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1.31 pm : Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers travel to Kiev, as European Council representatives, to confirm “unambiguous support” from the EU to Ukraine, the Polish government announces. Their train has already entered Ukraine. According to the Polish Prime Minister’s chief of staff, this trip was decided on Friday at the Versailles summit.

12:51 pm : The British government announces new sanctions. Exports to Russia of certain luxury goods, such as works of art, high-end cars and fashion items, will be banned and taxes on Russian vodka in the UK will be increased by 35%.

12:25 pm : The rector of Russia’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Nice, Andrey Eliseev, filed a complaint on Friday after receiving death threats in a letter, France Bleu Azur reports, recalling the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. An investigation has been opened, the prosecutor’s office said.

12:29 : The rector of Russia’s Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Nice, Andrey Eliseev, filed a complaint on Friday after receiving death threats in a letter, France Bleu Azur reports, recalling the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. An investigation has been opened, the prosecutor’s office said.

12:12 pmIt’s noon, what to remember from the news?

• The number of exiles has reached 3 million, the International Organization for Migration announces. Unicef, for its part, estimates that every second that passes a child has to flee the country, said James Elder, a spokesperson for Unicef. Follow the evolution of the situation in us directly.

• Candidates pass their grand oral exam in the presence of local elected officials. “I don’t know if I will be a candidate tonight. Because this election has no meaning anymore”, says Jean Lassalle. Follow the situation in our life.

“It is not an electoral decision, but an economic one”defends minister Amélie de Montchalin on franceinfo. “As a public employer, we cannot let the purchasing power of our agents disappear in this unprecedented situation”she declares as the opposition denounce a presidential election measure.

• Tarn and Haute-Garonne have been put on orange because of the risks associated with high winds.

11:41 am : Unicef, for its part, estimates that every second that passes, a child has to flee the country. In the past 20 days, about 1.4 million children have been forced to leave the country, or about 55 per minute, said James Elder, a UNICEF spokesperson. “This crisis is unprecedented in speed and scale since World War II”he added.

11:31 am The number of exiles has reached 3 million, the International Organization for Migration announces.

11:30. : Kiev City Hall is imposing a 36-hour curfew tonight. Traffic is banned in the Ukrainian capital “from now on” at 8 p.m. (local time) and until 7 a.m. Mayor Vitali Klitschko thinks the city will be “dangerous and difficult moment”

11:31 am : In the UK, tens of thousands of people have expressed a desire to host Ukrainian refugees in their homes. According to the British government, nearly 89,000 people have expressed interest. People who decide to host Ukrainian refugees will receive £350 a month and must commit themselves to hosting these refugees for at least six months.

11:07 : Like every evening, the inhabitants of Mykolaiv take refuge in shelters or underground to escape from the Russian missiles. In this port city in the south of Ukraine, the basement of a neighborhood school has become a shelter for a hundred people. A team from France Télévisions spent a night with them.

(FRANCE TELEVISION)

10:30 am. : Dnipro, an industrial city of one million inhabitants in central Ukraine, became the target of raids late last week.

10:26 : Regional authorities say Dnipro airport has been bombed and destruction is “solid”

10:09 : Here are new images of Kiev, where civilian buildings have been targeted by Russian missiles. “Why are they throwing all those bombs at us? Is that war? No, that’s the destruction of civilians. War is fighting between soldiers. It doesn’t hide in bushes and threatens the whole world.”gets angry with a resident of the Ukrainian capital.

10:09 : In 2020, Evgeni Lebedev was appointed to the House of Lords. This appointment is now turning against Boris Johnson because the profile of this Russian press mogul, who owns two newspapers in the United Kingdom, the independent and the evening standard, is disturbing to say the least.

10:09 : In the midst of a hunt for Vladimir Putin’s friends, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is overtaken by his ties to Evgeni Lebedev. The latter is a “son of”: in this case, that of Alexander Lebedev, a former KGB agent, who became a billionaire thanks to his proximity to the Kremlin. Find the explanation in our article.

(DANIEL LEAL / AFP)

09:44 : They travel as representatives of the European Council. Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers travel to Kiev, Ukraine’s capital, to confirm: “unambiguous support” from the European Union to Ukraine

09:23 : Marlène Schiappa, Minister of Citizenship, announces that 15,000 people “moved” arrived in France. “We have created, at the instigation of France, a European temporary protection status which will be implemented immediately. (…) This is the first time it has been introduced. This will allow them to return to Ukraine to those who want to return to Ukraine”point them out.

