LIVE | Second day of war in Ukraine

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Russian troops are approaching Kiev, an advance that contributes to the previously announced offensive from the north.

He said that after the large-scale attack by Ukrainian President Vladimir Putin on his country, the Russian army targeted civilian areas.

08:08 | Vladimir Putin is ready to send a delegation to Minsk, Belarus for negotiations with Ukraine

07:05 | Oil prices stabilize after rising on Thursday due to Ukraine

Oil prices stabilized on Friday after a meteoric rise the previous day and were slowed by Western sanctions on Moscow, and there is currently no scope for Russian energy supplies.




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7:00 in the morning | Ukraine: Moscow seizes control of an important canal to supply water to Crimea

Russian forces have announced that they have taken control of a vital canal to supply water to the Ukrainian peninsula Crimea, which has been annexed by Russia and has suffered from famine for eight years.

“Thanks to the use of ground regiments and airborne troops (…), Russian forces were able to reach the city of Kherson, which made it possible to unblock the North Crimean canal and restore water supply from the Crimean peninsula. The Russian army said in a statement late Thursday.




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6:58 | President Volodymyr Zelensky invites Europeans with combat experience to come and fight in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday invited war-hardened Europeans to travel to Ukraine to repel an invading Russian army.

Zelensky said, “If you have war experience… you can come to our country to defend Europe.” said.

6:27 | Ukraine: Erdogan criticizes EU and NATO for their inaction

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose country is a NATO member, criticized the Atlantic Alliance and the European Union on Friday for failing to take “decisive action” in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.




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06:23 | More than 1,800 anti-war protesters arrested in Russia

More than 1,800 protesters against the war in Ukraine have been arrested in Russia and called for the release of those still detained, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday.

“We are disturbed by the large number of arbitrary arrests of demonstrators protesting yesterday in Russia,” OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said at a press briefing in Geneva. said.




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06:23 | Ukraine: Italy ready to send 3,400 troops under NATO

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Friday that after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Italy is ready to send another 3,400 troops to NATO countries.

06:15 | EU prepares further sanctions against Moscow as an “emergency”

European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday that the European Union, meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, is urgently drawing up new sanctions against Russia after it approved a second package of measures on Thursday.

“The second wave of sanctions that were considered political last night, with grave and grave consequences. Other measures are being prepared urgently,” he said.



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6:01 | The Kremlin considers it a pity that Saint Petersburg was deprived of the Champions League final.

The Kremlin called it “unfortunate” Friday’s decision by UEFA to transfer the Champions League final from Saint Petersburg to the Stade de France in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

05:55 | According to Merkel, the Russian invasion is a “deep break in European history”

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday denounced Russia’s “war of aggression” against Ukraine, which marks a “deep break in European history”.

“I am watching with great concern the evolution of the situation in the wake of President Putin’s new offensive against Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in the wake of the 2014 offensive (against Crimea),” Ms Merkel said in a statement sent by her services.




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5:51 | Russia ready for talks if Ukraine ‘lays down arms’

The head of Russian diplomacy, Sergey Lavrov, said on Friday that Russia is ready for talks with Ukraine if the country in the grip of a Russian invasion “puts down its arms”.

“We are ready for negotiations every time the Ukrainian armed forces hear our call and lay down their weapons,” he said at a press conference in Moscow.

5:37 | Ukraine: Spain evacuates its ambassador and one hundred citizens

Spain evacuated its ambassador and diplomatic staff from Kiev on Friday morning, as well as one hundred Spanish citizens remaining in Ukraine, in the face of the advance of Russian troops towards the Ukrainian capital.

05:20 | The world of sports facing the unknown

After a pandemic, a war. For the second time in two years, the planet of sports will be upended by an international crisis, which will again turn its calendar upside down.

Late Wednesday, Quebec time, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is forcing both sports federations and athletes to make important decisions, even if they are sometimes sensitive on the political and financial levels.



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05:17 | Ukrainian president accuses Russian forces of targeting civilian areas as well

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday accused the Russian military of targeting civilian areas in Kiev, saluting the “heroism” of Ukrainians in the face of the Russian invasion, and reassuring that its soldiers were doing “everything possible” to defend the country.

“That night they started bombing civilian neighborhoods. “It reminds us of the Nazi attack in 1941,” he said.




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5:11 | Russian forces approaching Kiev

Russian troops were approaching Kiev from the northeast and east on Friday, an advance that added to the offensive from the north early this morning, according to a statement on the General Staff’s Facebook page.

“The enemy, after being repelled by the defenders of Cherniguiv, is trying to bypass the city to attack the capital. For this, it flows in the direction of Kosoltets-Brovary and Konotop-Nezhin-Kiev. According to this source, Konotop fell”.

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