directly. War in Ukraine: Zelensky went to the front, in the east, for the first time since the Russian invasion

15:31

Zelensky leaves Kyiv for the first time since the invasion to meet the soldiers at the front

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the troops in Kharkiv. This is the first time he has officially appeared outside Kyiv since the Russian invasion in February. “You are risking your lives for all of us and for our country,” he told the soldiers, adding that he handed out congratulations and gifts.

15:16

New agreement between Serbia and Russia to supply gas at low cost

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced on Sunday that Serbia has signed a three-year extension of the low-cost Russian gas supply agreement with Moscow.

It is “by far the best deal in Europe,” Vucic said, after a phone interview with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. With this new agreement, Serbia’s almost complete dependence on Russia was reaffirmed, especially since Moscow holds a majority stake in the Serbian National Oil and Gas Company.

14:56

Mykolaev: Russian bombing causes casualties in a residential area

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich announced via Telegram that Russian forces bombed a residential area of ​​the city on Sunday. The number of victims is currently unknown.

14:39

Mariupol: Russian forces steal minerals in large quantities

According to Petro Andryushenko, adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol, the Russians allegedly stole minerals from the occupied city of Mariupol, loading Russian ships for the second day in a row in the port of Mariupol.

14:18

A conversation between Putin and Erdogan scheduled for Monday?

According to Russian news agency TASS, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are planning to hold a phone conversation on Monday. The latter said in the last hours that Turkey “hopes that the conflict in Ukraine will end peacefully between Moscow and Kiev as soon as possible.”

13:54

300 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in 24 hours, according to Moscow

Russia, through its Defense Ministry, claims to have killed 300 Ukrainian soldiers in the past 24 hours. The ministry also says that a number of other Ukrainian military targets were bombed during the attack, including a Russian defense system that shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet in Dnipro.

13:37

Russian war crimes “invention” of the Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom

Russia’s ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin said in an interview with the BBC’s “Sunday Morning” program on Sunday that allegations of war crimes in the Ukrainian town of Bucha were a “slander”. He also denied that Russian forces bombed civilians.

13:13

Lithuanians raised 5 million euros to provide combat drones to Ukraine

The Lithuanians have raised more than 5 million euros in a public effort to buy a military drone for Ukraine, to support this country defending itself against the Russian invasion. Funds for a Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drone were raised within three and a half days, during a fundraising drive that ended late Saturday night in this Baltic nation of 2.8 million people.

12:46

Wheat is Vladimir Putin’s other weapon

The master of the Kremlin is using the impending global food crisis as leverage, while Russia and Ukraine account for 30% of global wheat exports. Today, it is difficult to get grain out of the Ukrainian border. Exports are limited to one million tons of grain per month, six times less than normal times. All our explanations can be found in our article.

REUTERS/Eduard Kornienko

12:32

Russian Patriarch Kirill says he “understands” division in the Orthodox Church

Russian Patriarch Kirill claims he “understands” the decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which this week declared separation from Russia over the Russian attack on its Ukrainian neighbour. “We fully understand the present afflictions of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and we understand that His Beatitude Metropolitan Onofrios (Head of this churchAnd the episcopate should act as wisely as possible so as not to complicate the lives of believers,” declared Patriarch Kirill, during the liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

Agence France-Presse / Alexander Nemenov

12:21

Hospital beds assigned to Russian soldiers in Crimea?

According to the Kyiv Independent newspaper, civilians have been denied access to hospitals in Crimea to make places for Russian soldiers. Ukrainian President Zelensky has dismissed the idea of ​​using force to regain all the territory Ukraine has lost to Russia since 2014, including Crimea, which Moscow annexed that year.

12:15

What if the war in Ukraine was a “genocide”?

For the first time, international jurists and human rights experts accuse the Russian state of violating several articles of the United Nations Genocide Convention. To reach this conclusion, the authors first point to Russia’s desire to “deny the existence of a Ukrainian nation and identity.” All explanations can be found in our article.

