The Russia Intensify the bombing KyivCapital Ukraineand Mariupol in the east of the country. According to the Russians, the urban areas of the coastal city will already be under the control MoscowBut the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr ZelenskyNegates.
The Easter holiday did not prevent air strikes or the massacre of civilians. According to a police report in the capital, 900 civilians were found shot dead on the outskirts of the capital Kyiv.
Russian forces increased their bombardment in the east of the country Ukrainein the area between Kharkiv, Donetsk, and Luhansk, in preparation for a ground offensive.
Emergency teams rushed to care for dozens of wounded in Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city Ukraine. Several apartment buildings were set on fire.
Oleksandr Zavada says that two people were walking in the street next to a car when they were hit by bullets. The photo shows a man who was killed by shrapnel. “He died instantly,” said the Ukrainian.
In Chernihiv, buildings were also bombed after rocket attacks. Staff continued to remove rubble from damaged buildings. The bombings left the city in ruins. Mayor Vladislav Atrushenko said that 70% of Chernihiv was destroyed.
Russian forces withdrew from the city earlier this month. metropolitan area, Kyivbombed again.
military authorities Ukraine He urged residents not to go home as Russian forces are attacking the entire area.
Civilians fleeing from Mariupol to Zaporizhia had to leave the city by their own means because heavy rains prevented the evacuation of residents by bus.
In all, five humanitarian corridors have been established in the Luhansk region of eastern China. Ukraine. On Saturday night (16) Mariupol was bombed again.
The war during Holy Week brings tension to the entire European continent, and of course too Vatican. The Pope Francis This Saturday, he participated in a vigil at St Peter’s Basilica. On Sunday (17), in the square, he said Easter mass and will give a message of peace to Rome and the world.
A busy holy week for the pope who has knee pain.
The ceremony was attended by the mayor of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol Ivan Fedorov, who was detained by Russian forces last month and later released in a prisoner exchange.
The Pope started from his prepared text when he got to know the mayor, his family, and three Ukrainian deputies sitting in front of him. Then he said directly to them:
“We all pray for you and with you. We pray because there is so much suffering. We can’t help but give them our communion, our prayers and say to them ‘Courage, we accompany you'”.
And Francis concluded by saying in Ukrainian, “Christ is risen.”
The Russian government has promised to spare the lives of Ukrainian soldiers still fighting in Mariupol if they surrender their weapons between midnight and 7 am on Sunday (17) Brasilia time.