Senior Official Quits Over Russian Crisis

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A senior Kremlin official has reportedly resigned his position over Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, becoming the first person of his seniority to publicly protest against the war, reports Independent.

Senior official quits

Anatoly Chubais, who was formerly president Boris Yeltsin’s chief of staff, quit his role as climate envoy and left the country, a source told Reuters.

The 66-year-old’s resignation was confirmed by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Moscow continues to attack cities across Ukraine. Worst hit is Mariupol, where tens of thousands of people are stuck without food, water and heat.

100,000 residents unable to flee

Ukrainian deputy prime minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Tuesday that at least 100,000 residents there are currently unable to flee the besieged port city.

New satellite photographs from the private firm Maxar show the enormity of the destruction in Mariupol, with columns of smoke rising from torched apartment buildings.

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Source: Independent

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