Thousands of people return to Ukraine daily
Western Ukraine, fears of civilian attacks are spreading after yesterday’s rocket attack on the train station in Kramatorsk, where about 50 people were killed.
The situation is tense, especially after the attack in Kramatorsk. But the night has been calm without flight alarms – now shops are opening and people are out on the streets, she says in SVT’s Morgonstudion.
She says that more people are returning to Ukraine, mainly to help families and friends who have remained in the country for various reasons. It is said here that more than 20,000 Ukrainians
return to the western side of Ukraine daily.
At the same time, the inhabitants of Lviv have adapted to the everyday life of the war with more military and police presence.
• The White House and a number of foreign governments have condemned Friday’s missile attack on the Kramatorsk train station in the Donbas region. Britain’s defense secretary has called the attack a war crime. Russia denies that the Russian military carried out the attacks.
• 132 civilians have been killed by Russian forces in Makarov in the Kyiv region, according to the city’s mayor Vadym Tokar reports CNN. Almost all infrastructure in Makarov has been destroyed, the mayor states.
• On Saturday, there will be humanitarian corridors from Mariupol and blocked cities in the Zaporizhia region, as well as evacuations of the Luhansk region, according to Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister. More than 6,600 were evacuated on Friday.
• EU member states have formally approved the fifth sanctions package against Russia. The new sanctions mean a ban on imports of Russian coal, wood, chemicals, and a number of other products.
• The Russian Ministry of Justice announced on Friday that it is withdrawing permits for the right of 15 foreign human rights organizations to operate in Russia. Including Amnesty and Human Rights Watch.
Ukraine: 176 children killed in the war
Of the 50 killed in the attack on a train station in Kramatorsk on Friday, five of them were children, the Ukrainian parliament states in an official statement.
The same source states that a total of 176 children have been killed and more than 500 injured since the Russian invasion began.
Then a halt in the oil and gas trade would strike
If the EU stops trading in gas with Russia or if the country stops supplying, it would have the greatest direct consequences for Germany, according to Christian Kopfer, the commodity analyst at Handelsbanken.
They have an industry that is dependent on the Russian supply on the gas side. If you stopped it, it would have major consequences in terms of volume and price. It would probably mean both rations and much higher prices, he says in an interview in Morgonstudion.
About 40 percent of the gas consumed in the EU is imported from Russia. While about 25 percent of the oil we use comes from Russia, according to Julius Andersson, a researcher at the Institute of Economics at the School of Business, Economics, and Law.
Stopping the import of oil creates fewer problems for the EU than stopping the import of natural gas.
Task: New commander to lead Russian troops
In connection with Russia’s regrouping of forces in Ukraine, a new experienced commander has been added, according to information to the BBC.
General Gen Alexander Dvornikov, who previously led the Russian forces in the Syrian war, is now leading the operation in an attempt to coordinate the forces in an offensive against the eastern parts of Ukraine.
Ukraine: More people are being evacuated via humanitarian corridors
On Friday, 6,600 people were evacuated via humanitarian corridors, according to Vereshchuk.
Ukrainian military: Russian troops may approach Kyiv
The British intelligence service warns of more Russian attacks
on civilian targets, similar to the one at the train station in Kramatorsk. At the same time, Russian troops are regrouping ahead of a major offensive against the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.
The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence service, Kyrylo
Budanov stated in an interview with CNN on Saturday morning that Russian troops are regrouping in Belgorod to advance against Kharkiv and Mariupol.
“After that, they may advance towards Kyiv,” Budanov said, according to CNN.