Family fleeing the war, forced to leave the two dogs in Kiev



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Family fleeing the war, forced to leave the two dogs in Kiev

A family of four with two children fled Kiev, sadly leaving their two puppies behind. The news was reported directly by the owners of the puppies, who prefer not to reveal their names. The father said: "We were forced to leave our puppies behind.

It was a terrible pain, but we didn't have the possibility to carry them with us, we didn't have how to feed them and nothing to care for them." A truly terrible news, a story like there will be many others: animals are unfortunately among the first innocent victims when there is a war, we have told it during this last month of conflicts, of how domestic, zoo or wild animals are victims of the war, while, fortunately, many others were saved.

What's happening in Ukraine

Finland's president said his country would likely be targeted by Russian cyberwarfare and could face border violations if he decides to run for NATO membership. President Sauli Niinisto said in an interview with public broadcaster Yle that the greatest benefit would be to obtain a preventive effect.

But he pointed to the risk of Russia's destabilizing behavior during an accession process, which would take months. The mayor of Kiev, Vitaly Klitschko, canceled the extended curfew starting from Saturday: "It will be possible to move around the capital and the region on Sunday afternoon," he said quoted by CNN.

In a statement on Telegram, Klitschko said the curfew, scheduled for Saturday at 8pm until 7am Monday, will not be introduced. "
"Peace is always possible and our prayer is at the root of peace. Prayer makes peace sprout". Pope Francis says this in a tweet inviting people to pray for peace in Ukraine.
Russian troops have taken control of Slavutych, the town that houses the personnel working at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

The regional governor Oleksandr Pavlyuk reported this by posting a message on Telegram. Russian soldiers also took over the town's hospital and kidnapped the mayor. Slavutych was built to house personnel evicted from the Chernobyl plant after the 1986 nuclear disaster.

Clashes in the area were preventing workers from coming and going from the plant, which still stores nuclear waste in its "sarcophagus". The Russians took over Chernobyl at the beginning of the conflict.