UKRAINE. The Russian occupation is concentrated in eastern Ukraine. As an attack on Dombass, a Kremlin priority, is imminent, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister urged the public to evacuate “immediately”. In France, the Russian ambassador was summoned after a controversial tweet and accused of passing false information.
April 7 at 11:20 am On Wednesday-Thursday night, the Russian Embassy in France shared a controversial and provocative new tweet after it was deleted, comparing the massacre of civilians committed in the city of Boutcha to a movie set. We see some journalists photographing a lost cat in the middle of the rubble with the carcass of an armored vehicle in the background.
“Faced with the immorality and provocation of the Russian embassy’s communication in France about Bucha’s abuses,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said this Thursday that Russia will invite its Ambassador to France. Alexey Meshkov. He also stated that France will continue to “fight against all Russian manipulations of information regarding the war in Ukraine”.
Faced with the immorality and incitement of communication from the Russian Embassy in France about Bucha’s abuses, I decided this morning to summon the Russian Ambassador to the Quai d’Orsay.
— Jean-Yves Le Drian (@JY_LeDrian) April 7, 2022
At the UN, the Russian ambassador had aroused a “scene” of Ukrainians to wake up bodies discovered on the streets of Boutcha in the suburbs of Kiev. On Monday, France dismissed 35 Russian diplomats based in Paris, whose “activity is contrary to our security interests,” as the Quai d’Orsay noted.
Kyiv urges residents of eastern Ukraine to evacuate ‘now’
6 April 17:02 Kyiv on Wednesday urged residents of eastern Ukraine to evacuate the area “now” amid fears of a massive and deadly attack by the Russian army on Dombass, which is now the Kremlin’s primary target. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk, quoted on Telegram by the Ministry of Integration, said regional authorities “urge the people to leave these areas and do everything to ensure that evacuations take place in an organized manner”. She added that it should be done “now” or risk “death” in the coming days.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the Russian military is empowering itself to “take control of the entire Dombass” and “a land bridge with Crimea”, a territory annexed by Russia in 2014.
April 6 at 11:31 am Despite being the President of Ukraine, Speaking to the Irish Parliament on Wednesday, Volodymyr Zelensky discovered that the West is planning to toughen its stance on Russia this Wednesday, denouncing the “indecision” of European countries in the face of the adoption of new sanctions against Russia. Numerous corpses in Boucha, near Kyiv. President of the European Council Charles Michel condemned the “crimes against humanity” committed in Boucha “and many other cities”, declaring that the European Union “sooner or later” will have to impose sanctions on Russian oil and gas. . The European Commission proposed on Tuesday to tighten sanctions against Moscow, notably by halting purchases of Russian coal, which accounts for 45% of EU imports, and oil, which represents 25%. It also wants to close European ports to Russian ships.
Dutch customs authorities have immobilized fourteen yachts at the shipyards, twelve under construction and two in maintenance. After France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Spain, Greece decided to expel twelve Russian diplomats. The US also plans to adopt new sanctions on Wednesday, in coordination with the European Union and the G7, aimed specifically at banning “all new investment” in Russia. In addition, the United States, through Foreign Minister Antony Blinken, announced that it will provide Ukraine with additional security assistance of $100 million (91.8 million euros), primarily anti-tank systems.
Volodymyr Zelensky before the UN
5 April 17:36 As the bombardments continue in the south and east of Ukraine, after the global shock wave caused by the discovery of large numbers of civilian bodies in the city of Boutcha, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his speech at the UN Security Council meeting in New York on Tuesday, April 5, stated that Ukraine’s Where he accuses Russia of massacre. The Ukrainian president returned to the various abuses committed in Boucha: “The Russians carried out extrajudicial executions there, shot women, tortured, all for pleasure”. “Civilians were tortured to death in the streets at close range”, others were “tongues cut off”, “parents saw their children die, parents were killed in front of their children,” he said. , still before the UN Security Council. “Mass killings have become the signature of the Russians,” lamented Volodymyr Zelensky, considering them “the worst crimes since the end of the Second World War”.
The president of Ukraine directly attacked the UN Security Council: “Where is the Security Council for which the UN was created, where is the peace? This organization needs to fulfill its function, stop the aggressors,” he began, adding that “the UN today authorizes this aggressor to spread death.” Volodymyr Zelensky urged UN members to hold Russia “responsible” for “war crimes” in Ukraine.
April 5 at 15:02 As the war rages in Ukraine and the shock wave of the Boucha massacre continues to shake the world. This Tuesday, France’s National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (PNAT) announced the opening of three new investigations for “war crimes”. The events mentioned are alleged to have been committed against French citizens in Ukraine since the invasion of Russia. PNAT took place from February 25 to March 16 in Mariupol in the south of Ukraine, from March 1 to 12 in Gostomel in the Kyiv region, and from March 24 in Cherniguiv in the north of the country. An investigation was launched after the French-Irish journalist Pierre Zakrzewski was killed on March 14 near the Ukrainian capital.
The PNAT states that, in the application of legal provisions, the jurisdiction of the French courts can be preserved if war crimes are committed outside the national territory by a French perpetrator, to the detriment of a French victim, or by a perpetrator of his habitual residence. on national territory.
Since the beginning of the conflict, maps have played a key role in understanding the Russian military operation and watching the situation in Ukraine live. Several press agencies as well as specialized institutes and the French, Ukrainian and international media offer maps and charts that are updated daily. Some of these maps provide real-time tracking of the latest events, while others focus on key events from the last 24 hours.