On the 157th day of the full-scale Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The armed forces and units of the territorial defense of Ukraine resist aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. According to the UN, about 14 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW is watching developments Saturday, July 30 (Moscow time).
Washington is preparing a new package of military assistance to Ukraine
About preparation a new package of military aid to Kyiv at a briefing in Washington said John Kirby, coordinator for strategic communications at the US National Security Council. The new initiative will be announced “very soon,” he said. The United States plans to provide the Ukrainian army with spare parts for military aircraft of Soviet and Ukrainian production, and in August to transfer a new batch drones Phoenix Ghost.
The National Information Bureau of Ukraine has identified more than 5,600 children, forcibly exported to Russia since the beginning of the war, said Deputy Interior Minister Katerina Pavlyuchenko. According to her, at the moment Kyiv is working out a mechanism for the return of these children from the Russian Federation with the help of a special task force created on the basis of Europol. In addition, since the beginning of the war, the Ukrainian migration police have uncovered 12 crimes related to human trafficking – three of them are described as child trafficking.
Russian military shelled Nikopol Dnepropetrovsk region. This was announced in the Telegram channel by the head of the Nikopol regional administration Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who earlier on Friday spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. “We have agreed to further strengthen Ukraine militarily and economically and have focused on the next practical steps that will enable Ukraine to bring down the Russian invasion,” Kuleba tweeted.
Zelensky urged to recognize Russia as a terrorist state
After the murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war in Yelenovka, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky called on the world community to recognize the Russian Federation as a terrorist country. “There must be a clear legal recognition of Russia as a terrorist state,” he said in a statement. video message on the results of the 156th day of the war. The Ukrainian leader emphasized that strike on the colony in Yelenovka – a deliberate war crime.
Zelensky also said that information about the Russian strike on Yelenovka was brought to the highest international level. “The UN Security Council has been informed. All participants in international relations will know what really happened. Russia will not be able to deceive anyone,” the President of Ukraine added.
UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine “shocked” by the video of the torture and murder of a Ukrainian soldier. AT statement posted on Facebookstresses that the torture of prisoners of war and non-combatants and summary executions are war crimes.
“The ongoing illegal and unjustified aggressive Russia’s war against Ukraine and its people every day leads to new terrible atrocities”, – said EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell in connection with the tragedy in Yelenovka and the torture of a Ukrainian prisoner of war, which was reported the day before.”The European Union condemns in the strongest possible terms the atrocitiescommitted by the Russian armed forces and their puppets,” the statement reads.
The ICRC is ready to help evacuate the wounded from the colony in Yelenovka
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expressed its condolences relatives and friends of the dead Ukrainian prisoners of war in the colony in Yelenovka on the territory of the separatist region “DPR”. “Our thoughts are with all the injured and the families who are desperately trying to find out if their loved ones are alive,” the ICRC said in a statement, part of which was posted on Twitter.
The ICRC offered to help evacuate the wounded from Yelenovka and donate medicines, protective equipment and forensic materials. All prisoners of war, wherever they are held, are protected by international humanitarian law, they are no longer considered combatants and should not be attacked, the statement emphasizes.
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