Ukrainian forces regained control over the cities of Hostomel, Bucha and Irpin in Kyiv region. Numerous civilians were shot dead by Russian invaders. Some of the victims have their hands tied.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy: We are strengthening our defenses in the eastern direction and in Donbas. We are aware that the enemy has reserves to increase pressure in the east. The goal of Russian troops is to capture both Donbas and the south of Ukraine.
General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
The thirty-ninth day of the resistance of the Ukrainian people to the Russian military invasion began.
The armed forces of the Russian Federation continue their armed aggression against Ukraine. The Russian troops are being withdrawn in some areas.
To restore the loss of personnel, the Russian leadership is campaigning for civilians to join the armed forces. Such activities are held both in the Russian Federation and in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk, Luhansk oblast and the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Systematic violations of the requirements of International Humanitarian Law on the conduct of war are ongoing. The Russian troops continue to deploy weapons and military equipment in the immediate vicinity of the housing infrastructure of settlements, carry out filtration measures in temporarily occupied territories, commit violence against local residents, engage in looting and plundering.
On the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, the defenders of Ukraine repulsed six enemy attacks, destroyed four tanks, six units of armoured vehicles and seven units of enemy vehicles.
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has hit 8 air targets the previous day: two planes, one helicopter, one UAV and four cruise missiles. Aircraft of the Air Force of the Armed forces of Ukraine continued to strike at enemy ranges, military equipment columns, and logistics centres.
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova
Ukrainian soldiers who liberated Bucha near Kyiv from Russian invaders report numerous civilians shot dead. Russians killed them during occupation & when retreated from the town. Some of victims have their hands tied. Innocent victims.
Motyzhyn village in Kyiv region liberated by Ukrainian troops. Russian soldiers did terrible things here. Pictured 2 women and 4 men shot dead in the back of their heads. Some had their hands tied. Russian soldiers are war criminals. Their cruelty is limitless.
Kyiv region, Ukraine. New evidence of Russian war crimes against Ukrainian civilians. Before
troops arrived, RussianArmy killed as many civilians as possible. Inhuman. Terrible. Speechless.
Ukrainian Commissioner for Human Rights
The shelling of houses and cars, the abduction of civilians and local authorities: the situation in the Sumy region remains extremely difficult.
A large number of enemy troops entered the territory of Konotop district.
In Buryn, Russian troops are shelling civilians' homes and civilian cars. Three people received gunshot wounds.
A resident of the village of Dubovyazivka died the day before from injuries received as a result of the Russian shelling.
In the Shostka district between Bilopillya and Putivl, the Russian military detained a civilian car. It is known that people's phones were confiscated, after which the connection with them disappeared. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.
The Russian occupiers captured the deputy head of the Novoslobodskaya OTG while he was escorting humanitarian aid.
Such actions are another war crime of racist militants under Articles 7 and 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
I appeal to the UN Commission for Investigation Human Rights Violations during Russia's Military Invasion of Ukraine and the expert mission set up by OSCE participating States under the Moscow Mechanism to take into account these facts of war crimes and human rights violations in Ukraine.
Address by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
The global security architecture has failed. Peace for us will not be the result of any decisions of the enemy somewhere in Moscow as well. We should not cherish empty hopes that they will simply leave our land. We can only gain peace in hard battles and in parallel - in negotiations, and in parallel - in daily vigorous work.
Our defenders continue to regain control over communities in the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions. There are more and more Ukrainian national flags in the areas that have been temporarily occupied.
We are strengthening our defenses in the eastern direction and in Donbas. We are aware that the enemy has reserves to increase pressure in the east. The goal of Russian troops is to capture both Donbas and the south of Ukraine.
Heroic Mariupol continues to hold back a significant part of the enemy forces. Thanks to this resistance, thanks to the courage and resilience of our other cities, Ukraine has gained invaluable time. The time that allows us to undermine the enemy's tactics and weaken their capabilities.
Unfortunately, Ukraine has not yet received enough modern Western anti-missile systems or aircrafts. Hasn’t received what the partners could provide. Could - and still can!
Every Russian missile and every bomb dropped only adds black paint to the history that will describe everyone on whom the decision depended. Decision whether to help Ukraine with modern weapons.
I would like to thank the residents of our Enerhodar separately, who went to a rally today. In response, the occupiers opened fire and used grenades. There will be an answer for each wounded person.
I want to turn to person who does not seem to fully understand what is happening not only in Ukraine, but throughout Europe. To the Prime Minister of Hungary. He is virtually the only one in Europe to openly support Mr. Putin.
We did not ask for anything special from official Budapest. We didn't even get what everyone else is doing! We saw no effort to stop the war!
The whole of Europe is trying to stop the war, to restore peace. Then why is official Budapest opposed to the whole of Europe, to all civilized countries? For what?
The main thing for us is the opinion of the people. The Ukrainian people support the Hungarian people, while Hungarians support Ukrainians. I am convinced that our minorities should be the bridges that unite us even more.
If it's a war, then I call it a war, not a "special operation." If this is a threat to the whole of Europe, then I call it a threat to the whole of Europe. This is called the honesty that Mr. Orban lacks. He may have lost it somewhere in his contacts with Moscow.
I spoke today with the President of Colombia. I am very grateful to him for his support and solidarity with Ukraine. The list of countries that say that freedom matters and the war must stop is expanding.
I also spoke with British Prime Minister Johnson. A meaningful, pleasant conversation. We agreed on new defensive support for Ukraine, on the strengthening of sanctions against Russia. Agreed on joint steps to achieve peace. Thank you, Boris, for the leadership!
Full address: https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/robit-use-sho-mozhete-shob-mi-razom-vistoyali-v-cij-vijni-za-74041