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What happened today (April 15): NPR

What happened today (April 15): NPR

Crew members carry body bags as they search for remains and clear rubble in the Borodinka region outside the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Friday.

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Crew members carry body bags as they search for remains and clear rubble in the Borodinka region outside the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Friday.

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With Friday coming to a close in Kyiv and Moscow, here are the main developments for the day:

The Pentagon Ukraine’s claim that its missiles are confirmedLaunched from the shore, it damaged the main ship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. The missile cruiser Moskva was subsequently sunk. The Russian military said a fire on board the boat caused an explosion of ammunition and that the crew of about 500 sailors had been evacuated. A senior US defense official said casualties were likely. This is the The second main ship Russia lost off the coast of Ukraine in recent weeks.

More than 900 bodies of civilians have been found in the area around the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, after the withdrawal of Russian forcesAnd According to the regional police chief Andrei Nebitov. He said 95 percent of people died of gunshot wounds, which he said suggested many were “simply executed”. The largest number of victims was found in Bucha, The site of some of the most devastating scenes So far it has been watched by the public as several organizations have investigated allegations of war crimes.

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The Russian Defense Ministry said it had bombed a military target on the outskirts of Kyiv and warned that it would intensify its offensive on the capital. In response to the Ukrainian attacks on Russian targets. This came after Ukraine claimed that its missile sank the Moskva cruiser and As Russian officials claim That the Ukrainian strikes hit the Russian territory.

Ukrainian officials say Russian forces have used long-range bombers to attack Mariupol for the first time Since the start of the invasion on February 24. Heavy fighting continued in The besieged coastal city in the southeast of the countryUkrainian soldiers posted on social media about running out of supplies.

War overshadowed the Good Friday Mass of the Pope. The Vatican chose a Russian woman and a Ukrainian woman – said to be friends who work together in a hospital in Rome – to carry the cross during the traditional procession. Ukraine’s religious leaders condemned the decision.

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Russia accuses Ukraine of revenge, With the intensification of the battle in the east.

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