“An accident is possible around the Zaporizhia power plant”
Gérard Araud, former French ambassador to the United States, warns on BFMTV that “war is the unexpected, it’s an accident, it’s dirty, there’s nothing romantic about it”. “You shouldn’t think that everything is decided from the Kremlin or Mr. Zelensky’s office,” he adds.
Norway solicited for its energy windfall
Extremely rich in hydrocarbons and electricity, Norway is called upon from all sides to help Europe solve its insoluble energy equation. The Scandinavian country recently dethroned Russia as Europe’s main gas supplier – largely due to a drop in Russian deliveries since the invasion of Ukraine. But some worry that he is seen as a “war profiteer”.
Hollande defends European sanctions
“If the sanctions didn’t hurt Russia, do you think Vladimir Putin would threaten to stop supplying gas? “Asks the former head of state. “We must continue to sanction Russia, whatever it costs us,” he continues.
François Hollande sees “two possible exits” from the war in Ukraine
On the one hand, “the status quo, the war settles on a sort of frozen conflict, it is victory for Vladimir Putin”. “The second option, which we must prioritize, is to continue to supply arms to the Ukrainians, to punish Russia economically, and finally to politically isolate Vladimir Putin”, adds the ex-president on France Inter.
Lloyd’s of London sets aside $1.3 billion for Ukraine claims
Insurers around the world could face claims in the order of $10 billion to $15 billion as a result of the dispute, the chief executive of Britain’s insurance market told Reuters.
Meeting of Allied Defense Ministers
A meeting of the defense ministers of the allied countries opens this Thursday in Germany to organize their support for Ukrainian military capabilities. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin “again invited defense ministers and senior military officials from around the world to discuss the current crisis in Ukraine and various security challenges facing allies. and partners of the United States,” said a statement from the US Defense Department released on Monday.
Life despite everything in a maternity hospital near the Zaporizhia power plant
“We wanted a child… But we didn’t know whether to be happy or not” at the news of her pregnancy, recalls Marina, a 30-year-old pregnant woman, to AFP. “My husband said, ‘We should really be happy. God gives it to us, so everything will be fine,’” she adds.
kyiv warns against the use of tactical nuclear weapons
The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, Valery Zaluzhny, fears that Russia could use tactical nuclear weapons “under certain circumstances”. According to him, this danger should not be underestimated.
Several localities recaptured from the Russians near Kharkiv
“This week we have good news from the Kharkiv region,” Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening video speech broadcast on social media. Refusing to name them, he mentioned “localities where the Ukrainian flag has returned”.
Ukrainian grain goes to EU countries, not poor countries, says Putin
“Almost all the cereals exported from Ukraine are sent not to developing countries and the poorest countries, but to the countries of the European Union”, thunders the Russian president during an economic forum in Vladivostok (Far Russian East). Statements not fully confirmed by figures provided to AFP by the coordination center in Turkey, according to which only 36% of Ukrainian cereals went to countries of the European Union.
Hundreds of thousands of “filtered” Ukrainians?
These are the serious accusations made by the United States. “We have information that officials from the Russian presidential administration are overseeing and coordinating these triage operations,” US Foreign Affairs Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said. Ukrainians evacuated from besieged cities or those leaving territories occupied by Russian troops are forced to transit through centers.
Ukraine admits hitting Russian bases in Crimea for the first time
The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, Valery Zalouzhny, for the first time admitted having carried out missile strikes having targeted Russian bases in annexed Crimea in August, threatening to continue this type of operation.
How the Russian army took over the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
After six months of Russian presence on the site of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the IAEA inspectors noted, on the spot, the presence of Russian military trucks and impacts of bombardments. Our article.
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