All the latest updates and news from Ukraine today.
Today the people of Moldova and I stand with the global community in remembering the terror inflicted on the civilians in Bucha one year ago.— Maia Sandu (@sandumaiamd) March 31, 2023
We honor and grieve the innocent.
Democracies must work together to ensure that these atrocities are investigated and punished. pic.twitter.com/O1NieaqYfH
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President #Zelensky, together with the leaders of Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia and Moldova, arrived in #Bucha to honor the memory those killed during the Russian occupation.— KyivPost (@KyivPost) March 31, 2023
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Belarusian dictator and close Kremlin ally Alexander Lukashenko called Friday for a "truce" in Ukraine and for talks "without preconditions" between Moscow and Kyiv.
"We must stop now, before an escalation begins. I'll take the risk of suggesting an end of hostilities... a declaration of a truce," Lukashenko said during a televised state of the nation address.
"All territorial, reconstruction, security and other issues can and should be settled at the negotiation table, without preconditions," added Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994.
He also said that Western support for Kyiv was increasing the likelihood of a nuclear war breaking out in Ukraine.
"As a result of the efforts of the United States and its satellites, a full-scale war has been unleashed in (Ukraine)... a third world war with nuclear fires looms on the horizon," he said.
Belarus has allowed Russian forces to use its territory as a launchpad for Moscow's offensive, but Lukashenko has so far refused to send troops over the border.
Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in the Moscow-allied country, drawing condemnation from the West.
Belarus said it was forced to host Russian nuclear weapons because of "unprecedented" Western pressure, insisting their deployment did not violate international agreements.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday. March 31, that Ukraine would "never forgive" Moscow for its occupation of Bucha, a year after the town became a symbol of alleged Russian war crimes.
Watch his speech below and read more here.
When Bucha was de-occupied, the heinous truth about what was happening in the temporarily occupied territories was revealed to the world.— Volodymyr Zelenskyy / Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 31, 2023
We will never forget the victims of this war, and we will certainly bring all Russian murderers to justice. pic.twitter.com/jyuVQ8VMvB
The debris found after recent bombing attacks on two Ukrainian cities suggests Russia is running out of air-launched missiles and fears getting too close to western air defense systems.
Bucha – a word that sounds like a cry of pain and a horror that burns the soul. A word that does not need to be explained. One year ago, 🇺🇦 defenders liberated the city from the ru-occupiers. World saw what it has no right to forget. We remember everyone. We will never forgive. pic.twitter.com/R5F9Mzbze0— Олена Зеленська (@ZelenskaUA) March 31, 2023