U.S, journalist killed in Ukraine

By The Related Press

The most recent developments on the Russia-Ukraine conflict:

BELGRADE, Serbia — Dozens of automobiles drove by way of the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Sunday in assist of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The occupants waved Russian and Serbian flags, honked horns and chanted pro-Putin slogans. Some automobiles had the letter Z painted on them — a logo of assist for the Russian president.

The protest was organized by a small far-right group.

Serbia has refused to affix worldwide sanctions in opposition to its ally Russia regardless of formally searching for EU membership and voting in favor of the U.N. decision condemning Moscow’s aggression.

Serbia’s dominant state-controlled media are every day carrying Moscow’s conflict propaganda, creating a robust pro-Putin temper amongst Serbia’s ultranationalists and far-right teams.


BERLIN — Three U.N. companies are calling for a direct finish to assaults on well being care amenities in Ukraine, calling them “an act of unconscionable cruelty.”

In a joint assertion Sunday, the U.N. Kids’s Fund, the World Well being Group and the U.N. Inhabitants Fund mentioned that “horrific attacks are killing and causing serious injuries to patients and health workers, destroying vital health infrastructure and forcing thousands to forgo accessing health services despite catastrophic needs.”

“To attack the most vulnerable — babies, children, pregnant women, and those already suffering from illness and disease, and health workers risking their own lives to save lives — is an act of unconscionable cruelty,” they mentioned.

Because the begin of the conflict at the very least 12 individuals have been killed and 34 have been injured, whereas 24 amenities and 5 ambulances have been broken or destroyed, the companies mentioned.

They mentioned that some 4,300 kids have been born because the battle started and 80,000 Ukrainian girls are anticipated to provide beginning within the subsequent three months, with oxygen and different medical provides operating dangerously low.

“The health care system in Ukraine is clearly under significant strain, and its collapse would be a catastrophe. Every effort must be made to prevent this from happening,” they mentioned.


BERLIN — The top of a bunch offering humanitarian help in Ukraine says the worldwide group wants to start out planning for tips on how to assist the nation when the conflict ends.

Pavlo Titko, who heads the Ukraine department of the Germany-based Malteser help group, says the battle might worsen the already troublesome demographic scenario in Ukraine the place many educated younger individuals have moved overseas, leaving the poor and aged behind.

Titko advised The Related Press in a phone interview Sunday from Ukraine’s jap metropolis of Lviv that the nation wants a “long-term perspective.”

He urged Western nations to create partnerships between cities and establishments corresponding to these established with Ukraine through the Nineties that helped stop a few of the worst impacts of the financial disaster following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Titko mentioned Malteser Ukraine, which gives hundreds of heat meals at practice stations and border crossings every day, has additionally begun providing psychological assist to these traumatized by the conflict. That want will dramatically improve in future, he predicted.


LIMASSOL, Cyprus — Dozens of Russian nationals joined Ukrainians within the coastal resort city of Limassol, residence to a sizeable Russian expatriate group, to protest the conflict in Ukraine.

About 50 Russians converged on Limassol’s promenade previous to becoming a member of with different protesters Sunday to chant slogans together with “Stop the war, stop Putin” and “Russia without Putin.” They waved blue and white flags that they mentioned have been the Russian nationwide flag with out the crimson stripe that represented “blood and violence.”

Protester Evgeniya Shlikava, who has been residing and dealing in Cyprus for 5 years, advised The Related Press that regardless of Russian propaganda, Ukraine “didn’t deserve this action from our government” and that protesters are demanding a direct finish to the conflict “that we don’t support.”

“I do believe that the person who did the most to make Russia weak and not united is Putin himself,” mentioned Shlikava, who faulted the Russian president and his supporters for bringing the world’s wrath on Russia that’s happy with its humanistic values and tradition.

“But now Russia is the aggressor for the whole world, and we protest it,” Shlikava mentioned.


A U.S. journalist being handled at a hospital within the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv says that he and a U.S. colleague have been shot after they have been stopped at a checkpoint simply after a bridge in Irpin, a city close to Kyiv.

Juan Arredondo advised Italian journalist Annalisa Camilli in an interview from the hospital earlier than being taken for surgical procedure that the colleague who was with him was hit within the neck and remained on the bottom earlier on Sunday.

Camilli advised The Related Press that she was on the hospital when Arredondo arrived and that Arredondo had himself had been wounded, hit within the decrease again when stopped at a Russian checkpoint.

Arredondo advised Camilli he didn’t have additional info on the man U.S. journalist, whom he recognized as Brent Renaud, a buddy. He advised Camilli they have been filming refugees fleeing the realm once they have been shot at whereas in a automobile approaching a checkpoint. The motive force circled however the firing at them continued, Arredondo added.

