Russian forces are rushing to take full control of the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine which President Zelenskyy has said any attempt to separate will lead to an end to negotiations as the fierce battle enters its 60th day.
Sunday, April 24, 2022
kyiv: Ukraine destroys Russian command post in Kherson
The Ukrainian military said it destroyed a Russian command post in Kherson, a southern city that fell to Russian forces early in the war.
Ukraine’s military intelligence agency released a statement saying the command post was hit on Friday and two generals were killed and one seriously injured.
Oleksiy Arestovych, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said in an online interview that 50 senior Russian officers were in the command center when it was attacked. He said their fate was unknown.
The Russian military did not comment on this claim, which could not be confirmed.
Ukraine asks for “equipment” to operate a nuclear power plant
Ukraine has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency for “a full list of equipment” it needs to operate nuclear power plants during the fight with Russia, IAEA Director General Rafael Magnified.
This includes radiation measuring devices, protective gear, IT support, power supply systems and diesel generators, it said in a statement.
“We will coordinate the implementation of the assistance that the IAEA and its member states will provide, including delivering the required equipment directly to Ukrainian nuclear sites,” he said. “The needs are great and I am very grateful for the tremendous support our Member States have already indicated they will make available.”
Zelenskyy criticizes António Guterres for his first visit to Russia
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ decision to visit Moscow on Tuesday, before heading to Kyiv.
“It’s just wrong to go first to Russia and then to Ukraine,” Zelensky told reporters in the Ukrainian capital. “There is no justice or logic in this order,” he added.
“The war is in Ukraine, there are no bodies on the streets of Moscow. It would be logical to go to Ukraine first, to see the people there, the consequences of the occupation,” he said. he declared.
Putin attends Russian Easter mass amid Ukraine crisis
President Vladimir Putin attended an Easter mass led by the Russian Orthodox Church, which has strongly supported the Kremlin leader’s “special military operation” in Ukraine.
When Patriarch Kirill announced “Christ is risen”, Putin joined the other members of the congregation with the response “Truly, he is risen”.
At an outdoor service in Moscow, Kirill said he hoped the conflict in Ukraine would end soon, but did not condemn it. His statements supporting Russia’s intervention, which was condemned by Kyiv and Western nations as an act of aggression, have shattered the worldwide Orthodox Church.
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Source: TRTWorld and agencies