Ukraine: Westerners and Russians raise their voices after six months of war | War in Ukraine

Ukraine : Westerners and Russians raise their voices after six months of war | War in Ukraine

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Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, promises that there will be “no mercy” for the murderers of Daria Duguina, daughter of a pro-Kremlin ideologue.

The United States on Tuesday accused Russia of wanting to intensify its bombardments in the country, and France called for having “no weakness” against Moscow in the conflict which will enter its seventh month on Wednesday.

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Things have also risen in Russia, where Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said there will be no mercy for the murderers of the daughter of x27; a pro-Kremlin ideologue killed on Saturday, by Ukrainians according to Russian security services.

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine issued an alarmist message earlier this morning warning that Russia may intensify its bombardment in the coming days, and called on U.S. citizens to leave the country now.

Since the withdrawal of Russian forces from around kyiv at the end of March, the bulk of the fighting has been concentrated in eastern Ukraine, where Moscow has slowly gained ground before the front does not freeze, and in the south, where the Ukrainian troops say they are carrying out a counter-offensive, also very slow.

Russia, however, continues to regularly target Ukrainian cities in the x27;helps long-range missiles, though rarely targeting the capital kyiv and its surroundings.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for his part estimated on Tuesday that there was a daily threat of new Russian strikes on kyiv.

They primarily target infrastructure or government buildings , since the first day of the invasion, he said at a press conference. This is what Russia is doing all the time, Mr. Zelensky added, while promising a powerful response in case of strikes.

The Ukrainian President spoke with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda, who arrived in kyiv as part of the Crimean Platform, an initiative bringing together the main states supporting Ukraine and which already existed before the invasion of the country by Russia on February 24.

Mr. Duda intends to continue to help Kyiv, including politically by helping to persuade other countries to support the Ukrainians, and called for tougher sanctions against Moscow, his services explained.

Poland is among the most unconditional supporters of Ukraine and the greatest critics of Russia within the EU, when other countries such as Germany and France show positions that are sometimes more measured and criticized by kyiv.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stands in front of lined up soldiers as he arrives for State Flag Day celebrations in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

French President Emmanuel Macron raised his voice on Tuesday by urging the international community to show no weakness, no spirit of compromise with Russia, in a video message to the Crimean Platform Summit.

Europeans are ready to support Ukraine's fight for the long term, he added to the attention of President Zelensky.

In their addresses at the summit, other Western leaders continued to strongly condemn the Russian invasion.

We will never recognize any attempt at change status of any part of Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.

We must continue to provide Ukraine with all necessary [economic, military…] aid until Russia ends this war and withdraws its troops from all over the country. Ukraine, added British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Vladimir Putin is banking on the reluctance of Europeans to bear the consequences of the war and the unity of the Member States requires x27;maintained from day to day, underlined the head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, in an interview with AFP.

The UN on Tuesday expressed concern over the possible trials of Ukrainian POWs in Mariupol, captured in May by Russia, stressing that it is forbidden to establish courts solely to try such prisoners. /p>

International humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of tribunals solely to try prisoners of war, says a spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights , Ravina Shamdasani.

Ukraine has accused Moscow of organizing mass illegal adoptions of Ukrainian children transferred from occupied areas to Russia.

Russia continues to kidnapping children from Ukrainian territory and arranging their illegal adoption by Russian citizens, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said.

In Russia, several hundred people gathered in Moscow on Tuesday for the funeral of Daria Duguina, the daughter of a pro-Kremlin ultranationalist ideologue and writer, killed on Saturday evening in the explosion of her car.

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The daughter of a Russian ultranationalist ideologue, herself a supporter of Ukraine's annexation, was killed Saturday night near Moscow in a bomb-caused explosion in her car, investigators said on Sunday

Daria Duguina, a 29-year-old journalist and political scientist, was like her father, Alexander Dugin, a fierce supporter of the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

< p class="e-p">It was a barbaric crime for which there can be no forgiveness […]. There can be no mercy for the organizers, sponsors and performers, responded Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

She died at the front for the nation, for Russia. The front is here, Dougin said in a shaky voice, dark circles in his eyes.

Russia's security services (FSB) said on Monday that the x27;attack had been planned and carried out by the Ukrainian intelligence services.

Ukraine denied it completely, and accused Russia in return of having committed this attack. crime in an attempt to remobilize a public opinion, according to him, less and less favorable to the war.

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