Mubasher – The war in Ukraine: Finland is at the gates of NATO and Moscow continues its bombing in the east

New animation of the winners of the Eurovision competition in Ukraine

Strong syllable in Avatar. Hours after winning the Eurovision Song Contest, Ukrainian Kalush Orchestra uploaded a music video for their winning song named Stefania.

In this video of just over three minutes long, which inevitably echoes Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we can see several military women attempting to shelter children in defiance of danger, gunfire and bombing.

A clip filmed in several destroyed cities after the war including Irben, Bucha, Gostomel and Borodinka, which was very difficult to film according to the group’s admission.

A mother tells the story of the rape of her daughter by a Russian soldier

Honor night story. On March 13, in this town on the outskirts of Khakhiv, Natalia with her daughter and the rest of her family took refuge in an elementary school in order to protect herself from Russian bombardment.

Later a Russian soldier came and shot and asked Natalia’s daughter Anna to go with him. “I immediately understood what was going to happen,” explains her sister Vika.

“My daughter came back, and I cut her throat, but not very deeply, and her cheek too. He cut her hair, hit her several times, the rest I don’t want to tell you the details, but he gave her injections of drugs, he told her that she was going to die, that he would hurt her daughter, so she accepted everything “, Resumes, to the camera, Natalia.

Since then, Anna has managed to leave Ukraine through Lviv towards a European country with which the family has not communicated. In constant contact with her mother, she waits for the conflict to end so that she can return to the country.

NATO expansion ‘as a direct result of Vladimir Putin’s actions’

During this same interview with Franceinfo, NATO Deputy Secretary-General Camille Blanc returned once again to the desires of two countries, Finland and Russia, to join this same alliance.

“This is a direct result of Vladimir Putin’s actions. These are two partner countries that are close to NATO but have not taken steps to even join the events in Ukraine. The aggression against Ukraine has triggered a debate that has remained very cautious until now,” he insists.

According to him, if Sweden and Finland join NATO, it will be a severe blow to Russia. He asserts that “Vladimir Putin has complained that there are too many NATO on his borders and he will have more.”

For the NATO Deputy Secretary-General, “We can hope” for Ukraine’s victory

Camille Blanc, Deputy Secretary-General of NATO, who called Monday morning on the Franceinfo antenna, said that it is possible to “hope for a victory for Ukraine”.

“The situation on the ground is unfavorable for the Russian army, which has significantly revised its strategic goals downward. At the same time, given the violence of the fighting, we must be careful about the outcome of this conflict,” he said.

“The Russian army is facing a real heroic and popular resistance that makes its task difficult and does not make it possible to envisage a strategic victory for Russia in Ukraine,” he said. In addition, the latter asserts that it is up to the Ukrainians and President Volodymyr Zelensky “to decide the parameters that will allow a ceasefire.”

Renault formalizes its exit from Russia, and its assets are now state owned

More than 80 days after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the French car manufacturer has ended its presence in the country, having initially suspended its activities on March 23.

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade announced on Monday that the company’s assets are now owned by the Russian state. “Agreements have been signed to transfer Russian assets from the Renault Group to the Russian Federation and the Moscow government,” the ministry said in a statement.

For its CEO Luca de Meo, this is a “difficult but necessary decision”.

“We are making a responsible choice towards our 45,000 employees in Russia, while maintaining the performance of the group and our ability to return to the country in the future, in a different context,” he said in a press release.

On the other hand, the auto group that has also confirmed the sale of its stake in the Russian manufacturer Avtovaz, the manufacturer of Lada, has specified that it will retain the option to buy back its shares for six years.

According to London, Russia has lost a third of its ground forces since the start of the war

The British Ministry of Defense announced, on Sunday, that Russia has suffered great losses since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine.

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A Ukrainian hospital in the Luhansk region was targeted by the Russian army

The region’s governor, Sergei Gadic, announced on his Telegram account that the Russian army had bombed a hospital in Severodonetsk on Sunday. Nine civilians were wounded.

“In recent days, the Russians have launched 11 artillery attacks on Severodonetsk,” he said, adding that “houses, a chemical plant, a school and a hospital.”

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