«We have agreed on the possibility of using the Croatian ports on the Danube and the Adriatic Sea for the transportation of Ukrainian grain. We will now work to establish the most efficient routes to these ports and make the most of this opportunity.” This was announced by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba after receiving his Croatian colleague Gordan Grli-Radman. “Every open door is a real and effective contribution to global food security. Thanks to Croatia for its constructive assistance,” added Kuleba, as reported by the Ukrainian media.
Rocket attack on Kryvyi Rig: six killed
The number of dead has risen to six, including a 10-year-old girl and her 45-year-old mother, victims of the Russian missile attack on a residential building in Kryvyi Rig. Among the 75 injured, six minors, between 4 and 17 years old; 32 apartments were destroyed, 37 were damaged.
Meanwhile, the rescuers continue their efforts, but a few hours after the attack, part of the structure of the destroyed house collapsed. The video of the moment of the collapse was published in the Ukrainian media: it shows how the half-destroyed wreckage of the house suddenly fell right on the heads of the rescuers who were dismantling the rubble. Fortunately, residents of the house and reporters were at a safe distance, and all managed to scurry away when part of the structure fell.
Lvova-Belova, 700,000 Ukrainian children in Russia
Russia’s Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova said 700,000 Ukrainian children had been brought to Russia since the start of the full-scale invasion, reports the Kyiv Independent.
In total, Lvova-Belova said some 4.8 million Ukrainians had been “accepted” in Russia and said most of the children came with their parents. The numbers include 1,500 children who lived in orphanages or state institutions.
The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Lvova-Belova and Russian President Vladimir Putin for their involvement in the forced deportation of Ukrainian children during Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. In February, Putin praised Lvova-Belova for her work overseeing the deportation of Ukrainian children, describing it as a so-called “humanitarian effort” to “protect Russian citizens”.