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Ukraine’s ‘Harry Potter fort’ hit in Russian strike

Five civilians have been killed after a Russian missile assault struck an academic establishment within the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa.

At least 32 individuals have been injured, native officers stated, together with a four-year-old and a pregnant girl.

Regional governor Oleh Kiper stated that along with these killed within the assault, one man died after struggling a stroke attributed to the strike.

The roof of the grand ornate constructing, which has been dubbed the ‘Harry Potter castle’, has been all however destroyed within the assault as footage exhibits flames engulfing the structure.

“Monsters. Beasts. Savages. Scum. I don’t know what else to say,” Odesa Mayor Hennadii Trukhanov stated in a video posted on Telegram. “People are going for a walk by the sea and they are shooting and killing.”

The assault got here after Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg condemned the sluggish supply of help from Ukraine’s allies within the West and stated “serious delays” allowed Russians to advance on the battle frontline within the 25-month-old invasion.


Russian strike kills not less than two in Ukraine’s Kharkiv, say officers

A Russian strike killed not less than two individuals and wounded six extra within the northeastern Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv on Tuesday, based on native officers.

The Russian forces used guided bombs to hold out the assault on town, based on preliminary info, Governor Oleh Synehubov stated on the Telegram messaging app.

The assault broken a residential constructing in one of many metropolis districts, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov wrote on Telegram. The emergency providers have been working on the web site, native officers stated.

Russia denies focusing on civilians within the battle that’s now in its third yr.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain30 April 2024 09:20


Flames engulf Ukraine’s ‘Harry Potter castle’ after lethal Russian missile assault

Flames engulf a Ukraine constructing, recognized domestically as “Harry Potter castle” after a lethal Russian missile assault on Monday night time.

Five individuals have been killed and one other 32 injured after a Russian assault on Ukraine’s southern port of Odesa, native officers say.

The constructing broken within the strike is the residence of outstanding former MP Serhiy Kivalov, who was among the many wounded.

It homes the Odesa Law Academy, which is run by Mr Kivalov.

Footage exhibits the towers of the well-known Kivalov mansion on the waterfront on hearth.

Ukraine’s ‘Harry Potter fort’ hit in Russian strike

Maryam Zakir-Hussain30 April 2024 08:57


Duchess of Edinburgh denounces Putin’s forces for utilizing rape as a weapon of battle

The Duchess of Edinburgh denounced Vladimir Putin’s forces for utilizing rape as a “weapon of war” on her go to to Ukraine on Monday (29 April). The Duchess, who’s the primary member of the royal household to go to Ukraine for the reason that begin of the Russian invasion, stated “women and girls pay the highest price” in battle. In her speech at a night reception on the residence of the UK ambassador to Ukraine, Martin Harris, she stated: “Rape is used to demean, to degrade and to destroy. And we have to get better at trying to prevent that from happening. “Where we cannot prevent it from happening. What we must do is put measures in place to support those who have fallen victim to such crimes.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain30 April 2024 08:23


Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, turns into first royal to go to Ukraine since Russian invasion

Sophie, 59, made the shock go to on behalf of the Foreign Office to point out solidarity with these impacted by the battle and as a part of her work to champion survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, Buckingham Palace stated in an announcement.

While there, she met with survivors of conflict-related sexual violence and survivors of torture who shared their tales, in addition to feminine volunteers who assist their communities address the aftermath of the assaults with psychological well being care actions for kids.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain30 April 2024 08:09


North Korean missile fragments present in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

The assault killed not less than three individuals and injured 62. The use of North Korean missiles in Ukraine is in violation of the 2006 UN arms embargo on the East Asian nation, the report famous.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain30 April 2024 07:53


‘In front of my eyes, a missile was shot down’

A student at the academy who identified herself by her first name, Maria, said the blaze in Odesa on Monday was caused when a missile was intercepted.

“In front of my eyes, a missile was shot down, this was just in front of me. My doors were blown open and the glass was shaking. And then I saw this,” she told Reuters, pointing to the burning building.

“Just before this happened, we wanted to go down there for a walk, but thank God we weren’t there when it occurred.”

