Ukraine and Russia continue to blame the massacre at Olenivka prison, located in the Russian-occupied zone. According to Volodymyr Zelenskyi, more than 50 members of the Ukrainian forces were detained and died there. Ukraine’s president blames Moscow “Deliberate Russian War Crime”.
The prison was hit by a missile attack on Friday July 29, 2022, the origin of which is unclear.
“Today I received information about the attack by the occupiers on Olenivka in the Donetsk region. This is a deliberate Russian war crime, a deliberate mass killing of Ukrainian prisoners of war.”President Zelensky wrote in his daily message.
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The European organization condemned Russia in a press release this Friday July 29. Joseph Borrell, head of diplomacy, raises “serious cracks in the Geneva Conventions”.
The EU has also slammed Russia after the Olenivka bombing. In a press release Published on Friday. It is specifically written there
“Today in the form of horrific video footage widely shared on pro-Kremlin social media, in which Russian soldiers committed a horrific atrocity against a Ukrainian prisoner of war. The European Union strongly condemns the atrocities committed by the Russian armed forces and their proxies. »
The European Union recalls that these barbaric acts violate the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols and constitute war crimes.
Washington-Moscow telephone interview
For the first time since February 15, the diplomatic chiefs of the United States and Russia, Anthony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov, had a telephone conversation. The US official accused Russia of preparing “Bad Polls” to try “show wrong” People living in these Ukrainian territories “Try to be part of Russia”.
For its part, Russian diplomacy pointed out that the two ministers had “They exchanged their views on the issue of bilateral relations, which should be strongly normalized “. Sergey Lavrov also condemned the continued supply of US and NATO weapons to the Ukrainian armed forces.
American basketball player Brittney Griner and former US soldier Paul Whelan are still being held in Russia. Anthony Blinken did not mention the reaction of his Russian opponent, but noted that an offer had been made. The two arrested Americans should be freed.
A series of bombings
At least five people were killed and seven wounded in a Russian strike on a bus stop in southern Ukraine’s Mykolaiv region, regional governor Vitaly Kim said.
According to the Ukrainian president, around eight people have died and 19 others have been injured in the past 24 hours in the Donetsk region, partially controlled by pro-Russian separatists since 2014 and which Moscow is trying to take over.
At least one person was killed and seven wounded in the Kharkiv region (northeast) Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv was hit by Russian shelling on Friday morning, the city’s mayor, Ihor Terekov, said.
Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov announced earlier on Friday that ten boats had been loaded. Ready to leave ports From Odessa and Chornomorsk once the green light is given.
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