Kyiv expecting the worst, as Russia vows to step up strikes

A woman reacts next to the body of a 15-year-old boy killed during a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, April 15, 2022.
A woman reacts next to the body of a 15-year-old boy killed during a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, April 15, 2022. Copyright (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
By Euronews with AP, AFP
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Kyiv braces for a tough night after Moskva sinking, as Russia vows to step up strikes in response to what it calls Ukrainian "terrorist" attacks.

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It is day 51 of the war in Ukraine, as Russian forces are expected to begin a new big offensive in the east of the country after their retreat from the Kyiv region and other parts of the country revealed growing evidence of human rights atrocities.

Despite Moscow's blanket denials, horrific discoveries of civilian murders, torture and other barbaric acts continue coming to light, with Ukrainian authorities claiming tens of thousands of civilian casualties in Mariupol alone.

Kyiv forces continue to prepare for the renewed assault, while Western nations keep tightening sanctions against Moscow and NATO and condemnations of Vladimir Putin's actions continue to grow.

Follow Friday's events as they unfold in our blog below, or watch TV coverage in the video player above.

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