Ukraine news – live: Trudeau says Putin committed ‘genocide’ as Polish leader accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’

Inside the Mariupol theater where hundreds of people were killed by Russian shelling

The Russian Defense Ministry said the entire crew of a key warship had been evacuated, following reports that the missile cruiser Moskva had been hit and badly damaged by Ukrainian forces.

Russian state media confirmed that the Moskva, the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet, was badly damaged “as a result of the detonation of ammunition that occurred following a fire”. A Ukrainian official said earlier that the Moskva was hit by two missiles.

Meanwhile, Polish President Andrzej Duda has accused Russia of “terrorism”, saying those responsible for Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine should be brought to justice for their country’s crimes.

“It’s not war, it’s terrorism,” he said during a visit to Kyiv on Wednesday.

Russia continues to insist that its troops are not guilty of war crimes. However, a new independent report by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has found evidence of these accusations.

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‘Severely damaged’ Russian warship and crew evacuated

The Russian Defense Ministry said the entire crew of its Moskva missile cruiser had evacuated the ship, following earlier reports that it had been hit and badly damaged by Ukrainian forces.

Russian state media confirmed that the Moskva, the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet, was badly damaged “as a result of the detonation of ammunition that occurred following a fire”.

The Ministry of Defense said the cause of the fire was under investigation.

A Ukrainian official said earlier that the Moskva was hit by two missiles.

Maksym Marchenko, governor of the region around the Black Sea port of Odessa, said in a Telegram message that two anti-ship missiles hit the cruiser.

Chris BaynesApril 14, 2022 12:54 a.m.

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Jersey freezes £5bn of assets linked to Roman Abramovich

As we mentioned earlier, a court in Jersey has issued a freezing order on $7 billion in assets linked to Roman Abramovich.

RorySullivanApril 14, 2022 12:30 a.m.

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Russian soldiers held hundreds of people prisoner in a school basement

Ukraine reported that Russian troops held 300 people prisoner for a month in a school near Chernihiv.

A photo would show the list of people who were killed there.

The Independent was unable to verify this information.

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 11:59 p.m.

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Ukraine claims to have damaged a Russian warship

Ukraine claimed to have damaged the Russian cruiser “Moskva” with anti-ship missiles.

Maxim Marchenko, the head of the Odessa regional administration, announced the alleged development.

His claim has yet to be independently verified.

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 11:46 p.m.

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Estonia salutes Ukrainian courage

After his visit to Kyiv, Estonian President Alar Karis has this message of support for Ukraine:

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 11:13 p.m.

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China must make Russia end ‘a heinous war’, says US Treasury Secretary

China must convince Russia to stop its “heinous war” in Ukraine, the US Treasury Secretary has said.

If not, Beijing faces a loss of position in the world, according to Janet Yellen.

Speaking to the Atlantic Council think tank in Washington on Wednesday, Ms Yellen also took aim at other countries that were ‘insensitive’ to the situation in Ukraine, saying such a stance was ‘short-sighted’ “.

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 10:55 p.m.

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US considers new sanctions against Russia

The United States has more sanctions than it can impose on Russia because of its invasion of Ukraine, the Biden administration has said.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that more financial firms could be targeted due to Russian aggression.

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 10:30 p.m.

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Russia targets southern and eastern Ukraine to avenge losses, kyiv says

Moscow is focusing its attention on southern and eastern Ukraine to avenge its losses, kyiv said.

“Russian forces are intensifying their activities on the southern and eastern fronts, trying to avenge their defeats,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Wednesday evening.

Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that more than 1,000 Ukrainian marines had surrounded due to a lack of ammunition in the besieged city of Mariupol. This claim has not been confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities.

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 10:11 p.m.

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Ukraine did not reject German president’s offer to visit Kyiv, says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his government had not rejected a proposed visit to Kyiv by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The Ukrainian leader said his office had not been approached by Germany about the visit.

It comes after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed ‘irritation’ over the canceled trip.

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 9:53 p.m.

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Baltic states call for more weapons to be sent to Ukraine

The leaders of the three Baltic states traveled to Kyiv today to show their support for Ukraine.

“It is our duty to help Ukraine with all kinds of weapons,” Latvian President Egils Levits said.

Meanwhile, Gitanas Nauseda, his Lithuanian counterpart, said: “The future of Ukraine will be decided on the battlefield… Ukraine must win.

This thought was echoed by Estonian President Alar Karis. “President Putin must lose this war or there will be no peace in Europe,” he said.

RorySullivanApril 13, 2022 9:36 p.m.

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