An announcement from Kyiv regional police mentioned that Russian troops opened hearth on the automobile, and that one journalist died. Arredondo mentioned that an ambulance introduced him to the hospital and that Renaud was “left behind.”


LVIV, Ukraine — Kyiv Area police say a U.S. video journalist has died and one other journalist was injured once they have been attacked by Russian forces in Ukraine.

The police drive mentioned Sunday on its official web site that Russian troops opened hearth on the automobile of Brent Renaud and one other journalist in Irpin close to the capital. It mentioned the injured journalist was being taken to a hospital in Kyiv.

A New York Occasions spokesperson mentioned Renaud, 50, was a “talented filmmaker who had contributed to The New York Times over the years.” It mentioned he was not working for the publication on the time of his loss of life.

The police drive mentioned: “Of course, the profession of journalism carries risks. Nonetheless, U.S. citizen Brent Renaud paid with his life trying to highlight the deceit, cruelty and ruthlessness of the aggressor.”

Requested concerning the stories, White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan advised CBS Information that the U.S. authorities can be consulting with the Ukrainians to find out how this occurred and would then “execute appropriate consequences.”

“This is part and parcel of what has been a brazen aggression on the part of the Russians, where they have targeted civilians, they have targeted hospitals, they have targeted places of worship, and they have targeted journalists,” Sullivan mentioned.


WASHINGTON — White Home nationwide safety adviser Jake Sullivan says Russia will face a response from NATO ought to any of its assaults in Ukraine cross borders and hit members of the safety alliance.

Russian missiles on Sunday struck a navy coaching base near Ukraine’s western border with NATO member Poland and killed 35 individuals.

Sullivan tells CBS Information’ “Face the Nation” that President Joe Biden “has been clear repeatedly that the United States will work with our allies to defend every inch of NATO territory and that means every inch.”

Sullivan says a navy assault on NATO territory would trigger the invocation of Article 5. That requires different nations in NATO to come back to the protection of the attacked nation. Sullivan says “We will bring the full force of the NATO alliance to bear in responding.”

Sullivan says NATO would reply even when a shot by Russia that hit NATO territory was unintentional.


LVIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president says practically 125,000 civilians have been evacuated by way of safe-passage corridors thus far, and a convoy with humanitarian help is headed to the besieged metropolis of Mariupol.

“We have already evacuated almost 125,000 people to the safe territory through humanitarian corridors,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned in a video deal with launched Sunday. “The main task today is Mariupol. Our convoy with humanitarian aid is two hours away from Mariupol. Only 80km (left).”

“We’re doing everything to counter occupiers who are even blocking Orthodox priests accompanying this aid, food, water and medicine. There are 100 tons of the most necessary things that Ukraine sent to its citizens,” Zelenskyy mentioned.


VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has decried the “barbarianism” of the killing of youngsters and different defenseless civilians in Ukraine and pleaded for a cease to the assaults “before cities are reduced to cemeteries.”

In a few of his strongest denunciations but of the conflict in Ukraine, and in obvious reference to Russia, which invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, the pontiff mentioned that “there are no strategic reasons that hold up” within the face of such armed aggression.

Francis advised about 25,000 individuals gathered in St. Peter’s Sq. for his customary Sunday midday look that Mariupol, the southern Ukrainian metropolis which “bears the name” of the Virgin Mary, has “become a city martyred by the heartbreaking war that is devastating Ukraine.”

“In the name of God, I ask: ‘Stop this massacre,’” Francis mentioned, sparking applause from the pilgrims, vacationers and Romans, a few of whom held Ukrainian flags, within the sq..

Francis prayed for an finish of the bombings and different assaults and for making certain that humanitarian corridors “are safe and secure.”


ANTALYA, Turkey— Turkey’s overseas minister says his nation is making an attempt to evacuate Turkish residents who have been sheltering in a mosque in Mariupol.

Russian shells hit close to the Sultan Suleiman Mosque Saturday. International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu mentioned the mosque had not been broken they usually had made contact with the Turkish nationals by way of satellite tv for pc telephones. He didn’t specify the variety of individuals sheltering there. The Ukrainian Embassy in Ankara mentioned Saturday 89 Turks, together with 34 kids, have been on the mosque.

The minister mentioned he spoke together with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, to ask for his assist for a humanitarian evacuation hall in Mariupol. Buses have been prepared for his or her evacuation Saturday however had not been capable of enter the town due to clashes. Efforts continued Sunday.

Cavusoglu mentioned 489 Turkish residents had been evacuated Saturday from locations the place clashes continued, together with Kherson and Kharkiv.


TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s overseas minister is condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling on Moscow to halt its assaults and finish the battle.

