Moscow and Kyiv carried out a new exchange of prisoners, about thirty Ukrainians were released

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16:02 : War crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of aggression, genocide… More than a month and a half after the start of the war in Ukraine, accusations of harassment against the Russian military are piling up. To fully understand what these terms encompass, we will review their definitions.

15:42 : On the court of Sorbiers la Talaudière in the Loire, Pavlo is a player like any other, wearing the STF flocked jersey. After fleeing Ukraine with his mother a few weeks ago, he found a football club to take him with him. A consolation for the young boy who is away from the war and can put his boots back on.

(FRANCE INFORMATION)

3:02 : Kyiv announced the release of thirty Ukrainians today as part of a new prisoner exchange with Russia. Ukraine did not specify the number of Russians exchanged.

14:22 : In the immediate vicinity of the conflict between Russian and Ukrainian forces, ambulance crews are on display in particular. A French intern, who left to help the Ukrainians, testifies to the risks taken to treat the wounded.

14:04 : It’s already 2 o’clock. We have a coffee and an update on the news:

Emmanuel Macron arrived in Le Havre, where he should specifically touch on the theme of ecology. Marine Le Pen must hold a meeting in Avignon at 18:30. Follow our live stream.

#CANNES We know the official selection for the next Cannes Film Festival, which will be held in May. Among the directors competing for the Palme d’Or are David Cronenberg, brothers James Gray and Dardenne.

Joe Biden promised his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky a massive $800 million in new military aid, including heavy equipment. The United States has so far been reluctant to hand it over to Kiev, for fear of further escalating tensions with Moscow and being seen as a party to the war.

A national tribute will be paid to actor Michel Bouquet at Invalides on April 27. The ceremony will be chaired by Emmanuel Macron, who will remain in office whether or not he is re-elected on April 24.

13:43 : President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on trial “very painful” French colleague’s denial of an accusation “genocide” In Ukraine by the Russian army. “I replied directly as I had it this morning, I will speak to him again this evening”said Emmanuel Macron this morning.

13:43 : “The word genocide has a meaning, and today the word genocide should be qualified by lawyers, not politicians.”

Many leaders, including Joe Biden, accused Russia of committing genocide in Ukraine. However, Emmanuel Macron commented on France Bleu this morning: “etcIt doesn’t help Ukraine (…) get into verbal tensions”.

13:28 : At the request of several Ukrainian hospitals, the NGO Pompiers de l’urgence internationale de Limoges (Haute-Vienne) is preparing to transport five ambulances equipped with medical equipment to the country. Volunteers are in full preparation.

(FRANCE INFORMATION)

12:39 : These are extremely rare testimonies collected by a journalist from RTS. This is perhaps the first time he has so described the horrors experienced by women and minors in Boucha. A mother and daughter have agreed to testify about the constant rapes they were subjected to during the Russian occupation. Please note that this article contains statements that may be offensive, but which we believe are important for understanding the situation in Ukraine.

12:18 PM : It’s time to review the news:

The terms are now known. The traditional debate between the two rounds of the presidential election will take place on Wednesday, April 20, at 9:00 pm. Journalists Gilles Bouleau and Léa Salamé will moderate the discussion, which is scheduled to last just over two hours.

The campaign between the two towers continues. Marine Le Pen answered Caroline Roux’s questions on the set of “4 Facts”, advocating the trivialization of the referendum, without excluding her responsibility with a referendum question. “at one point” his duty. Emmanuel Macron is expected to be at the castle of former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) this afternoon. It will go to the port of the city, which is a first in France. Follow our live stream.

• cruiser MoscowThe Russian Defense Ministry said that the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet was damaged during the offensive against Ukraine, did not sink and the explosions on the ship stopped. Ukraine also announced the resumption of the evacuation of civilians via nine humanitarian corridors, particularly from the besieged city of Mariupol in the southeast of the country. Follow our live stream.

• Ferrero, who was warned about the presence of salmonella at the Kinder factory in Belgium in mid-December, denied that it had reacted slowly as the NGO Foodwatch had accused, while 150 cases of contamination were declared in Europe. Since the end of March, the number of patients affected by salmonellosis with symptoms resembling gastroenteritis continued to increase, with cases detected in nine European countries.

A national tribute will be paid to actor Michel Bouquet at Invalides on April 27. The ceremony will be chaired by Emmanuel Macron, who will remain in office whether or not he is re-elected on April 24.

