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Russia strikes annexed area; More bodies found inside Kharkiv

Russia strikes annexed area; More bodies found inside Kharkiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia concentrated attacks Friday inside its increasingly troubled invasion of Ukraine on areas it illegally annexed while the demise toll from earlier missile strikes on apartment buildings inside the southern city of Zaporizhzhia rose to 12.

In a rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his behaviour of Europe's worst armed debate since World War II, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to anthropoid rights organizations inside his country accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ukraine, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by to an activist jailed inside Russia's associate Belarus.

Berit Reiss-Andersen, the committee's chair, said the integrity went to "three outstanding champions of anthropoid rights, democracy accompanied by every one one other accompanied by tranquil coexistence."

Putin this week illegally claimed quartet regions of Ukraine while Russian territory, including the Zaporizhzhia neighbourhood that is place of residence to Europe's largest nuclear ability plant, whose reactors were shut down last month.

Fighting near the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has alarmed the U.N.'s atomic vitality watchdog, which on Friday doubled to quartet the number of its inspectors monitoring plant safeguards. An accident there could release 10 times additional potentially lethal radiation than the world's worst nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl inside Ukraine 36 years ago, Ukrainian Environmental Protection Minister Ruslan Strilets said Friday.

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"The circumstances accompanied by the occupation, shelling, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by mining of the Chernobyl accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Zaporizhzhia nuclear ability plants by Russian troops is causing consequences that will have a worldwide character," Strilets told The Associated Press.

The city of Zaporizhzhia is located 53 kilometers (33 miles) away from the nuclear plant while a crow flies accompanied by every one one other accompanied by remains under Ukrainian control. To cement Russia's claim to the region, Russian forces bombarded the city accompanied by S-300 missiles on Thursday, accompanied by additional attacks reported Friday.

Ukrainian authorities said the demise toll from the strikes on apartment buildings rose to 12 on Friday, while another 12 people wounded inside the bombardment remained hospitalized.

Missiles excessively struck the city overnight, wounding one person, Zaporizhzhia Gov. Oleksandr Starukh said. Russia excessively used Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones there for the earliest hour dated accompanied by every one one other accompanied by damaged place of set of two infrastructure facilities, he said.

With its armed strength losing ground to a Ukrainian counteroffensive inside the south accompanied by every one one other accompanied by east, Russia has deployed unmanned, disposable Iranian-made drones that are cheaper accompanied by every one one other accompanied by less state-of-the-art than missiles nevertheless still tin injury targets on the ground.

The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War said Russia's use of the explosives-packed drones was unlikely to affect the way of the war.

"They have used numerous drones opposed to civilian targets inside rear areas, probable hoping to source nonlinear effects into with every one other accompanied by not here of terror. Such efforts are not succeeding," analysts at the exist convinced by tank wrote.

In other Moscow-annexed areas, Russia's Defense Ministry reported Friday that its forces had repelled Ukrainian advances near the city of Lyman accompanied by every one one other accompanied by retaken trio villages somewhere else inside the eastern Donetsk region. The management dividing excessively claimed that Russian forces had prevented Ukrainian troops from advancing on some villages inside the southern Kherson region.

Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy said inside his nightly video address Friday that this week alone, his military has recaptured 776 marketplace kilometers (300 marketplace miles) of territory inside the the orient accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 29 settlements, including sextet inside the Luhansk region, which Putin has annexed. In total, Ukrainian forces have liberated 2,434 marketplace kilometers (940 marketplace miles) of land accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 96 settlements since the beginning of its counteroffensive, he said.

In Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region, Russian troops shelled the city of Nikopol overnight, killing one person, wounding another accompanied by every one one other accompanied by damaging buildings, natural gasoline pipelines accompanied by every one one other accompanied by ability systems, the region's executive reported. Nikopol lies down the Dnieper River across from Russian-held territory near the nuclear plant. The city has been shelled constantly for weeks.

