A ruin of ruined Ukrainian cities. Family members have accused Russian forces of abducting and killing scores of civilians.
Tania Boikiv is one of the residents of Bujhan. She said on Saturday that her husband had been abducted by Russian troops two weeks ago. The 52-year-old woman then claimed to have beaten him to death. The woman told AFP: “My husband, my darling, has died. This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I don’t know what could be worse than that. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .‘
The United Nations Human Rights Commission in the city of Bucha says it has documented the killing of at least 50 civilians in Bucha.
The Human Rights Commission says Russian forces have indiscriminately bombed populated areas, killed civilians, destroyed hospitals, and destroyed schools and other civilian facilities, including war crimes.
At least eight people have been killed and 18 others injured in a missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Odesa in the Black Sea region. Russia’s defense minister has said the attack was aimed at stockpiling foreign weapons. Since the beginning of the war, the city has been relatively quiet compared to other parts of Ukraine. Russia’s Defense Ministry also claimed that Ukrainian special forces were inciting “the use of toxic chemicals” in Odessa.
However, the western countries could not accept such an explanation. Russia has said in a statement that it has made similar allegations in a bid to justify its attack. Two days ago, a senior Russian military official said they wanted to take full control of eastern Danbas and southern Ukraine. This was followed by an attack in Odessa.
Offer to meet with Putin again
A contingent of Ukrainian troops is stationed in the tunnel of a steel factory in the important southern city of Mariupol. The latest attempt to evacuate civilians from the city last Saturday failed. In that context, Zelensky on Saturday renewed his call for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to “end the war.” Pointing to Putin, he said, “I think the one who started this war can end it.” He says he is not “afraid” to meet with Putin. But he also said that if his troops were killed in Mariupol, Kiev would abandon the peace talks.
The Ukrainian president also criticized the decision of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to visit Moscow. Guterres is scheduled to travel to Moscow on Tuesday to meet with Putin before arriving in Kiev. This visit is unreasonable and unreasonable, he said. Noting that there were no bodies on the streets of Moscow, Zelensky said Antonio Guterres was the first to come to Ukraine to see the effects of the war and the human condition.
Meanwhile, about 200 residents of the town of Mariupol gathered on Saturday and were dispersed by Russian troops. Petra Andreushchenko, a city official, claimed the rest of the city’s residents had been told to move to other Russian-controlled areas. The Kremlin is claiming Mariupol ‘free’ in the meantime.
A recent analysis by the US-based Institute for the Study War suggests that in the coming days, Russian troops will step up their offensive. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
‘Our troops are in position’
Ukraine says hundreds of its troops and civilians are trapped inside the Mariupol steel factory. Kiev has called for a ceasefire to allow those trapped in the situation to evacuate safely. Because, most of the people who are stuck survive without little food or any food. There are no signs of a reduction in Russian military strikes. On Saturday, Oleski Arestovich, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, said Russian troops had resumed attacks on the steel plant. “She is our protector, even in difficult times,” he said