Russian forces have bombed an art school in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, where about 400 residents had taken shelter.
10 Points: Russia Bombs School Housing 400 Refugees, Claims Ukraine
- Russian forces have bombed an art school in the besieged Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, where about 400 residents had taken shelter, the city council said on Sunday.
- There was no immediate word of casualties from the Saturday attack, although the council said the building was destroyed and there were victims under the rubble.
- Russia today said it had again fired its newest hypersonic missiles in Ukraine, destroying a fuel storage site in the country’s south. “Kinzhal aviation missile systems with hypersonic ballistic missiles destroyed a large storage site for fuels and lubricants of the Ukrainian armed forces near the settlement of Kostyantynivka in the Mykolaiv region,” the Russian defence ministry said.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia’s siege of the port city of Mariupol was “a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come”, while local authorities said thousands of residents there had been taken by force across the border.
- China stands on the right side of history over the Ukraine crisis as time will tell, and its position is in line with the wishes of most countries, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. “China will never accept any external coercion or pressure, and opposes any unfounded accusations and suspicious against China,” Mr Wang told reporters.
- The Ukraine war has major economic consequences for energy, food, inflation and poverty, according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
- Russia’s war in Ukraine is driven by “devastating madness”, and Switzerland is prepared to pay the price for defending freedom and democracy, Swiss President Ignazio Cassis said.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it would be a mistake to normalise relations with President Vladimir Putin following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “To try to re-normalise relations with Putin after this, as we did in 2014, would be to make exactly the same mistake again,” Johnson told a Conservative Party conference.
- Ukraine will receive a new shipment of US weapons within days, including Javelin and Stinger missiles, Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a “very serious issue which is shaking the roots of international order”, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Saturday in New Delhi.
- More than 3.3 million refugees have now fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion, while nearly 6.5 million are thought to be internally displaced within the country, the UN refugee agency said.