Status: 04/29/2022 04:14 am
During the visit of UN Secretary General Guterres, Kiev was hit by rockets. Guterres was shocked. He had previously spoken to President Zhelensky about creating an escape route from Mariupol.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed his dismay over the rocket attack on the Ukrainian capital Kiev during his visit. According to Ukrainian sources, the city was fired by rockets for the first time in about two weeks. Guterres later told the BBC: “I was shocked to hear two rockets explode in the city where I was staying.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky later said that Kiev had been hit by five rockets. He accused the Russian government of wanting to “humiliate” the UN. The attack required a “reasonably strong response,” he said.
Conflicting parties as a source
Information on war, shelling and casualties provided by the official organizations of the Russian and Ukrainian conflict parties cannot be directly verified by an independent body in the current situation.
At least ten people were injured, according to the rescue service. The 25-storey residential building was partially damaged. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a gathering of Guterres and Zelensky, 3.5 kilometers from where the missiles had struck.
“Hateful barbaric act”
Russia’s military leaders have threatened to attack the Ukrainian capital this week, even if foreign politicians visit. “This is a despicable act of barbarism,” wrote Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba on Twitter. Russia “has once again shown its attitude towards Ukraine, Europe and the world.”
Mikhail Podolyak, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, long ago sat in the Guterres Kremlin, asking, “Today he has a kilometer of explosions. Is that a greeting from Moscow?”
Another presidential adviser criticized the rocket attacks as “an unprecedented dumb variation”. “How should the UN president or the United Nations respond to this?” With this attack Russia shot Guterres in the back.
The United States has said it is investigating the attacks. “We are trying to find out what happened here, what was attacked and what kind of ammunition was used,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told CNN.
UN Secretary-General Guterres meets with Ukrainian President Zhelensky in Kiev
Janina Werner, ARD Warsaw, Daily Headlines 10:15 pm, April 28, 2022
Talks about the escape sidewalk from Mariupol
UN During their talks, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zhelensky discussed the creation of a refugee route to the badly damaged port city of Mariupol after several weeks of fighting. “A crisis within Mariupol is a crisis, thousands of civilians need life-saving assistance,” Guterres told a news conference after a meeting in Kiev. You need an escape route to escape the “Apocalypse”.
Ukrainian troops have established themselves in the Azovstal steel industry, and the civilian population is located in the largest part of the port city. “Like many relatives of the people trapped in Azovstal – I hope the General Secretary and I can facilitate a successful solution,” says Zelenskyj.
Markus Preiß, ARD Brussels, currently in Kyiv, mediated by UN Secretary General Guterres
Daily Headlines 10:15 pm, April 28, 2022
Guterres: Putin’s commitment to policy
During his talks with Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin, he told UN President Johnsky that the United Nations had pledged in principle that it would work with the Red Cross to establish such an escape route. Serious discussions are currently taking place on how to actually implement this proposal.
After the conversation with Guterres, Selensky was optimistic. According to the Ukrainian news agency Union, he now hopes that the siege of Azovstel Steelworks will be over and that a “successful conclusion” can be reached in Mariupol.
Report: Mariupol hospital attacked
Meanwhile, the Kremlin made it clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin opposed the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the plant. His spokesman said Putin had made it clear that the public could leave Assoustal. Fighters must lay down their arms. It is impossible to negotiate.
According to a report in the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrajinska Pravda, the field hospital set up there was under severe fire during the Russian attack on the plant on Thursday evening. At least one soldier was killed and about 100 patients were wounded. The hospital, where about 500 injured people and doctors were staying, was particularly attacked, according to security guards. The information could not be verified independently.
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