLINE Load new news 16:40 Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Regiment Azov on Thursday again appealed to world leaders to find a way to save civilians and help soldiers who defend the Azovstel steelworks in Mariupol in the siege of Russian troops. Captain Sviatoslav Palamar (39) said this in an interview with the Reuters agency from the steelworks, which is the last stronghold of the defenders of the port city in southern Ukraine. “As long as we’re here and holding the defense … the city isn’t theirs,” Palamar said. He informed that heavy fighting was still raging in the area and they were constantly bombing. 16:14 Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov visited the Ukrainian city of Borodanka near Kiev on Thursday, where civilians were killed during the Russian occupation. On the spot, the Prime Minister expressed hope that Bulgarian lawmakers would approve military aid to Ukraine next week. TASR received the report from AP. Photo gallery (2) Source: TASR / AP Photo / Michel Euler “We cannot be indifferent. We cannot say that this is a Ukrainian problem. We cannot say that some people are dying, but we are not interested,” Petkov said in Boroďanka and rejected the arguments of some. Bulgarian politicians who claim that refusing military aid to Ukraine would bring about a faster end to the fighting in that country. 15:57 The White House proposed on Thursday to use the seized property of Russian oligarchs to compensate for the damage caused by Moscow’s military invasion of Ukraine. The AFP agency informed about it. This would allow “the transfer of proceeds from the confiscated property of the Kleptocrats to Ukraine to repair the damage caused by the Russian aggression,” the White House said in a statement. 15:33 On the square in the town of Kamianske in the Ukrainian Dnipropetrovsk region, people placed 217 toys in memory of the same number of children who died in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. TASR took over the news from the British news station Sky News. “217 Ukrainian children will never play on the playground, ride a bike or ask their mother to buy a new toy,” said Valentyn Reznichenko, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region. “Their lives have been ruthlessly swallowed up by a terrible war. It is impossible to forgive because the death of children is not forgiven,” he added. 14:52 Last night, Russian troops dropped massive multi-tone air bombs and fired artillery at a military field hospital located at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, where they were detained. 14:16 Russia stole more than 2,000 works of art from museums in Mariupol. According to Petr Andriushchenko, Mariupol’s mayor’s adviser, the stolen works of art include paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky and Arkhip Kuindzhi, originally from Mariupol, ancient icons and medals. 14:03 More than 3 million Ukrainians have come to Poland since the beginning of the war. 13:55 The Mariupol authorities in Ukraine are sounding the alarm due to unhygienic conditions in this devastated port city, which they say is a “deadly danger” for the rest of the population, the AP agency reported on Thursday. The Mariupol City Council said in a Telegram messaging application that “epidemics could break out in the city due to a lack of centralized water supply and sewerage, the decomposition of thousands of bodies under rubble, a catastrophic shortage of drinking water and food”. 13:42 Adviser to Ukrainian President Mykhailo Podoľak declared that “Ukraine will defend itself in any way”, including “strikes on military warehouses and bases”. According to the AFP agency, this indicates direct attacks on facilities of this type in Russian territory. Podolak quoted US Secretary of State Antony Blinken as saying at the beginning of his day that “Ukraine must decide for itself whether to attack Russian military installations.” “Russia has attacked Ukraine and is killing civilians there. Ukraine will therefore defend itself in any way, including strikes on the warehouses and bases of Russian assassins. The world recognizes this right (of Ukraine),” the adviser to the Ukrainian president stressed. 13:17 On Thursday, the German parliament voted overwhelmingly in support of the supply of heavy weapons to the Ukrainian army, which is already defending itself against the Russian military aggression on day 64. Members of the Federal Assembly (Bundestag) approved a resolution tabled by the three parties of the ruling coalition of Social Democrat Chancellor Olaf Scholz together with opposition conservatives. 586 legislators voted in favor, 100 were against and seven abstained. 13:01 Russia on Thursday expressed concern over “terrorist acts” in the Moscow-backed separatist region of Transnistria, declared in parts of Moldova near the border with Ukraine. “We are concerned about the escalation of tensions in Transnistria,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharov said at a briefing in Moscow, pointing to reports of gunfire and explosions. She added that Russia considered the actions “terrorist acts aimed at destabilizing the situation in the region”. According to her, Moscow expects their thorough and objective investigation. 