09:24It’s just after 9am, here are the main headlines:

• At least two people have died in Kiev during a strike in a residential building, according to the emergency services. They claim to have saved 27 people. Follow the situation in our lives, because a new conversation day is just around the corner.

• The cabinet announced yesterday the release of the index point for civil servants. “It is not an electoral decision, but an economic one”defends minister Amélie de Montchalin on franceinfo.

• China says it has registered 5280 new cases of Covid-19. This figure is the highest since the very first epidemic wave in early 2020. It is also more than double the figure announced yesterday.

• Tarn and Haute-Garonne have been put on orange because of the risks associated with high winds.

08:32“China is not a party to the crisis. [ukrainienne] much less want to be affected by the sanctions.”

That said the head of Chinese diplomacy during a telephone interview with his Spanish counterpart José Manuel Albares.

09:27 : Here are three things to remember about the Azov regiment:

• The historical core of the Azov regiment is associated with a radical right-wing neo-Nazi affiliation who defends positions on “the white race”analysis for franceinfo the researcher Masha Cerovic.

• The founder of the Azov regiment, Andriy Biletsky, was a deputy in the Ukrainian parliament between 2014 and 2019.

• The Azov regiment, which operates mainly in the Donbass region (eastern Ukraine), numbers between 3,500 and 4,000 men. This represents less than 2% of the total strength of the Ukrainian army.

09:26 : Vladimir Putin presents the invasion of Ukraine as a “special operation” in front of “denazify” the country. A Ukrainian military unit with a sulphurous reputation, the Azov regiment, is being used by the Russian camp as a symbolic enemy. Images of his fighters wearing symbols reminiscent of Nazism are widely shared on social networks, especially by pro-Russian internet users. We tell you more about this regiment in our article.

(EVGENIYA MAKSYMOVA / AFP)

09:26 : New Zealand will issue 4,000 special visas to Ukrainian refugees if they have family there. Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi talks about a “two-year visa intended to help people (…) find shelter here in hopes of returning home after the war”

07:48 : At least two people have died in Kiev during a strike against a residential building, according to the emergency services. They claim to have saved 27 people. Here is an image of this 15-storey building, which is located in the Svyatoshin district, in the west of the Ukrainian capital.

(FRANCE INFO)

07:23 : Let’s take a detour through the kiosks. This morning, Release devotes its front page to Moscow-Beijing relations and headlines “spelling disorder” from China. “Outside the official discourse, Beijing’s neutrality is just a facade”analyzed with franceinfo Marc Julienne, China specialist at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI).

06:32“I’ve worked for Pervy Kanal for the past few years and made propaganda for the Kremlin. I’m ashamed of it today”said producer Marina Ovsiannikova in a video recorded shortly before her gesture on set. “I am ashamed that I let lies broadcast on television, I am ashamed that I have ‘zombified’ the Russian people”she added.

07:28‘No to war. Don’t believe the propaganda. You’re being lied to here.’ The streak marked last night and threatens to mark the day. On the set of the program “Vremia”, the main evening news program of the most powerful Russian television channel Pervy Kanal, a woman held up a sign behind the presenter. The name of this woman is Marina Ovsiannikova. She is a broadcaster producer. She was arrested and her lawyers say they have not heard from her.

(EYEPRESS NEWS/AFP)

06:19 : Fighting in Kiev has intensified for several days, as it has everywhere in Ukraine, especially in Mariupol and Mykolaiv† On the 20th day of the Russian invasion, talks between Russia and Ukraine will resume today.

07:30 : At least three powerful explosions were heard this morning in the center of Kiev. Their origin is not yet known. No official source has made a statement. These explosions are sometimes caused by air defense weapons.

07:37Let’s do a first reminder of the most important titles:

• After a day of arduous discussions, talks between Kiev and Moscow will resume shortly. On the ground, the fighting continues. Loud explosions were heard this morning in Kiev, the capital. Their origin is not yet known.

• China has reported 5,280 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. This figure is the highest since the very first epidemic wave in early 2020. It is also more than double the figure announced yesterday.

• Emmanuel Macron will meet on Thursday afternoon. According to our information, the outgoing president will present his project at a press conference. It will be held in the Docks de Paris, in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis).

• Tarn and Haute-Garonne have been put on orange because of the risks associated with high winds.