Friday, September 22

“If this is not a war crime, what is a war crime?”

The president of the European Commission is convinced of the atrocity committed by the Russian army on its return from the massacred city

The President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyenafter returning from his visit to the city of Bucha, has made clear this Saturday his conviction that Russia committed “war crimes”. “My gut tells me that if this isn’t a war crime, what is a war crime?“, she wondered. “But I am a doctor, and it is the lawyers who must investigate it carefully,” she said at the end of her two-day visit to Ukraine.

The highest diplomatic official of the European Union, Joseph Borrell, has advanced that he will meet this Sunday with the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to study an investigation of possible Russian war crimes during the invasion of Ukraine. Borrell, visiting Ukraine, where he has met with the president Volodymyr Zelensky, has also denounced the “brutal attack” committed on Friday against the train station of Kramatorskwhich settled with fifty dead and a hundred wounded.

This Saturday the evacuation of civilians from this last city of Kramatorsk, located to the east of Ukraine, has continued. Several minibuses and vans have arrived at the scene in search of survivors of the bombing of the station and who have spent the night in a nearby Protestant church.

Ukraine ready to negotiate

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Despite the fact that talks between the governments of Ukraine and Russia are suspended after the discovery of atrocities committed by Putin’s army in cities near kyiv such as Bucha, Zelensky insists that they remain “ready” to negotiate with Moscow. “Ukraine always said that it was willing to negotiate and that he would explore all possibilities to stop the war. Although unfortunately we see preparations for important battles, some say decisive, in the (Ukrainian) east,” Zelensky said. “We are willing to fight and seek parallel diplomatic ways to stop this war. For now we contemplate maintaining a parallel dialogue “, he assured.

Johnson’s surprise visit to Zelensky

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has had a surprise meeting with Zelensky. The visit, which had not been announced and was carried out with the utmost discretion, was held in kyiv, according to an image published today on the Twitter social network by the Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom. The photograph shows both leaders sitting face to face in an office, next to the flags of both countries, and is accompanied by a message: “Surprise”.

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