LIVE – War in Ukraine: Sumy region “liberated” from Russian troops

The Sumy region, bordering Russia, has been “liberated” from Russian troops

The Sumy region, bordering Russia in northeastern Ukraine, has been completely “liberated” from Russian troops, regional government chief Dmytro Jivitsky announced on Friday.

“The territory of the region has been liberated from the orcs,” Dmytro Jivitsky announced on Telegram, using the nickname from the book Under the spell of the Ring, which is often given to Russian soldiers in Ukraine. However, he added that the area was “not safe” and that cleanup operations were underway.

Von der Leyen and Borrell announce they are on their way to Kiev

European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen and Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, announced on Friday morning that they were on their way to Kiev to reaffirm the EU’s solidarity with Ukraine against the Russian invasion. .

British journalist Benjamin Hall, who was injured, gives the news

Benjamin Hall, a British journalist who works for Fox News, was traveling with French-Irish cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski when he was murdered. Their vehicle had been the target of fire near Kiev on March 14 and he was seriously injured.

This Thursday, Benjamin Hall will be communicating on social networks for the first time since mid-March.

“To sum up, I lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other. A hand is being rebuilt, an eye has stopped working and my hearing has blown quite a bit, but together I feel so lucky to be here”

WHO says more than 100 attacks target health services

The World Health Organization on Thursday confirmed more than 100 attacks on health services in Ukraine and requested humanitarian access to the city of Mariupol besieged by Russian troops.

“To date, WHO has verified 103 attacks on health services, killing 73 people and injuring 51, including health professionals and patients,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during the interview at a news conference, describing the results as “ sad “.

Of the confirmed attacks, 89 affected healthcare facilities and most other transport services, including ambulances

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Volodymyr Zelensky says the situation in Borodyanka is “much more terrible” than in Boutcha

The situation in Borodyanka, a town northwest of Kiev recently recaptured by the Ukrainians from the Russians, is “much more dire” than in Boutcha, where mass killings of civilians have been committed, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday evening.

“There are more victims” in this small town than in Boutcha, also northwest of the capital, Volodymyr Zelensky added in a video message.

Ursula Von der Leyen is in Kiev this Friday

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she would visit the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Friday as a sign of “steadfast support” to Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.

“The Ukrainian people deserve our solidarity. That’s why I’m going to Kiev tomorrow (Friday),” the European leader said at a press conference in Stockholm on Thursday. “I want to send a message of unwavering support to the Ukrainian people and their courageous fight for our common values,” she said.

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Welcome to this directly dedicated to the 44th day of the war in Ukraine.

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