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Amid the celebrations of citizens for the end of eight months of Russian occupation of the province of Kherson, the Ukrainian president, Volodímir Zelenski, affirmed this Sunday that the preliminary investigations in the territories have documented more than 400 war crimes. "The Russian Army left behind in the province of Kherson the same trail of atrocities that it has left in other regions of the country where it has been able to enter," he said. For his part, the mayor of the provincial capital of Kherson, Roman Holovnia, has warned that the humanitarian situation in the city is "serious" because water or medicine are scarce. "The city suffers from critical shortages, mainly of water," Holovnia said, adding that "currently there are not enough medicines and you cannot bake enough bread because there is no electricity." Meanwhile, the summit in Cambodia of ASEAN Southeast Asian countries —in which the US, China and Japan have also participated—, a kind of prelude to this week's G-20 summit in Indonesia, has ended without a joint statement , since Russia has vetoed "the unacceptable language" that the US wanted to include in the note, as explained by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Looking ahead to the G-20 summit, Russia has called for a focus on "real" socio-economic problems rather than "imaginary" security ones.
EU foreign ministers reaffirm their support for Ukraine on Monday
The foreign ministers of the European Union will discuss this Monday the situation of the war in Ukraine, with the advances of the kyiv forces in Kherson, in a meeting in which they will approve new sanctions against Iran for the repression of the protests against the ayatollahs' regime after the death of the young Masha Amini, in police custody.
The EU Foreign Affairs Council will include the participation by videoconference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dimitro Kuleba, at a time when European partners look towards 2023 with the idea of guaranteeing funds and support to kyiv, with the imminent start-up of the military training mission of the Ukrainian Army.
Diplomatic sources point out that it is important to take stock, reiterating support for Ukraine on all fronts. The meeting will serve to insist on sanctions, in addition to emphasizing the strategy of diplomatically isolating Russia and seeking alliances with international partners to align themselves in the conflict in Ukraine. (EP)
Hundreds of Russian civilians and military fleeing Kherson arrive in Mariupol
Hundreds of Russian civilians and soldiers are being transferred from the Kherson region, in southern Ukraine, to Mariupol, on the Azov Sea coast and under the control of the Russian Army for months, Petro Andriushchenko, the former advisor to the mayor of that city, according to the local agency Ukrinform.
These movements of Russian civilians and soldiers coincide with the advance of the Ukrainian troops on the Kherson region, whose capital they already took last weekend and which has forced the Russians to flee to the other bank of the Dnieper River, which region in two.
“For the second day in a row, hundreds of Russian military and civilians in cars with Russian license plates have arrived near Mariupol. They are being installed in pensions and leisure centers”, explains Andriushchenko. (Efe)
Zelensky accuses Russian troops of committing "atrocities" in Kherson
Ukrainian forces that recaptured the city of Kherson encountered the "same atrocities" as in other parts of Ukraine that were occupied by Moscow, President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced on Sunday.
"In the Kherson region, the Russian army left behind the same atrocities as in other parts of our country" that were occupied by the Russians, Zelensky said in his daily evening address. "Investigators have already documented more than 400 war crimes," he added, without specifying the areas in which they occurred. "The bodies of those killed, both civilians and military, are being found," he said.
Moscow troops withdrew from Kherson, in the south of the country, on Friday, after almost nine months of occupation. Since then, the inhabitants try to return to a certain normality and showed signs of relief on Sunday. But like Zelensky, they pointed out that Russian troops left behind a bleak landscape littered with landmines. (AFP)
Ukraine claims to have recovered 4,500 square kilometers of territory in recent days
The Ukrainian authorities have assured that they have recovered 179 towns in the south of the country in recent days, after the recent withdrawal of Russian troops from the territories.
"Since the beginning of the week, our units on the right bank of the Dnieper River have vacated 179 locations covering more than 4,500 square kilometers," said Vladislav Nazarov, spokesman for the southern command, in statements collected by Unian. "The occupiers continue to attack critical infrastructure, civilian objects and the territories of the rear region," the spokesman detailed. (EP)
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