LIVE | 46th day of war in Ukraine

The day after a surprise visit by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Kyiv, the European Union raises the possibility of a 6th series of sanctions against Moscow, the Pope calls for an “Easter truce to achieve peace” and the death toll from the Kramatork massacre rises. Follow all the latest developments on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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11:42 am | “Putin systematically targets civilians”, says Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau strongly condemned the “horrific acts” committed by the Russian army in Ukraine on Sunday during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.

11:31 am | Controversial pro-Russian protests in Germany



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Several controversial pro-Russian rallies were held this weekend in Germany at the initiative of the country’s large Russian-speaking community, which considers itself to be the victim of discrimination since the outbreak of war in Ukraine.

10:00 a.m. | Over 1,200 bodies discovered near Kyiv so far

The airport of Dnipro, a large city in eastern Ukraine, was again bombed by the Russians on Sunday and “completely destroyed”, announced the regional governor.

9:44 am | Fake Zelensky flees Ukraine with help from Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un lookalikes




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The lookalike of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky managed to flee the country last month, benefiting from some surprising help.

8:50 am | Russian patriarch wants to fight ‘external and internal enemies’



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Orthodox Patriarch Cyril, one of the pillars of Vladimir Putin’s regime, called on Sunday to rally around power to fight the “external and internal enemies” of Russia, in the midst of the conflict in Ukraine.

8:38 am | Ukraine: more than 4.5 million refugees



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More than 4.5 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their country since the invasion ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, according to figures from the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

8:26 am | Ukraine has opened 5600 investigations for war crimes committed by Russia

Ukraine has opened 5,600 investigations for alleged war crimes on its territory since the start of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova told British channel Sky News on Sunday.

8:23 am | Ukraine’s Dnipro airport ‘completely destroyed’ following new Russian military strikes, regional governor says

The airport of Dnipro, a large city in eastern Ukraine, was again bombed by the Russians on Sunday and “completely destroyed”, announced the regional governor.

8:14 am | “Toy-shaped mines” to trap children in Kyiv

Calmly, the residents of Kyiv return to their homes, but remain very cautious since leaving the city, the Russian army left some traps.

8:12 am | Russian propaganda led to Butcha atrocities, Kyiv says



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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on scientists to study the effects of Russian propaganda which he said prepared the ground for the atrocities in Bucha, a town near Kyiv which has been under Russian occupation.

7:14 am | Two bodies found in manhole near Kyiv



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Two bodies were discovered Sunday in a manhole of a service station on a highway outside Kyiv, near the locality of Bouzova which was under Russian occupation, noted an AFP journalist.

6:31 am | Pope calls for ‘Easter truce’ to ‘achieve peace’



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Pope Francis on Sunday called for an “Easter truce” in Ukraine “to achieve peace through genuine negotiations.”

6:13 am | The European Union will discuss new sanctions against Moscow on Monday

EU foreign ministers will discuss a 6th sanctions package against Moscow on Monday in Luxembourg, but the halt in oil and gas purchases to stop financing the Russian war effort divides the 27.

5:41 | Boris Johnson celebrates ‘Iron People’ after traveling to Ukraine by train



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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a video released on Sunday, the day after his surprise visit to Kyiv, that he had traveled on a train from Poland to the Ukrainian capital, paying tribute to the “iron people”. .

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