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  • Videos, some of which have been authenticated, show ukrainian military executed Russian prisoners of war. Ukraine’s presidency promised that those responsible would be brought to justice, but some officials were more ambiguous.
  • European Union (EU) decided on Thursday an embargo on Russian coal, which will take effect in early August, and the closure of European ports to Russian ships, as part of the fifth round of sanctions against Moscow. At the same time, the European Union has offered to increase funding for providing weapons to Ukraine by 500 million euros, which will be increased to a total of 1.5 billion since the start of the invasion.
  • United Nations General Assembly, which consists of 193 member states, suspended Russia on Thursday from its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Moscow denounces the suspension “illegal and politically motivated, aimed at punishing sovereign UN member states that pursue independent domestic and foreign policies”and decide “anticipated stop” of this advice.
  • that “new mayor” proclaimed by pro-Russian troops in MarioupolKostiantyn Ivashchenko, announced that“about 5,000 people” have died among the civilian population of this Ukrainian city, which has been under siege for weeks by the Russian army and its separatist allies. Estimates of the Ukrainian authorities are higher.
  • Twenty-six bodies were evacuated by Ukrainian rescue workers from the rubble of two apartment buildings bombed in Borodianka, northwest of Kiev. The situation in the city has been described by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as “much scarier” than in Boutcha, where the massacre of civilians was carried out.
  • Russian troops have loosened their grip Kiev in recent days with a view, according to Moscow, to the concentration of the Russian offensive in eastern Ukraine. The days to come are for the civilians in the east of the country ” last chance “ to evacuate the area, local authorities warned on Thursday.
  • President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the EU’s head of diplomacy, Josep Borrell, traveled on Friday to Boutcha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, to express their views. “unwavering support” to Ukraine in its struggle against the Russian invasion.
  • Moscow recognized “significant loss” in its troops deployed in Ukraine, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, without counting the numbers. “This is a great tragedy for us”he complained.

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