Russia-Ukraine war: outcry over attack killing Ukraine PoWs; Kyiv awaits UN all-clear for grain shipment

Volodymyr Zelenskiy calls assault that killed more than 50 prisoners of war in Donetsk prison a war crime; Kyiv says it is ready for grain ships to travel through its waters

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The latest daily assessment from the UK Ministry of Defence:

Moscow and Kyiv have accused each other of bombing the jail holding Ukrainian prisoners of war in Russian-held territory in Olenivka, with the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, saying more than 50 were killed and calling the attack a war crime.

This was a deliberate Russian war crime, a deliberate mass murder of Ukrainian prisoners of war.

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