Live – War in Ukraine: Donbass turned into “hell” by the Russians, according to Zhelensky

War crimes: Five Western nations support Ukraine’s legal action

Judicial officials from five Western countries announced on Thursday that they would form a coalition called the “Five Eyes” and support Ukraine’s legal action to investigate war crimes related to the Russian invasion.

The justice ministers, or attorney generals in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, have said in a statement that they “support Ukraine’s Attorney General Irina Venidikova’s action to bring those responsible for war crimes to justice.” Russian invasion “.

“We support the search for justice in Ukraine and through other international investigations, including the International Criminal Court,” and other organizations, they said in their joint statement.

According to Moscow, Azovstal “Heroes” surrenders, Kiev talks about “expulsion”

Russia announced on Thursday that about 800 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered in the last 24 hours in the guts of a huge Azovstel steel complex.

After a long war that has become a symbol of Ukrainian opposition to the Russian invasion of Mariupol, a city of martyrs 90% destroyed in the southeast, Moscow has released pictures showing men wearing war equipment, some with crutches or bandages. According to kyiv, the country and at least 20,000 people died.

These soldiers, including 80 wounded, have become “prisoners”, underlining the Russian Defense Ministry, while kyiv declines to comment.

Donbass turned into “hell” by Russian forces, says Volodymyr Zhelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said on Friday that Russian forces were stepping up pressure on the Donbass in eastern Ukraine, which he considered Washington’s massive aid in Kiev an investment in the country’s security. West.

“The Ukrainian armed forces are constantly advancing to liberate the Kharkiv region. But the occupiers are trying to increase the pressure on Donbass. This is hell, this is no exaggeration,” the Ukrainian president said.

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US Congress provides $ 40 billion to Ukraine

The US Congress on Thursday unveiled a massive $ 40 billion envelope to Ukraine, this time warning the Pentagon of a protracted conflict.

Within this huge aid package: $ 6 billion will help Ukraine equip itself with armored vehicles and strengthen its anti-aircraft defenses. The enormous envelope of Congress provides nearly $ 9 billion to ensure the continuity of the “Ukrainian democratic institutions” as well as a large number of humanitarian elements.

For the first time since the start of the Russian invasion, the leaders of US and Russian forces spoke on the phone on the same day.

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Hello and welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the news of the war in Ukraine entering its 86th day this Friday.

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