Kiev zoo animals have arrived safely in Poland. Exposed to the dangers of war and bombing, even the animals have died imprisoned in their cages. Mostly tigers, lions and caracals, they were rescued by SaveWild Foundation and Bear Sanctuary associations, which are working on the evacuation.
Many species have already been transferred to Poland and some have safely reached the Poznań Zoo which has offered to host them. The animals reached the Polish zoo after 6 days and eight hours of travel, between cold and fear.
But now they are safe. Other animals are still found in Ukraine. Many are still in danger, exposed to bombs and violence, such as rescued bears from circuses hosted by the White Rock Bear Shelter, surrounded by Russian forces and exposed to explosions.
The latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine
China is ready to play a constructive role in the crisis in Ukraine and to work with the international community for necessary mediation, as stated by the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, during the annual press conference on the sidelines of the National Assembly.
of the people, the Chinese Parliament. Russia announced today that it will open humanitarian corridors to allow the evacuation of civilians from several Ukrainian cities that are experiencing heavy fighting, including the capital Kiev and the besieged port city Mariupol.
The Russian armed forces explain that the decision comes after a request to this effect from French President Emmanuel Macron to Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Humanitarian corridors are planned from Kiev, Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy.
An area in the Odessa region was the subject of a Russian missile attack from the sea, according to a video posted by the Odessa Regional Military Administration's operational headquarters. Sky News reports. Russia is recruiting Syrian mercenaries with experience in urban warfare to fight in Ukraine.
This is what the Wall Street Journal reports which quotes four US officials. Some fighters, says the newspaper, are already in Russia, present on both sides of the front in Ukraine. Russia has been involved in the Syrian conflict alongside President Bashar al-Assad's regime since 2015.