LP / Philippe de Boulbquet

12:02

Lyman: Moscow salutes the “courage and heroism” of the Russian army

Commander of the Armed Forces of Russia’s Central Military District, General Alexander Lapin, saluted Sunday for the “courage and heroism” of Russian soldiers who participated in the capture of Lyman, the Russian Defense Ministry noted in a press release.

11:48

‘Important Ukrainian arsenal’ destroyed by Russian forces

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed, in a press release published this morning, that the Russian army destroyed “with high-precision long-range missiles an important arsenal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces”, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in the southeast of the country. Country. These missiles have also in the past 24 hours targeted a Ukrainian air defense system near Mykolaivka in the Donetsk region, a radar station in the Kharkiv region and five ammunition depots including near Severodonetsk, according to the same press release.

11:35

The situation “greatly worsened” in Lysytchansk

The governor of the Lugansk region, Sergio Gaidai, emphasized that the situation in Lysichansk “greatly worsened.” “A Russian shell fell on an apartment building, and a girl died instantly, and four people were taken to hospital,” he added. The previous day had been “difficult” in the city according to Mr. Gidayi, who recalls the destroyed cinema and 22 damaged buildings.

11:20

Have international sanctions weakened Russia?

The British Ministry of Defense said, on Sunday, that Moscow’s willingness to end the blockade imposed on Ukrainian ports in the event of easing international sanctions against Russia “highlights the sanctions imposed by the sanctions on the (Russian) regime.”

10:52

The Russians attack Sumy Oblast, near the Russian border

On Sunday, the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced that the Russians fired towards the village of Boyaru-Lizhachi near the Russian border in the Sumy region, without causing human or material losses, while 20 explosions were reported.

10:32

3D engineering at the service of Ukrainian heritage

As Ukraine sees its cities destroyed one after another by Russian bombing for more than three months, Ukrainian cultural services strive to preserve its memory through the latest technology and 3D scanning. Thus, the French engineer Emmanuel Durand, a specialist in 3D data acquisition, remarkably brought his experience to the field in Kharkiv, where about 500 buildings are listed as being of historical interest.

10:13

Six killed in shelling in Severodonetsk

“There are six dead tonight,” the head of the Severodonetsk city district announced on BFMTV on Sunday morning.

09:45

30,150 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine since the conflict began

The Ukrainian General Staff announced on Sunday that Russia has lost 30,150 soldiers in Ukraine since February 24 and the start of the conflict, adding that Russia has also lost 1,338 tanks, 3,270 armored vehicles, 2,240 vehicles and fuel tanks, 631 artillery pieces and 203 multiplexes. Missile launchers, 93 air defense systems, 174 helicopters, 207 aircraft, 504 drones, and 13 boats.

09:15

Arms Handover: Promises Germany Didn’t Keep

According to several German media including Welt, Germany has not actually provided any weapons to Ukraine in the past nine weeks despite promises made by the executive branch. According to the German newspaper, Ukraine has received only two arms shipments from Germany since March, and Chancellor Olaf Schultz has so far refused to supply German tanks and armored personnel carriers.

08:57

Poland soon in danger?

In recent days, Poland has been threatened by Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov, an ally of Vladimir Putin, for his massive support for Kiev since the Russian offensive began. A threat that should not, however, come true. We have a decoder.

08:34

Crimea: denying Ukrainian civilians access to hospitals?

According to the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, civilians were denied access to hospitals in Crimea to make way for Russian soldiers, adding that Russia is also collecting blood donations at an increasing rate in occupied Crimea.

08:07

33 Russian soldiers killed in the east of the country

The Ukrainian Tactical Operations Group responsible for the east of the country indicated, on Saturday evening, that the Ukrainian forces killed up to 33 Russian soldiers and destroyed a tank and five heavy artillery, according to the Kyiv Independent newspaper.

07:53

Is there a Russian nuclear threat to Ukraine?

In an interview with the BBC broadcast on Saturday evening, the Russian ambassador to Britain Andrei Kelin said he did not believe that his country would use tactical nuclear weapons in the war against Ukraine. “Russia has very strict provisions for its use,” he said.

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