A fourth body was found under the rubble and Ukraine’s president angrily denied Russian military tactics Wednesday after a drone strike destroyed a high school and two student dormitories near Kiev.
Regional police chief Andrii Nebytov said at least 20 people were injured and four were missing from the shelter in Rzhyshchiv. It was not immediately known if children were among the victims. The search for survivors was ongoing.
It was one of several attacks in the region hours after Chinese President Xi Jinping completed his self-described peace mission to Moscow. Ukraine’s military said its air defenses shot down 16 of 21 drones.
“More than 20 Iranian killer drones, missiles, numerous shelling, and just the last night of Russian terrorism against Ukraine,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on social media. “Every time someone tries to hear the word ‘peace’ in Moscow, another order is given for such criminal strikes.”
Even Zelenskyy He posted the video on social media In what he said, a residential building is burning in Zaporizhia. “The world needs greater unity and determination to quickly defeat Russian terrorism and protect lives,” he wrote.
►Ukraine’s military said on Tuesday it had repelled 114 Russian offensives, most in the Donetsk region of the Donbass, which has been the primary focus of fighting in recent weeks. The attacks included dozens of airstrikes and attempted drone strikes, Ukrainian officials said Facebook registration.
► International Criminal Court lawyer Karim Khan said Russia treats Ukrainian children like “war-spoilt children” and allows Russian parents to adopt them. CNN. Last week, a court announced arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Lavova-Belova, accusing them of illegally deporting Ukrainian children to Russia.
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Japan’s prime minister has pledged to help Poland help Ukrainian refugees
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday pledged to help Poland’s efforts to resettle refugees from neighboring Ukraine. A day after his visit to Kiev, Kishida met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw, praising Poland’s role “at the forefront of military and humanitarian aid” to Ukraine. More than 1.5 million Ukrainians have registered for protection in Poland, three times more than in any other country.
“Mindful of the increasing burden on Poland due to the prolonged occupation of Ukraine, the international community will unite and firmly support Ukraine as Japan joins Poland in demonstrating leadership,” Kishida said.
Ukraine receives $15.6B from IMF to rebuild infrastructure and economy
The International Monetary Fund published a $15.6 billion project It should help Ukraine’s battered economy in the short term, while easing the country’s path to post-war reconstruction and the EU. The four-year funding plan, which is subject to formal approval by the finance committee in the coming weeks, is designed to encourage international donors and partners to invest in Ukraine, which was among Europe’s poorest countries before the war began 13 months ago.
Ukraine’s economic activity contracted by 30% in 2022, much of the capital stock was wiped out, and poverty levels rose, the IMF said in a report. A gradual economic recovery is expected as the country repairs its damaged critical infrastructure, “despite headwinds persisting, including the risk of further escalation” of war, said Gavin Gray, adviser and IMF mission chief for Ukraine.
“The key goals of the authorities’ plan are to maintain economic and financial stability in exceptionally high uncertainty, restore credit stability and support Ukraine’s recovery,” Gray said.
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Zelenskyy’s visits hit Bagmut
Zelenskyy visited the eastern front city of Pakmut on Wednesday, according to a post on his official Telegram channel. He awarded medals to troops trying to stop a creeping Russian advance that British intelligence chiefs say is closing in on the city from the north and south.
However, in its latest assessment published on Wednesday, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said, “There is a realistic possibility that the Russian attack on the city will lose what little momentum it has gained, as some Russian … units have been reallocated to other sectors. .”
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