People wait for a bus to flee from the city of Kramatorsk, Ukraine, that has been under attack in the last days, Friday, April 15, 2022.
AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris
Russian forces are expected to begin a new big offensive in the east of the country after their retreat from the Kyiv region and other parts of the country.
Despite Moscow’s blanket denials, horrific discoveries of civilian murders, torture and other barbaric acts by Russian troops continue coming to light.
Ukraine has continued to call for tighter Western nations against Moscow and for more weapons to repel Putin’s forces.
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Sunday’s key points:
- Russia has given Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol an ultimatum to “surrender or die” as they close in on the last remaining forces still holding out.Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy has warned Russia not to “eliminate” the last Ukrainian troops in the besieged port city, or it would mean the end of peace talks.Russia’s defence ministry said on Sunday that it had bombed a military factory on the outskirts of Kyiv, as Moscow intensifies its attacks on the Ukrainian capital.Ukrainian authorities announced the suspension of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians from eastern Ukraine on Sunday, due to the lack of an agreement with the Russian army on a ceasefire.Pope Francis invoked “gestures of peace in these days marked by the horror of war” in an Easter vigil homily Saturday in St. Peter’s Basilica.Bulgaria has banned Russian-flagged ships from entering its Black Sea ports as part of expanded EU sanctions, authorities said on Sunday.Russia has banned UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several other leading politicians from entering the country.
Good morning, this is Alasdair Sandford with Sunday’s latest updates from the war in Ukraine.
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Additional sources • Reuters