directly. War in Ukraine: Pope calls for ‘cry of peace to be heard’ on ‘Easter for War’


Boris Johnson praises ‘Christians of Ukraine’

British Prime Minister saluting on Twitter To “Christians in Ukraine, whether they celebrate Easter today or later in the month, for whom the message of Christ’s hope, the victory of life over death and good over evil, will resonate this year, perhaps more than any other. Before adding: “Easter tells us that there is light behind darkness, and that after suffering is redemption.”


“Those who must act quickly,” Judge Ursula von der Leyen

The head of the European Commission urged member states to supply arms to Ukraine “quickly” and suggested that the next round of EU sanctions should target Russian powerhouse Sberbank this time and include an embargo on Russian oil. “This applies to all member states: those who must act quickly, because only then can Ukraine survive its fierce battle against Russia,” Ursula von der Leyen told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

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Pope calls for ‘hear the cry of peace’

Pope Francis called on “those who bear the responsibility of nations” to “hear the cry of the people’s peace” on “Easter of War”, evoking the “martyr’s Ukraine”. “We’ve seen so much blood, so much violence (…) Let’s stop showing muscle while people suffer,” the pope called the Sovereign during his traditional blessing “Urbi et Orbi”, in front of some 50,000 devotees in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

Luisa Golyamaki / Agence France-Presse


Vladimir Putin ‘thinks he’s winning the war’

According to Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who met with Vladimir Putin earlier this week in Moscow, the Russian president believes he is winning the war. “I think he is now in his own logic of war,” the chancellor said in an interview with the American channel NBC, excerpts of which were published. And to add: “I think he thinks he’s winning the war.”

Agence France-Presse / Mikhail Klementiev


UN warns many refugees will be homeless

Five million people have fled Ukraine since the start of the war. Many of them will not have a home when they return, which worries the United Nations. “The biggest wish for these people is to go home. But for many, they will have no home left to live in because it will have been destroyed or damaged, or it will be in an unsafe area,” says Carolina Lindholm Billing, UNHCR Representative in Ukraine . .

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The escape of Kamran, a geography teacher who studied in Russia

Karman, a 28-year-old professor in Moscow, did not want to use the teaching materials provided by the Russian administration for teaching. After an Instagram post denouncing propaganda in schools about the war in Ukraine, he was summoned and threatened with imprisonment. Tell us his story.

Instagram / Kamran Manafli


Mario Draghi regrets the ineffectiveness of the dialogue with Putin

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi regrets the ineffectiveness of the “dialogue” with Vladimir Putin. “I’m beginning to believe those who say: There’s no point in talking to him, you’re wasting time, He told Il Corriere della Sera newspaper. I have always defended (Emmanuel) Macron and still say that as the current president of the European Union, he is right to try all possible avenues of dialogue. But I have the impression, he added, that the horror of war (…) is completely independent of phone calls “between the Kremlin and foreign powers.

Reuters / Yara Nardi


Russia says it destroyed a military factory near Kyiv

The Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had bombed a military factory on the outskirts of Kyiv, while Moscow intensified its attacks on the Ukrainian capital. “High-precision missiles fired by aircraft during the night destroyed an ammunition factory near Brovary in the Kyiv region,” the ministry said in a statement on its Telegram channel.

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There is no corridor to evacuate civilians on Sunday

Ukrainian authorities said that in the absence of an agreement with the Russians, no corridor for the evacuation of civilians was opened on Sunday. “This morning, we failed to negotiate with the occupiers a ceasefire on the evacuation routes. That is why, unfortunately, we will not open humanitarian corridors today,” said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshuk on Telegram.

Dimitar Delkov / Agence France-Presse


No injuries were recorded until the moment after the bombing of Brovary

Brovary Mayor Ihor Sabogko says no casualties were reported after the bombing of this small town on the outskirts of Kyiv this morning. In response to a question about the BFM, the elected official specified that the bombing had destroyed a facility and a power station.

Fadel Al-Sana / Agence France-Presse


In Kharkiv, the kitchen of volunteers was destroyed by a Russian strike

A missile set fire to a number of buildings in the center of Kharkiv and destroyed a kitchen serving free meals to residents of this northeastern city.

