The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to worsen as the number of civilian casualties rises. According to the United Nations Human Rights Office, the death toll has reached 7,110 since the war began, with more than 400 of them minors. In addition, 11,547 people have been injured and five more have died in the Russian bombardments of the last two days in Kherson and Kharkiv.
This Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky received the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen in Mykolaiv. Zelensky insistsently asked for more weapons to be sent from the West to end the Russian presence on its territory, including fighter planes. Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has not ruled out the possibility of sending F16 fighters, while Germany resists.
Meanwhile, Russia takes advantage of the West’s inaction and continues to increase its pressure on eastern Ukraine. The city of Bakhmut has been under constant bombardment of Russian artillery for months, but Ukrainian troops still hold their positions. Despite the destruction, there is still a glimpse of life in its streets, a life in the midst of hell.