The series of Russia's devastation accompanied by every one one other accompanied by demise from areas where its troops retreated became clearer Friday. A report by Ukrainian First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevhen Yenin revealed that 530 bodies of civilians have been found inside Ukraine's northeastern Kharkiv neighbourhood since Sept. 7.

The residents killed all over the Russian occupation included 257 men, 225 women accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 19 children, accompanied by 29 people unidentified, Yenin said. Most of the bodies were found inside a formerly disclosed pile burying place inside the city of Izium.

According to Yenin, the recovered bodies bore signs of gunshots, explosions accompanied by every one one other accompanied by torture. Some people had ropes around their necks, hands tied behind their back, bullet wounds to their knees accompanied by every one one other accompanied by broken ribs.

Authorities have identified 22 torture sites inside parts of the Kharkiv neighbourhood that Ukrainian forces not lengthy ago liberated, said Serhiy Bolvinov, a geographical police official.

Some Russian military apparatus accompanied by every one one other accompanied by weapons, meanwhile, are getting into the Ukrainian military's hands. Britain's Ministry of Defense said Friday that Ukrainian forces have captured at least 440 tanks accompanied by every one one other accompanied by concerning 650 armored vehicles since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24.

"The lack of favourable consequence of Russian crews to demolish intact apparatus earlier to withdrawing or surrendering highlights their poverty-stricken condition of training accompanied by every one one other accompanied by low levels of battle discipline," the British management dividing said. "With Russian formations under severe strain inside some sectors accompanied by every one one other accompanied by increasingly demoralized troops, Russia will probable convey on accompanied by to mislay heavy weaponry."

Putin ordered a partial mobilization of Russian armed strength reservists last month to build strong manpower on the front lines inside Ukraine. Mistakes have dogged the military call-up, however, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by tens of thousands of men have fled Russia, unwilling to fight Putin's war.

That has left-hand Russia despairing for troop reinforcements. The Ukrainian military said Friday that 500 former criminals have been mobilized to build strong Russian ranks inside the eastern Donetsk region, where Ukrainian forces have retaken some territory. Officers drawn from rules with every one other accompanied by regulations enforcement are commanding the new units, the military said.

Russia's condition report agency Tass reported Friday that a court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations inside the Russian city of Penza had dismissed the earliest instance opposed to a Russian male called up to labour for nevertheless who refused. The 32-year-old man's lawyers had argued that the rules with every one other accompanied by regulations under which he was charged applies only to conscription evaders, not those theme to the partial mobilization.

In another sign of trouble, reports have surfaced of poverty-stricken training accompanied by every one one other accompanied by few supplies for the new Russian troops. At least place of set of two Russian cities — St. Petersburg accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Nizhny Novgorod — announced Friday they were canceling their Russian New Year's accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Christmas celebrations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by redirecting that money to buy supplies for Russian troops.

Under increasing pressure from his own supporters while well while critics, Putin continued to reshuffle his military's leadership, putting a new leader into Russia's eastern military district.

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Associated Press author Hanna Arhirova inside Ukraine contributed to this report.

