March 3, 2024

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The UN accuses Ukrainians and Russians of “summary executions” of prisoners

The UN accuses Ukrainians and Russians of “summary executions” of prisoners

Cover Image: A wounded Ukrainian soldier near Pakmut on March 23, 2023. ARIS MESSINIS / AFP

Volodymyr Zelensky visited the Kherson region on Thursday, part of which is still held by Russian forces. The Ukrainian president notably visited Possad-Pokrovske, which suffered significant destruction, and visited a power station damaged by Russian bombing.

The Ukrainian military admitted that it was wrong to say that Russian troops had withdrawn from the town of Nova Khakovka., located on the other side of the Dnieper in the Kherson region. Moscow refused and Ukrainian civil servants pointed to a poor analysis of the information received.

Russian forces have partially regained control of the immediate surroundings of Greminna (Luhansk Oblast), which was under imminent threat from the Ukrainian military at the beginning of the year.

Finland announced on Thursday that it had sent three Leopard 2 demining tanks In Ukraine, in addition to the three promised in February. Tanks equipped with machine guns instead of conventional artillery are designed to neutralize mines and explosive devices. The first four Slovak MiG-29 fighters were delivered To Ukraine. The other nine devices are also promised to be replaced in the coming weeks.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will open an office in Ukraine, after issuing an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday. Ukraine’s Attorney General Andriy Kostin and ICC Registrar Peter Lewis signed the cooperation agreement on Thursday.

Help trace children abducted by Russia from Ukraine European Commission President Ursula van der Leyen announced today that the EU will co-organise a conference with Warsaw and Kyiv when they return to their country.

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