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  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says 300 civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal metal plant in Mariupol.
  • He additionally pledges to proceed “extraordinarily troublesome, however important” efforts to rescue fighters trapped within the metal mill.
  • The UK says it should present Ukraine with an extra 1.3 billion kilos ($1.6bn) in army help.
  • Leaders of the G7 are set to carry digital conferences with Zelenskyy afterward Sunday.

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Chechen chief says his troopers management Ukraine’s Popasna

Ramzan Kadyrov, the pinnacle of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, says his troopers have taken management of many of the jap  Ukrainian metropolis of Popasna.

“Fighters of the Chechen particular forces … have taken most of Popasna below management,” Kadyrov, who has usually described himself as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “foot soldier”, wrote in a put up on the Telegram messaging app.

“The primary streets and central districts of the city have been fully cleared.”

Popasna is within the Luhansk area.

There was no fast response from Ukraine, however an adviser to Zelenskyy stated late on Saturday that heavy combating for the city continues.

“A battle for Popasna is ongoing,” Oleksiy Arestovych stated in a video on social media.

“Russian propagandists have joyfully reported that they’ve already taken it, however this isn’t fairly how it’s. That is their 117th ‘seize of Popasna’ declare solely this week.”

G7 leaders as a result of maintain digital talks with Zelenskyy

The leaders of the G7 international locations – UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and america – are as a result of maintain a digital assembly with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy.

The assembly will happen on Sunday afternoon, or morning in US time, in keeping with the White Home.

The talks, which is able to give attention to the most recent developments within the Ukraine warfare in addition to sanctions in opposition to Russia, comes a day earlier than Moscow marks its Victory vacation.

UK to supply 1.3 billion kilos of further army help to Ukraine

The UK says it should present 1.3 billion kilos ($1.6bn) in army help and help to Ukraine.

The brand new pledge nearly doubles the UK’s earlier spending commitments on Ukraine and the British authorities stated that is the very best price of spending on a battle because the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, though it didn’t give particulars of this calculation.

“Putin’s brutal assault isn’t solely inflicting untold devastation in Ukraine – it is usually threatening peace and safety throughout Europe,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated in a press release.

Kharkiv museum staff lament destruction of famed assortment

A small provincial museum devoted to the life and works of Ukrainian thinker Hryhoriy Skovoroda has been destroyed in a Russian missile strike within the Kharkiv area, in keeping with staff there.

“Could 6 was a horrible evening. At 10:50 pm, I bought a name and was advised that the museum was on hearth,” stated Natalia Mitsai, director of the museum.

“A bomb hit the museum. The harm was unbelievable. The museum is basically destroyed.”

However by some miracle that Skovoroda himself would admire, a gypsum statue of him survived the shelling and subsequent hearth in a single piece, simply barely tarnished.

Germany to assist restore water provide, rebuild homes in Ukraine

Germany has introduced an help package deal of 63 million euros ($66m) to assist rebuild conflict-torn areas in Ukraine.

“We’ve got boosted the fast help programme for Ukraine from 122 million to 185 million euros,” stated German Growth Minister Svenja Schulze. “This can be used to revive the consuming water provide and rebuild destroyed flats, faculties and kindergartens.”

She added, “The place the bombs have stopped falling, Germany will help with billions for rebuilding.”

‘Hellish actuality present’: Trapped Mariupol fighter pleads for assist

The commander of a gaggle of troopers nonetheless trapped in a Mariupol metal mill has known as for assist after the final civilians had been evacuated from Azovstal.

Serhiy Volinski, the commander of the thirty sixth marine infantry brigade, stated his troops may solely now hope for a miracle, “{that a} greater energy discover a means to determine our rescue!”

“It appears like I’ve landed in a hellish actuality present during which us troopers combat for our lives and the entire world watches this attention-grabbing episode,” complained Volinski.

“Ache, struggling, starvation, distress, tears, fears, dying. It’s all actual,” he added, posting an image of himself during which he’s unshaven, bleary-eyed and appears to have an injured nostril.

Zelenskyy vows to rescue fighters trapped in Azovstal

Ukraine’s president has pledged to proceed the “extraordinarily troublesome however important” efforts to evacuate all these remaining in Mariupol’s Azovstal metal plant.

“I wish to thank the groups of the Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross and the United Nations for serving to us perform the primary part of the Azovstal plant evacuation mission,” Zelenskyy stated in his evening time video deal with.

“We managed to save lots of greater than 300 folks, ladies and youngsters. The truth is, we took all civilians out of the Azovstal plant and at the moment are getting ready for the second stage of the evacuation mission to evacuate those that are wounded and medics.

“After all, if everybody fulfills the settlement. After all, if there are not any lies. After all, we’re engaged on evacuating our army, all of the heroes who’re defending Mariupol. This can be very troublesome however important.”

