Day 44 Update on the Russia vs Ukraine War: Borodyanka is destroyed and Russia is suspended by the Human Rights Council, JAKARTA – War Russia vs Ukraine has entered its 44th day, a series of events continues to this day such as the situation in Borodyanka which is more dire than in Bucha.

This was stated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy via a video telegram message. Conditions in Borodyanka were appalling and there were many casualties.

“The work to clear the rubble at Borodyanka has begun… It’s much more terrible there. Even more victims from the Russian occupiers,” Zelensky said.

Meanwhile, the UN General Assembly has voted to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, out of concern over human rights violations in Ukraine and according to Russia this is an illegal and politically motivated move.

Check out the latest updates about Russia vs Ukraine war 44th day summarized Algeria on Friday (8/4/2022):

1. Russian Propaganda Uses War Victims

Zelenskyy said Russia would use dead Ukrainians in a propaganda campaign against his country, saying Russian propagandists planned to use the bodies of Mariupol victims to stage murder scenes that could be blamed on Ukraine.

The Ukrainian president called it a “mirror response” to what people saw in Bucha. Russia has claimed atrocities in Bucha, where the bodies of shot civilians line the streets.

US Sanctions Against Russian Mining and Shipbuilding Companies

The Biden administration has announced sanctions against Russia’s largest military shipbuilder and diamond mining company by blocking their access to the US financial system.

2. Chernihiv Conditions After the War

According to an Associated Press report, Russian troops withdrew from the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, leaving behind destroyed buildings, streets lined with destroyed cars, and residents in dire need of food and other aid.

The current situation in Chernihiv sees many people queuing to receive bread, diapers and medicine from the van parked outside the destroyed school which now serves as an aid distribution point in Chernihiv, this is due to the Russian troops who laid siege for weeks as part of their efforts to sweep south towards the capital before retreating.

3. New Zealand Helps Increase Oil Stocks in the World

New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods said the New Zealand government has now announced plans to release 184,000 barrels of crude oil and nearly 299,000 barrels of diesel to the International Energy Agency’s emergency stock release.

“There has been a lot of turmoil in global oil markets since the invasion. This further action, coupled with the United States’ move to release 180 million barrels of oil over the next six months, will help provide certainty to markets.” clear

4. Canadian Aid To Ukraine

Canada has stepped up financial support for Ukraine when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new federal budget.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the budget allocated an additional $800 million in loans through the International Monetary Fund, as well as another $400 million in military aid.

“Brave people of Ukraine are fighting, our fight for democracy is in the national interest, we are pressing to ensure that they have the missiles and money they need to win,” Freeland tweeted.

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