The New Arab's live coverage of the latest from the Russian invasion of Ukraine concludes for today.
Here were the key developments from Monday:
Calls for war crimes trial over Bucha killings
The discovery of bodies scattered on the streets of the Ukrainian town of Bucha after the withdrawal of Russian forces sparked global outrage.
US President Joe Biden called for a war crimes trial and more sanctions on Russia.
The UN's human rights chief Michelle Bachelet also said the images of people in civilian clothing, some of whom appear to have been bound by their hands and feet before being shot, suggested "possible war crimes", as does German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron.
On a visit to the town, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky labelled the killings "genocide", a term echoed by the prime minister of Poland.
The Kremlin denied Russian forces killed civilians, claiming that the images of dead bodies in Bucha are "fakes" produced by "Ukrainian radicals."
"We categorically reject all allegations," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Moscow has called for a special UN Security Council meeting to discuss the situation.
More EU sanctions
The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says the bloc is urgently discussing a new round of sanctions on Russia over the "atrocities" reported in Bucha and other Ukrainian towns that were occupied by Russian forces.
"We stand in full solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people in these sombre hours for the whole world," he says.
The former Soviet republic of Lithuania expelled the Russian ambassador to Vilnius over what it calls the "horrific massacre" in Bucha and atrocities in other occupied Ukrainian cities. Moscow has vowed to retaliate.
Germany expelled a "significant number" of Russian diplomats in what foreign minister Annalena Baerbock called a response to the "unbelievable brutality" the Kremlin had unleashed in Ukraine.
After withdrawing from northern Ukraine, Russia stepped up its attacks in the east and south.
Seven people are reported killed and 34 wounded in strikes on Ukraine's second-biggest city Kharkiv, with three more reported killed in the suburb of Dergachi.
In the south, seven people were killed in shelling of the town of Ochakiv on the Black Sea and one person was killed in a strike on the nearby city of Mykolaiv, Ukrainian authorities say.
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