LIVE – Russian invasion: “No more women, children or the elderly” on the Azovstal industrial site, ensures Kiev – Liberation

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On the 77th day of the war in Ukraine, the noose of Russian forces is loosening around the second Ukrainian city, Kharkiv, in the east of the country. The United States, which provided 40 billion in aid to Kiev, now fears an extension of the conflict in Transnistria.

In summary :

– The Russian noose is loosening over Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, tirelessly hammered since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

– The US Congress releases a huge new envelope for Ukraine, a total 40 billion dollars

– US intelligence services said Tuesday evening that they believe the Russian invasion extended beyond Ukraine, and in particular to Transnistria.

11:50

French aidresponds exactly to Ukrainian requests», Certifies the French ambassador to Ukraine. On the set of France 2, Etienne de Poncins said it this Wednesday morning “the weapons arrive” currently on Ukrainian soil and that the aid provided by France “Responds exactly to Ukrainian requests”. He went on to detail the process, explaining that the “the Ukrainians had evolved a lot in their request ”. “In the beginning they wanted a lot of safety gear, helmets, bulletproof vests. Today they require a more specific type of weaponry. Each time, they send us lists to the embassy. And we respond»Assures the diplomat.

11:30

Disguise yourself to leave Russia peacefully. Such is the fate of the lead singer of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Aliokhina. The activist claims, this Wednesday, in the columns of the New York Times, that she deceived the Russian police and managed to escape from Russia by disguising herself as a food delivery girl. Last September, Maria Aliokhina was sentenced to one year of “restrictionsto his freedom – namely: judicial control, night curfew, ban on leaving Moscow – for calling for a demonstration against the arrest of the main Russian opponent Alexei Navalny. At the end of April, the Russian justice had tightened these measures by replacing them with a prison sentence, during a hearing in which the activist did not appear.

11:02

A Russian rapper steps forward against Putin. The story is unusual. Rapper Morgenshtern rebels, in his latest title, against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. His song, entitled “12was sent from Dubai, where he has lived since December 2021. Other rappers join him in his music video. In this song, in particular, he gives the floor to the mother of his Ukrainian producer, Vladislav Palagin.

10:56

Moreover “no women, no children, no eldersit is not on the Azovstal site, assures Kiev. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced Wednesday on LCI that the Azovstal industrial site in Mariupol (eastern Ukraine) no longer hosts civilians. An evacuation of all civilians was launched last week with the help of the United Nations.

10:33

Russian gas deliveries, in transit through Ukraine, drop. As fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, the volume of Russian gas passing through Ukraine appears to be decreasing on Wednesday. The reason ? According to Kiev, the clashes on Ukrainian soil prevent the proper functioning of gas infrastructures, in particular those of Sokhranivka and Novopskov in the Lugansk region. Yet – and a big deal – Ukraine is one of the most important routes for European supplies. The Ukrainian operator of the GTSOU gas pipeline then requested the transfer of these volumes to another crossing point, in Soudja, a Russian town located a few kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

10:09

Russian troops have lost around 26,350 troops since the end of February. And 1,187 tanks, 199 warplanes, 12 boats, 160 helicopters … Independent KievEnglish-language newspaper operating from Kiev.

9:48

“We must be unitedasks Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina. Invited on the set of BFM TV, the 27th player in the world – also wife of Gaël Monfils – asked the players to “take position” and to defend the Ukrainian people. “It is very difficult to see these images of Odessa, my hometown, it is terrible, we are experiencing the worst moment in our history. I talk to my family every day they are in the basement of their building trying to stay safe“, she said. And to claim:My mission as an athlete is to do everything possible for my country. We must be united “. In ten days she will tread the clay of Roland Garros, ready to defend her chances in the Parisian tournament.

9:35

The Ukrainians “fight for European values“, According to the French ambassador to Ukraine.They are entitled to candidate statusto the EU, the French ambassador to Ukraine exclaimed on France 2 on Wednesday. In his eyes, the war only consolidates the idea that Ukraine defends the colors and values ​​of the European Union.

9:10

According to the British Ministry of Defense, Russia could dominate the northwest of the Black Sea. As fighting continues on Snake Island, a strategic area in the heart of the Black Sea overlooking Europe, Russia appears to be consolidating its position on Snake Island, according to the newsletter published this morning by the British Ministry of Defense. “Ukraine successfully hit Russian air defenses and supplies Bayraktar drone ships“, Specifies the press release.

8:28

The Russian army withdraws to Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine. The Russian noose is loosening over Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, which has been hammered relentlessly since the start of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian authorities said overnight Tuesday through Wednesday. A setback as the conflict could spread to the southwest, according to Washington. “Our armed forces have given us good news from the Kharkiv region. The occupiers are gradually being pushed back from KharkivPresident Volodymyr Zelensky said it with pride in a video. Already at the end of February the Russians wanted to take the city, in vain: the Ukrainian forces resisted and pushed them back a few kilometers, at the cost of fierce fighting.

8:20

The US Congress releases a huge new envelope for Ukraine. 40 billion dollars is the amount of the new check signed this Wednesday by the United States. Elected members of Congress are thus aligning with Joe Biden’s stance and his unwavering support in Kiev. “With this aid program, America sends a signal to the world of our unwavering determination to support the brave Ukrainian people until victoryAgainst the Kremlin, Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives exclaimed, hours before the envelope was adopted by elected officials from both camps. This text, which includes an economic and humanitarian component, but also arms and ammunition, is still only in its first vote. It must now be voted on in the Senate before being promulgated by Joe Biden.

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