October 2, 2022

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Sweden, Bootsa, prisoners, Odessa … what to remember this Saturday evening

Odessa airport bombing

“The enemy attacked with a Bastian Coast Guard missile system from the Crimea. The runway at Odessa airport was destroyed,” Governor Maxim Marchenko said in a telegram video. .

It is located off the coast of Russia, which considers it to be western with Transnistria, a pro-Russian separatist area in Moldova with troops.

Civilians were killed in the bout

In the north of the country, three bodies tied by hand, Was found the previous day in a cemetery in the village of Mirodsky, near Bautza, near Q. “The victims were tortured for a long time […] In the end, each of them was shot at the temple, “said Kiev Regional Police Chief Andrei Nepitov in a statement.

Survivors of the Bautista occupation in March by Russian forces described prisoners on their knees tied behind their backs, brief executions and bloodshed in their homes.

Russian spy plane crosses Swedish airspace

Scandinavian staff announced on Saturday that a Russian spy plane had briefly encroached on Swedish airspace, which is being considered by potential NATO members. “The plane flew east of Bournemouth (Danish island in the Baltic region) and then into Swedish territory,” the statement said.

Sweden’s defense minister has condemned the incursion. “It simply came to our notice then […] This action is unprofessional and inappropriate given the general safety environment. Swedish sovereignty must always be respected, ”Peter Hulkquist wrote on public television SVT.

According to Zhelensky, 900 people died in Bootsaw

The number of bodies found in the Boutcha area was estimated at 900 by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, in an interview with Polish newspapers on Friday. “No one knows how many people died as the bodies of the Russian soldiers were cremated and buried,” he added.

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France participates

French President Emmanuel Macron, for his part, said this after a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian president. France is going to “strengthen” its military equipment to Ukraine – including long-range guns – “to restore the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”.

Westerners, including the United States, France and Britain, have pledged hundreds of howitzers to Ukrainians, but time is running out.

Angelina Jolie in Lviv

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has joined the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The ambassador of the High Commission paid a surprise visit to the city of Lviv in western Ukraine, where he spoke to displaced people and was found in a coffee shop. “For all of us, this visit was a surprise,” Elviv regional governor Maxim Kozitsky wrote in a telegram, posting photos and videos of the actress playing with children and posing with volunteers.

At a hospital, he visited children injured in a bombing outside a Gramadorsk station in the east of the country on April 8, which was blamed on Russia, which killed more than 50 civilians, the governor said.

20 civilians were expelled from Mariupol

Twenty civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal factory in Mariupol, a port in southeastern Ukraine besieged by the Russians, and evacuated to Zaporizhia, the Azov Brigade announced to protect the area.

Smoke rises from the Azovstal in Mariupol.

Andre Borodulin / AFP

“Twenty civilians, women and children […] They have been relocated to an agreed location and we hope they will be deported to Saboria, a territory controlled by Ukraine, ”Svyadoslav Palmer, deputy commander of the Azov Brigade, said in a video telegram. A few hours ago, the official Russian company Tass announced that a group of 25 civilians, including six children, had been able to leave Azovstal, where hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians were detained.

Prisoner exchange

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vareshchuk announced in a telegram that prisoners had been exchanged and was released as a result. Fourteen Ukrainians, including one pregnant soldier. In an interview with the BBC on Friday, he accused Russia of “deporting” thousands of Ukrainian citizens, including 500 women, to its borders and keeping them in detention centers as “hostages.”

He noted the difficulty in freeing women. “Now we refuse to arrange the exchange without any women on the list,” she explained.