Tears of relief and grief: Photographs from liberated towns in Ukraine
Dozens of Ukrainian towns occupied by the Russian forces since the first weeks of the the full-scale invasion back in February were retaken by Ukrainian forces last week.
Photographs of locals stepping out of their damaged homes to meet the Ukrainian troops, of others returning home first time in 6 months together along with horrific images of mass graves, exhumations and evidence of violent deaths have emerged. See some of the most striking images from the liberated Kharkiv region in this selection. Some viewers may find these images disturbing.
Politicians who breach the City Hall code of conduct should face sanctions under tougher rules needed after the Jennifer Arcuri affair, a report said on Tuesday. A cross-party inquiry said the Greater London Authority should consider possible sanctions that could be taken against a mayor or London Assembly members, while strengthening the rules on “non-pecuniary interests”, such as a personal or private relationship. The investigation was launched after Boris Johnson was reported in 2019 to have failed to declare a series of potential conflicts of interest in relation to his relationship with Ms Arcuri while he was mayor.
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