War in Ukraine live updates: Russia is suspended from the U.N. Human Rights Council

Published April 7, 2022 at 8:14 AM EDT
Ukraine's UN Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya speaks during a UN General Assembly vote on a draft resolution seeking to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council in New York City on April 7, 2022.
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Ukraine's U.N. Ambassador Sergiy Kyslytsya urged the General Assembly to adopt a draft resolution suspending Russia from the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying thousands of Ukrainians have been killed, tortured, raped and robbed by Russia’s military.

Ukraine is asking NATO for more weapons, as the war front shifts away from Kyiv and toward the Donbas and eastern cities that are under siege. In places where fighting has eased, some people are returning home and businesses are trying to get back to work, to keep Ukraine’s economy moving.

Here's what else we're following today:

  • U.N. suspends Russia from the Human Rights Council: The General Assembly voted Thursday to suspend Russia’s membership on the council, due to the humanitarian crisis and evidence of human rights abuses in Ukraine.
  • Intercepted: German intelligence says it intercepted Russian radio traffic of soldiers discussing killing civilians.
  • Evacuations: Ukraine is warning residents of eastern cities to get out while they can, saying Russian troops are regrouping and will be back.