For Sébastien Lecornu, Minister of the Armed Forces, France has “not to be ashamed of (its) aid to Ukraine”
In an interview given to JDD, Sébastien Lecornu, Minister for the Armed Forces, returned to the French aid provided to Ukraine in the context of the conflict between it and Russia.
“We don’t have to be ashamed of our aid to Ukraine!” he declared.
“We are one of the biggest contributors with 550 million euros out of a total of 3 billion euros. So we also pay for what the others give”, he added, specifying that the Russians will now favor “strikes, in particular on civil energy installations”.
Ukraine faces the scourge of mines
Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine on February 24, kyiv has repeatedly alerted to the presence of mines on its territory, installed by Russian soldiers before withdrawing.
After the recapture of Kherson, Volodymyr Zelensky also indicated that Moscow had left in the city and its surroundings “thousands of mines and unexploded ordnance”.
Beyond Ukraine, millions of mines are still scattered around the world, even if each year the signatory states of the Ottawa convention announce that new areas are cleared.
kyiv calls Western attempts to push for talks ‘bizarre’
In an interview with AFP, Mykhaïlo Podoliak, a close adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, called “bizarre” the West’s attempts to push Ukraine to negotiate with Moscow after a series of important military victories in kyiv.
“When you have the initiative on the battlefield, it’s a bit strange to receive proposals like this: you can’t do everything militarily anyway, lead the negotiations,” said Mykhaïlo Podoliak. .
“It means that the country that attacks, that recovers its territories, must capitulate to the country that is losing,” he added.
American media recently reported that some senior officials were beginning to encourage Ukraine to consider talks
The Mykolaiv region targeted by shelling during the night
On TelegramVitaliy Kim, governor of Mykolaiv oblast, said the area had been targeted by shelling during the night.
He spoke of an airstrike that took place around 4 a.m., which set fire to a commercial building. He added that an air alert was in progress throughout the area.
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