After another series of massacres of Ukrainian citizens, the Russian president was yesterday called a “war criminal” by his US President Joe Biden.
In Cherniguiv, north of Kyiv, at least 13 civilians waiting in line to buy bread were killed by Russian troops who opened fire on them in the morning: according to Ukraine, this was a “preemptive” attack.
In the same city, after an airstrike, rescue workers said five bodies, including three children, were found under the rubble of a house.
The city of Zaporozhye, home to refugees from the south, was targeted for the first time yesterday as the train station was hit by at least one missile.
“Cynicism and cruelty”
The theater in which more than a thousand civilians took refuge was severely damaged by the strike in Mariupol, which was announced yesterday in the besieged town hall.
On the front and back of the building, the word “baby” was still written in Russian as if read from the air. According to CNN, at least 103 children were killed.
“Russian invaders can not find the words to describe the level of cynicism and atrocities that devastate the peaceful population,” Mariupol said in a statement issued by the Town Hall.
An artillery attack on a convoy of more than 70 civilian vehicles leaving the port city left an unknown number dead and wounded, but Ukraine says one child was seriously injured.
“Putin is attacking residential buildings, maternity wards and hospitals. It’s disgusting, “said U.S. President Joe Biden, who was first charged with” war crimes. “
Traitors and mosquitoes
The Russian Defense Ministry has denied that the theater was bombed. It has already been implicated in the bombing of a children’s hospital last week, again blaming the Ukrainian Nationalist Brigade. He also denied the killings in Chernikov.
Nevertheless, on March 11, the Russian military released the abducted Melitopol mayor Ivan Fedoro.
“I need a couple of days to heal, and then I am at your command to contribute to our success,” he told his president.
A faint glimmer of hope, talks are advancing, and the parties will now discuss a “compromise” that will transform Ukraine into a neutral country, modeled on Sweden and Austria, a Kremlin spokesman said.
-With Roxanne Trudeau