Ukraine — 30 April 2022

Ukrainian children surviving war with Russia without their parents – BBC News

Millions of Ukraine’s children have fled their homes since Russia invaded their country. The United Nations children’s agency UNICEF estimates two thirds of the country’s children are now displaced. For some, it’s an even harder journey, because they don’t have their parents with them. One children’s home on the eastern frontline in the city of Luhansk had to relocate hundreds of miles across the country to the western city of Lviv.

Accused Russian soldier ‘rapist’ identified by ITV News team | ITV News

The UK government is sending war crimes investigators to Ukraine following reports of sexual violence used by Russian troops.

A 16-year-old girl’s testimony paints a picture of brutality by Russian soldiers (CNN)

CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh speaks with 16-year-old Dasha, who says she was raped by a Russian soldier in her village in Ukraine’s Kherson region. CNN cannot independently verify Dasha’s story, but Ukrainian prosecutors in the Kherson region said in a statement they had investigated her account. 

Orphaned girl was taken and used in Russian propaganda. Now, she tells her story (CNN)

Kira Obedinsky was orphaned by war. She was taken from her hometown of Mariupol to a hospital in a Russian-controlled area of eastern Ukraine. She has now been reunited in Kyiv with her grandfather, and she spoke to CNN for the first time about her ordeal. CNN’s Matt Rivers reports. 

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