Civilian evacuation buses left the besieged city of Mariupol. Russia has seized Mariupol… Find all the information related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine this Thursday, April 21.
Buses of civilians left Mariupol
Four civilian evacuation buses managed to leave the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said this morning. The evacuations, which are due to continue today, come as this strategic port in the Sea of Azov seems on the verge of falling into Russian hands after almost two months of siege, according to Le Monde.
Russians take Mariupol
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin on Thursday that Russian troops had seized the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, Interfax reported. However, he clarified that there was still more than 2,000 Ukrainian fighters in the Azovstal steelworksone of the largest metallurgical plants in Europe which is the last stronghold held by Ukrainian forces in the besieged port city since the early days of the war.
Nine bodies of civilians found in Borodyanka
According to BFMTV, nine bodies of civilians were found in Boradyankasome with “signs of torture”, police in the Ukrainian capital announced overnight from Wednesday to Thursday
The Spanish Prime Minister arrived in kyiv with his Danish counterpart
Pedro Sanchez, Spanish Prime Minister, arrived this Thursday morning with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen in kyiv where they are both to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Spanish government announced.