Ukraine War Live Updates: Russia Claims Destroyed Western Arms Stockpile in Kharkiv

Putin’s Wagner mercenaries throw grenades at homes in Ukraine

Moscow claimed to have destroyed a large stockpile of military equipment from the United States and several European countries near the Bohodukhiv railway station in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region.

The Russian Defense Ministry also said it hit 18 Ukrainian military installations overnight, including three ammunition depots in Dachne, near the port city of Odessa.

It comes after Amnesty International said on Friday there was compelling evidence that Russian troops committed war crimes, including extrajudicial executions of civilians, when they occupied an area outside the capital. Ukrainian in February and March.

Civilians also suffered abuses such as “reckless shooting and torture” by Russian forces during their failed attack on kyiv at the start of the Kremlin-led invasion on February 24, the advocacy group has claimed. rights in a report.

Amnesty’s senior crisis response adviser, Donatella Rovera, told a press conference in Kyiv “these are not isolated incidents”.

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Putin thinks ‘doubling down’ will improve outcome of war in Ukraine, says CIA director

US CIA Director William Burns said Vladimir Putin believed doubling down on the military conflict in Ukraine would improve his outcome in the war.

“He’s in a state of mind that he doesn’t believe he can afford to lose,” said Mr Burns, who was speaking at a FinancialTimes event in Washington. “I think he’s convinced right now that overtaking again will allow him to progress.”

Aisha RimiMay 7, 2022 6:00 p.m.

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Breaking: Women, children and the elderly evacuated from the Mariupol steelworks

All women, children and the elderly have been evacuated from a Mariupol steel plant long besieged by Russian forces, the Ukrainian deputy prime minister said.

“The president’s order was carried out, all women, children and elderly people were evacuated from Azovstal,” Iryna Veheshchuk said.

“This part of the Mariupol humanitarian operation is over.” She did not specify.

Russian news agency Tass had reported 50 others evacuated from the factory earlier in the day.

Aisha RimiMay 7, 2022 5:46 p.m.

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Russia continues to storm Azovstal, says Ukraine

Ukraine’s military command said on Saturday that Russia was continuing its assault on the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

“With the support of artillery and tank fire, (the enemy) continues its assault actions,” he wrote during an evening Facebook briefing.

Ukraine says many civilians remain trapped in the plant alongside Ukrainian troops. Earlier on Saturday, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine’s Donetsk region as saying another 50 people had been evacuated from besieged steel mills.

Aisha RimiMay 7, 2022 5:20 p.m.

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Six missiles hit Ukrainian coastal city of Odessa

Six missiles hit the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa on Saturday, the spokeswoman for Ukraine’s Southern Military Command told the country’s state television channel.

Spokeswoman Natalia Humeniuk said four rockets hit a furniture factory in a residential area, while the other two hit an already damaged strip of runway. She added that information about the victims was being clarified.

Odessa regional administration spokesman Serhiy Bratchuk said earlier that four missiles hit the Odessa region on Saturday, with no casualties.

Reuters was unable to immediately confirm details of the report.

Aisha RimiMay 7, 2022 5:10 p.m.

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UK pledges £1.3bn to support Ukraine’s fight against Putin’s Russia

The UK will provide an additional £1.3billion in military support to Ukraine, in a dramatic escalation of aid to Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces as they fight the Russian invasion.

It is the highest rate of British military spending on a conflict since the height of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The £1.3billion, taken from UK reserves, includes £300million worth of military hardware pledged by Mr Johnson earlier this week, such as anti-battery radar systems to target artillery Russian, GPS jamming equipment and night vision devices.

Aisha RimiMay 7, 2022 4:52 p.m.

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Watch: Entire children’s cancer ward flees conflict in Ukraine

An entire children’s cancer unit flees the conflict in Ukraine

Emily AtkinsonMay 7, 2022 4:30 p.m.

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Mariupol road signs turned Russian ahead of Victory Day parade

Pro-Moscow separatists were pictured removing Ukrainian and English language signs and replacing them with Russian ones outside the besieged city of Mariupol.

A statement from the Donetsk People’s Republic said on Thursday that ‘updated road signs’ had been erected outside the southeastern port city, which has been the focal point of some of the Russian bombings. the most formidable.

“Work to change traffic signs in the liberated territory will continue,” the statement added.

My colleague Joe Middleton reports:

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Kharkiv hit by three shellings, governor says

The governor of Kharkiv reported three shellings overnight on the city and in the village of Skovorodinyvka, which caused a fire that almost destroyed the Hryhoriy Skovoroda Literary Memorial Museum.

Oleh Sinegubov said the museum’s collection was not damaged as it was moved to a safer location.

Writing on social media, he said: “The occupiers can destroy the museum where Hryhoriy Skovoroda worked the last years of his life and where he was buried. But they will not destroy our memory and our values.

Emily AtkinsonMay 7, 2022 3:56 p.m.

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‘It wasn’t liberation, it was just murder’: Mariupol midwife recounts horrors of Russian attacks

‘It wasn’t liberation, it was just murder’: Mariupol midwife recounts horrors of Russian attacks

Emily AtkinsonMay 7, 2022 3:39 p.m.

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Footage captures the visit of US First Lady Lady Jill Biden and her Romanian counterpart Carmen Iohannis to a classroom at the Ecoala Gimnaziala Uruguay, or Uruguayan School, in Bucharest, Romania, today.

Biden visited several classrooms to visit children and educators who help teach displaced Ukrainian children.

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Emily AtkinsonMay 7, 2022 3:13 p.m.

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