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Yenin said forensics experts have found indications of "violent demise inside a considerable number of bodies" including signs of torture.\u003c/p>\u003cp>According to Yenin some bodies "had a cord around their neck, hands tied behind their back, bullet wounds to their knees, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by broken ribs." \u003c/p>\u003cp>Overall 1,350 civilians were killed inside the Kharkiv neighbourhood since the begin of the war. Serhiy Bolvinov head of the Kharkiv region's State Police Investigative Department, said 22 torture sites were found inside not lengthy ago liberated areas. \u003c/p>\u003cp>___\u003c/p>\u003cp>KEY DEVELOPMENTS:\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>— Biden: \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/biden-nuclear-risk-1d0f1e40cff3a92c662c57f274ce0e25?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=TopNews&utm_campaign=position_02\">Nuclear 'Armageddon'\u003c/a> chance highest since '62 crisis\u003c/p>\u003cp>— Putin's path: from pledges of \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-putin-business-nuclear-weapons-961200d584e048cecd15fa29ee8c2057?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=TopNews&utm_campaign=position_04\">stability to nuclear\u003c/a> threats\u003c/p>\u003cp>— Nobel \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-science-oslo-nobel-prizes-maria-ressa-ba114b1802b85dfdddc5274efd060b2c?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=TopNews&utm_campaign=position_05\">Peace Prize to activists\u003c/a> from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine\u003c/p>\u003cp>— EU leaders strive to bridge \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-business-prague-european-union-d78609d001743c7a2b37dc2a5eba7a59\">gas cost cap\u003c/a> divide\u003c/p>\u003cp>— UN rights body agrees to \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/voting-rights-russia-ukraine-united-nations-european-union-d6672eb26ffa8e6ff3089de298d0f57c\">appoint expert\u003c/a> to scrutinize Russia\u003c/p>\u003cp>Follow all AP stories on the war inside Ukraine at \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine\">https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine.\u003c/a>\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:570644633064' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='d1355f7c528a10c872e2a26b9d532e16'>Hub peek embed (UnitedNationsGeneralAssembly) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>___ \u003c/p>\u003cp>KYIV, Ukraine — Two burial sites were found inside the not lengthy ago recaptured Ukrainian city of Lyman accompanied by every one one other accompanied by one of them is a pile grave, authorities said Friday.\u003c/p>\u003cp> The burial location accompanied by around 200 individual graves is civilians buried there, says Donetsk Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko. In the pile grave, he said it could include the bodies of civilians accompanied by every one one other accompanied by soldiers accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the exact number of people buried there is yet to exist determined.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The city was recaptured from Russian forces who had occupied it for months.\u003c/p>\u003cp>About 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Lyman, inside the not lengthy ago liberated city of Sviatohirsk, 21 bodies of civilians were reburied. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"While the battles for Sviatohirsk accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the occupation continued, the killed people were buried inside the streets accompanied by every one one other accompanied by yards," Kyrylenko wrote on his Telegram site. \u003c/p>\u003cp>___\u003c/p>\u003cp>PRAGUE, Czech Republic — French President Emmanuel Macron says EU leaders have agreed on setting up exceptional fund to permit Ukraine to unswerving buy military apparatus it needs.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The initial amount is only 100 million euros, only a fraction of the 2.5 billion euros the EU has by that hour dated spent inside support of Ukraine's war effort.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Macron didn't provide details on the fund while the Ukrainian military presses ahead accompanied by its counteroffensive opposed to Russian occupying forces.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The French president said at an EU leaders' summit Friday that the 27 subscriber country bloc remains committed to providing military training to Ukrainian forces.\u003c/p>\u003cp>He excessively said France is near to a deal accompanied by Denmark on sending an additional sextet Caesar self-propelled howitzers cannons to Ukraine. \u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>KYIV — Officials speak the demise toll from a Russian missile assault on an apartment building inside the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia has risen to 12.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Zaporizhzhia Regional Administration said Friday 21 people were rescued from the rubble of residential buildings that were hit accompanied by modified S-300 missiles. A dozen people convey on accompanied by to exist hospitalized, including place of set of two childrent.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Regional Governor Oleksandr Staruch posted on his Telegram strait that this was not random, nevertheless a deliberate strike on multi-story buildings.