The United States ended normal trade ties with Russia over their invasion of Ukraine, AFP reported on Thursday, 7 April.
This came after the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) suspended Russia from the Human Rights Council. Meanwhile, India abstained from voting on the draft resolution.
The UNGA held an emergency special session to suspend Russia over reports of "gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights" by the Russian troops in Ukraine.
Earlier, the Group of seven (G7) countries in a joint statement condemned Russian "atrocities" committed in Bucha and called for the country's expulsion from the Human Rights Council.
Days after hundreds of dead Ukrainians were discovered in the suburban town of Bucha, the town's mayor Anatoly Fedoruk has said that narly all of the Ukrainian civilians killed in Bucha were deliberately shot.
Meanwhile, the US has assessed that Russia has completed its withdrawal from around Ukraine capital Kyiv and is reequipping its troops for an expected redeployment into Ukraine, a senior US defence official has said.
Penalties were imposed on Putin’s two adult daughters as well as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s wife and daughter on Wednesday
Ukraine’s deputy prime minister says authorities would try to evacuate civilians trapped in Mariupol through 11 humanitarian corridors
The Red Cross reports it led more than 1,000 people to Zaporizhzhia in a convoy from the besieged Ukrainian city
The mayor of Mariupol claims more than 5,000 civilians have been killed to date
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday that the reason behind Russia blocking humanitarian access was that it wants to hide evidence of "thousands" of people killed there
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