The Ukrainian president suspends the citizenship of 13 ‘pro-Russian’ priests. London, in March conference on war crimes in Ukraine.
“The world was once again able to see today how false words of any level coming from Moscow are.
The Russians have been talking about an alleged ceasefire but the reality is that Russian shells have hit Bakhmut and other Ukrainian positions again.
Only the expulsion of the invaders from the Ukrainian land will mean the restoration of security and peace”. Thus the Ukrainian president Voldymyr Zelensky in his usual evening speech almost at the end of the “truce” announced by Moscow.
Missiles Over Kharkiv And Air Alert In Various Regions
After the end of the truce, declared by Moscow from 12 noon local time on the 6th to 12pm on the 7th, Moscow is once again striking Ukraine with missiles. “The Russians are attacking the Kharkiv region and an air raid has been declared in several regions,” said Kharkiv regional state administration chairman Oleg Sinegubov, as reported by Ukrainska Pravda also quoting the “alerts.in.ua” website. An air raid alarm was declared in Kharkiv, Poltava, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia regions and Lugansk. (HANDLE).
Zelensky Suspends The CITIZENSHIP Of 13 ‘PRO-RUSSIAN’ Priests
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has suspended the citizenship of 13 priests of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate. This was reported by UNIAN who cites the decree signed by the Ukrainian head of state, not published, explain the Ukrainian media, because it contains personal information. Ukrainian intelligence has conducted searches of some churches as a result of which they found priests with Russian passports, cash, Russian propaganda materials and much more.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called Zelensky’s decision to suspend the citizenship of 13 priests of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church “Satanism” on Telegram. Ria Novosti reports it.
Conference On War Crimes
Justice ministers from several countries will gather in London in March for a conference in support of the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigating alleged war crimes in Ukraine. This was announced by the British government. The meeting, co-organised by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, will be held at Lancaster House and will be chaired by the British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab and the Dutch Minister for Justice and Security Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius. It aims to increase global financial and practical support to the ICC and coordinate efforts to ensure the means to investigate and prosecute those responsible.
The meeting comes as Russia intensifies its terror campaign against Ukraine, hitting crucial energy infrastructure and plunging people into the dark, freezing cold of winter. In liberated areas of Ukraine, prosecutors continue to gather evidence of sexual atrocities and assaults.
Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab said “Russian forces should know that they cannot act with impunity and we will support Ukraine until justice is done. Almost a year after the illegal invasion, the The international community must give its strongest support to the ICC so that war criminals can be held accountable for the atrocities we are witnessing. The meeting will allow countries to determine how to provide further assistance to the Court. This includes practical support such as help gather information and share evidence of atrocities committed on the ground. Ministers will also discuss how to help victims and witnesses give testimony without causing them further suffering.”
Together with the US and the EU, the UK has already set up the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group to support investigations and has funded a training program for Ukrainian judges to conduct war crimes trials. Already 30 judges are participating and a similar training program for prosecutors in Ukraine, led by the British Royal Prosecutor’s Office, is expected to start later this year.
MOSCOW: ‘We Observe The Truce Despite Ukrainian Violations’
Russia continues to observe the truce for Orthodox Christmas in Ukraine, despite “attacks” by Kiev in violation of it, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, quoted by Tass. According to Defense spokesman Igor Konashenkov “all Russian troops in the area of the special operation (this is how Moscow calls the Ukrainian invasion, ed.) from 12:00 on January 6 observes the ceasefire along the entire line of contact”, while “the Kiev regime continued to bomb Russian settlements and positions the previous day”, writes Tass.
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