Irbin, about twenty kilometers from Kiev, has been on fire for several days by Russian bombings. The small town, guarded by the Ukrainian army at the entrance to the capital, was attacked by Russian artillery on Sunday, March 6. Eight of its civilians were killed, including a family trying to escape a roadside fight. Mayor Alexander Marcusin.
“In Irbin, the last phase of the evacuation of civilians – mainly families and the elderly – took place under heavy Russian bombardment. At Reported from his side Daphne RousseauAgency is on the France-Press (AFP) press site. At the other end of the road we saw the bodies of two non-survivors.
The previous day, The New York Times In this town on the outskirts of Kiev revealed a public target, a mother and two children posted a photo of themselves lying dead on the road (without sheets to cover the remains, Very violent pictures), Ukrainian soldiers try to save the life of their wounded father.
” Four members of a family, their parents and two children were killed today in Irbine as they tried to flee the city. “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky confirmed this in a video on Sunday evening.” We will not forget. We will not forgive. We will punish anyone who commits atrocities in this war (…) You will never find peace on this earth – except the grave “, He added.
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Blast on the Kharkiv market
According to Oleksi Arrestovic, an adviser to President Zhelensky, the bombings continued Sunday in the northern Ukrainian (Chernikiv), southern (Mykoliv) and eastern (Kharkiv) cities. People were stranded Sunday in the besieged port of Mariupol, where a second attempt at a humanitarian evacuation failed. In Kharkiv, heavy artillery shells hit residential areas and the TV tower.
Le Monde’s special correspondent Fastin Vincent collected the testimony of sociologist Denise Kopjin, who lives in Kharkiv: “A giant missile struck the civilians queuing to buy food. It was a terrible horror. I could not believe it was happening here.”
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Vladimir Putin during a telephone interview with Emmanuel Macron on Sunday “He denied that his army was targeting civilians., Reports Elysée. According to this source, the Russian president also confirmed it “The onus fell on the Ukrainians to let the people of the encircled cities go”The French president responded “Attack Army Russian Army” And no “There is no reason to believe that the Ukrainian military endangered civilians.”.
Allegations of genocide
Ukraine will ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday for an urgent verdict that Russia should end its invasion, arguing that the reasons for Moscow justifying its invasion were based on a misinterpretation of the genocide conference.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his “Special Military Operation” Was necessary “To Protect Victims of Persecution and Genocide” – In eastern Ukraine – refers to the Russian-speaking people. Ukraine, for its part, claims that the charge of genocide is false and that it does not legally justify an invasion in any way.
The case is an interpretation of the 1948 Genocide Agreement signed by both countries. The conference cites the ICJ as the body responsible for resolving disputes between the signatories. Although its decisions are restrictive and countries generally respect them, there is no way for the court to enforce them. The trial is set to begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Ukraine will present its case and Russia will respond on Tuesday.