Kyiv under threat, five million refugees … an update on the war in Ukraine

Situation on the ground, international reactions, sanctions: an update on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Kyiv threatened again

Russia announced on Friday that it had destroyed an arms factory on the outskirts of Kyiv and confirmed the intensification of strikes on the Ukrainian capital in response to attacks on Russian soil that Ukraine accuses of.

What’s next for this ad?

The factory that makes Neptune missiles, which the Ukrainian military said it used to hit the Russian cruiser Moskva, was bombed at night, AFP journalists said Friday. According to the Pentagon, two Ukrainian missiles sank Moskva, the flagship of the Russian fleet in the Black Sea. Its spokesperson commented it was a “big blow” to Russia.

What’s next for this ad?

War in Ukraine: Russia hits “Neptune” missile factory

The Moscow version says that this building was “severely damaged” by a fire and sank while being towed.

What’s next for this ad?

What’s next for this ad?

As for the Pentagon, the Russian cruiser Moskva was sunk with two Ukrainian missiles

– Zelensky highlights Russia’s nuclear dangers –

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday that “the whole world” should “be concerned” about the risk that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, beleaguered by his military setbacks in Ukraine, might resort to a tactical nuclear weapon, echoing the warning the day before. Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The head of US foreign intelligence, William Burns, has said the threat posed by President Putin’s potential use of tactical or low-energy nuclear weapons should not be “underestimated” if he is to “dive into despondency” in the face of his military’s failures.

– New victims –

The region’s governor announced, Friday, that at least seven people were killed and 34 others wounded in a Russian bombing of a residential area in the main city of Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine.

Nearly all of those found dead in Bucha, near Kyiv, were shot dead, the local police chief said.

Its residents buried the victims themselves during the Russian army’s occupation of this city, which lasted for nearly a month.

On Friday, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian artillery had killed about 30 “Polish mercenaries” in northeastern Ukraine, which threatens to escalate tensions between Moscow and Warsaw.

– Moscow expels 18 EU officials –

Moscow announced, on Friday, the expulsion of 18 diplomats from representing the European Union in Russia, in response to a similar measure taken by Brussels after the Kremlin launched an attack on Ukraine.

The European Union considered this expulsion “unjustified”, believing that it would only “exacerbate” Moscow’s international isolation.

North Macedonia has expelled six Russian diplomats for violating diplomatic rules.

– NATO: Finland’s candidacy ‘very likely’ –

Finland’s European Affairs Minister Titi Toborainen said on Friday that Finland is “very likely” to apply for NATO membership as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russian diplomacy warned Finland, as well as Sweden, that such an action would have consequences for these countries and European security.

– The complexity of the Russian oil embargo –

The European Union is preparing to stop buying oil from Russia to impose sanctions on it due to the war in Ukraine, but the procedure is “complicated” and will take “several months”, European sources told AFP on Friday.

“The commission is studying options,” said a European official involved in the talks.

– Blocking of the RFI website in Russia –

Russia has blocked the website of French radio RFI, which broadcasts information in 15 languages ​​including Russian, amid a crackdown on critics of the attack in Ukraine.

– Five million refugees –

More than five million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion began on February 24, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

This is the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.