April 5, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The human toll of the invasion of Ukraine is becoming ever more apparent as Russian troops pull out of the region of the nation’s capital Kyiv. In a Telegram post, Sumy Governor Dmytro Shyvytskyi confirmed that Russian forces had begun withdrawing from the region and hundreds of civilians have been killed. The post strongly condemns Russians for what the governor describes as unprecedented acts of cruelty.
2.German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has condemned Russia for the atrocities in the Ukrainian city of Bucha, saying her country will expel a significant number of Russian diplomats based in Berlin. Baerbock said, “The images from Bucha reveal the unbelievable brutality of the Russian leadership and those who follow its propaganda.”
3.Russia is facing growing outrage and accusations that it committed war crimes in Ukraine. The Kremlin continues to deny responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in the suburbs of Kyiv. But world leaders are threatening to impose new sanctions.