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Starukh said Russian forces on Friday deployed for the earliest hour dated Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones that damaged place of set of two infrastructure facilities inside Zaporizhzha. \u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko gave his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin a tractor while a inside attendance for his 70th birthday while electronic billboards congratulating Putin appeared inside Serbia's earliest city Belgrade.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Lukashenko presented Putin accompanied by a inside attendance guarantee for the automobile while the leaders of some ex-Soviet nations met at the Czarist-era Konstantin Palace inside St. Petersburg on Friday. It wasn't understandable how the Russian leader responded to the gift, which Lukashenko's office announced. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The billboards inside Belgrade ascribe Putin's photo accompanied by every one one other accompanied by read: "Happy birthday to President Vladimir Putin from the Serb brethren!" The posters are signed by a Pro-Russian right-wing group.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Putin remains well liked inside Serbia inside malice of the assault on Ukraine accompanied by every one one other accompanied by numerous inside the Balkan country exist convinced by that the Russian president was provoked by the West into launching the invasion.\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>NICOSIA, Cyprus — Ukraine's environmental defence minister says an accident at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear ability plant could release 10 times the amount of potentially lethal radioactivity than the world's worst atomic accident did inside Chernobyl 36 years ago.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Ruslan Strilets who is inside Cyprus for a U.N. environmental conference, told the Associated Press inside an gathering Friday that a release of radioactivity of that magnitude could expand to while a a large amount of while 2 million sq. km (772,200 sq. miles), "three times larger than Ukraine's total area" or an area fifty per cent of the dimensions of the European Union. An accident could excessively spark "a wave of environmental refugees" fleeing to other areas of Ukraine or abroad. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>According to Strilets, concerning 3 million hectares (7.4 million acres) of forest have been damaged or burned since the Feb. 24 launch of the Russian invasion. Forest fires inside amalgamation accompanied by Russian attacks on lubricant depots accompanied by every one one other accompanied by manufacturing facilities have spewed additional than 67 million tons of pollutants into the air. Currently, 812 nature-protected areas have either been damaged or convey on accompanied by to exist under threat.\u003c/p>\u003cp>He added that a preliminary evaluation on environmental injury the war has caused inside the last septet months puts the cost at over 36 billion euros ($35.25 billion).\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch monetary crime prosecutors speak they have arrested a 55-year-old male on suspicion of breaching sanctions by selling computer chips to companies inside Russia that could have military uses.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The tax service's prosecution office, known by its Dutch acronym FIOD, said Friday that the male was arrested Sept. 27 inside the eastern Netherlands accompanied by every one one other accompanied by remains inside custody. His identity was not released, inside dash accompanied by Dutch privacy regulations.\u003c/p>\u003cp>FIOD said inside a statement that the chips he delivered to Russia "can excessively exist used for producing weapons.\" It added that the Russian weapon manufacturing currently has a solemn shortage of these microchips.\u003c/p>\u003cp>FIOD says the male allegedly deliberately tried to evade sanctions by pretending the chips had destinations other than Russia.\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>OSLO, Norway — This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to jailed Belarus rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian category Memorial accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the Ukrainian organization Center for Civil Liberties.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said Friday the judges wanted to integrity "three outstanding champions of anthropoid rights, democracy accompanied by every one one other accompanied by tranquil coexistence inside the neighbor countries Belarus, Russia accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ukraine."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Reiss-Andersen told reporters inside Oslo the laureates "have revitalized accompanied by every one one other accompanied by honored Alfred Nobel's eyesight of tranquillity accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fraternity inside the centre of nations, a eyesight most needed inside the world today" into with every one other accompanied by not here of their consistent efforts inside good turn of anthropoid values, anti-militarism accompanied by every one one other accompanied by principles of law.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The award follows a tradition of highlighting groups accompanied by every one one other accompanied by activists trying to place an extremity to conflicts, alleviate hardship accompanied by every one one other accompanied by retain protected from danger anthropoid rights.\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>KYIV — A spokesperson for Ukraine's president says Volodymyr Zelenskyy would never inquire NATO to launch a nuclear earliest strike to place an extremity to Russia from unleashing its own nuclear arsenal.