Yair Lapid’s criticism Sunday is among the many strongest that has come from Israeli officers because the conflict started. His remarks set him aside from Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who has stopped in need of condemning Russia.

Israel has walked a tremendous line in its response to the disaster. Bennett has voiced assist for the Ukrainian individuals and the nation has despatched humanitarian help to Ukraine. However Israel depends on Russia for safety coordination in Syria, the place Russia has a navy presence and the place Israeli plane have incessantly struck enemy targets over current years. Bennett has been trying to mediate between the Kremlin and Ukraine.

Lapid made his remarks in Bucharest, Romania, the place he met his Romanian counterpart.


LVIV, Ukraine — The workplace of Ukraine’s Prosecutor Basic says a complete of 85 kids have been killed because the begin of the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

Greater than 100 extra have been wounded, the workplace mentioned. Officers additionally mentioned that bombings and shelling have broken 369 instructional amenities within the nation, 57 of which have been fully destroyed.


LVIV, Ukraine — Not less than 9 individuals have been killed and 57 wounded when a Russian airstrike hit a navy coaching base in western Ukraine near the Polish border, an area official mentioned Sunday.

The governor of the Lviv area, Maksym Kozytskyi, mentioned Russian forces fired greater than 30 cruise missiles on the Yavoriv navy vary, situated 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the town of Lviv and 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ukraine’s border with Poland.

The assault introduced the conflict nearer to the border with Poland. A senior Russian diplomat has warned that Moscow thought of overseas shipments of navy tools to Ukraine “legitimate targets.”

The USA and NATO have usually despatched instructors to the vary, often known as the Worldwide Peacekeeping and Safety Middle, to coach Ukrainian navy personnel. The power has additionally hosted worldwide NATO drills.

Russian fighters additionally fired on the airport in Ivano-Frankivsk, a metropolis in western Ukraine situated 250 kilometers (155.34 miles) from Ukraine’s border with Slovakia and Hungary.


SUCEAVA, Romania — A widow fleeing the conflict in Ukraine together with her teenage son has described the harrowing scenes they witnessed throughout their days-long journey from their bombed hometown of Chernihiv in north Ukraine.

The 44-year-old Elena Yurchuk labored as a nurse at an area hospital she says not exists. She says, “Our city is under siege and we barely escaped.”

She says, “People in cars are blown up by mines, a car with children and a young family was blown up … literally behind us.”

Yurchuk described Chernihiv as a “ghost town” with no electrical energy once they left. After reaching Suceava in north Romania, she’s not sure the place they’ll go subsequent. They’ve earmarked Germany as a ultimate vacation spot, the place she hopes to search out work caring for the aged.

She says, “I don’t know the language, it will be difficult for me.” She added that a whole lot of refugees have already arrived, saying, “I perceive that nobody wants us. “

She says her home was within the middle subsequent to a resort that was bombed in an airstrike, including, “I don’t know if I have a home or not.”


ROME — Italian state radio says a bus carrying about 50 refugees from Ukraine has overturned on a significant freeway in northern Italy, killing a passenger and injuring a number of others, none of them severely.

RAI radio mentioned one lady died and the remainder of these aboard the bus have been safely evacuated after the accident early Sunday close to the city of Forli’. It wasn’t instantly clear the place the bus was headed.

Some 35,000 Ukrainians refugees who fled the conflict have entered Italy, most of them by way of its northeastern border with Slovenia. Forli’ is within the area of Emilia-Romagna, which borders the Adriatic Sea and which thus far has taken in some 7,000 refugees.

The accident is underneath investigation.


LVIV, Ukraine — Russian forces carried out an air strike on a navy vary close to Lviv in western Ukraine, increasing its offensive nearer to the border with Poland.

The Russian navy on Sunday morning fired eight rockets on the Yavoriv navy vary 30 kilometers northwest of Lviv, the Lviv regional administration mentioned, with out providing any particulars about potential casualties.

The Yavoriv navy vary, often known as the Yavoriv Worldwide Peacekeeping and Safety Middle, is situated 35 kilometers from Ukraine’s border with Poland.

Since 2015, the U.S. has usually despatched instructors to the Yavoriv navy vary to coach Ukraine’s navy. The vary has additionally hosted worldwide NATO drills.

On Friday, Russian forces shelled two airfields within the western cities of Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk, firing greater than 10 cruise missiles from Tu-95MS strategic bombers, the Ukrainian Basic Workers mentioned.


LVIV, Ukraine – Russia is making an attempt to create new “pseudo-republics” in Ukraine to interrupt his nation aside, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned in his nightly deal with to the nation Saturday.

