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War in Ukraine: Zelensky calls on the world to “prepare” for a possible Russian nuclear attack

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700 Russian prisoners

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said that Russia has detained 1,000 civilians and 700 captured Ukrainian soldiers. Ukraine has about 700 Russian soldiers in its jails.

21:53

Between the National Rally and Russia, an embarrassing friendship

Embarrassed by her ties, and those of her party’s elected officials, to the Russian government, presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sought from the outset of the offensive against Ukraine to downplay these affinities with Moscow. Our history.

21:48

Ukrainian military transport plane shot down in the Odessa region

In the Odessa region of southern Ukraine, “Russian anti-aircraft defense shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, delivering a large batch of weapons supplied to Ukraine by Western countries,” according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

21:34

Zelensky calls on the world to ‘prepare’ for a possible Russian nuclear attack

The Ukrainian president calls on the world to “prepare” for Russia’s possible use of its nuclear weapons, during an interview with various Ukrainian media.

“We must not wait for Russia to decide to use its nuclear weapons. We have to prepare for this.”

We need “(radiation) drugs, bomb shelters,” he said. “We have to talk to them, sign treaties, crack down economically. (The Russians) can use any weapon, I’m sure. »

The day before, Volodymyr Zelensky had already judged that “the whole world” should be “concerned” about the risk that Vladimir Putin, cornered by his military setbacks in Ukraine, would resort to a tactical nuclear weapon.

21:06

Invictus Games: applause for the Ukrainian team

During a moving ceremony, British Prince Harry opened the Invictus Games, games created for wounded soldiers, and praised the bravery of the Ukrainian team present in the Netherlands.

Harry arrived in the city of The Hague on Friday accompanied by his wife Meghan, for his first public appearance since his decision to step away from the royal family two and a half years ago.

“Your courage and your choice to come and be here cannot be overstated,” the prince told the Ukrainian team from a boomerang-shaped stage. Present on stage, Meghan also expressed her support for the Ukrainian team. “Ukrainian Slav! (Glory to the Ukraine!), she said.

20:19

A video about the survivors of the “Moskva”: information or intoxication?

The Russian Ministry of Defense releases a video presented as showing a meeting between the head of the navy and survivors of the “Moskva” cruise ship that sank in the Black Sea.

In this thirty-second video, we see a few dozen men in sailor uniforms standing at attention in front of Navy Chief Nikolaï Yévmenov. The broadcast came at a time when many experts and netizens were wondering about the fate of the “Moskva” crew.

19:10

A Russian general buried in Saint Petersburg

General Vladimir Frolov, deputy commander of the 8th Army killed in Ukraine, was buried in Saint Petersburg.

18:54

The plane chartered by Moscow took off from Roissy

The special plane chartered by Moscow took off from Roissy airport to bring back to Russia Russian diplomats expelled by France because of the war in Ukraine, according to an airport source.

17:34

Zelensky: “The elimination” of the last Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol “will end all negotiations”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned that the “elimination” of the last Ukrainian soldiers present in the port city of Mariupol besieged by Russian forces “would put an end to any peace negotiations” with Moscow. In an interview with the Ukraïnska Pravda news website, he warned that the two sides would then find themselves in “a dead end”.

In terms of human losses, “Mariupol, can be ten times Borodyanka”, a small Ukrainian city near kyiv destroyed after being bombed and the scene of alleged abuses during its occupation by Russian soldiers, Zelensky accuses. “And the more Borodyanka there are, the more difficult it will be to “negotiate”, underlines the president. Talks between the belligerents have stalled for several days.

17:24

“Russia wants to destroy the Ukrainian state and all forms of resistance within it”

Our military specialist Pierre Servent is planning an offensive on an unprecedented scale in the Donbass. A way to take control of the east of the country and commit, in the long term, to the “state-cide” of Ukraine. Our interview.

17:13

More than 40,000 Ukrainians have fled their country in the last 24 hours

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) lists exactly 4,836,445 Ukrainians who have fled their country since the Russian invasion on February 24, that is, 40,200 more than on Friday.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), around 215,000 third-country nationals, mainly students and migrant workers, have also fled to neighboring countries, meaning that more than 5 million people in total have fled Ukraine since the beginning of the war.