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Zelenskyy's press officer Serhiy Nikiforov said Friday the Ukrainian president's remark all over a discussion at Australia's Lowy Institute didn't insinuate that NATO should launch a preemptive nuclear attack, nevertheless while an different to lay clasp of deed proactively accompanied by additional sanctions while it should have done earlier to Russia's Feb. 24 invasion. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Ukrainian presidential advisor Mykhailo Podolyak posted on Twitter that Zelenskyy's allude to of to strikes meant that the West should step up sanctions while well while military assistance to Ukraine.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In response to a question concerning what NATO should do to deter Russia from using nuclear weapons, Zelenksyy told the Lowy Institute the alliance should "make it impossible for Russia to use nuclear weapons" into with every one other accompanied by not here of "preemptive strikes, so they know what will occur to them if they do." \u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>KYIV — Britain's Defense Ministry says Ukraine's ability to capture accompanied by every one one other accompanied by place spine into labour Russian tanks accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other apparatus continues to exist an important element inside its operate to repel the invasion.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Ministry said Friday Ukrainian forces have captured at least 440 tanks accompanied by every one one other accompanied by concerning 650 armored vehicles since the begin of the war.\u003c/p>\u003cp>It excessively said the lack of favourable consequence of Russian crews to demolish intact apparatus earlier to withdrawing or surrendering "highlights their poverty-stricken condition of training accompanied by every one one other accompanied by low levels of battle discipline."\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>KYIV — The Ukrainian military says its forces have report down additional than 20 Russian drones over the last 24 hours.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Most of the drones were the Iranian-made Shahed-136 that are packed accompanied by explosives accompanied by every one one other accompanied by are designed to crash into targets.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The military excessively said that 500 former criminals have been mobilized to build strong Russian ranks inside the eastern Donetsk region, where Ukrainian forces have been retaking territory. The new units are commanded by officers drawn from rules with every one other accompanied by regulations enforcement.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War says Russia has increasingly deployed the cheaper an less state-of-the-art Iranian-made drones inside recent weeks, nevertheless the weapons are unlikely to significantly affect the way of the war.\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>KYIV — A Ukrainian military official says Russian troops have shelled the southern city of Nikopol overnight, damaging multi-story buildings, houses, farm buildings accompanied by every one one other accompanied by condition infrastructure including gasoline pipelines accompanied by every one one other accompanied by ability systems.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Valentyn Reznichenko, the head of the local military administration, said Friday no indeed indeed injuries reported.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Nikopol is circumstances down the Dnieper River, facing Russian-held territory. Russian forces are trying to blunt recent Ukrainian advances down the southern front.\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>PRAGUE — European Union leaders are gathering inside Prague to try to bridge significant differences over a natural gasoline cost lid while winter approaches accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Russia's war on Ukraine fuels the vitality crisis. \u003c/p>\u003cp>It's hoped that a cost lid will include a crisis that is driving up prices for consumers accompanied by every one one other accompanied by business. It could lead to rolling blackouts, shuttered factories accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a deep recession over the winter. \u003c/p>\u003cp>As Europeans bolster their support for Ukraine inside the form of weapons, money accompanied by every one one other accompanied by aid, Russia has reduced or gash off natural gasoline to 13 subscriber nations. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Standing inside the way of an accord at Friday's summit is the simple fact that every one one subscriber country depends on different vitality sources accompanied by every one one other accompanied by suppliers.\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>NEW YORK — U.S. President Joe Biden says the chance of nuclear "Armageddon" is at the highest flat since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Biden's remarks came while Russian officials speak of the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons following suffering massive setbacks inside the eight-month invasion of Ukraine. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Speaking at a fundraiser Thursday for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was "not joking when he talks concerning the use of tactical nuclear weapons or biotic or chemical weapons." \u003c/p>\u003cp>Biden added that "we have not faced the likelihood of Armageddon since Kennedy accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the Cuban Missile Crisis."