Last-Ditch Plot to Rescue Kids Trapped in Azovstal Steel Plant Before Food and Water Runs Out

Last-Ditch Plot to Rescue Kids Trapped in Azovstal Steel Plant Before Food and Water Runs Out

This post was originally published on this siteAzov Battalion/Handout via Reuters Russia intensified its bombing of the Azovstal steel mill in the bombed out city of Mariupol despite assurances that civilians trapped inside the labyrinth of underground tunnels would finally be evacuated on Friday. So desperate is the situation that...

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Russia begins offensive spanning 300 miles in long-anticipated attack on eastern Ukraine: Live updates

Russia begins offensive spanning 300 miles in long-anticipated attack on eastern Ukraine: Live updates

This post was originally published on this siteRussian troops took control of two areas of eastern Ukraine, including the town of Kreminna. Janet Yellen will attend some parts of G-20. Latest news.     

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Ukraine war: Russia threatens to step up attacks on Kyiv

Ukraine war: Russia threatens to step up attacks on Kyiv

This post was originally published on this siteMoscow says it hit the Ukrainian capital overnight and would launch more strikes in response to any attacks on Russian territory.

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Where do sanctions on Russia go from here? A foreign policy expert weighs in

Where do sanctions on Russia go from here? A foreign policy expert weighs in

This post was originally published on this site Despite heavy sanctions, Russia has not slowed down its invasion of Ukraine. Some are left wondering just how much sanctions can achieve. (Image credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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Zelensky: Ukraine takes threat of possible Russian chemical weapon use ‘very seriously’

Zelensky: Ukraine takes threat of possible Russian chemical weapon use ‘very seriously’

This post was originally published on this siteUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address Monday night that officials in his nation are closely watching the potential threat of chemical weapons use by Russia. “One of the Russian occupiers’ speakers said that they might use chemical weapons against our defenders...

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France sends forensic experts to investigate war crimes in Ukraine

France sends forensic experts to investigate war crimes in Ukraine

France has dispatched a team of police officers trained in forensics to investigate alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine, The Kyiv Independent reported Monday.
The team will reportedly begin investigating crime scenes on Tuesday, focusing on the Kyiv suburbs, where retreating Russian forces left the streets littered with civilian corpses.
Axios notes that “war crime charges are notoriously difficult to prosecute,” but that forensic crime scene evidence, such as DNA, could help prosecutors “bring cases against some specific members of the Russian military.”
⚡️ France sends a team of forensics police officers to Ukraine to assist in war crime investigations. The team will begin its work on April 12 in the Kyiv Oblast, where multiple counts of Russian war crimes were reported.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) April 11, 2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and President Biden have repeatedly accused Russian forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine. After images of dead civilians in Bucha and other Kyiv suburbs emerged earlier this month, even previously neutral nations like Turkey, India, and China called for investigations.
Russia has denied killing civilians in the Kyiv suburbs, calling the video and photo evidence a “monstrous forgery,” and accusing Ukrainian forces of having killed the victims — some of who appear to have been bound before being shot — with indiscriminate air strikes.

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Watch: President Biden calls for Russia’s ‘brutal’ Putin to be tried for war crimes

Watch: President Biden calls for Russia’s ‘brutal’ Putin to be tried for war crimes

This post was originally published on this site Monday morning President Joe Biden called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be tried for war crimes after the weekend delivered horrific news reports and images documenting at least hundreds of murders and violent rapes of Ukrainian civilians by Russian soldiers. “You...

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Putin was misled about early failures in Ukraine, reports indicates

Putin was misled about early failures in Ukraine, reports indicates

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was part of a classified intelligence briefing about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He talks to NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the latest developments in the war.

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Pentagon official says Russian ground forces no longer advancing: Live Ukraine updates

Pentagon official says Russian ground forces no longer advancing: Live Ukraine updates

This post was originally published on this siteRussian troops have ceased making advances on the ground toward the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Latest news.     

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