Italy, Denmark and Sweden oust Russian ambassadors

Italy has ousted 30 Russian ambassadors in light of safety concerns, it cites a representative for Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio as saying.

Furthermore, it says Denmark has ousted 15 of Russia’s representatives following arising proof of non military personnel killings in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, close to Kyiv.

Sweden additionally says it will oust three Russian representatives who aren’t acting in accordance with the Vienna Convention’s global standards, unfamiliar pastor Ann Linde is accounted for as saying.

Russia’s previous president and agent security chamber director Dmitry Medvedev has answered by saying it will fight back and hammer shut the entryway on Western international safe havens, Reuters adds.

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a Facebook post that other Russian misfortunes since the intrusion on 24 February incorporate 676 tanks, 1,858 shielded vehicles, 150 conflict planes and 134 helicopters.

The Russian protection service hasn’t delivered its own figures since 25 March, when it said a sum of 1,351 Russian servicemen had been killed and 3,825 injured.

The BBC can’t freely confirm these figures.

On 21 March the ardently supportive of Kremlin paper, Komsomolskaya Pravda, distributed an article citing the service as saying 9,861 Russian servicemen had passed on – a figure that surpasses even US insight appraisals of Russian fatalities.

The post was quickly erased and the proofreader told the BBC the numbers had been distributed because of a hack.

Why hasn’t the EU turned the Russian gas taps off?

We’ve been investigating the Kyiv city hall leader’s call for European nations to remove all business binds to Russia as proof of non military personnel killings around the Ukrainian capital keeps on developing.

At this moment, most European nations are proceeding to pay Russian energy organizations a lot of cash – cash which Ukraine says is adding to the conflict, and which Mayor Klitschko says is horrendous cash.

Russian gas represents around 40% of the EU’s petroleum gas imports yet the alliance says diminishing its dependence is working. Assuming that this supply was stopped, Italy and Germany would be particularly powerless.