a new attempt to evacuate civilians is planned today, according to kyiv

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12:44 p.m. : “The cries of the children, at that time, we will never forget them. The way they cry, the way they cry… That is a fear that you keep all your life.”

Like Tatiana, many civilians have fled on their own, humanitarian corridors never really saw the light of day in a very organized way. Find the testimony of several of them in this article.

12:14 p.m. : It’s time for a new point on the news :

#PRESIDENTIAL Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen? The first voters, overseas and abroad, vote today, time difference requires, before the opening of the polls tomorrow morning in France. In order not to influence voters, we have now entered into electoral reserve period.

• The Ukrainian authorities are again trying this midday to evacuate civilians from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, largely controlled by the Russian army, to the town of Zaporizhia, 200 km to the northwest. Follow our live.

Israel wants to ban Palestinians in Gaza from work in their territory starting tomorrow. This is a retaliatory measure decided after the firing of new rockets from the enclave controlled by the Islamists of Hamas towards Israeli territory. We explain the reasons for this renewed violence.

11:52 : About this we published a few days ago these very strong testimonies of a mother and her daughter, raped during the Russian occupation in the town of Boutcha. Please note that these remarks, which we believe are important for understanding the situation in Ukraine, may be difficult to read. (BENJAMIN THUAU / RADIO FRANCE)

11:48 : “Ukrainian women raped crimes against humanity. »Close to the Quai d’Orsay, action by Femens to denounce rape in Ukraine. #UkraineRussiaWar https://t.co/tYeY6e0ofj

11:48 : An action by Femen is underway near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Paris, to denounce the rapes committed in Ukraine by Russian soldiers. Here are images shot by journalist Remy Buisine.

10:42 : “The Russian Federation brainwashed them well. It was very effective. Moscow indoctrinated them well.”

On the front line between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian brigades, resentment towards the “traitors” is tenacious as the fighting continues to escalate. Franceinfo exchanged with Ukrainian soldiers.

10:07 : A new attempt to evacuate civilians from the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, largely controlled by the Russian army, is planned today, according to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. “Women, children and the elderly” hope to be able to start evacuating around noon local time (11 a.m. in Paris).

10:03 : UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will travel to Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday. Before this visit, he will go to Moscow on Tuesday, where he will be received by the Russian Head of State, Vladmir Putin. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at a press conference in New York (USA), April 19, 2022.(JOHN LAMPARSKI / NURPHOTO / AFP)

09:52 : To help Ukrainian refugees cope with their trauma, Ukrainian and Russian-speaking psychologists have created a facebook group to allow victims of the conflict to find appropriate care, reports France 3 Hauts-de-France.

10:03 : “When a shell exploded, it was like an earthquake.”

Svetlana managed, together with her daughter Olga, to leave the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, besieged and bombarded since the start of the Russian invasion. They described to franceinfo their very precarious living conditions amid shells fired by both sides.

10:09 : Here is the first news of the day:

#PRESIDENTIAL Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen? The first voters from overseas and abroad are voting today, due to the time difference, before the opening of the polling stations tomorrow morning in mainland France.

“One of the objectives of the Russian army is to establish full control over Donbass and southern Ukraine”, a Russian military official said yesterday. A declaration which contradicts the speeches of the Kremlin, and which astonishes: this general is not a great figure of the Russian army, and this one does not seem to have the means of this ambition.

• French justice issued an international arrest warrant against Carlos Ghosnformer head of the Renault Nissan alliance who lives in Lebanon, as part of an investigation, in particular for misuse of corporate assets and money laundering.

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