Russia bombs kyiv and exchanges prisoners

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Russia launched a new series of suicide drone attacks in the morning on Ukraine, including in kyiv and the Sumy region. The latest report shows eight dead, including “a young family expecting a baby,” said Volodymyr Zelensky. According to a spokesman for the Ukrainian air force, 43 kamikaze drones, Iranian-made Shaded-136s, were launched on Sunday evening. 37 of them were shot down by Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses, along with three cruise missiles.

Hundreds of localities also found themselves without electricity after the strikes. “All night and all morning the enemy is terrorizing the civilian population,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said on social media. “The enemy may attack our cities, but they will not be able to break us,” he added.

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“We must not aim for civilian targets”

Volker Türk began his tenure as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday with a cry from the heart. “We have information from our colleagues who are on site about drone attacks and it is crucial that civilian infrastructure – that civilians – are not targeted and it is very difficult in densely populated areas”, a- he declared on his arrival at the headquarters of the High Commission, where he takes over from the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet.

The number of the day

108. Like the number of Ukrainian women freed after a new prisoner exchange with Russia. “A new large-scale exchange of prisoners of war took place today. A particularly moving and truly special exchange: we freed 108 women from captivity,” Andriï Iermak, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, said on Telegram.

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The trend of the day

kyiv has called for the exclusion of Russia from the G20, after new kamikaze drone strikes, a month from the next summit scheduled in Indonesia. “Those who give the order to attack critical infrastructures (…) and who organize a general mobilization to cover the front line with corpses, cannot sit at the same table as the leaders of the G20. Russia must be excluded”, urged on Twitter an adviser to the presidency, Mykhaïlo Podoliak. For several months, Vladimir Putin has maintained the suspense over his participation in the summit.

At the same time, Ukraine also called for sanctions against Iran, since it is the Tehran regime that would provide the drones. “(Reports) about Iran supplying drones to Russia have political ambitions. We have not supplied arms to any side of the war,” however denied Nasser Kanaani, spokesman for the Iranian authorities, according to Reuters. The European Union has imposed sanctions on several Iranian officials, but only because of the crackdown on protests since the death of Mahsa Amini.

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