Joe Biden announces new military aid to support Kiev

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16:43 : More than 7.7 million people, or one in six Ukrainians, are internally displaced in Ukraine, according to a new census from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). He estimates that 15% of these displaced people intend to return home within the next two weeks.

16:37 : Joe Biden also questions the Mariupol take announced by Russia. “There is no evidence yet that Mariupol has completely disappeared”says. “Mariupol did not fall”he also reassures the city’s mayor, Sergeï Orlov, in an interview with RTL. from twitter.

16:38 : American President Joe Biden announces new $800 million in military aid. “heavy artillery, dozens of howitzers, 144,000 ammunition and drones”. The United States will also send $500 million in economic aid to Kiev.

16:49 : Spain announced that it has sent 200 tons of military equipment to Ukraine, doubling the sum of its donations since the beginning of the Russian occupation. This “modern ammunition” and “material“, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who remained quite uncertain, announced. He is visiting Kiev with his Danish counterpart, Mette Frederiksen.

16:28 : “This ‘gesture’ on the Russian side of not attacking to save as many lives as possible is also a way of showing that we are aware of the casualties and want to limit them.

At Franceinfo, an expert in Russia analyzes Vladimir Putin’s decision to stop the attack on the last pocket of Ukrainians at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. Carole Grimaud Potter also thinks that the capture of Mariupol could be presented by Russian propaganda as a victory in the First World War. “denazification” Ukraine, because that’s where the famous Azov battalion fought.

16:35 : An AFP journalist saw him arrive with civilians in three buses from Mariupol to Zaporizhia. A humanitarian corridor opened for the first time in several days. We know that four buses managed to leave Mariupol this morning, but it is impossible to know whether the three buses observed this afternoon were part of it: it sometimes takes more than 24 hours for convoys to travel the 200km.

15:12 : Ukraine requests a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the Azovstal steelworks, where the last Ukrainian fighters from Mariupol are stationed. These residents “Don’t Trust Soldiers” The Russians, on Twitter, writes the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin summons his army to duty “Close the whole area so that the fly doesn’t get through” and promise “saves lives” to the fighters.

14:18 : Let’s remember the main news of this Thursday:

• Didn’t you see the discussion last night? We summarize it for you in this article, and here we have verified 12 claims from the finalists.

• The campaign continues. Marine Le Pen in the Somme she criticizes “arrogance” before the opponent’s last meeting in Arras (Pas-de-Calais). Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis).

• Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed “hit” between “Liberation of Mariupol”, a strategic port has been under siege for a month and a half. He said the Russian army would not attack the steelworks where the last Ukrainian fighters and civilians were stationed.

13:53 : Italy “Soon to stop Russian gas distribution for ethical reasons”Says Roberto Cingolani, Italian Minister of Ecological Transition. Period “soon” it is relative: it expects purchases to expire in 18 months, while the target so far has been between 24 and 30 months. Italy is one of Europe’s main gas consumers and imports 95% of its consumption.

13:46 : Ukraine will take “in the coming days” German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said that heavy weapons were coming from Eastern European countries. “It’s about battle tanks, armored vehicles or other possibilities. [de matériel] countries may refuse, he tells. Germany says it can no longer supply weapons, that it lacks sufficient stocks for its own army.

13:08 : Russia’s largest oil producer, Loukoil, announced the resignation of its chairman, Vaguit Alekperov. In early March, he called for a swift halt to the Kremlin’s offensive in Ukraine, a rare occurrence. A week ago, he was included in the list of Russian personalities approved by the UK.

13:01 : Moscow court fines Google 126,000 euros for failing to remove Ukrainian war content “forbidden” In the eyes of Russian justice. Videos posted on YouTube: Telephone conversations of those who suffered heavy casualties presented as Russian soldiers, and a call from the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor to launch attacks in Russia.

12:39 : It’s noon, what to remember from the news?

• This is a historic drop. The debate between Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron attracted 15.6 million viewers. Both candidates are back on the field. Follow this new campaign day live.

• Didn’t you see the discussion last night? We summarize it for you in this article, and here we have verified twelve claims from the finalists.

• Russian President Vladimir Putin believes it “The liberation of Mariupol is a success”. Olga Stefanichyna, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine: “1,020 civilian bodies, civilians only” collecting in morgues “The whole Kyiv region”. Follow the situation live.