Zelenskyy referred to as on Ukraine’s areas, together with Kherson, which was captured by Russian forces, to not repeat the expertise of Donetsk and Luhansk. Professional-Russian separatists started preventing Ukrainian forces in these jap areas in 2014.

“The occupiers on the territory of the Kherson region are trying to repeat the sad experience of the formation of pseudo-republics,” Zelenskyy mentioned. “They are blackmailing local leaders, putting pressure on deputies, looking for someone to bribe.”

Metropolis council members in Kherson, a southern metropolis of 290,000, on Saturday rejected plans for a brand new pseudo-republic, Zelenskyy mentioned.

Russia acknowledged the Donetsk Folks’s Republic and the Luhansk Folks’s Republic earlier than invading Ukraine in February. Moscow mentioned it needed to defend the separatist areas, and is demanding that Ukraine acknowledge their independence too.

“Ukraine will stand this test. We need time and strength to break the war machine that has come to our land,” Zelenskyy mentioned.


ZAHONY, Hungary — Klara Uliganich is returning residence to Ukraine after spending practically three weeks in Hungary as a refugee.

The pensioner says she’s going to return to her residence in Uzhhorod, a metropolis in western Ukraine.

“I got a feeling, it’s hard to put it into words,” she mentioned of her choice whereas ready on the railway station within the Hungarian border city of Zahony. “I was born there, that’s my home.”

Her household didn’t need her to return, however she mentioned she was decided to return.

“I can’t live my life shaking in fear just because the Russians are coming,” she mentioned. “If they come, I’ll be a refugee again, that’s it.”

Hungary, a rustic of round 10 million individuals, has taken in round 235,000 refugees from Ukraine as of Saturday, the second-highest variety of another nation after Poland, which has obtained greater than 1.5 million refugees.


KYIV, Ukraine — Seven Ukrainian civilians, together with a toddler, died when Russia shelled a humanitarian convoy of refugees and compelled them to show again, Ukraine’s Ministry of Protection mentioned.

The seven have been amongst tons of of people that tried to flee the village of Peremoha, 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Kyiv. An unknown variety of individuals have been wounded within the shelling, the report added.

Moscow has mentioned it will set up humanitarian corridors out of battle zones, however Ukrainian officers have accused Russia of disrupting these paths and firing on civilians.

On Saturday, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk mentioned simply 9 of 14 agreed-upon corridors have been open on Saturday, and that about 13,000 individuals have been evacuated on them across the nation.

Not less than 2.5 million individuals have fled Ukraine because the Russian invasion 17 days in the past, in response to the United Nations Refugee Company.


WARSAW, Poland – Yulia Kalachemkov is staying at a refugee middle in Warsaw together with her kids. They’re among the many individuals fleeing Ukraine, which the United Nations refugee company says numbers at the very least 2.5 million.

Her younger daughter has epilepsy and her 11-year-old autistic son Nikita is recovering from an operation on his ft that have been deformed at beginning.

She mentioned it was a battle to flee her residence nation and get to Poland’s capital.

“It was just so hard trying to hold my children’s hands in case they fell and try to carry the luggage,” Kalachemkov advised Sky Information.

At a close-by bus station, a Ukrainian lady who fled her residence in Kyiv briefly crossed paths together with her mother and father, who have been heading again into Ukraine after a trip in Cuba.

“It’s the most horrible thing,” mentioned Katarina, recognized solely by her first identify in Sky Information video. “Anything could happen. It could be the last time I see my parents.”


Sergiy Stakhovsky is a not too long ago retired skilled tennis participant from Ukraine who has left his spouse and three younger kids at residence in Hungary to return to his birthplace to assist how he can throughout Russia’s invasion.

Stakhovsky mentioned in a video interview with the AP that he would by no means have imagined he can be in his residence metropolis with a gun in his fingers.

He earned greater than $5 million in prize cash in tennis and upset Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2013. Stakhovsky’s final match got here in Australian Open qualifying in January.

Russia started attacking Ukraine on Feb. 24, and some days later, he arrived in Kyiv.


MEDYKA, Poland — About 60 youngster most cancers sufferers from Ukraine boarded a medical practice in a Polish city Saturday, sure for hospitals in Warsaw and elsewhere.

Medical employees carried some younger sufferers of their arms, on stretchers and in a wheelchair at a station in Medyka, close to the Ukrainian border.

“Some of them will require oxygen, will require some form of intensive care,” and a few have COVID-19 and must be saved separate from others,” mentioned Dominik Daszuta, an anesthesiologist from Warsaw Hospital. He mentioned the practice has transported 120 kids with most cancers thus far.

The United Nations refugee company says at the very least 2.5 million individuals have fled Ukraine within the two weeks since Russia invaded it.

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