Ukraine war in live ticker
+++ 03:44 Baerbock discusses options for prosecuting Putin +++
During a visit to The Hague, Foreign Minister Annalena Berbach wants to discuss ways to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable for his war of aggression against Ukraine. At the International Criminal Court in the Dutch city, the Green Party politician wants to meet its president Piotr Hofmanski and chief prosecutor Karim Khan at 11am.
+++ 00:41 Ukrainian commander reports that Russia captured industrial zone in Solader +++
Russian forces have still captured the last Ukrainian-controlled industrial areas in the western suburbs of Soledor, writes Robert Brovdi, commander of Ukraine’s drone division, on his Telegram channel. According to him, the front line is now running outside the city. Moscow announced on Friday that it had captured the eastern Ukrainian city of Soledor. However, Ukraine has so far denied this account.
+++ 23:15 Klingbeil: Lambrecht “big support” +++
SPD leader Lars Klingbeil has so far left Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht’s further political fate open. He did not comment on media reports, Klingbeil says on ZDF, referring to reports from several media outlets that the SPD politician will announce his resignation as minister on Monday. Lambrecht “has a lot of support,” says Klingbeil. They will jointly decide what the SPD should decide and then announce. Klingbeil was the first leading SPD politician to comment on the defense minister since the first statement of his resignation on Friday evening. The SPD leader himself is considered a possible successor to Lambrecht. There has been speculation about the appointment of former Army Commissioner Eva Högl, Parliamentary State Secretary of Defense Siemtje Möller and former Labor Minister Hubertus Heil.
+++ 22:31 Drone video shows destruction in Dnipro +++
Rescuers are still trying to find survivors after a Russian rocket hit a high-rise building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. At least 30 people were killed in the attack and dozens are still missing. A short drone video shows the extent of the tragedy.
+++ 21:54 Selenskyj addresses Russians with conscience +++
Dozens of residents are still missing after a Russian missile struck a skyscraper in Dnipro on Saturday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said. Rescuers are still searching for more than 30 people in the rubble of the apartment building, the Ukrainian president said in a video address. “We are fighting for every human being,” he insisted. The rescue operation will continue until there is even the slightest chance of saving a single life. At the same time thanks to Selenskyj for international sympathy. In his video message, Zelensky addressed people in the neighboring country in Russian: “Even now, I want to address all those in Russia who do not condemn this terrorism with a few words, although they clearly see and understand everything. Your cowardly silence will only end with those terrorists following you one day.”
+++ 21:20 Justice Minister Bushman speaks in favor of a special court +++
Federal Justice Minister Marko Buschmann is in favor of more robust legal prosecutions of those responsible for Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. “I think a special court is conceivable if it’s the fastest and most effective mechanism,” Bushman told dpa. The Russian war of aggression is completely against international law. “Whoever instigated this bloody war must be held accountable. To achieve that, we must think of new ways.” There are several options for a special tribunal, Bushman says. One is “a Ukrainian court, an international tribunal based on an international treaty with the participation of Ukraine,” he suggests. “Or there is a hybrid form called a mixed court, in which Ukrainian law creates a special court with the participation of international judges.” It is important to have a special tribunal with international judges to “guarantee the impartiality of criminal proceedings”.
+++ 20:50 Klingbeil: Ramstein meeting will signal support for Ukraine +++
According to SPD leader Lars Klingbeil, next Friday’s meeting of Western allies in Ramstein will send a clear signal of support to Ukraine. “The coalition partners are on Ukraine’s side,” says Klingbeil on ZDF. “This course will continue without interruption.” When asked about possible Leopard tanks for Ukraine, the SPD politician only pointed out that SPD parliamentary group leader Rolf Mutzenich had already said “there are no red lines”. “I stand behind it 100 percent.” Referring to the Bundeswehr’s current poor equipment, Klingbeil adds: “We can only supply what is there.” He rejects criticism of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s hesitant approach to arms deliveries.
+++ 20:08 Russian propagandist happy about many deaths in Dnipro +++
Russian propagandist Sergei Murton rejoiced in a rocket attack on a high-rise in Dnipro that killed at least 30 people. The Ukrainian city had “beautiful fireworks,” he says on state television. “Sweet? I’m not going to lie, it was sweet,” Mardan continues. “But it would have been much better if a Dnipro bridge had been blown up.” Showing a photo of a bombed-out theater in Mariupol, the campaigner says: “Look at the photos of Mariupol. The same thing will happen to Kharkiv.” According to Mardan, Dnipro and Kiev await the same fate.
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