Ukraine-Zelensky denies being sick, accuses Russian hackers of broadcasting false news
Ukraine-crise/Zelensky-Santé (photo): Ukraine-Zelensky denies being sick, accuses Russian hackers of distributing false new kyiv, 21 July (Reuters) - President Volodimir Zelensky posted a video on Instagram on Thursday to reassure the Ukrainians on his state of health after the dissemination of what he described as false news by Russian "hackers".
© Sergei Supinsky "At this stage of war, Terror is the main weapon of Russia "Said President Volodymyr Zelensky (archive) AFP/ Sergei Supinsky
more time to waste. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky
urged the population on Saturday evening to evacuate the Donetsk region in the east of the country, whose cities are the target of deadly bombing, to escape "Russian terror". "A government decision was made on the compulsory evacuation of the Donetsk region," said Ukrainian president. "Please evacuate," he added in an video address. "At this stage of war, terror is the main weapon of Russia," he said, while Russian strikes on the cities of the region make victims almost every day in the civilian population. The vice-premier Ukrainian Minister Iryna Verechtchouk had previously announced the compulsory evacuation for the entire population of the Donetsk region, one of the two administrative regions of the Donbass basin, which remains partly under the control of kyiv. She had motivated this decision, in television statements, by destroying gas networks and the lack of heating next winter in the region. Daily victims Russian strikes on the cities of the region make victims almost every day in the civilian population. On Friday, the bombing of a barrack housing Ukrainian soldiers prisoners in Olenivka, in territory occupied by the Russians in the Donetsk region, killed around fifty people. A "deliberate Russian war crime," said President Zelensky. Ukrainian human rights Dmytro Loubinetsk announced on Saturday that he had asked the Red Cross and the United Nations Human Rights Surveillance Mission, who had supervised in May the rebellion negotiated with the Russian
of the defenders of the 'Azovstal factory in Marioupol (southeast), to go to Olenivka. After long weeks of siege and resistance on the steel site, around 2,500 Ukrainian fighters had surrendered and Moscow said they would be imprisoned in Olenivka. "When the defenders of Azovstal had left the factory, the UN and the CICR had acted as guarantors of the life and the health of our soldiers," Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday evening, calling the UN and the Cross -Rege to "react". France expresses its "horror" The European Union condemned Friday evening "the atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces and their supplies", in a press release from its chief of diplomacy Josep Borrell targeting both the bombing of the prison and Accusations of torture and emasculation of a Ukrainian prisoner, a video of which has circulated on social networks. France expressed "its horror in front of information reporting assassinations and acts of torture against ukrainian prisoners of war, in the Olenivka detention center, under the protection of the Russian Federation", adding that the case Based on the officials will have to "answer for their actions", in a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The tension around the fate of the thousands of Ukrainian prisoners of war in the hands of the Russians or the Donbass separatists was still revived by a tweet Friday evening from the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom, specifically targeting the Ukrainian nationalist regiment Azov. "Azov fighters deserve to be executed, but not by an execution peloton, by hanging. They are not real soldiers. They deserve a humiliating death, ”it could be read in this tweet in English.
Report. War in Ukraine: after the explosions in Olenivka prison, relatives of Ukrainian prisoners are still without news .
around fifty soldiers of the Ukrainian army died in the explosions on July 29 at Olenivka prison where They were detained. Their loved ones demonstrated in the center of kyiv to demand news and treatment worthy of prisoners of war by Russia. © provided by Franceinfo "Save My Dad!" The sentence is written in blood-red capital letters, and in English on the white t-shirt of little Olivia.