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Liveblog: ++ Amnesty talks about war crimes in Mariupol ++

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Status: 06/30/2022 02:46

The attack on a theater in Mariupol in March was a Russian war crime, according to an Amnesty report. According to Kremlin boss Putin, the “special operation” in Ukraine, as he calls it, is going according to plan. All developments in the live blog.


Putin: “Special operation” in Ukraine is proceeding as planned

More than four months into Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin has again asserted that hostilities are proceeding as planned. “The work is going quietly, rhythmically, the troops are advancing and reaching the lines set for them as milestones,” Putin told Russian reporters in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat. the Tass agency quoted him as saying.

According to Western experts, the Russian army is advancing, suffering heavy losses and quickly exhausting its artillery shells.


Amnesty: Attack on Mariupol theaters was a war crime

Amnesty International has classified the airstrike on the Mariupol theater in March as a war crime committed by Russian forces. According to the human rights organization, she has been collecting evidence for a good three months and has now submitted a report on it. Also included are testimonies from 52 survivors and witnesses, 28 of whom were in or near the theater at the time of the March 16 attack.

“The attack on the Mariupol theater is a war crime committed by Russian troops,” said Julia Duchrow of Amnesty International Germany. Most likely, two 500 kilo bombs were dropped. Residents of the besieged Ukrainian port city had sought refuge in the theater.

Source www.tagesschau.de

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