\u003c/p>\u003cp>____\u003c/p>\u003cp>UNITED NATIONS — Russia is calling for a secret ballot following week inside the U.N. 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Even earlier to that, ties had been fraught over Russian President Vladimir Putin's backing for pro-Russian separatists inside Ukraine, his support for authoritarian Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Syrian leader Bashar Assad, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by his repression of political opponents such while dissident \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-film-reviews-entertainment-health-europe-bc9901ace1d74698015f118416b5cd01\">Alexei Navalny\u003c/a> at home.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"I hope the Russian authorities read the justification for the tranquillity prize accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lay clasp of it to heart," Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said following the Nobel Committee awarded the 2022 prize to imprisoned Belarus rights activist Ales Bialiatski, the Russian rights category Memorial accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties, which is focusing on documenting war crimes. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>"It sends a signal that keeping secular society down is protecting one's own power. It is seen from the outer external outside accompanied by every one one other accompanied by it is criticized,\" he said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>French President Emmanuel Macron was among the world leaders who fast hailed the laureates, tweeting that their prize "pays homage to unwavering defenders of anthropoid rights inside Europe."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:595766778705' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='e660685f7c7e224cf61c2ab7adb948d9'>Hub peek embed (NobelPrizes) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>"Artisans of peace, they know they tin count on France's support," the French leader said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>NATO leader Jens Stoltenberg congratulated the winners, tweeting that "the fair to speak truth to ability is fundamental to lacking ask in remittance accompanied by every one one other accompanied by not shut societies."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said the award needs to exist seen opposed to the backdrop of the war inside Ukraine.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"There is war inside Europe. Your labour for tranquillity accompanied by every one one other accompanied by anthropoid rights is therefore additional important than at some hour dated before,\" he said to the winners. \"Thank you for that." \u003c/p>\u003cp>German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said the trio groups "fully deserved" the awards. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"The bravery, passion accompanied by every one one other accompanied by clarity accompanied by which (they) are fighting for freedom accompanied by every one one other accompanied by justice deserves the highest respect," he told reporters on the sidelines of a gathering of European Union leaders inside Prague.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In Paris, exiled Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told The Associated Press that the award was "recognition of all the people who are sacrificing their freedom accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lives for the sake of (Belarus).\"\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Over the last place of set of two years, the management of Belarus has waged a brutal crackdown on journalists accompanied by every one one other accompanied by protesters who speak that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, beating thousands, detaining tens of thousands accompanied by every one one other accompanied by charging rights defenders accompanied by cases that the opposition calls politically motivated. Many have fled the country for their own safety.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\"Physically, you know, this prize will not effect their circumstances nevertheless I am sure it (will) effect the moods accompanied by every one one other accompanied by intentions of other countries to assist those people who are behind bars," Tsikhanouskaya said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarusian journalist accompanied by every one one other accompanied by author who won the 2015 Nobel Prize inside literature, called Bialiatski "a legendary figure."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>"What Viasna, founded by him, has done accompanied by every one one other accompanied by is doing inside the contemporaneous circumstances, is inside his spirit, inside his philosophy," Alexievich told reporters Friday.\u003c/p>\u003cp>She added that Bialiatski is "seriously ill" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by needs medical treatment, nevertheless is "unlikely to exist freed from behind bars."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Belarus' Foreign Ministry, meanwhile, denounced the Nobel committee's decision to award the prize to Bialiatski while "politicized."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Ministry spokesperson Anatoly Glaz said "in recent years, a number of important decisions — accompanied by every one one other accompanied by we're talking concerning the tranquillity prize — of the Nobel committee have been so politicized, that, I'm sorry, Alfred Nobel got tired of turning inside his grave."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Olav Njølstad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, dismissed the criticism.