The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 427 days. Three children deported from Ukraine to Russia have returned to their homeland, the organization Save Ukraine has reported. Their journey lasted 15 days, they were interrogated in Russia and Belarus, added the foundation dealing with the repatriation of deported Ukrainian children. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> Russian occupiers illegally detain a Spanish volunteer in the detention center of Simferopol in the annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian spokesman said human rights Dmytro Lubinets. 75 years old Mariano Garcia he is being tortured, he added.
> Three children deported from Ukraine to Russia have returned to their homeland, the organization Save Ukraine has reported. Their journey lasted 15 days, they were interrogated in Russia and Belarus, added the foundation dealing with the repatriation of deported Ukrainian children.
> Stockholm they spent five Russian diplomats, said Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom. Their activities “were incompatible with diplomatic status,” added the minister. The Russian TASS news agency, citing its own sources, said that Moscow’s reaction to Stockholm’s actions “will certainly follow”.
> Six villages in Ukraine destroyed as a result of the Russian attack will be rebuilt according to an experimental project, announced the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal. These include Borodzianka and Jahidne.
> In his Easter message, Pope Francis clearly condemned Russian aggression, but at the same time he does not forget about the Russian people, said Hungarian President Katalin Novak in an interview published on the Catholic portal Magyar Kurir before Pope Francis’ visit to Hungary. According to the Hungarian president, only exclusion from the conflict will lead to peace after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
> The African National Congress will strive to South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said. This declaration means that the authorities in Pretoria want to evade the obligation to detain the Russian president Vladimir Putinwho can visit their country in August.
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