Russian attacks on civilian targets left at least 15 dead in Ukraine on Tuesday. The day was also marked by Zelensky’s emotional speech to the European Parliament. Check out a summary of the main events. Tuesday (01/03), sixth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, was marked by large explosions and an emotional speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the European Parliament, for which he was applauded standing.
Early in the morning, a powerful explosion destroyed an administrative building in the central square of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, with around 1.5 million inhabitants.
According to an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Minister, at least 10 people were killed and 35 injured.
The bombing of the central square also hit a temporary facility that had been erected to receive donations for volunteers who decided to join the defense of Ukraine. In recent days, volunteer security guards have been occupying the administration building as part of these efforts – there are fears that some of them are among the dead.
EU foreign diplomacy chief Josep Borrell said the bombing of civilian targets in Kharkiv violated the laws of war.
In the afternoon, a Russian airstrike hit Kiev’s main television tower, killing five people and injuring five others. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said the equipment had been damaged and “the channels will not work for a while”.
As Ukrainian forces struggled to fight the Russian invaders, Zelensky urged the European Union to prove its support for Ukraine, in a video call speech during an extraordinary session of the European Parliament. The day before, he had submitted an official application to join the bloc.
“Europe will be much stronger with Ukraine. Without you, Ukraine will be alone. we proved our strength […]then prove that you are with us, prove that you are not going to leave us, prove that you are indeed Europeans, and then life will overcome death, and light will overcome darkness,” Zelensky said.
Ukraine, according to him, has already proved its strength and that “it is exactly the same” as the European Union.
The president highlighted his joy at seeing “all EU countries united” in the face of a European perspective for Ukraine in the future, although he regretted that the price to pay for this consensus was “thousands of dead, two revolutions, a war.” and five days of full-scale invasion of Russia”.
Diplomats boycott Lavrov
More than 100 diplomats left the room where the UN Conference on Disarmament was being held during a speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The Brazilian delegation, however, remained on site to hear the speech, which was broadcast by videoconference.
The UN said on Tuesday that the war in Ukraine had left at least 136 civilians dead, including 13 children, and 400 wounded. “The real number is probably much higher,” added Liz Throssell, a spokeswoman for the United Nations human rights office.
At dawn on Wednesday in Europe, US President Joe Biden, in his first State of the Union address to Congress, said that in supporting Ukraine there was an “unshakable resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyranny.”
Biden also said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine was “premeditated and unprovoked” and warned Russian oligarchs of further sanctions, including closing American airspace to all Russian aircraft, including private jets.
The day saw even more sanctions on Moscow and the announcement that Belarus would send more troops to the border with Ukraine.
Check out the main developments of this Tuesday here.
+ Omicron: Unexpected symptom of infection in children worries medical teams
+ One twin became vegan, the other ate meat. Check the result
+ See which were the most stolen cars in SP in 2021
+ Expedition identifies giant squid responsible for ship sinking in 2011
+ US Agency warns: never wash raw chicken meat
#Sixth #day #war #strong #explosions #emotional #speech #ISTOÉ #DINHEIRO