what to remember from the day of friday 8 april

A “evil without limit” according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a “terrible atrocity” perpetrated by Moscow for US President Joe Biden, a “crime against humanity” According to French diplomacy, the Kramatorsk massacre in eastern Ukraine sparked a wave of Western condemnations on Friday, April 8. At least 50 people, including five children, were killed in a rocket attack on the station, in a complete evacuation of civilians. Moscow has denied any responsibility. This is what you need to remember from the day.

At least 50 killed in rocket attack on Kramatorsk . station

The rocket fell around 10:30 a.m. (9:30 a.m. Paris time), as evacuation candidates gathered by the hundreds for days at the city’s train station to flee Donbass, now a priority target of the Russian military. ‘Fifty dead, including five children’wrote regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko on the Telegram messenger, specifying that 38 people died on the spot and 12 in hospital, out of a total of 98 people hospitalized.

Moscow immediately denied responsibility, claimed not to have the type of missile allegedly used and denounced a “provocation” Ukrainian.

Emmanuel Macron wants to “gather the evidence” against “Russian war crimes”

“Even taking the maximum precautions I have to take” as head of state, “I can say these are Russian war crimes” in Ukraine, where abuses against civilians have been attributed to Russiasaid Emmanuel Macron on the social network Brut. “I want us to collect the evidence. (…) And so we sent gendarmes and magistrates in cooperation to help (…) gather evidence of the guilt of Russian soldiers and the identities of those Russian soldiers”added the French president.

The President of the European Commission in Kiev and Boutcha

Russia is threatened with “decomposition” because of increasingly strict sanctions, while Ukraine has a “European future”stated Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, during a visit to Kiev.

Accompanied by Josep Borrell and Slovak Prime Minister Edouard Heger, Ursula von der Leyen also visited Boutcha, which has become a symbol of the atrocities of the war in Ukraine. The three leaders went to look at the mass graves dug in this place to bury the dozens of civilians who had died since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

Two daughters of Putin sanctioned by EU

The Europeans have sanctioned Vladimir Putin’s two daughters, now blacklisted by the European Union, along with more than 200 other people, including several oligarchs close to the Russian president and pro-Kremlin media bosses . Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonova, born in 1985 and 1986 respectively, targeted by Washington and London, are the daughters of Vladimir Putin and Lioudmila Putina, whom the Russian president announced he had divorced in 2013.

The eldest, Maria Vorontsova, is being targeted for her role in Nomenko, a major healthcare investment project that “significant sources of income” to the Russian government, says the EU’s official journal. His sister, Katerina Tikhonova, runs a support fund for young scientists, set up by companies whose leaders “are members of the inner circle of oligarchs” of the Russian president, according to the same source.

Odessa curfew amid threat of missile strike

Odessa, the main Ukrainian port on the Black Sea, is subject to a curfew from Saturday evening until Monday morning, local authorities said. After the bombing of the Kramatorsk train station in eastern Ukraine, which killed at least 50 people, “A threat of missile attack looms over Odessa April 10, 2022. Therefore, a curfew will be imposed in Odessa and its region from 9:00 PM on April 9 to 6:00 AM on April 11, 2022”announced the regional military administration.