Under the blast of the explosion, loaves of bread flew out into the street, quickly drenched with water from fire hoses deployed by firefighters to douse the flames that engulfed the building. Two people were killed and 18 injured in the Russian strike, according to local authorities.

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Strikes on the town of Brovary near Kyiv

Igor Sabuzko, the town’s mayor, told the Guardian that the strikes had destroyed infrastructure in the town of Brovary, near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. At the moment, we do not know the number of potential victims. In response to a question about BFM, the city’s mayor stated that the bombing damaged a facility and a power station.

Fadel Al-Sana / Agence France-Presse


Russia calls on remaining defenders of Mariupol to surrender

Russia promised the Ukrainian forces in Mariupol that their lives would be saved if they lay down their arms this morning at “six in the morning Moscow time” (5 in the morning in Paris) – according to the head of the Russian National Defense Monitoring Center, Colonel Mikhail Mizintsev, the official TASS news agency quoted. “Everyone who lays down their arms is guaranteed to preserve life,” says Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev.

Fadel Al-Sana / Agence France-Presse


Prince Charles pays tribute to refugees

Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, paid tribute to the refugees and those who opened their doors to them, in an Easter message. “Today millions of people find themselves homeless, tired of their journey from troubled places, agonized by the past, fearful of the future, and in need of a welcome welcome and a chance to rest,” says Charles, 73, the Queen’s eldest son.

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How the war in Ukraine is creeping into Russian schools

Since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, Russian teachers have been under pressure. The authorities have sent them propaganda materials, and they are cunning in not using forbidden words like “war”. Self-censorship is in order. We met many of them in Moscow.

LP / Alexander Zemlanichenko, Jr.


Israel is a haven for opponents of Putin’s Russia

Since the invasion of Ukraine began, nearly 24,000 Ukrainians have fled to Israel, according to the Immigration Ministry, and many have benefited from the “Law of Return,” which gives Jews, or the children or grandchildren of Jews, the right to obtain Israeli citizenship. But in the shadow of the war, the Russian opponents also packed their baggage in the Holy Land. An Israeli official estimates the number of Russians who have entered Israel since the war in Ukraine at about 10,000. “Most of them are educated, civilian, middle-class people,” he says.

Reuters/Ammar Awad


Civilians on the brink of starvation in Mariupol

According to World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley, more than 100,000 civilians are on the brink of starvation in Mariupol, which also lacks water and a heating source. In terms of casualties, “Mariopol, it can be ten times Borodianka,” an area not far from Kyiv that was devastated after being bombed, and the scene of alleged abuses during its occupation, defeated the Ukrainian president.

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The ‘inhumane’ situation in Mariupol

Last night, the Ukrainian president declared the situation in the strategic port of Mariupol “inhumane”, calling on the West to “immediately” provide the heavy weapons it had been asking for for several weeks, while Russia claims that it controls almost all of the city. It makes a new call to its last defenders to lay down their weapons. “The situation in Mariupol remains as dangerous as possible. This is what the Russian Federation has done,” said Volodymyr Zelensky in a video message. He did it on purpose. (…]Russia is deliberately trying to destroy anyone in Mariupol, in the southeast of Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelensky. France Press agency


Boris Johnson banned from entering Russia

Russia announced, yesterday, the prevention of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and a number of senior British officials from entering the country in retaliation for the sanctions imposed on Moscow over its military operation in Ukraine.


Survivors of the cruiser Moskva?


Moscow targets a military factory in Kyiv

The factory of military equipment for the manufacture of tanks, in particular, was bombed yesterday morning in Darnitsky, on the outskirts of Kyiv. This bombing, which was claimed by Moscow, and which left one dead and several wounded, according to the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, comes the day after Russian forces warned that they were in the process of intensifying their attacks on the Ukrainian capital.

The attack left one person dead. France Press agency


Oil refinery hit in Donbass

“The Russians are systematically targeting it to exhaust the rescuers. There is no fuel there. Only the remains of hydrocarbons burn,” said the Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, Sergeyuk Gaidai, on his Telegram channel.


Return of Russian diplomats expelled by France

This source stated that the center had thirty-seven passengers “persona non grata” with their families and loved ones, who boarded this flight, which took off at the end of the afternoon.


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