TOP NEWS: Russia continues to shell Ukrainian cities. Myrhorod in the Poltava oblast was attacked. Ukraine continues to record the atrocities of Russia’s forces in the Kyiv and Kharkiv Oblasts. Russia’s forces hit again a cistern with nitric acid in Rubizhne. The European Commission President presented the Ukrainian President with paperwork for Ukraine to join the European Union. The IMF has opened a special account to help Ukraine. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson visited Kyiv.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: There are names of Ukrainians killed by Russia in one of the village in the Kyiv Oblast
Russia’s forces attacked Myrhorod with missiles
Russian forces launched a missile strike on Myrhorod in the Poltava oblast. Two people have been injured.
Russia’s atrocities in the Kharkiv oblast
In the liberated village of Husarivka in the Kharkiv oblast, the bodies of people burned alive have been found in the basement. These are the preliminary conclusions. Also in the Kharkiv oblast, the family, including a child, was found killed in the car.
At least 132 people were killed by Russia’s forces in Makariv near Kyiv
Russian forces killed at least 132 residents of the village of Makariv in the Kyiv oblast. Almost all the infrastructure, including hospital, kindergartens, and residential buildings, in the village was destroyed.
The evacuation from Donbas continues
Kramatorsk railway station is suspended after Russia’s attack. But the evacuation will continue from Slovyansk and Pokrovsk in the Donetsk oblast, as well as from Novozolotarivka station in the Luhansk oblast.
More than 6,000 people were evacuated on April 8
On April 8, more than 6,600 people were evacuated from the frontline and temporarily occupied cities. Most of them are residents of Mariupol and Berdyansk.
In Rubizhne, Russia’s forces hit again a cistern with nitric acid
Russian forces hit a cistern with nitric acid again near Rubizhne.
The EU chief offers Kyiv fast track to membership
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Kyiv on Friday presented Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with paperwork for his country to join the European Union.
The EU has imposed new sanctions against Russia
The EU Council has imposed the new package of sanctions against 217 individuals and 18 entities in response to Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine.
Boris Johnson visited Kyiv
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson met today with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. The UK Prime Minister has also announced a new package of financial and military assistance to Ukraine.
The IMF has opened a special account to help Ukraine
The IMF has agreed to open a special account to send money from donor countries to help Ukraine. The first funds have already been announced by Canada, which will provide Ukraine with $ 800 million.
Italian diplomats will return to Kyiv after Easter
The Italian Embassy will open again in Kyiv after Easter. This was announced by Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Mayo.
Ukraine has created an online archive to document all Russia’s war crimes
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine together with partners have created an online archive of Russia’s war crimes against Ukraine.