Russia-Ukraine live news: Mass grave found near Kyiv

  • A grave with dozens of civilians has been found in Buzova village near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, a local official has said.
  • In the Ukrainian city of Barkinkove, just west of Kramatorsk where a missile hit a train station packed with evacuees on Friday, volunteers are arming themselves to join the front line against Russian troops expected to regroup in eastern Ukraine.
  • The death toll from the train station bombing in Kramatorsk has risen to 52. Russia denies responsibility, saying missiles responsible for the attack were only used by Ukraine’s military.
  • Ukraine says more than 4,500 people have been evacuated from its cities through humanitarian corridors.
  • YouTube has blocked Duma TV that broadcasts from Russia’s lower house of parliament.

  • Two killed in Derhachi: regional governor

    Two people have been killed due to Russian shelling in Derhachi, a city in the northeastern province of Kharkiv, regional governor Oleh Sinegubov said on his Telegram channel. He added that 66 artillery attacks were carried across several regions in the past 24 hours.

    What is Russia’s ‘plan B’ in Ukraine?

    After being pushed out of North Ukraine, Russia is now refocusing its forces on taking the east in what one military expert describes as an “all or nothing gamble”.

    Russia confirms prisoner exchange with Ukraine

    Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova confirmed that Russia and Ukraine carried out a prisoner exchange on Saturday.

    Moskalkova said that among those exchanged to Russia, there were four employees of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and soldiers. “Early this morning they landed on the Russian soil,” Moskalkova said in an online post.

    Nine humanitarian corridors set from eastern regions

    Nine humanitarian corridors have been agreed for civilians to evacuate from the Eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on her Telegram channel.

    “All the routes for the humanitarian corridors in the Luhansk region will work as long as there is a ceasefire by the occupying Russian troops,” Vereshchuk said on her Telegram channel. Evacuations will take place with both private vehicles and buses, she added.

    Mass grave found in Buzova village: local official

    A grave with dozens of civilians has been found in Buzova village near Kyiv, a local official has said.

    Taras Didych, head of the Dmytrivka community that includes Buzova, said the bodies were found in a ditch near a petrol station. He said the number of dead had yet to be confirmed.

    The latest reported mass grave comes as Ukrainians forces have regained control of areas surrounding the capital, discovering the amount of damage Russian troops left behind as they focus their offensive on the east.

    The level of destruction and number of casualties among civilians, including in the city of Bucha, has triggered global outrage.

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