TOP NEWS: Up to 22,000 people were killed in Mariupol by Russia’s forces. Russia’s forces use mobile crematoria to hide their mass civilians’ killings. US President Joe Biden referred to Russia as committing a “genocide” in Ukraine. Russia’s security agency tried to help pro-Russian politician Victor Medvedchuk to leave Ukraine. The presidents of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland arrived in Ukraine.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: In Tallinn, the demonstrations against Russia’s forces’ rapes in Ukraine continue
In Tallinn, about 20 women gathered in front of the Russian Embassy building to draw attention to Russian forces’ rapes of women and children in Ukraine.
VIDEO OF THE DAY: In the Donetsk Oblast, rescuers rescued a puppy trapped after Russia’s attack
Up to 22,000 people were killed in Mariupol
Between 20,000 and 22,000 civilians have been killed in Mariupol since the start of the full-scale Russian aggression. Mariupol residents are buried even near the roads.
Russia’s forces use mobile crematoria to hide their mass civilians’ killings
Russian forces began to use mobile crematoria in Ukraine after international attention to Russia’s war crimes in Bucha. Such cases have been reported in Mariupol, the Chernihiv and Luhansk Oblasts.
Biden calls Russia’s war in Ukraine a ‘genocide’
US President Joe Biden referred to Russia as committing a “genocide” in Ukraine.
Russia attacked the village of Cherkaske in the Donetsk Oblast
Russia’s forces launched a missile strike on Cherkaske in the Donetsk Oblast. Residential buildings have been damaged. At least seven people were injured.
BBC warns of fake video claiming Ukraine carried out Kramatorsk attack
The BBC has warned that a video carrying its branding in which it is claimed that a missile attack on a railway station that killed dozens of people was carried out by Ukraine is fake.
The video, mocked up with a BBC News logo and using similar graphics to the broadcaster, gives the false impression that it has confirmed that Ukrainian armed forces were behind the attack on Kramatorsk railway station on Friday.
Russian forces captured the crew of the Blue Star-1
Members of the crew of the cargo ship “Blue Star-1” were taken hostage by Russian forces. 18 sailors who are citizens of Ukraine were taken to the temporarily occupied Donetsk.
Russia’s security agency try to evacuate Victor Medvedchuk from Ukraine
Russia’s security agency tried to help Victor Medvedchuk to leave Ukraine. Medvedchuk is the wealthy businessman who leads the pro-Russian Opposition Platform – For Life party in Ukraine, and his daughter has President Putin as a godfather.
Three hundred Russia’s air crafts have been already shot down by the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The presidents of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland arrived in Ukraine
Presidents of Poland Andrzej Duda, Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda, Latvia Egils Levits and Estonia Alar Karis visited the ruined Borodyanka near Kyiv.
Temporary crossings are being built in the Chernihiv Oblast to connect the region with Kyiv
Temporary crossings are being built near the destroyed bridges near the villages of Smolyn and Kyselivka.
Famous British architect will be rebuilding Kharkiv city
British architect and designer Norman Foster agreed to take part in the reconstruction of Kharkiv after the war. Foster’s famous projects include the HSBC Bank building in Hong Kong, the highest bridge in the world Viaduct Miyo in France, and the design of Apple’s headquarters.
Great Britain has imposed new sanctions on Russians who support the war
Great Britain has updated the list of individuals and legal entities that support Russia’s war against Ukraine. This list also includes Viktor Medvedchuk.