Pro-Russian officials accuse Ukraine of attacking a hotel in the south
Pro-Russian officials accused Kiev forces of firing a missile at a hotel in the Russian-occupied southern Ukraine city of Kherson on Sunday, killing two people, including a former deputy.
These claims could not immediately be independently verified.
“Today, at approximately 05:30 (02:30 GMT), the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired a missile at the Play Hotel by Ribaz in Kherson,” the Russian-occupied regional administration said in a statement.
Former Moroccan prisoner of war wants to raise awareness of the “struggle of the Ukrainian people”.
Brahim Sadoun, a young Moroccan prisoner of war released as part of an exchange between Moscow and Ukraine, said on his return to Morocco on Saturday evening that he wanted to “draw attention to the difficult situation in Ukraine and the struggle of its people”.
“I’m happy to come home after very difficult times,” the 21-year-old student told AFP in an interview at his parents’ home in a working-class district of Casablanca.
“I want to draw attention to the difficult situation of Ukraine and the struggle of its people at this painful time,” he pleaded.
Volodymyr Zelensky offers guarantees for “every Russian soldier who surrenders”.
In his traditional message to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Russian citizens, and especially soldiers, offering them guarantees if they surrender.
“Ukraine guarantees three things to every Russian soldier who surrenders. First: you will be treated civilly according to all traditions. Second: no one will know the circumstances of your surrender, and no one in Russia will know your surrender. Third: if you are afraid to go back to Russia and do not want to be exchanged, we will do it. Let’s find a way to do it,” he said.
Volodymyr Zelensky: “Russian power is well aware that it is sending its citizens to their deaths”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Russian citizens directly this Saturday evening, saying their president was knowingly sending “citizens to their deaths.”
“The Russian power understands very well that it is sending its citizens to their deaths,” Volodymyr Zelensky said in Russian, calling on Moscow’s forces to surrender.
“You will be treated civilly…no one will know the circumstances under which you surrendered.”
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