Severodonetsk bombed, Cannes received the Palme d’Or 75, the Champions League final was disrupted … The five facts to remember from the weekend

Did you catch the news? We summarize the key information from the past two days.

Ukraine: The noose tightens on Severodonetsk in the Donbass

A Ukrainian main battle tank drives down a street during a mortar shelling in Severodonetsk, May 18, 2022.

At the beginning of the fourth month of the war in Ukraine, fierce fighting raged in the east of the country for control of the Donbass region. On Saturday, May 28, the Russian army announced the invasion of the main locality of Lyman, a crossroads that opens the way to the large cities of Slovensk and Kramatorsk. The Ukrainian military has not commented on this information.

Volodymyr Zelensky admitted that this was the case “Complex” In Donbass and the eastern Kharkiv region, where he went on Sunday. “The main areas of conflict on the front remain Severodonetsk, Lysechhansk, Bakhmut, Popasna and other cities where the Russian offensive is concentrated.”said the Ukrainian president.

In Sievierodonetsk, in Luhansk Oblast, . was created ‘continuous bombardment’ It greatly complicates the supply – especially drinking water – to the city, which has been without electricity for more than two weeks, and lamented the city’s mayor, Oleksandr Stryuk. According to the local authorities, between 12,000 and 13,000 inhabitants remained in the city, and there were 100,000 before the war. “Army [russe] simply destroys the city”said earlier Serhiy Heyday, governor of the Luhansk region.

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Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Schulz spoke with Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 28, 2022 near Moscow.

On Saturday, during a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz and French President Emmanuel Macron asked, Serious direct negotiations. With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

During this interview conducted at the request of M. Macron and Schulze, according to the German chancellor, the two Western leaders have The Russian president called for ensuring the improvement of the humanitarian situation for the civilian population. The German chancellor and the French president demanded that he release 2,500 Ukrainian fighters who had been holed up in the steelworks of Azovstal in Mariupol (in the southeast) and who had surrendered to the Russian forces.

Moreover, the Russian President has “Committed to ensuring that Russia does not take advantage of the opening of the mine belt that was erected to protect Ukrainian ports, to allow the export of grain by ship, and to carry out offensive actions”confirms the German Chancellery.

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Cannes 2022: Sweden’s Robin Ostlund wins the Palme d’Or

Swedish director Robin Ostlund, winner of the Palme d'Or, poses for photographers in Cannes, Saturday, May 28, 2022.

75 hise Edition, Cannes Film Festival, Saturday, Film Bonus sadness triangle Swedish director Robin Ostlund. Delighted on stage in the large auditorium of Louis Lumiere, the 48-year-old Swede with terrifying sense of humor joins the ultra-exclusive club of networked doubles, including brothers Darden and Ken Loach.

The film follows the adventures of Yaya and Carl, two models and influencers who vacation on a luxury cruise. A trip turns into a disaster. The director offers an uncompromising critique of capitalism and its excesses. “The jury was completely shocked by this movie.”Vincent Lyndon, chair of the jury, confirmed.

Dans le reste du palmarès, le jury a égallement récompensé ex aequo la réalisatrice française Claire Denis et le Belge Lukas Dhont (Grand Prix), les frères Dardenne (Prix Spécial), ou encore le réalisatrice française (Park Chan-d-Chud- Starting).

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Real Madrid’s victory in the Champions League; Accidents near the French stadium

Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema, surrounded by his teammates, lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy on Saturday May 28 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis).

For the 14th time in its history, Real Madrid climbed to the ceiling of Europe. The Spanish football club won the European Champions League, today, Saturday, after its narrow (1-0) victory over Liverpool. After the goal of the Brazilian Vinicius Junior after an hour, the “White House” withstood many British attacks, thanks to the decisive performances of its goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was elected as the best player of the match.

But this contested final at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), was disrupted by multiple accidents. Spectators were blocked at the entrance to the stadium, others tried to enter the stadium by climbing barricades, and police used tear gas. Thus, the start of the meeting was delayed by thirty-six minutes. On Sunday morning, the Ministry of the Interior announced the arrest of sixty-eight people and the placement of 39 people in police custody on Saturday evening in Paris.

Many critics, in France and abroad, have criticized the organization and management of this sporting event that served as a test for the Rugby World Cup, organized by France at the end of 2023 and for the Olympic Games in Paris, which will take place in 2024. Organizers of the final, police and local authorities will meet on Monday to “Identify the imbalances” and “Learn all the lessons”, The new Minister for Sports, Olympic and Paralympic Games, Amelie Odea Castera, announced.

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Texas shooting: Police involved inaction and Trump calls for ‘arming citizens’

Crosses commemorating the victims of the Uvald massacre, erected in front of the elementary school where the massacre took place, May 28, 2022.

US President Joe Biden arrived in Texas on Sunday, May 29, as the police stand-off around the Uvald School, where a teen killed nineteen children and two teachers, does not end with controversy. Texas Department of Public Safety Director Stephen McCraw revealed Friday night that nineteen police officers waited more than 45 minutes in the hallway outside the classroom where the shooter was locked up before stepping in. she was ‘bad decision’ Mr Macro admitted, he also reported the calls children made to 911 during those 45 minutes to summon law enforcement intervention.

The massacre did not prevent the holding of the annual conference of the powerful gun lobby, the National Rifle Association. “The presence of evil in our society is no reason to disarm law-abiding citizens.”Former President Donald Trump said. “The existence of evil is the reason for arming law-abiding citizens”confirmed.

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And also:

Monkey pox. France has confirmed 16 cases of the disease

Brazil. Heavy rain kills dozens in the northeast

Afghanistan. Twenty women demonstrating in Kabul for their rights

Football. La Rochelle achieved the feat by defeating Leinster and winning the European Cup for the first time

Roland Garros. More French are competing in singles tournaments after eliminating Yulia Gangin, Alize Cornet, Gilles Simon and Hugo Gaston.

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