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\"I'm completely sure we comprehend Alfred Nobel's will accompanied by every one one other accompanied by intentions better than the dictatorship inside Minsk,\" he said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Meanwhile, a older counsellor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy excessively took matter accompanied by the award, saying the Nobel Committee "has an interesting comprehension of (the) word 'peace' if representatives of place of set of two countries that attacked a third one receive (the prize) together.\"\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>"Neither Russian nor Belarusian organizations were intelligent to organize resistance to the war," Mykhailo Podolyak tweeted. "This year's Nobel is 'awesome.'\"\u003c/p>\u003cp>But Oleksandra Matviichuk, a Ukrainian legal practitioner who heads the Center for Civil Liberties, said the award was for the groups, not the countries they were based in. In an gathering accompanied by German on one instance a week Der Spiegel, she said her co-laureates had spoken not here clearly opposed to Russia's hostility inside the way of Ukraine since 2014.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"They always called things by their name,\" she said. 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The U.N.'s top anthropoid rights body has voted Friday to appoint an self-governing expert to step up scrutiny of Russia's rights record at home. Russian ambassador Gennady Gatilov lashed not here at the preliminary report of the proposal while a "despicable document" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by said its real aim was "to find yet another way of exerting leverage for bringing pressure to convey on Russia." (Fabrice Coffrini/Keystone via AP, Pool, File)\u003c/p>","order":0,"imageMimeType":"image/jpeg","imageFileExtension":".jpeg","imageRenderedSizes":[3000,2000,1000,800,600,400,200],"aspectRatio":1.50012275963663,"gcsBaseUrl":"https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/65f0c93c4b414aceaa70851c1f26dbb3/","embedCaption":null,"uploaded":true,"flattenedCaption":"FILE - Russian ambassador Gennady Gatilov speaks at the opening of the 49th gathering of the UN Human Rights Council inside Geneva, Switzerland, on, Feb. 28, 2022. 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Shortly earlier to the ballot inside Geneva, Russian anthropoid rights category Memorial was named a co-winner of the 2022 \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-science-oslo-nobel-prizes-maria-ressa-ba114b1802b85dfdddc5274efd060b2c\">Nobel Peace Prize\u003c/a>. \u003c/p>\u003cp>The earliest proposal expressed concerns concerning "mass forced shutdowns\" of self-governing media, non-governmental organizations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by opposition groups inside Russia. \u003c/p>\u003cp>The Human Rights Council majority agreed to name a "special rapporteur" to retain tabs on rights violations inside Russia, inside small part by relying on assist from Russian groups accompanied by every one one other accompanied by activists who are both still inside the country accompanied by every one one other accompanied by abroad. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>It's the earliest hour dated the council has authorized a exceptional rapporteur to look into anthropoid rights issues inside some of the five countries that are permanent members of the U.N. Security Council: Britain, China, France, Russia accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the United States. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Russian ambassador Gennady Gatilov called the preliminary report proposal a "despicable document" that was intended "to find yet another way of exerting leverage for bringing pressure to convey on Russia."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:521103274690' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='d6672eb26ffa8e6ff3089de298d0f57c'>Hub peek embed (Russia-Ukraine) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>"This scheme by the EU accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its allies is yet another try to punish our country for pursuing an self-governing overseas accompanied by every one one other accompanied by domestic policy, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by to entrench for the long-term the theme of Russia on the agenda of the HRC so while to unleash a brook of incorrect allegations accompanied by every one one other accompanied by accusations directed at us," Gatilov said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Western countries provided most of the votes inside favor, joined by Paraguay, Marshall Islands accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ukraine. 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Russia excessively used Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones there for the earliest hour dated accompanied by every one one other accompanied by damaged place of set of two infrastructure facilities, he said.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>With its armed strength losing ground to a Ukrainian counteroffensive inside the south accompanied by every one one other accompanied by east, Russia has deployed unmanned, disposable Iranian-made drones that are cheaper accompanied by every one one other accompanied by less state-of-the-art than missiles nevertheless still tin injury targets on the ground.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Washington-based Institute for the Study of War said Russia's use of the explosives-packed drones was unlikely to affect the way of the war.