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Latest news about Ukraine: Russia’s leading crew Moscow sees Putin offer Mariupol capitulation window

Russia’s state television presenter says war in Ukraine “has already escalated in World War III”

Russia released the first photos of surviving sailors from its sunken Black Sea flagship, Moscow, when it met with its naval chief in Crimea.

This came when Moscow announced a window for the surrender of the southern city of Mariupol, starting at 6 a.m. local time on Sunday morning, saying Ukrainian forces that would give up their weapons during that period would not be hurt.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said talks with Russia could fail if Mariupol defenders were “eliminated”.

Speaking to the Ukrainian media, Mr Zelensky said: “I want to say that the elimination of our army, our boys, will put an end to all negotiations.”

His comment came when Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, promised to help rebuild the besieged city.

The billionaire tycoon said the war-torn city on the Black Sea was important to him, as it was there that his company Metinvest owned two steel plants that he said would once again compete globally.

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The EU leader said the next round of sanctions against Russia would affect the banking sector

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the next round of sanctions against Russia would be aimed at the country’s banking sector, especially Sberbank.

In an interview with the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, she said: “We are looking further at the banking sector, especially Sberbank, which accounts for 37 percent of the Russian banking sector. And, of course, there are energy issues. “

She added: “What should not happen is that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin is collecting even higher prices in other supply markets that would otherwise go to the EU.

“The main priority is to reduce Putin’s income,” she said.

Maroosha Muzaffar17 April 2022 06:15


Military shipments from the Biden administration are beginning to arrive in Ukraine

Shipments from the latest security package from the Joe Biden administration to Ukraine have begun to arrive, the White House confirmed on Saturday.

President Joe Biden has approved an additional $ 800 million package of weapons and ammunition for Ukraine.

The aid package includes 11 Mi-17 helicopters, 18 155-mm howitzers and another 300 Switchblade drones, the Kyiv Independent reported.

The additional shipment of $ 800 million brings the total US military aid to Ukraine to over $ 3 billion.

Maroosha Muzaffar17 April 2022 05:45


Russia’s defense ministry says it will “spare the lives” of those surrendering in Mariupol

Russian Defense Minister Mikhail Mizintsev said that “the lives of those who lay down their arms [in Mariupol] will be spared. “

TASS reported that the Ministry of Defense has asked the Ukrainian forces in Mariupol to surrender and “given the catastrophic situation at the Azovstal metallurgical plant and on purely humane principles, the Russian armed forces offer fighters from nationalist battalions and foreign mercenaries to cease hostilities and cease hostilities. of arms from 06:00 Moscow time on April 17, 2022

The statement continued: “The lives of all those who lay down their arms will be spared.

Maroosha Muzaffar17 April 2022 05:15


The Russian Ministry of Defense has published the first photos of the Moscow crew

For the first time since the sinking of the Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry has published photos showing the surviving crew of the country’s leading Black Sea missile cruiser.

The photos from the parade in the Crimean city of Sevastopol are the first evidence that Russia offers for the survival of the sailors from the warship.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Defense announced that the missile cruiser sank while being towed into a stormy sea after an explosion of ammunition on board.

However, Ukrainian forces have claimed responsibility, saying they sank Moscow with two Neptune anti-ship missiles.

Russia then claimed that the crew had been taken to Sevastopol, a major Black Sea port.

The photos published by the Russian Ministry of Defense show a large group of sailors parading in Sevastopol and meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov.

Maroosha Muzaffar17 April 2022 04:45


Partner restaurant World Central Kitchen, hit by a rocket in Kharkov

A restaurant that partners with the world chef of the famous chef Jose Andres – a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food after disasters – was hit by a Russian rocket in Kharkov, Ukraine.

World Central Kitchen CEO Nate Mook posted a video on Twitter on Saturday, confirming that the restaurant building had been attacked and was a “big hit”.

He said the rocket had caused “enormous damage” and “a dozen cars burned”.

Mr Mook added that no one had been killed at the restaurant, but four employees had been injured in the attack.

Maroosha Muzaffar17 April 2022 04:22


Put down your weapons, says Russia to the last Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol

Russia’s Defense Ministry has said that if Ukrainian forces still fighting in Mariupol lay down their weapons at 6 a.m. Moscow time (0300 GMT) on Sunday, their lives will be spared, state media reported.

TASS quoted Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, director of the Russian National Defense Management Center, as saying that Moscow’s proposal was prompted by the “catastrophic situation”.

He added: “We guarantee that the lives of all those who lay down their arms will be spared.”

Holly Bancroft April 17, 2022 1:20 p.m.


The captain of the sunken Russian warship “Moscow” was “killed in an explosion”, Ukraine said

The captain of a Russian warship that sank in the Black Sea died in an explosion after a missile strike, according to Ukrainian authorities, writes Joe Middleton.

First-class captain Anton Kuprin, 44, died in an explosion and fire aboard the Moscow, Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry, told Telegram.

The flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet sank on Thursday while being towed to port in stormy weather after an explosion and fire on board, according to Russian news agencies quoted by the Defense Ministry.

Holly Bancroft April 17, 2022 00:57


Boris Johnson will travel to India next week to meet with Prime Minister Modi

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson will travel to India this week to strengthen ties between the two countries, which have not been seen face to face with regard to the response to the crisis in Ukraine.

In details released Saturday at №10, officials said Mr Johnson would use the trip to India to deepen relations, including in-depth talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the “strategic defense, diplomatic and economic partnership of the two nations”. .

He will also push for progress in the FTA negotiations.

Holly Bancroft April 17, 2022 00:27


Fundraiser, 102, remains silent in support of Ukrainian refugees

A 102-year-old man who raised thousands of pounds to alleviate Covid-19 during the pandemic observed a minute of silence at his home with refugees from Ukraine.

Dabirul Islam Chowdhury, who was named OBE for raising £ 420,000 after Captain Sir Tom Moore inspired him to walk around his garden in Bow, East London, while fasting for Ramadan, welcomed Ukrainian refugees to his home on Saturday.

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Holly Bancroft April 16, 2022 11:48 PM


The Ukrainian mayor and MPs attend the Vatican’s Easter Vigil

Pope Francis on Saturday called for “gestures of peace in these days, marked by the horrors of war” in a Easter vigil sermon at St. Peter’s Basilica, attended by the mayor of the occupied Ukrainian city of Melitopol and three Ukrainian lawmakers.

The pope noted that while “many writers have recalled the beauty of starlit nights, the nights of war are torn by streams of light that portend death.”

The Ukrainian mayor and MPs attend the Vatican’s Easter Vigil

Pope Francis calls for “gestures of peace in these days, marked by the horrors of war” in a sermon on the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica, attended by the mayor of the occupied Ukrainian city of Melitopol and three Ukrainian deputies

Holly Bancroft April 16, 2022 11:21 PM