Civilians are struggling to escape and awaiting a new offensive in southern and eastern Ukraine

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  • At least 52 people, including five children, were killed in a rocket attack on the station on Friday April 8 Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who a “War Crimes”inquiry “a strong global response”. Moscow has denied responsibility for the attack.
  • The President of the European Commission, who arrived in Ukraine on Friday for a support visit, Ursula von der Leyendenounced that“despicable attack” on Kramatorsk. She went to Boutcha near Kyiv, a town synonymous with the atrocities accused of Russia.
  • Ursula von der Leyen handed Volodymyr Zelensky a questionnaire to start the application process for Ukraine‘European Union, a long-standing wish of Kyiv. ” I am convinced that we are finally on the verge of achieving our long-term goal (…). Ukraine becomes a member of the European Union »said the Ukrainian President in the evening.
  • There is a curfew from Saturday evening to Monday morning Odesathe main Ukrainian port in the west of the country, on the Black Sea, overlooking the ” threatens “ Rocket attacks, local authorities said.
  • The region of Sumybordering Russia, in north-eastern Ukraine, was total “liberated” Russian armed forces, the head of the regional administration announced on Friday, but added that the area was not ” not sure “ and that demining operations were in progress.
  • After withdrawing its troops from the Kyiv region and northern Ukraine, Russia managed to completely conquer the Donbass, part of which has been controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014, his priority. According to observers, Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to achieve this goal before the military parade marking the end of World War II in Russia on May 9, the country’s most important celebration.
  • After Washington and Brussels, Great Britain sanctioned the two daughters on Friday Vladimir Poutine and that of his chief of diplomacy, Sergey Lavrov, and says he wants to attack them “luxurious lifestyle of the Kremlin’s inner circle”. They are now barred from entering British territory, where all possible assets are frozen.
  • Russia The local offices of human rights organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have been closed, according to a statement released on Friday by Russia’s Justice Ministry.

Read all our articles, analysis and reports on the war in Ukraine

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Report. “In my suitcase I stacked our four lives and sandwiched between my socks the beloved souls of those who remained in hell in Ukraine.”

Factual. The weapons that made the difference

In pictures, in pictures. Their lives in their pockets

Video. The situation in Borodianka is “much more terrible” than in Boutcha

Video. “We saw the cruel face of Putin’s army”: the pictures of Ursula von der Leyen in Boutcha, the scene of the atrocities in Ukraine

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