Tens of thousands dead in Mariupol, according to President Zelensky; the Ukrainian army prepares for “a final battle”
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The context

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  • Ukraine announced on Sunday that more than So far, 1200 bodies have been discovered in the Kiev region, site of the atrocities committed during the Russian occupation last month. Ukraine’s Attorney General Iryna Venediktova also reported 5,600 ongoing investigations into alleged war crimes.
  • air strikes and bombing Ukraine sequel: on Sunday they caused at least two deaths in Kharkiv, and in the suburbs, the regional governor, Oleh Synehoubov, announced. Strikes around and southeast of Kharkov killed 10 civilians and injured at least 11 on Saturday.
  • HAS Dnipro, a large industrial city with a population of one million, a hail of rockets destroyed the local airport, which had already been hit on March 15, local authorities said. The number of victims is not yet known.
  • In the night from Saturday to Sunday it is near Mykolaivabout a hundred kilometers northeast of Odessa, according to the local military command.
  • A curfew is in effect from Saturday evening to Monday morning at Odessathe main Ukrainian port in the west of the country, on the shores of the Black Sea, overlooking the “threatens” rocket attacks, local authorities said.
  • Monday, the Austrian Chancellor, Karl Nehammer will be the first European leader to travel to Moscow since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 to meet with President Putin.
  • The World Bank published on Sunday evening disastrous economic forecast for Ukraine and warned of an even bleaker scenario should the conflict stall. In 2022, Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) will fall by 45.1% – much worse than the 10% to 35% forecast by the International Monetary Fund a month ago – Russia’s by 112%, according to the latest forecasts from the Washington institution.
  • Sunday, Pope Francis shouted from St. Peter’s Square to a “Easter File” for “come to peace” in Ukraine and put an end to “a war that brings horrific massacres and horrific atrocities against defenseless civilians before our eyes every day”† In response, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill called for: “body” around the Kremlin around the “enemies from without and within” from Russia.
  • More than 4.4 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their country since the beginning of their country’s invasion by Russia on Feb. 24, according to figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The United Nations estimates the number of internally displaced persons at 7.1 million.
  • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported on April 9 that: 4,149 civilian casualties in Ukraine, including 1,766 deadstating that “the actual figures are considerably higher, as the reception of information from some places where intense hostilities are taking place has been delayed and many reports have yet to be confirmed », especially in Mariupol.

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