LIVE – War in Ukraine: the international community in shock after the Kramatorsk massacre

Update on the situation at 9 am

Zelensky calls for “a firm global response” after the attack on Kramatorsk. The Ukrainian president expressed on Facebook his desire to take to court the attack that killed at least 52 people on Friday at the train station in this city, located in Donbass.

10 humanitarian corridors open this Saturday. The Ukrainian deputy prime minister said that among the 10 open corridors, all intended to evacuate civilians from the besieged areas, one must leave Mariupol.

A strengthening of Russian operations in eastern and southern Ukraine is expected. British intelligence expects the Russian offensive around the Donbass to intensify. While specifying that the Russian forces currently saw their plans frustrated by the Ukrainian resistance.

176 Ukrainian children have died since the beginning of the war. This information was shared this Saturday by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The statement also states that 324 children have been injured since the start of the offensive.

10 humanitarian corridors open this Saturday

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said that 10 humanitarian corridors aimed at evacuating civilians from besieged Ukrainian regions will open on Saturday.

One of these corridors refers to Mariupol, this city located on the shores of the Sea of ​​Azov, besieged since the first days of the offensive by the Russian army.

British intelligence expects increased Russian military operations in southern and eastern Ukraine

In a new bulletin published this Saturday on Twitter, the British intelligence services indicated that Russian military operations were now focused on Donbass, as well as on Mariupol and Mykolaiv.

These activities are supported by the “continuous firing of cruise missiles into Ukraine by Russian naval forces.” Therefore, London expects Russian air operations to increase in intensity in southern and eastern Ukraine.

“However, Russian ambitions to establish a land corridor between Crimea and Donbass continue to be frustrated by Ukrainian resistance,” the statement said.

kyiv says 176 Ukrainian children have died since the war began

In a statement posted this morning on Twitter, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said that 176 children have been killed since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Another 324 children were also injured.

Volodymyr Zelensky calls for ‘strong global response’ after Kramatorsk station attack

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke overnight from Friday to Saturday about the Russian attack that killed at least 52 people at the Kramatorsk station.

“Like the Boutcha massacre, like many other Russian war crimes, the missile that hit Kramatorsk must be brought to justice, which will have to be done,” the Ukrainian head of state said.

He also called for a “strong global response” after this new drama.

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