Ukraine-Russia: Kyiv mayor cautions residents who fled not to return amid Russia’s renewed assault

More than 900 civilians were found dead in the cities around Kyiv, as Ukrainian forces continue to retake areas previously occupied by Russia’s military.

Smoke billowed over Kyiv Saturday after Russia’s latest missile volley, which killed one person and wounded several others.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has cautioned residents who fled the city not to return amid these new attacks.

“We’re not ruling out further strikes on the capital,” Klitschko said. “If you have the opportunity to stay a little bit longer in the cities where it’s safer, do it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Russia’s security agency requests more money for soldiers’ funerals

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has allegedly asked for more money to cover the costs of troop funeral services.

Radio Free Europe reported that the service asked for a 17% increase in funding in a document posted to a government website. That would translate to a roughly $700-900 increase per soldier, depending on rank.

The exact number of Russian troop losses has not been confirmed, but officials in Western countries believe the losses to be heavy.

Ukraine’s military has claimed as many as 19,500 Russian troops have been killed.

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Russia’s military has killed over 200 Ukrainian children, injured over 360: report

Translation: “In Ukraine, the Russian occupiers have already killed 202 children.”

Russia’s military losses as of April 17th

Zelenskyy talks ‘inhuman’ conditions in Mariupol and recovery efforts in nightly address

In a nightly address on Saturday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed the recovery effort that will following the end of the Ukraine-Russia War. He also mentioned a devastated Mairupol.

“The situation in Mariupol remains as severe as possible,” he said. “Just inhuman. This is what the Russian Federation did. Deliberately did. And deliberately continues to destroy cities. Russia is deliberately trying to destroy everyone who is there in Mariupol.”

The comments come as Russia has renewed its assault on major Ukrainian towns.

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Russia’s military destroyed a community kitchen in Kharkiv: report

Russia’s military bombed Kharkiv on Saturday, destroying a community kitchen run by a celebrity chef.

The kitchen, set up by World Central Kitchen, was created to establish feeding systems in disaster and war zones, providing nearly 300,000 meals a day.

Celebrity chef José Andrés said his workers will continue to try and provide help to the Ukrainian people as “to give food in the middle of a senseless war is an act of courage, resilience and resistance.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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