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The visit to kyiv of Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Minister Lloyd Austin, announced on Saturday by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that they are to discuss US arms deliveries to Ukraine.

Don’t forget Boutcha, Irpin, Borodianka, Gostomelhe implored, listing like a litany a series of other places where Ukraine accuses Russian forces of atrocities against civilians.

Our hearts are filled with burning anger, our souls are filled with burning hatred for the invaders and all they have done. »

A quote from Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

Mr. Zelensky warned on Saturday that kyiv would abandon negotiations with Moscow if the fighters entrenched in Azovstal were killed by the Russian army. He again called to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to end the war.

L’United Nations called for a truce immediate in Mariupol to allow the evacuation of some 100,000 civilians still trapped in this strategic port almost entirely controlled by the Russian army.

There needs to be a break in the fighting right now to save lives. The longer we wait, the more lives will be at risk. They must be allowed to evacuate now, today. Tomorrow will be too latesaid its coordinator in Ukraine, Amin Awad.

Every day, every hour that passes has a terrible human costdeplored the International Committee of the Red Cross in a press release the day after the failure of a new attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol by the Ukrainian authorities.

Guterres’ route upsets Zelensky

On Monday, the secretary general of theUnited Nations Antonio Guterres will go to Turkey, an important mediator in the conflict in Ukraine, before going to Moscow and kyiv, the organization said on Sunday.

A timeline denounced by the Ukrainian president who criticized Mr Guterres’ decision to travel first to Moscow and only then to Kyiv, saying there was no no justice and no logic in this order.

The war is in Ukraine, there are no corpses in the streets of Moscow. It would be logical to go to Ukraine first, to see the people there, the consequences of the occupationMr. Zelensky said.

Ankara is currently trying to organize a summit in Istanbul between MM. Zelensky and Putin, although Turkish officials admit that the prospects for such talks currently remain dim.

Meanwhile, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrived in India on Sunday for a two-day trade, security and climate visit, during which she is also expected to discuss New Delhi’s neutrality on the war in Ukraine.

India is seeking a difficult balance between its relations with the West and those with Russia, which supplies it with much of its arms and energy needs. She refrained from openly condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and from joining the votes to that effect at the United Nations.

Ms von der Leyen will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, who in recent weeks has received visits and calls from several other Western leaders urging him to distance himself from Moscow, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday and Friday.

On the occasion of Orthodox Easter, celebrated this Sunday, Pope Francis once again called for a truce in the fighting in Ukraine and an end to attacks on exhausted populations.

Today marks two months since the start of this waron February 24, he recalled after the Sunday prayer in front of thousands of faithful gathered in Saint Peter’s Square, some of whom were brandishing the Ukrainian flag.

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