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What has happened in the last hours in Ukraine

On the 65th day of the war initiated by Russia against Ukraine, these are the key data at 08:00 this Friday, April 29:

kyiv announces an attempt to evacuate civilians from the Mariupol steelworks this Friday. The Ukrainian authorities have announced that they will launch this Friday an “operation to evacuate civilians” from the Azovstal steelworks, in Mariupol, in the southeast of the country, according to the Ukrainian presidential office, without offering more details.

At least 10 injured in the explosions in kyiv. The president of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, has attributed to Russia the explosions registered in kyiv late on Thursday afternoon, which have caused at least 10 injuries. He has done it in the video message that he shares daily on Telegram. The Ukrainian president has underlined the significance of the fact that the explosions occurred just during the visit of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, to the Ukrainian capital.

Ukraine denounces at least 5 dead and 11 wounded in several Russian attacks on Kharkov on Thursday. The regional governor of Kharkov, Oleg Sinegubov, has communicated through his official Telegram channel that at least five people have died and another 11 have been injured as a result of several attacks in the region this Thursday. Local authorities have assured that the bombings throughout the day have been “almost continuous” by Russia.

A missile flew over a Ukrainian nuclear power plant on April 16, according to kyiv. The director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said this Thursday that kyiv had informed the agency that a missile flew over the plant in southern Ukraine on April 16. The facility is near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk, about 350 kilometers south of the capital. Although Grossi has not said where the missile came from, the Ukrainian regulator has accused Moscow of sending rockets directly at nuclear power plants.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ends its observation mission in Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) officially ends its observation mission in Ukraine after eight years, after Russia vetoed its renewal on March 31. The OSCE “will take immediate steps to implement” the termination of the mission, the organization said in a statement on Thursday.

In the image, by Efrem Lukatsky (AP Photo), firefighters work after an explosion in kyiv on Thursday.

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