17:08

A bombed refinery in eastern Ukraine

Russian forces attacked an oil refinery in Lysychansk, very close to the front line in eastern Ukraine. “In the morning, they bombed the oil refinery, a fire broke out (…) and the extinction continues at this time,” declares the Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, Sergei Gaïdaï, on his Telegram channel. “The Russians systematically attack it to exhaust the rescuers. There is no fuel there. Only hydrocarbon residues are burned,” he adds. Our item.

16:26

Russians “persona non grata” embark in Roissy

On the Roissy runway, 137 passengers, “persona non grata” with their families and loved ones, boarded the plane this afternoon, which was due to take off immediately afterwards.

The Russians have chartered an aircraft for this purpose (see below).

France announced at the beginning of the month the expulsion of 41 Russian diplomats who, according to her, carried out espionage activities under the protection of its embassy, ​​specifying that the sanction was part of “a European approach”. Our item.

16:11

L’Occitane closes its stores in Russia

The French cosmetics brand L’Occitane has so far intended to keep its stores open in Russia to ” protect “ its 700 employees on site. But on Friday he revised his positions as calls for a boycott multiplied. L’Occitane closes its stores and website in Russia. In 2020, the Russian market represented close to 60 million euros of turnover for the company, according to Le Monde.

15:25

Destroyed bridges to make aid difficult

According to the British secret service, the Ukrainian infrastructure was deliberately destroyed, according to Der Spiegel. The delivery of humanitarian aid and the movement of emergency vehicles are increasingly difficult. This is particularly the case in the north of the country where Russian troops have withdrawn destroying bridges and laying mines. In the city of Chernihiv, for example, there is now only one pedestrian bridge over the river. All the others were destroyed.

14:40

A flight Paris – St. Petersburg takes… almost 9 hours

A Russian government plane arrived in Paris, after an 8:36 flight, to pick up Russian diplomats expelled by France. The plane took a route far north past the Nordic countries to avoid European states, as shown by Flight Radar.

14:21

In kyiv, a timid return to a slightly more normal life

After 52 days of war, the inhabitants of kyiv take advantage of a bright first day of spring to allow themselves a break from almost normal life. Among the things you can now do in the city: order food at home, go to the hairdresser, take the metro, rent a bicycle. However, schools, universities, most restaurants and sports facilities remain closed. And the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, is urging evacuees from kyiv not to return to the city.

14:00

Ukraine’s richest man vows to rebuild Mariupol

Rinat Akhmetov, the richest man in Ukraine, has vowed to rebuild the besieged city of Mariupol. “Mariupol is a world tragedy and an example of heroism. For me, Mariupol was and always will be a Ukrainian city,” he said. “I am convinced that as the leader of the largest private company in the country, he will play a key role in the reconstruction of the country after the war,” he added.

13:34

“The enemy is ruthless”

One person has been killed in kyiv as Russia continues to carry out attacks in the capital. The city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, declare on Telegram that air defense units try to protect civilians, but

“The enemy is ruthless,” he adds.

13:01

In Mariupol, the dark rumor of a secret NATO laboratory in a factory

On social media, Russian propaganda spreads the idea that the huge metallurgical site east of Mariupol hides a NATO bioweapons laboratory. The truth is something different.

12:26

In Ukraine, an already collector anti-Russian stamp

A stamp depicting a Ukrainian soldier pointing the middle finger at the “Moskva”, a Russian flagship sunk Thursday in the Black Sea, has been ripped from post offices across the country, becoming a collector’s item and a symbol of “victory”. At the Central Post Office in kyiv, hundreds of Ukrainians of all ages queued for several hours to get the first rectangular stamp to be printed in a million copies.

11:58

Russian version of “Moscow Times” blocked

The Russian-language version of the “Moscow Times” has been blocked in Russia due to its coverage of the war, the newspaper said. The English service remains, still operational with links to the Russian version, the newspaper’s founder said. Derk Sauer on Twitter. The newspaper specifies that its Russian version is still accessible abroad and through a VPN.

11:27

Boris Johnson banned from entering Russia

Russia announces that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several other top British officials are now banned from entering the country after London imposed sanctions on Moscow.

11:23

Germany to provide aid for military equipment to Ukraine

The German government announces that it wants to release more than a billion euros in military aid to Ukraine, but without specifying what the money will be used for, while kyiv complains about not receiving heavy weapons from Berlin. In total, all the countries together, Berlin has decided to increase its international aid in the defense sector “up to two billion euros” within the framework of this collective budget, “most of which is planned in the form of military aid to favor of Ukraine,” said a government spokeswoman.

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