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

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The context

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  • At least 52 people, including five children, were killed on Friday, April 8. in a missile attack on the station Kramatorskeastern ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who denounced a “war crime”petition “a strong global response.” Moscow has denied being responsible for the attack.
  • Arriving in Ukraine on Friday for a support visit, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyendenounced the“despicable attack” in Kramatosk. He went to Boutcha, near kyiv, a city that symbolizes the atrocities of which Russia is accused.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky received from Ursula von der Leyen a questionnaire to start the Ukrainian application process to join the‘European Union, a wish long expressed by kyiv. ” I am convinced that we are finally on the verge of achieving our long-standing goal. (…) Ukraine will become a member of the European Union »said the Ukrainian president at night.
  • There will be a curfew from Saturday night to Monday morning at Odessathe main Ukrainian port in the west of the country, on the Black Sea, facing the “threat” missile attacks, local authorities said.
  • the region of soumyon the border with Russia in northeastern Ukraine, was completely “released” Russian forces, announced the head of the regional administration on Friday, adding, however, that the area was not ” I’m not sure “ and that demining operations were ongoing.
  • After withdrawing its troops from the kyiv region and northern Ukraine, Russia carried out the total conquest of the donbass, part of which has been controlled since 2014 by pro-Russian separatists, his priority. According to observers, Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to achieve this goal before the May 9 military parade marking the end of World War II, the most important celebration in Russia.
  • After Washington and Brussels, the United Kingdom on Friday sanctioned the two daughters of Vladimir Putin and that of his chief of diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, saying that he wanted to attack the “luxurious lifestyle of the inner circle of the Kremlin”. They are now banned from entering British territory, where all possible assets will be frozen.
  • Russia Local offices of human rights NGOs Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch were closed, according to a statement issued Friday by the Russian Justice Ministry.

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