An aerial view shows shelling in the Azovstal steel plant complex, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Mariupol, Ukraine, in this screen grab taken from a handout video released on May 5, 2022.
An aerial view exhibits shelling within the Azovstal metal plant complicated on this display screen seize taken from a handout video launched on Could 5, 2022 [Azov Regiment/Handout via Reuters]

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Russia-Ukraine live news: Zelenskyy vows not to give up territory | Russia-Ukraine war News

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy guarantees not to surrender territory within the east of the nation to finish the warfare with Russia.
  • Zelenskyy discusses plans for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction with the IMF managing director.
  • Ukrainian forces in Mariupol proceed to carry out after Russian deadline to give up passes.

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Russian TV reveals second British soldier captured in Mariupol

A British soldier combating with the Ukrainian military, Shaun Pinner, has been paraded on Russian tv. This comes just a few days after Russian media confirmed one other captured British, soldier Aiden Aslin.

On this video the 48 yr previous says: “Hello, I’m Shaun Pinner. I’m a citizen of the UK. I used to be captured in Mariupol. I’m a part of the 36 Brigade First Battalion Ukrainian Marines.”

Pinner is believed to have moved to Ukraine 4 years in the past and lived along with his spouse in Donbas. In January he had informed the Mail he was combating to defend his household and “adopted metropolis”. He additionally stated he feared for his life as “the Russians will deal with us in another way if we’re captured as a result of we’re British.”

Belgium, Estonia and Bulgaria ban Russian ships

Belgium, Estonia, Bulgaria have carried out a European Union ban on Russian ships getting into their ports, beginning on Sunday April 17.

This comes after Italy additionally barred Russian ships from getting into its ports on Sunday as a part of prolonged EU sanctions.

Conflict in  ought to be over in two to a few weeks, Ukrainian defence advisor says

The “sizzling part” of the warfare in Ukraine will finish in two to a few weeks, and the warfare ought to be utterly over in two to a few months, Fyodor Venislavsky, a member of Ukraine’s Committee on Nationwide Safety, Protection and Intelligence (additionally know as Verkhovna Rada) stated on tv.

He stated his evaluation was based mostly on a variety of components, together with that Ukrainian armed forces “have demonstrated how can push the enemy again from Ukrainian lands,” and that “Western companions haven’t solely modified their assessments that Ukraine urgently wants extra new fashions of weapons, they’re already being delivered.”

Mariupol fighters proceed to carry out

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has stated the remaining Ukrainian forces within the port metropolis of Mariupol have been nonetheless combating and continued to defy the Russian demand that they give up.

“Town nonetheless has not fallen,” Shmyhal informed ABC’s This Week programme.

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Newest UN refugee company figures

The UN refugee company has stated 4,869,019 million Ukrainians have left the nation since Russia invaded on February 24 – up 32,574 on Saturday’s whole.

“As Christians rejoice resurrection on this sombre Easter Sunday, we should stubbornly hope that within the days, months and years to return the strategies and language of warfare won’t prevail over these – harder, extra difficult – that result in peace,” stated UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi.

The UN’s Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM) has stated an addditional 215,000 third-country nationals have additionally escaped to neighbouring nations because the warfare started.

People who fled the war in Ukraine rest
Individuals who fled the warfare in Ukraine relaxation inside an indoor sports activities stadium getting used as a refugee centre, within the village of Medyka, a border crossing between Poland and Ukraine [File: Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo]

Russian shelling of Kharkiv ‘deliberate terror’: Zelenskyy

Eighteen folks have been killed and greater than 100 wounded in Russian shelling previously 4 days within the northeast Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s president has stated.

On Sunday, 5 folks have been killed and 20 have been injured when a missile and artillery hearth hit town centre and the Saltivka suburb, regional governor Oleh Synyehubov stated earlier.

Al Jazeera was unable to verify the loss of life toll.

Zelenskyy stated in his nightly handle that Russia’s shelling of Kharkiv has been fixed.

“That is nothing however deliberate terror: mortars, artillery towards odd residential quarters, towards odd civilians,” Zelenskyy stated.

rubble in Kharkiv
Firefighters work to extinguish a number of fires after a Russian assault in Kharkiv [Felipe Dana/AP Photo]

Zelenskyy, IMF managing director focus on ‘post-war reconstruction’

Zelenskyy has stated he spoke with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva about Ukraine’s monetary stability and the nation’s post-war reconstruction.

“Mentioned with IMF Managing Director Georgieva the difficulty of making certain Ukraine’s monetary stability & preparations for post-war reconstruction. We’ve clear plans for now, in addition to a imaginative and prescient of prospects. I’m certain cooperation between the IMF & Ukraine will proceed to be fruitful,” he wrote in a tweet.

Georgieva later confirmed the decision in a publish on Twitter. She wrote help is “important to put the foundations for rebuilding a contemporary aggressive #Ukraine”.

Zelenskyy guarantees robust resistance in east

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated Ukraine will not be prepared to surrender territory within the jap a part of the nation to finish the warfare with Russia and is getting ready to supply robust resistance within the face of an anticipated large-scale offensive there.

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