October 1, 2022

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Ukraine: mass grave with 440 bodies in Izyum – World

A mass grave was found in Izyum, the city in the Kharkiv region recently reoccupied by Ukrainian forces. This was announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a video message on Telegram.

“Tomorrow there will be Ukrainian and international journalists at Ezeum.
We want the world to know what is really happening and what the Russian occupation has brought about. Bucha, Mariupol, now, unfortunately, Izyum … Russia leaves death everywhere. She should be held responsible, Zelensky added, pledging “more information, clear and verified, tomorrow.”

Serhiy Polvinov, chief investigator of the Kharkiv region police, told Sky News that about 440 bodies were found in the mass grave. At the moment, “We know that some were killed (by bullets) and others by artillery fire or mine explosions. Some were killed in air strikes, and many of the bodies have not yet been identified. So the causes of death will be determined through investigations.”

“The potential supply of long-range missiles from the United States to Kyiv would be extremely destabilizing. If the United States made this decision, it would cross the red line and become a direct party to the conflict and Russia reserves the right to respond appropriately.” A spokeswoman for the Moscow Foreign Ministry stated, Maria Zakharova, citing RIA Novosti.

“The occupiers withdrew troops and equipment from many villages and cities close to the line of contact in the Zaporizhzhya region,” the deputy of the regional council, Ukrainian Sergei Leshchenko, told Espresso TV. “In Dniprorudny, there are only police forces that cooperate with the Russians. Soldiers and equipment were transferred to Vasylivka, in the southeast of Ukraine. The Russians even took banking equipment. Now the work of branches of Russian banks is issuing money and as a result the occupiers expect to withdraw” .
The Russian army bombed the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kryvyi Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk region for the second time today.
This was announced by Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Civil Military Administration, who called on them to stay “in shelters” and “not to photograph or post anything on social networks.” Ukranska Pravda report

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Russian forces reinforce their defense in the frontal area between Svatov, Troitsky and Kremina in Lugansk: The country’s media quoted the commander of the exiled Ukrainian regional army Sergei Gaidai as saying. “In the Lugansk region, the Russians are preparing to defend, and there will be no surprise as in Kharkiv. They are withdrawing troops in Svatov, Troitsky and Kremina, digging and preparing for the Ukrainian attack,” he said. “The situation of the Russians has worsened – as Gaidai said – there is nowhere to send troops, because they do not control Izyum. They understand that after Lyman it will most likely be the turn of Svatov, since Troitsky and Kremina Sfatov are crowding there. Build defensive structures. ” Meanwhile, fierce fighting continues in the Kharkiv, Kherson, Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

Part of the population of Kryvyi Rih, the hometown of the president Volodymyr Zelensky In southern Ukraine, it was evacuated after the Inholets River flooded the streets in the Russian dam attack yesterday afternoon. Eight cruise missiles were launched at the facility.
“Russia committed another terrorist act. It hit a very large hydrotechnical facility, and the attempt is to wash part of our city. We are monitoring the situation, but the water level has risen,” said the head of the military administration. Oleksandr Vilkul, citing Ukrinform.

The Russian Supreme Court, at the request of Roskomnadzor, the country’s media watchdog, also decided to revoke the license of the Novaya Gazeta website, the independent newspaper run by Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov. The print newspaper’s license was revoked on 5 September.

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) yesterday disbursed the first payment of 500 million euros to Ukraine in the 1.59 billion package of the “Urgent Solidarity Response” for Ukraine, backed by a guarantee from the European Union. Note that declares it. The first emergency support package of 668 million euros was disbursed a month after the start of the war. The €500 million funding will help the Ukrainian government cover priority short-term financing needs by ensuring urgent repairs to damaged roads, bridges and railway infrastructure. It will also support strategic state-owned enterprises. Ukrainian state-owned strategic companies that will be supported by the payments announced by the European Bank include the Ukrainian road agency Ukravtodor and the Ukrainian railway company Ukrzaliznytsya. The €1.59 billion support package under the EIB Ukraine’s Urgent Solidarity Response, backed by guarantees from the EU budget, consists of €1.05 billion in immediate aid, of which half a billion has been disbursed today. More payments are expected in the coming days. Another 540 million euros has been allocated for the resumption of projects financed by the European Investment Bank in Ukraine. The exchange “will have a real impact on the ground in Ukraine – assures EU Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis -. It will help Ukraine meet its most urgent financing needs and repair the main roads and railway infrastructure destroyed by Russia. Aggression .. This support is vital to the people of Ukraine and its economy. This first payment of €500 million is a testament to the EU’s firm commitment to support Ukraine and other countries that will follow suit in line with that commitment this month.”

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