Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv readying 41 war crimes cases

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Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv readying 41 war crimes cases

Ukraine’s prosecutor general says allegations against Russian troops include killing of civilians, rape and looting.

A resident rides a bicycle past a destroyed building in the Kyiv region
A local resident rides a bicycle past a destroyed residential building in the town of Borodianka, in Ukraine’s Kyiv region, May 13, 2022 [Vladyslav Musiienko/Reuters]

By Ali HarbPublished On 13 May 202213 May 2022

  • Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says negotiations with Russia on getting fighters out of the besieged Azovstal plant in Mariupol are “very difficult”.
  • The White House says it is “working to clarify Turkey’s position” after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed opposition to Finland and Sweden joining NATO.
  • Russia will suspend electricity supplies to Finland as of Saturday, a supplier says, amid tensions over the European nation’s expected NATO bid.
  • Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin has urged an “immediate ceasefire” in Ukraine in first talks with his Russian counterpart since the war began.
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Here are all the latest updates:

No one can predict length of war, Zelenskyy says

Zelenskyy has said although Ukrainians are doing everything they can to drive out Russians forces, “no one today can predict how long this war will last”.

“This will depend, unfortunately, not only on our people, who are already giving their maximum,” he said in his nightly video address to the nation. “This will depend on our partners, on European countries, on the entire free world.”

He said he was thankful to all those who are working to strengthen the sanctions on Russia and increase military and financial support to Ukraine.

Russia is provoking ‘large-scale food crisis’: Zelenskyy

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said Russia is provoking a “large-scale food crisis” by blocking Ukraine’s ports.

“The world has already recognised that Russia’s blockade of our ports and this war are provoking a large-scale food crisis,”  Zelenskyy said.

“Russian officials are also openly threatening the world that there will be famine in dozens of countries. And what could be the consequences of such a famine? What political instability and migration flows will this lead to? How much will you have to spend then to overcome the consequences?”

Ukraine ready to return bodies of Russian soldiers: Official

Ukrainian military authorities have loaded the bodies of Russian soldiers collected after fighting in the Kyiv and Chernihiv regions onto refrigerated rail cars.

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Volodymr Lyamzin, the head of Ukraine’s civil-military cooperation, said his country was acting in accordance with international law and was ready to return the bodies to Russia.

“According to the norms of international humanitarian law, and Ukraine is strictly following them, after the active phase of the conflict is over, sides have to return the bodies of the military of another country,” he said.

“Ukraine is ready to return the bodies to the aggressor.”

Russian shelling kills civilian in Donetsk: Governor

One civilian was killed and twelve more people were injured in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region as a result of Russian shelling, the region

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