12:37 Russia plans to invite selected foreign journalists to a tour of the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. The British television Sky News informed about it, referring to the news website Ukrainian Pravda. The show is scheduled for Thursday. Western journalists loyal to Moscow were invited to the event, which Kiev called propaganda. The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged them not to attend. According to Ukrainian truth, journalists will travel to Ukraine via Rostov-on-Don, located in southern Russia. During the trip, journalists will be provided with “alternative facts” about the conflict in Mariupol. 12:28 A spokesman for Russian President Dmitry Peskov warned on Thursday that arms supplies from the West to Ukraine and other countries threaten the continent’s security. “The very tendency to supply arms, including heavy weapons, to Ukraine and other countries is an act that threatens the continent’s security and instability,” Peskov said, commenting on British Foreign Minister Liz Truss’s statements about arms supplies to countries other than Ukraine. 12:18 3568 inhabitants of Ukraine crossed the border crossings on the Slovak-Ukrainian border on Wednesday (April 27). Of which 873 men, 2052 women and 643 children. 343 people requested temporary refuge in Slovakia. At the same time, 2,238 people passed on to Ukraine from the Slovak Republic. 12:17 An independent group of Czechs, which has been operating at the Slovak-Ukrainian border crossing in Ubli since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, has already transported 180 tons of food to Ukrainian cities. In order to help, most of the volunteers left their jobs and established way of life. As Aneta Otýlie Adámková stated on behalf of the group, the first wave of solidarity has waned, and the initiative is already reaching out to large companies to provide humanitarian aid to the Ukrainians. “We drive abroad every day. It’s never one big van, usually at least two, sometimes four. What we counted on, we’ve made about 140 trips since the beginning of the war,” Adamkova said. 12:16 UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called on Moscow to work with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible war crimes committed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “I fully support the ICC and call on the Russian Federation to cooperate with the ICC. However, when we talk about war crimes, we must not forget that the worst war crime is the war itself,” Guterres said during a visit to Bucha near Kiev, where Russian troops assassinated. hundreds of civilians. 11:58 British Defense Minister Ben Wallace on Thursday called Russian President Vladimir Putin an “ethnic nationalist” who had long planned to invade a neighboring country and compared him to a cancerous tumor in Ukrainian territory. “Obviously, there are groups of other Russian-speaking people that (Putin) thinks potentially like the Nazis in World War II – that he owns these people,” Wallace said. 10:54 UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Boroďanka near Kiev, one of the places where civilians were killed during the Russian occupation on Thursday. This is the UN Secretary-General’s first visit to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s military aggression on 24 February. “I imagine that one of these houses, which are now destroyed and black, used to be my family. (In my mind) I see my granddaughters running away in panic,” Guterres said in Borodank, where Ukrainian civilian and military officials showed him houses destroyed in Russian attacks. 10:08 The West must double the supply of heavy weapons and military aircraft to Ukraine. British Foreign Minister Liz Truss said on Wednesday, Sky News reports. Truss said the international architecture, which was supposed to guarantee peace and prosperity in Ukraine, had failed to attack the “desperate crook” and that now Ukraine must get what it needed to push “Russia out” of its territory. “The war in Ukraine is our war – it’s everyone’s war, because Ukraine’s victory is a strategic imperative for all of us,” Truss said. She added that the West must supply Ukraine with more heavy weapons, tanks, but also fighter jets. 09:41 The Russian Black Sea Fleet is able to continue to hit targets in Ukraine despite the loss of the cruiser Moscow and the tank landing ship Saratov. The British Ministry of Defense stated this on Thursday in a regular assessment of the development of the war in Ukraine. “The Bosphorus Strait remains closed to all warships, except the Turkish ones, so Russia is unable to send compensation to the Black Sea for the sunken cruiser Moscow,” the London Ministry of Defense wrote on Twitter, according to intelligence information. 09:39 Russian military aggression has caused damage to Ukraine for about $ 600 billion, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Guardian reports this. Zelensky published this preliminary estimate of war damage at a meeting with local and regional officials on post-war reconstruction in Ukraine on Wednesday. According to him, more than 32 million square meters of living space and more than 1,500 educational and 350 medical facilities have been destroyed or damaged in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion.
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