As the conflict continues, moving to Ukraine’s eastern borders, the US and its Western allies are planning new military and economic support measures for Kiev. Today, US President Joe Biden speaks to the nation, announcing a new package of military support for Ukraine, while G7 ministers communicate another 24 billion in favor of Kiev. Tension also in the Far East, after 11 Chinese jets raided the air defense identification space
Kiev intelligence intercepted order to kill all Popasna prisoners
“The main intelligence directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry received an audio interception of the conversation of the occupiers, which refers to the order to kill all prisoners of war in the Popasna district (Luhansk region)”. The news was announced by the Interfax Ukraine news agency, citing a dispatch from the Kiev intelligence. “This is a real war crime – the note reads – a violation of international law and another striking example of the fact that the Russian army is made up of murderers, rapists and looters and not soldiers. Once again, we warn that war crimes have no statute of limitations and we guarantee that all war criminals will be brought to justice ”.
Moscow will hold a pseudo-referendum in Kherson on 27/4
Moscow will hold a ‘pseudo-referendum’ in the city of Kherson (south) on April 27, according to the Ukrainian army, reports the Kyiv Independent. According to the Ukrainian Southern Operational Command, it will be a “staging”: Russia is not interested in giving a voice to the citizens since the false results of the popular poll in favor of the occupation are “already known”. On Monday, Odessa regional military administration spokesman Serhy Bratchuk said Russian forces were planning a false flag operation in Kherson to justify “saving the city” through a referendum.
Xi: China supports diplomatic resolution, no sanctions
The Chinese government of Xi Jinping supports the use of conflict resolution negotiations, but opposes the use of sanctions. Xi said this in a video message to an international forum, trying to summarize Beijing’s approach to the crisis that exploded on the Ukrainian borders.