Ursula von der Lein came to Bucza and Kiev. “Your path to the EU has begun,” he said, handing over the documents needed to grant candidate status to Volodymyr Zhelensky. Russian rockets were fired at the train station in Gramadorsk, where civilians were waiting to be evacuated. At least 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured. Russia expels Polish ambassadors
Another, the 44th day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We summarize the most important events that took place on Friday, April 8th.
Ursula van der Leyen and Joseph Borel in Kiev and Buxa
- The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, arrived in Kiev on Friday with a delegation including EU diplomat Josep Borrell, Slovakian Prime Minister Eduard Heger and a delegation of MEPs;
- Earlier, a delegation from Buxa appeared at the scene of the Russian war crimes against the city’s citizens;
- “Your path to the EU has begun,” said Van der Leyen, who presented Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky with the documents needed to grant EU candidate status as a candidate.
The Russians attacked the train station in Gramadorsk
- Death toll rises to 50 after Russian rocket attack on Kramatorsk railway station;
- “Two Russian rockets hit the station area.
- The death toll has risen to 50, including five children, according to recent reports.
Russia expels 45 Polish diplomats and diplomats
- Russia expelled 45 Polish diplomats and consular officials, and in retaliation, Poland expelled exactly the same number of Russian ambassadors;
- “We are not surprised, we expected such a reaction” – said Foreign Ministry spokesman ukasz Jasina;
- The expulsion of Polish diplomats was a belated result of Poland’s earlier decision. Two weeks ago, 45 Russian diplomats who carried out intelligence operations were expelled. The Foreign Ministry expects a quick response.
Emmanuel Macron on Mateusz Morawiecki: An extreme right-wing anti-Semitic
- French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his criticism of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki;
- – “The Polish Prime Minister is an extreme right-wing anti-Semitic, he expels the LGBT people,” Macron said;
- As he added, Moraviki wanted to help Marine Le Pen, who was running for president.
- In response, the head of the Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the French ambassador.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman: Porschet exemplifies Ukrainian Nazism
- Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy, said the Ukrainian Portuguese “Ukraine is an example of Nazism, racism and all extremism;
- Some commentators have speculated that Sakorova may have been under the influence of alcohol during this speech;
- In a slurred speech, Zakharov accused Ukrainians of burning books, saying the Ukrainians “banned cookbooks” and did not want to share the Porsche recipe.
Excavations of those killed in Buxa
- The city council announced on Friday that it had begun digging into the bodies of those killed by Russian soldiers and buried in mass graves in Pucha, near Kiev, citing Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk and Deputy Prime Minister Olha Stepanicina.
- Earlier, the mayor said the bodies of 163 victims had been identified;
- Fedoruk said the dead will rest in separate graves in a specially designated area of the local cemetery.
The Russians left a quote about the poles
- “Well, son, did your Poles help you?” – Such an inscription was left by Russian soldiers on the wall of one of the buildings before retreating from the hostome near Kiev;
- Graffiti photography found its way into social media.
- Graffiti’s text (i.e.: “Well, son, did your Lachis help you?”) Is a quote from the 1835 book “Taras Pulpa” by Russian-Ukrainian writer Nikolai Kogol.
Human rights spokesman: Russian soldiers rape children
- Ukrainian human rights spokeswoman Ludmila Denisova said on Facebook on Friday that there were serious cases of child rape by Russian troops;
- Denisova cited three cool examples;
- “There is no place on earth or hell where criminals can hide without revenge!” – Promised Ukrainian human rights spokesman;
- He recalled that rape is strictly forbidden by art. 27 of the Geneva Conference on the Protection of Civilians in the 1949 War.
The Prime Minister of Slovakia announced the handover of the S-300 anti-aircraft security system
- Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger confirmed reports that the S-300 air defense system had been delivered to Ukraine;
- “We hope this system will help save as many innocent Ukrainians as possible from the occupation of Putin’s regime,” Heger wrote on the social network;
Slovakia’s Defense Minister Jaroslav Knot wrote on social media on Friday that a Patriot battery would arrive in Slovakia from the United States in exchange for the S – 300 issued to Ukraine;
- So far, the US military has not announced the deployment of such weapons.
Video of the day: – The comments of key figures in Ukraine, when they say that Hungary should be held jointly responsible for the crime in Buxa, they went beyond a certain limit – said the Hungarian ambassador to Arsolya Sussana Kovacs, Bolsat News. He asserted that Budapest had “voted for all EU and NATO sanctions against Russia” and that it “expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people.”
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