11:47 : Olga Stefanichyna told AFP: “1,020 civilian bodies, civilians only” in the morgues “The whole Kyiv region”. In early April, Russian forces began withdrawing from the vicinity of the Ukrainian capital to reposition themselves in the east.

11:41 : Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanichyna said that the bodies of more than 1,000 civilians in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, are in morgues.

11:21 am : The commitment of the French in Ukraine is part of an agreement. “a certain revolutionary romanticism” Political scientist Jean-Yves Camus, who specializes in the far right, explains to AFP, continues an old tradition of the French far right. “Ukraine is also seen as a purely European and Christian region”, he continues. “Finally, pro-Ukrainians were drawn to the Ukrainian nationalist tradition and the legend of Stepan Bandera’s insurgent army, which during World War II (before opposed) collaborated with Nazi Germany and fought against the ‘Soviet Red Army’.

11:14 : Sacha Argentinian with distant family ties in Ukraine : “We are in a free and democratic country and civilians suffer the most in this war.”, he says to explain his commitment. Exhausted by the war he fought last month, he takes the time to tell his wife and children on the other side of the Atlantic.

11:21 am : Volunteers from all countries flock to Ukraine to fight in the Donbass. In Kiev, where franceinfo meets them before heading East, instructions are shown in Ukrainian and English. A Portuguese woman has the instructions of the four Brazilians sitting in the canteen translated. The commander even chose an international nickname: John. He struggles to remember all the countries of origin of his soldiers: Taiwan, Great Britain, Scotland, Spain, Lithuania, Sweden, Georgia. The French also left. In total, twenty nationalities. Here is our report.

10:57 : Yulia, a Ukrainian woman in her thirties who fled the bombed city of Mykolaiv a month ago, will give birth to her daughter in the Dordogne, where she took refuge, reports France Bleu Périgord. France has jus soli, but Yulia’s daughter will be Ukrainian. He plans to return home. “There’s my husband and my whole family.” Her husband cannot come to see her for the birth, Ukrainian law forbids it because she is of fighting age. He will live the birth of his daughter on video, on his cell phone.

10:29 : “At first I just wanted to help my friends, a married couple and their pets.says Nadezhda. I started a collection on Instagram. I recorded a video and it went viral. Two days later, I realized that it was not just my friends who needed humanitarian aid, but 72 more.“In this article we tell you how, Solidarity is being organized in Russia to help Ukrainian refugees.

09:42 : “The situation is difficult, even critical”was adopted shortly before the commander of the Azov battalion, one of the last two combat units in Mariupol. According to Kiev, in addition to the last Ukrainian fighters, several hundred civilians, deprived of food and water, are stationed at the Azovstal plant.

09:42 : The President of Russia assures that his forces have taken control of Mariupol. “hit”, kiiv currently does not endorse. Vladimir Putin also told Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that there was no attack on the Azovstal field. “not available” and that the siege is necessary “in such a way that not a single fly passes through the field”.

09:34 : Russian President Vladimir Putin claims “The liberation of Mariupol is a success”.

09:10 : It’s 9 o’clock, here are the main topics:

• Is Marine Le Pen hesitant and defensive? Is Emmanuel Macron arrogant and aggressive? Comments and analysis abound after the debate between the two rounds. Follow the different reactions in our life.

• Pensions, inflation, unemployment… After the face-to-face meeting of Emmanuel Macro and Marine Le Pen, we checked the twelve statements of the finalists.

• According to the Ukrainian government, four civilian evacuation buses managed to leave Mariupol after a few days without the humanitarian corridor. Follow the situation live.

• We’ll have to wait a little longer. PSG are not yet champions of France despite their victory at Angers (3-0). OM’s fault (3-2) that won in the extremes against Nantes is delaying the deadline by a few days.

08:54 : The humanitarian aid corridor that started from the Martyr Mariupol city could not be established yesterday. Kyiv and Moscow denied responsibility for this failure.

08:46 : According to the Ukrainian government, four civilian evacuation buses left Mariupol a few days later without a humanitarian corridor.

07:27 : When and how will the siege of Mariupol, which was martyred in Southern Ukraine, end? It’s impossible to say for sure. “We are ready to leave Mariupol with the help of a third party”armed with weapons, “To save the people entrusted to us”says the commander of the Azov battalion, one of the last two combat units in the port city.