Ukraine is preparing for “significant fights” against Moscow’s soldiers in the country’s east, according to the president, as Pope Francis called for an Easter truce to end the violence on Sunday.
Evacuations from Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine, where a missile attack killed 57 people at a train station on Friday, according to an updated toll.
Meanwhile, additional shelling on Sunday severely damaged a major airfield in the city of Dnipro.
President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned atrocities against civilians once more, and stated that he and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz had agreed that “all perpetrators of war crimes must be identified and punished.”
Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, claimed the government was looking into the alleged guilt of 500 top Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, for thousands of war crimes.
In addition, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated that the US will “engage with the international community to ensure responsibility” for what he called “mass crimes.”
In order to open the path for peace, Pope Francis has called for an Easter truce in Ukraine.