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Amnesty International announced it has evidence of war crimes committed by Russian forces in the Kyiv region during the invasion of Ukraine.
During a press briefing held after a 12-day investigation in around the Ukrainian capital, Amnesty International said Russian forces "must face justice for a series of war crimes" in the Kyiv region.
The organization’s investigation was based "on dozens of interviews and extensive review of material evidence" and has documented "unlawful air strikes on …
Makariv Mayor Vadym Tokar said 132 civilians were killed by Russian forces and that 40% of the town had been destroyed.
“As of yesterday, we have found 132 civilians who had been shot dead by the Russian orcs,” Tokar said during a newscast.
He added that mass graves as well as individual bodies have been found.
Makariv, which lies 32 miles west of the Ukrainian capital, had a prewar population of approximately 15,000. 25 miles to the northeast lies the village of Bucha.
Makariv saw weeks of …
The Russian Defense Ministry said Russia would wind down military activity in Kyiv and Chernihiv directions.
"Because negotiations with Ukraine are moving to the practical plane, it was decided to significantly reduce military activity in the Kyiv and Chernihiv directions," said Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin.
According to the representative of the Russian delegation, Vladimir Medinsky, the talks were constructive, and "Russia is taking two steps to de-escalate the conflict …
Russian military has set up a camp and deployed multiple launch rocket systems in Belarus, 200 kilometers from Kyiv, reported the investigative group Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT).
According to CIT, unloading of Uragan multiple launch rocket systems by Russian military was observed at Rechytsa station in the Gomel region of Belarus, north of Kyiv. Later, a photo of the camp with military equipment was published, which was allegedly taken near Rechytsa. It shows a transport and a loader for …
Ukraine has asked the United States to expand the training mission for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV channel 1+1, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"We have it on the agenda. We have already announced this to the American side, and they have already started working on it. It is an expansion of the training mission of the U.S. Army for the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Kuleba said.
According to him, during the visit to Kyiv, U.S. Secretary of …
Kyiv has suspended all contacts with Minsk amid the political crisis in Belarus, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba .
"Now, in fact, all the processes, all contacts with the Belarusian side have been paused. I can officially tell you. We are monitoring the situation. And only when we are convinced that these contacts will not bear any reputational, political or moral losses for Ukraine, these contacts will be restored," he said.
According to him, Ukrainian President Volodymyr …
The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) said that they were offered a bribe of $5 million for the closure of the criminal case involving Mykola Zlochevsky, owner of Burisma. According to the representative of the prosecutor's office, this case has nothing to do with Hunter Biden, a former member of the board of directors of Burisma, whose father is running for president of the United States.
The bribe was intended for …
Ukraine is not going to change the law on education at the request of Hungary, stated the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba on air of the TV program "Right to Power."
"We reject any demands of our Hungarian partners for additional changes to the Education Act. We will not change the principles laid down in the Education Act to please anyone. We have one state language in our country," he said.
The Foreign Minister also assured that the purpose of his trip to Budapest is to …
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said that the Georgian people face famine if relations between Kyiv and Tbilisi deteriorate because of his appointment to the post of Head of the National Reform Council of Ukraine.
According to Saakashvili, Tbilisi needs Kyiv more than Kyiv needs Tbilisi. He also noted that most of what people buy in Georgian shops, "for example, cereals, buckwheat, meat products, sausage, milk, is imported from Ukraine."
"If Georgia disappears for Ukraine, it …
The Presidential Administration is working to achieve peace in the Donbas by the end of the year, stated the head of the president's office Andrii Yermak, as cited RBC-Ukraine.
If peace cannot be achieved within the specified time frame, Plan B will be used, as Kyiv will not wait for years if "that side does not want to stop the war," Yermak added.
"But by the end of the year we intend to do everything we can, and the increased work of the Trilateral Contact Group is proof of that. But we …