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Kyiv bombed during visit of UN chief

If Moscow wanted to send a message, it is clear. Russian missiles hit kyiv on Thursday evening for the first time since mid-April, injuring ten, during a visit by the UN Secretary General. Antonio Guterres is “shocked”, but “safe”, for his part wanted to reassure a United Nations spokesperson, deploring that “it happened near where we were”, although it was a ” war zone”.

“In the evening, the enemy fired on kyiv. Two strikes on the Chevchenkovsky district”, “on the lower floors of a residential building”, said the mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, “five missiles” fell on the capital.

“This says a lot about Russia’s true attitude towards international institutions, about Russian leaders’ efforts to humiliate the UN and everything the organization stands for,” the Ukrainian head of state commented in a video. .

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The emergency services wrote on Facebook that 10 people were injured in the missile attacks. A 25-storey residential building was targeted “whose first two floors were partially destroyed”, according to the same source.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kouleba, according to whom the rockets fired were cruise missiles, referred to this as a “heinous act of barbarism” and the head of the presidential administration, Andriï Yermak, called for depriving Russia of its right of veto in the UN Security Council.

Arrived Thursday in Ukraine, where he was going for the first time since the beginning of the conflict, Mr. Guterres spoke with Zelensky, regretting that the Security Council failed to prevent and stop the war started on February 24 by Moscow. “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a violation of its territorial integrity and of the United Nations Charter,” he said once again.

8,000 cases of alleged war crimes

“Ten soldiers from the Russian 64th Motorized Rifle Brigade, part of the Russian 35th Army, have been indicted” for alleged war crimes in Bucha, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine announced on Telegram on the same day. .

Ukrainian investigators have also identified “more than 8,000 cases” of alleged war crimes since the start of the Russian invasion, then clarified Iryna Venediktova in an interview with the German media. German wave.

On April 2, in Boutcha, AFP journalists discovered a street strewn with corpses, those of men dressed as civilians. And the United Nations claimed to have documented the “murder, including some by summary execution”, of 50 civilians, after a mission to this city on April 9.

These indictments are the first since these macabre discoveries.

“Apocalypse” in Mariupol

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for its part called on Thursday for the creation of an “ad hoc international criminal tribunal (ICC)” to try “the perpetrators of the crime of aggression against Ukraine “.

At the same time, the United Nations coordinator in Ukraine announced that she was leaving for the south of that country to prepare an attempt to evacuate the besieged and devastated port city of Mariupol, almost entirely controlled by Russian forces.

The UN is doing “everything possible” to evacuate the civilians of the “apocalypse” in this city, assured Thursday Guterres, according to whom it is “a crisis in the crisis”, adding that “thousands of civilians need vital aid”.

Source: 20minutes

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