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"They have used numerous drones opposed to civilian targets inside rear areas, probable hoping to source nonlinear effects into with every one other accompanied by not here of terror. Such efforts are not succeeding," analysts at the exist convinced by tank wrote.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In other Moscow-annexed areas, Russia's Defense Ministry reported Friday that its forces had repelled Ukrainian advances near the city of Lyman accompanied by every one one other accompanied by retaken trio villages somewhere else inside the eastern Donetsk region. The management dividing excessively claimed that Russian forces had prevented Ukrainian troops from advancing on some villages inside the southern Kherson region.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy said inside his nightly video address Friday that this week alone, his military has recaptured 776 marketplace kilometers (300 marketplace miles) of territory inside the the orient accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 29 settlements, including sextet inside the Luhansk region, which Putin has annexed. In total, Ukrainian forces have liberated 2,434 marketplace kilometers (940 marketplace miles) of land accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 96 settlements since the beginning of its counteroffensive, he said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>In Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk region, Russian troops shelled the city of Nikopol overnight, killing one person, wounding another accompanied by every one one other accompanied by damaging buildings, natural gasoline pipelines accompanied by every one one other accompanied by ability systems, the region's executive reported. Nikopol lies down the Dnieper River across from Russian-held territory near the nuclear plant. The city has been shelled constantly for weeks.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The series of Russia's devastation accompanied by every one one other accompanied by demise from areas where its troops retreated became clearer Friday. A report by Ukrainian First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevhen Yenin revealed that 530 bodies of civilians have been found inside Ukraine's northeastern Kharkiv neighbourhood since Sept. 7.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The residents killed all over the Russian occupation included 257 men, 225 women accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 19 children, accompanied by 29 people unidentified, Yenin said. Most of the bodies were found inside a formerly disclosed pile burying place inside the city of Izium.\u003c/p>\u003cp>According to Yenin, the recovered bodies bore signs of gunshots, explosions accompanied by every one one other accompanied by torture. Some people had ropes around their necks, hands tied behind their back, bullet wounds to their knees accompanied by every one one other accompanied by broken ribs.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Authorities have identified 22 torture sites inside parts of the Kharkiv neighbourhood that Ukrainian forces not lengthy ago liberated, said Serhiy Bolvinov, a geographical police official.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Some Russian military apparatus accompanied by every one one other accompanied by weapons, meanwhile, are getting into the Ukrainian military's hands. Britain's Ministry of Defense said Friday that Ukrainian forces have captured at least 440 tanks accompanied by every one one other accompanied by concerning 650 armored vehicles since the Russian invasion on Feb. 24.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>"The lack of favourable consequence of Russian crews to demolish intact apparatus earlier to withdrawing or surrendering highlights their poverty-stricken condition of training accompanied by every one one other accompanied by low levels of battle discipline," the British management dividing said. "With Russian formations under severe strain inside some sectors accompanied by every one one other accompanied by increasingly demoralized troops, Russia will probable convey on accompanied by to mislay heavy weaponry."\u003c/p>\u003cp>Putin ordered a partial mobilization of Russian armed strength reservists last month to build strong manpower on the front lines inside Ukraine. Mistakes have dogged the military call-up, however, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by tens of thousands of men have fled Russia, unwilling to fight Putin's war.\u003c/p>\u003cp>That has left-hand Russia despairing for troop reinforcements. The Ukrainian military said Friday that 500 former criminals have been mobilized to build strong Russian ranks inside the eastern Donetsk region, where Ukrainian forces have retaken some territory. Officers drawn from rules with every one other accompanied by regulations enforcement are commanding the new units, the military said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Russia's condition report agency Tass reported Friday that a court of rules and regulations of rules with every one other accompanied by regulations inside the Russian city of Penza had dismissed the earliest instance opposed to a Russian male called up to labour for nevertheless who refused. The 32-year-old man's lawyers had argued that the rules with every one other accompanied by regulations under which he was charged applies only to conscription evaders, not those theme to the partial mobilization. \u003c/p>\u003cp>In another sign of trouble, reports have surfaced of poverty-stricken training accompanied by every one one other accompanied by few supplies for the new Russian troops. 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