Ukrainian navy spokesperson Dmytro Pletenchuk, in a posting on a navy Telegram channel, stated the strike was performed by an Iskander-M ballistic missile with a cluster warhead.

Public broadcaster Suspilne stated the academy’s president, a outstanding former member of parliament, Serhiy Kivalov, was among the many injured.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain30 April 2024 07:37


Russian missile kills 5 in Ukraine’s Odesa

A Russian missile assault on an academic establishment in a preferred seafront park within the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa on Monday killed not less than 5 individuals and injured 32, native officers stated.

Regional governor Oleh Kiper, writing on the Telegram messaging app, stated that along with these killed within the assault, one man died after struggling a stroke attributed to the strike.

Kiper stated eight of the injured have been in severe situation, together with a 4-year-old youngster. Among the injured have been one other youngster and a pregnant girl.

Reuters Television footage confirmed the roof of the ornate constructing, a personal regulation academy, all however destroyed after the strike. Firefighters have been directing water on small fires nonetheless burning.

“Monsters. Beasts. Savages. Scum. I don’t know what else to say,” Odesa Mayor Hennadii Trukhanov stated in a video posted on Telegram. “People are going for a walk by the sea and they are shooting and killing.”

Pictures posted earlier on-line confirmed the constructing ablaze and smoke billowing skyward.

Video footage, which couldn’t be instantly verified, confirmed individuals receiving remedy on the road alongside swimming pools of blood. One photograph confirmed officers analyzing a part of a missile.

A constructing of the Odesa Law Academy is on hearth after a Russian missile assault in Odesa, Ukraine (AP)

Maryam Zakir-Hussain30 April 2024 07:21


Ukraine’s troops hope new US weapons will flip tide as Putin’s forces advance in east

Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi made the feedback as Russian forces have been urgent laborious since they captured their largest prize this yr, Avdiivka, north of Donetsk metropolis, jap Ukraine, in February.

Recently Russian forces have superior to the city of Novokalynove, north of Avdiivka, and into Keramik, northwest of there. There has additionally been important motion round Ocheretyne, and Moscow claimed on Sunday its troops captured Novobakhmutivka, 16km (10 miles) north of Avdiivka and, nearer, heavy preventing is reported close to Berdychi. On Monday, Russia’s Defence Ministry claimed it has taken one other village, Semenivka.

Moscow’s push has sought to make the most of Ukraine operating low of significant ammunition and weapons due to political infighting within the US Congress that delayed the passing of a $61bn (£48bn) help package deal till final week.

Arpan Rai30 April 2024 07:00


NATO’s chief chides alliance nations for not being faster to assist Ukraine in opposition to Russia

NATO nations have didn’t ship in good time what they promised to Ukraine, the alliance’s chief stated Monday, as Russia rushes to use its battlefield benefits earlier than Kyiv‘s depleted forces get more Western military supplies in the war that has lasted more than two years.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that “serious delays in support have meant serious consequences on the battlefield” for Ukraine.

Tom Watling30 April 2024 07:00


Thirty men died trying to leave Ukraine to avoid mobilisation since war began

About 30 Ukrainian men have died trying to illegally cross Ukraine’s borders and keep away from preventing within the battle in opposition to Russia which began in 2022, an official in Kyiv stated.

“Some lost their lives while attempting to cross a mountain river or traverse mountains,” stated Andriy Demchenko, the spokesperson for Ukraine’s border service advised the Ukrinform information company.

He added: “Overall, since the full-scale invasion began, about 30 people have died attempting to illegally cross the border.”

Of these, 24 males alone have died whereas making an attempt to cross the Tisa river on Ukraine’s border with Romania.

Additionally, Ukrainian border guards have uncovered about 450 prison teams which have tried to smuggle individuals throughout the border for the reason that begin of Russia’s battle on Ukraine, Mr Demchenko stated.

With some exceptions, Ukrainian males between the ages of 18 and 60 will not be allowed to go away the nation as they could be mobilised to combat, based on Ukraine’s martial regulation.

Arpan Rai30 April 2024 06:53