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news of the day
Vladimir Putin ruled on Thursday that his forces had “successfully” taken control of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, and ordered to besiege the last Ukrainian fighters rather than attack them. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, all of Mariupol is now under Russian control with the exception of the Azovstal industrial site.
The vast industrial site of Mariupol still houses 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers, according to the Russian Minister of Defense. Vladimir Putin has promised life to those who surrender. However, the Azovstal factory, the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol, is the target of numerous Russian bombardments. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the soldiers entrenched in the vast steelworks have around “1,000 civilians, women and children” and “hundreds of wounded with them”.
This morning, the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister called for a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians and wounded soldiers from Azovstal to Mariupol. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reiterated this request.
sentence of the day
“There is no evidence yet that Mariupol is completely lost. »
Joe Biden has deemed “questionable” the control by Russia of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, claimed by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. “It is questionable that he controls Mariupol,” said the American president. There is still no evidence that Mariupol is completely lost. »
The number of the day
1,000. This is the number of civilians currently in mortuaries in the kyiv region, a Ukrainian official said on Thursday, as kyiv accuses the Russians of having “massacred” hundreds of civilians during their occupation of the region. in March. “1,020 bodies of civilians, only civilians, are [dans les morgues] entire Kyiv region,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanichyna said in the town of Borodianka, northwest of Kyiv.
The trend of the day
It is still and always the international mobilization to try to sanction and reason with the head of the Kremlin. This Thursday, US President Joe Biden announced a new military envelope of $800 million for Ukraine, which he said will help kyiv fight the Russian offensive in Donbass. This envelope includes “heavy artillery weapons, dozens of Howitzer (guns), 144,000 ammunition as well as drones”, he detailed from the White House.
For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron called during the day, during a campaign trip near Paris, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to be “responsible”.