LIVE Kremlin refuses to exchange prisoners for Putin ‘s Ukrainian friend Instagram

War UkraineThe Kremlin has rejected a proposal by the Ukrainian government to exchange prisoners of war in Russia for a pro-Russian politician and friend of President Vladimir Putin, who was detained by the Ukrainian secret service on Tuesday. Follow the latest news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine on this live blog.


Caspar Naber, Peter Schouten


Last update:
13-04-22, 22:49

The most important news in the series

– At least seven people were killed and 22 injured in shelling in the northeastern Ukrainian region of Kharkov in the last 24 hours. That’s what the area governor says in an online message.

– Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson wants to apply for membership in the Western Military Alliance at the NATO summit in Madrid in June. Sweden has always been neutral, but since the Russian attack on Ukraine, more and more votes are in favor of joining NATO.

– The presidents of Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will travel to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Wednesday. The Polish government has made this known. The visits of Andrzej Duda (Poland), Alar Karis (Estonia), Egils Levits (Latvia) and Gitanas Nausede (Lithuania) are a sign of support for Ukraine.

The administration of US President Joe Biden is expected to announce an additional $ 750 million in military aid to Ukraine on Wednesday or Thursday at the latest, two US officials told Reuters.



Two Russian soldiers in Mariupol.
Two Russian soldiers in Mariupol. © AFP

Charkov
Charkov © AP

Viktor Medvedchuk after the arrest in a photo on the Telegram channel of the office of Ukrainian President Zelensky.
Viktor Medvedchuk after the arrest in a photo on the Telegram channel of the office of Ukrainian President Zelensky. © ANP / EPA

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