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Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhnyi honors memory of Holocaust victims

Commander-in-Chief Zaluzhnyi honors memory of Holocaust victims

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi has honored the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, noting that history is repeating itself today through the genocide of the Ukrainian people. The relevant statement was made by Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. “We are honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Sharing the pain of the Jewish people and all the victims of the Nazi terror during World War II,” Zaluzhnyi wrote. On January 27, 1945, soldiers of the 1st Ukrainian Front liberated the prisoners of…
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Russian propaganda’s fake report claims U.S. troops stage flash mob against war with Russia

Russian propaganda’s fake report claims U.S. troops stage flash mob against war with Russia

Every decision made by Ukraine’s partners to provide weapons to the Ukrainian Armed Forces is followed by a barrage of Russian fake news. Russian and Belarusian media, pro-war Telegram channels, as well as some Russian Twitter accounts shared a photo of a purported U.S. Army soldier who "launched a flash mob" against "war with Russia," and allegedly asked the government to "stay out of Ukraine." The photo was also posted on the Chinese social network Weibo. The info campaign was timed with Washington's decision to send Abrams tanks to Ukraine. In the photo, a man sporting the U.S. Army uniform…
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Zelensky meets with UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Zelensky meets with UN High Commissioner for Refugees

President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. "During the meeting, we discussed the importance of urgent access to Ukrainian citizens deported to Russia and the protection of their rights. The topic of massive criminal deportation of Ukrainian children by the aggressor state was touched upon separately," Zelensky posted on Telegram. As noted, the UN High Commissioner is visiting Ukraine for the third time since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. The President considers the visit an important political signal of support for the entire Ukrainian society, families, forcibly displaced persons, families who lost…
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Pope Francis holds first meeting heads of Ukrainian churches

Pope Francis holds first meeting heads of Ukrainian churches

Pope Francis has met for the first time with a delegation of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO). That's according to Vatican News, Ukrinform reports. The pontiff said that today he had a meeting with the leaders of various confessions in Ukraine. "Let the mention of long-suffering Ukraine be kept in our thoughts and prayers," Pope Francis said. "This morning I had a meeting with the leaders of various faiths in Ukraine, all united, and they told me about the pain of this people. Let us never forget, every day, to pray for final peace in Ukraine,"…
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More than 700 Melitopol residents held captive by invaders

More than 700 Melitopol residents held captive by invaders

More than 700 residents of temporarily occupied Melitopol, Zaporizhzhia region, are held captive. Dozens of them have been in captivity for almost a year. "For the 11 months of occupation, the ruscists have captured thousands of civilians. More than 700 people ended up ‘in a basement’ in Melitopol. Dozens of them have been held captive for 10-11 months already, and nothing is known about their fate," Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov posted on Telegram. Fedorov noted that Russia plans to set up 28 prisons in the occupied territories of Ukraine: 13 – in Donetsk region, eight – in Luhansk region, four…
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Ukrainians may be evacuated from Georgia in case direct flights with Russia resume – diplomat

Ukrainians may be evacuated from Georgia in case direct flights with Russia resume – diplomat

The Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia does not rule out the possibility of a mass evacuation of Ukrainians in the event of the resumption of direct flights between Georgia and Russia and an increase in security risks. This was stated by Andrii Kasyanov, Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in Georgia, who spoke in an interview with European Pravda, Ukrinform reports. "In the event of the resumption of direct air traffic, an increase in real security risks, I’d like to say that the embassy currently does not rule out the possibility of turning to international organizations, to our international partners to consider…
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Ukrainian church leader on visit to Rome

Ukrainian church leader on visit to Rome

Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, is on his first official visit to Rome. As reported by Ukrinform, this is stated by the OCU press service. As part of the delegation of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the head of the OCU will take part in a meeting with Pope Francis and a number of heads of institutions of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogue, interaction with Ukraine, and media. The Metropolitan is accompanied on his trip by Archbishop Yevstratiy of Chernihiv, Deputy Head of…
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Occupiers once again raid homes of Crimean Tatars, detaining six

Occupiers once again raid homes of Crimean Tatars, detaining six

The Russian security operatives on the morning of Tuesday, January 24, carried out mass raids targeting the homes of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea’s Dzhankoy district. Six men were detained, according to the Crimean Solidarity NGO, Ukrinform reports. "Since 4:00 a.m. a new wave of raids has been ongoing, targeting homes of Crimean Tatars in Crimea. Residents of the Dzhankoy district reported such raids by the special services at several addresses," the report says. One of those targeted in the raid is the brother of political prisoner Enver Krosh – Ekrem Krosh, who lives in the village of Krastyhorodske. Read…
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President honors memory of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

President honors memory of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky honored the memory of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. “On the anniversary of the tragic death of Euromaidan activists Serhii Nigoyan and Mikhail Zhiznevsky, flowers from the President were laid at the places of death of the Heroes of Ukraine on Hrushevsky Street in Kyiv,” the press service of the President’s Office informs. In addition, a basket of flowers was placed on behalf of the Head of State on the Alley of the Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred. The President’s Office notes that flowers are laid at the monuments and commemorative signs to the…
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