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Russia-Ukraine Live News: UN Chief Requests Independent Bucha Investigation | Russia-Ukraine War News

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an independent investigation, saying he was “deeply shocked” by images of a civilian who died in the town of Bucha near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.
  • Ukrainian prosecutor’s chief said 410 civilian bodies were recovered from a larger area of ​​the Kyiv region where Russian troops withdrew.
  • The Russian Defense Ministry has denied that Russian troops have killed civilians in Bucha.
  • Moscow has called on the UN Security Council to convene to discuss what is called the “provocation by Ukrainian militants” in Bucha.

The latest updates are:

Ukrainian troops claim control of towns in the Chernihiv region

Ukrainian troops say the troops have regained several towns in the Chernihiv region and are providing humanitarian aid.

News agency RBKUkraina states that the road between the capitals of Chernihiv and Kyiv will reopen to some traffic later on Monday.

Chernihiv is a city 80 miles (129 km) north of Kyiv, where shipments of food and other supplies have been blocked for several weeks. The mayor said relentless Russian bombardment destroyed 70 percent of the city.

Russia must be held accountable for the death of Ukrainian citizens: Trudeau

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has blamed the “terrible and horrifying” killings of civilians in the town of Bucha, Ukraine, and said Russia must be held accountable.

“We continue to condemn the killings of civilians in Ukraine and continue to promise to hold the Russian government accountable,” Trudeau wrote on Twitter.

“The person responsible for these terrible and horrific attacks will be brought to justice,” he added.

EU needs to discuss Russia’s gas import ban: German Minister

German Defense Minister said the European Union must discuss banning Russia’s gas imports after Ukrainian and European officials have accused Russian troops of committing atrocities near Kieu. rice field.

“We need a response. Such crimes must not remain unresolved,” the Pentagon quoted in an interview with ARD on public broadcasters as Christine Rambrecht said.

Earlier, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Western allies would agree to further sanctions on Russia in the coming days.

Interactive-Russian gas imports in 2019
(Al Jazeera)

Satellite imagery shows Bucha Mass Cemetery: US company

According to a US private company, satellite images of the town of Bucha in Ukraine show a trench about 45 feet (14 meters) long dug in the site of a church where a mass grave was identified.

According to Maxar Technologies, the images taken on March 31 follow the previous images on March 10 showing signs of excavation on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Church and Pyervozvannoho All Saints.

Satellite image shows mass grave
Satellite imagery shows a cemetery with a trench about 45 feet long in Bucha, Ukraine, March 31, 2022. [Maxar Technologies/Handout via Reuters]

Russia states that Kyiv is trying to thwart peace talks with Bucha “provocation”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova asks Moscow to discuss at a UN Security Council meeting Kiev’s attempt to disrupt peace talks and escalate violence with a “provocation” in Bucha. Said that he did.

“The Russian Federation has called for a UN Security Council meeting in connection with the provocation of Ukrainian troops and militants in the city of Bucha,” Zakarowa wrote in her telegram channel.

“The idea behind the” Kyiv administration “next crime is the turmoil in peace talks and the spread of violence. “

British military intelligence says fierce fighting continues in Mariupol

According to British military intelligence, fierce fighting continues in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol as Russian troops seek to occupy a strategic port city.

“The city continues to be exposed to intense indiscriminate attacks, but Ukrainian troops maintain strong resistance and control of the central region,” the Pentagon said.

UN Chiefs Promote Independent Investigation of Citizenship Death

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was “deeply shocked” by the images of a civilian who died in the town of Bucha, Ukraine, and called for an independent investigation that “leads to effective accountability.”

Guterres posted a comment on Twitter the day after witnesses and officials said they had killed hundreds of civilians when Russian troops withdrew from a town near Kieu.

“I was deeply shocked by the image of a civilian killed in Bucha, Ukraine,” Guterres said, joining Western officials to express his anger.

“It is imperative that independent investigations lead to effective accountability,” he said.

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