Ukrainian Citizenship Death Exceeds Military Loss: Defense Minister


According to Ukrainian Defense Minister Olexi Reznikov, Russian troops invading Ukraine killed more Ukrainian civilians than soldiers.

“I want you to hear this not only in Kyiv but all over the world,” Reznikov said without giving details.

Thousands of people are believed to have been killed across Ukraine since the invasion of Russian troops two weeks ago.United Nations Human Rights Bureau Said on thursday Since the invasion began, it has recorded the killings of 549 civilians, including 26 children.

Most of the casualties were caused by “use of explosive weapons with a wide impact range,” it said. Note that the actual tolls are considered “quite expensive”, but some areas of “violent hostilities”, including Mariupol’s, are not included in the numbers.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was able to meet with Russian Sergeń≠ Viklov in Turkey to evacuate civilians via the humanitarian corridor, similar to previous peace efforts. It ended without progress.

In an unusual claim after their meeting, Viklov argued that Russia “did not attack” Ukraine, dismissing concerns about Russia’s bombardment at the Ukrainian children’s hospital in Mariupol as a “pathetic protest.” did. Viklov claimed to have been previously confiscated by a Ukrainian far-right radical fighter that the hospital used as a base.

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In a photo of this handout, published March 9, 2022, a car and hospital building destroyed by an air attack during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Mariupol, Ukraine. (Distribution via the Ukrainian National Police news agency / Reuters)

On his way back to Ukraine, Kleba visited Poland and was greeted by Polish President Andrzej Duda. Their discussion focused on Ukrainian efforts to join the European Union and practical measures to protect the Ukrainian people in the onslaught of Russia.

Doda, from Ukrainian counterpart President Volodymyr Zelensky, bombed houses and hospitals to “break” the will of Ukrainian defenders instead of Russian troops not yet ready to attack Kyiv. He said he was told.

“Tomorrow another attempt will be made to evacuate civilians from Mariupol. RU is bombarding non-stop. God saves UA!” President of Poland Said in a tweet..

The Red Cross on Wednesday estimated that more than 400,000 people were trapped in Mariupol without humanitarian aid and evacuation corridors, and spokesmen described the city’s situation as “apocalyptic.”

Ukrainian officials say they are trying to evacuate citizens from the besieged city, but this requires cooperation from the Russian side. They accuse Russian troops of bombarding civilian territories, terrorizing civilians and forcing Kyiv to surrender.

Poland was a strong ally with Ukraine during the war and, more than any other country, has accepted about 1.5 million refugees. Latest UN data..

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Ukrainians cross an improvised path under a destroyed bridge on March 8, 2022, fleeing Irpin in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine. (Felipe Dana / AP Photo)

According to Filippo Grandi of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a disastrous milestone was hit on Friday, bringing the total number of people fleeing the war in Ukraine to 2.5 million.

“We also estimate that about 2 million people have been evacuated in Ukraine. This meaningless war has forced millions of people to leave their homes.” Grundy Said in a tweet..

NATO and UN officials I called you The war in Ukraine is the fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II.

Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was “a real crime against humanity.”

“This is something that has to be done, and it has to be done soon,” Trump told Fox News in an interview.

In a telephone interview, Ukrainian filmmaker Roman Brovko, who lives in Kyiv, told the Epoch Times that he had directly witnessed the destruction of civilian infrastructure by Russian artillery.

He said he believed that even if Russia won its military operation, Moscow’s efforts to rule the country would face decisive resistance from the rebellion.

“Ukrainians are ready to give up their lives for freedom. The partisan resistance movement is already beginning to take shape,” he said.

“We don’t want to live under a dictatorship,” Brofko added.

Tom Ojimek

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