11:04 : A merchant in Drôme who donated 600 euros to support Ukrainians filed a complaint for fraud. He said he was doing humanitarian aid work and was responding to a call from a Frenchman who said he wanted to support local people by purchasing equipment. He never got the accounting documents he wanted. Worse still, he fell victim to phone threats to appease his irritating curiosity.

09:44 : Simon Coveney, head of Irish diplomacy, is in Kiev today. This is the first visit by a foreign minister from a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council since the conflict began. The two colleagues will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense of Ukraine and visit the areas directly affected by the Russian occupation.

(STR/AFP)

09:27 : Let’s take a look at the news:

A trip dedicated to ecology for Emmanuel Macron in Le Havre, the first major meeting between the two towers in Avignon for Marine Le Pen: two presidential finalists return to the front in a campaign in full swing. “We have never had a president as authoritarian as Emmanuel Macron”denounced the RN candidate invited to France 2 this morning. Follow our live stream.

• Ukraine announced that it has resumed the evacuation of civilians through nine humanitarian corridors, including the besieged city of Mariupol in the southeast of the country, after a one-day suspension. Russia also suffered a major financial setback: the cruiser Moscowflagship of the Black Sea Fleet, “heavily damaged” With ammunition explosions, according to Moscow, and with missile attacks, according to Ukrainian officials. Follow our live stream.

• The 75th Cannes Film Festival announces its official selection at 11:00. More than 2,000 films have been submitted, twenty of which will be able to compete for the Palme d’Or after the coronation of France’s Julia Ducournau in 2021. on this live

• At the hearing of the November 13 attacks, Salah Abdeslam said for the first time, “aim” He was about to blow himself up in a cafe in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, but had given up on doing so after looking around. His interrogation will continue this afternoon.

Two Palestinians were killed this morning A week after the deadly attacks in the heart of the Tel Aviv metropolis, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said it was in a new operation by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.

08:20 : “The fight is tough, this is urban guerrilla warfare. It’s street fighting but there’s really no front line.”

About 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers are still in Mariupol, which has been besieged by the Russian army for more than a month. A Ukrainian officer from the Azov regiment describes what happened at the scene.

Civilians march in the devastated center of Mariupol on April 12, 2022.  (ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP)(ALEXANDER NEMENOV / AFP)

07:44 : Marine talks about Le Pen “war crimes” in Ukraine. I demanded an immediate UN investigation into those responsible for these horrors.”RN adds the presidential candidate.

07:18 : “What I remember from the war are people’s dilemmas. Should we leave? Should we stay?

Agnès Vahramian, senior correspondent for France Télévisions, arrived on the set of franceinfo this morning to testify about her weeks in Ukraine. In particular, she drew parallels between this conflict and the war in Yugoslavia, which she dealt with 31 years ago. “I thought every day in Ukraine”the journalist explained.

08:00 : Moscow He was commissioned during the Soviet Union era in 1983 and has been involved in Russia’s intervention in Syria from 2015. In the early days of the invasion of Ukraine, he took part in an attack on Snake Island near the Romanian border. 19 Ukrainian sailors were later captured for exchange with Russian prisoners.

(AFP)

07:59 : Russian cruiser Moscow has been “heavily damaged” An ammunition explosion caused by a fire, according to the news that Russian government agencies based on the Ministry of Defense tonight. Ukrainian authorities, for their part, Moscow was hit by missiles. “Neptune missiles protecting the Black Sea caused great damage to this Russian ship”Greeted the governor of the Odessa region (south) of Ukraine.

07:59 : Let’s take a look at the news:

• At the hearing of the November 13 attacks, Salah Abdeslam said for the first time, “aim” He was going to blow himself up in a cafe in the 18th district of Paris on the evening of the attacks, but had given up on it, looking at his surroundings. “I didn’t give up on fear, I gave up on humanity” assured. The second part of his interrogation will take place this afternoon.

#PRESIDENTIALA trip to ecology, Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) for Emmanuel Macron, the first major meeting between the two rounds in the south for Marine le Pen: the two presidential finalists return to the front today, in a fierce campaign. The RN nominee will be the guest of Caroline Roux on the set of France 2’s “4 Facts” at 07:30. Follow his interview live.

• Russia has experienced one of its biggest financial failures since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine: the flagship cruiser Moskva, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet. “heavily damaged” With ammunition explosions according to Moscow and missile attacks according to Kiev. In Washington, Joe Biden promised Volodymyr Zelensky massive $800 million in new military aid, including heavy equipment that the United States has so far been reluctant to deliver to Kiev for fear of escalating tensions with Moscow and being seen as a party to the war. . Follow our live stream.