Diplomatic efforts intensify, and Russian strikes too

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today’s news

In eastern Ukraine, Russia is now focusing its military efforts on the Donbass region, which is partly ruled by pro-Russian separatists. Ukrainian authorities in the area have called on residents to flee despite the lack of humanitarian corridors.

“Hell,” was reported on Facebook Monday evening, the Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, Sergeyuk Gaydych. Fighting is “ongoing” in several cities. “Leaves!”, he commanded this Tuesday to his fellow citizens. Thousands of Kremena residents did not have time to leave and are now hostages of the Russians. »

He said that Kremina, which had a population of about 18,000 before the war and was located about 50 kilometers northeast of Kramatorsk, had fallen into the hands of the Russians, although the adviser to the Ukrainian President Oleksiy Aristovich claimed that “intense street fighting” was still going on there.

Today’s number

20000. This is the death toll in Mariupol. According to the mayor, the Russians destroyed “90%” of the coastal city in southeastern Ukraine, which was besieged and bombed. Asked about BFMTV on Tuesday morning, Vadim Boychenko said the Russians fired “intensely at convoys evacuating civilians” and had no “intent to get people out alive from Mariupol”.

Today’s sentence

“Putin’s goal is to eliminate us”

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday that the Kremlin’s goal is to “wipe Ukraine off the geopolitical map of the world.” “Putin’s goal is our annihilation,” he said on BFMTV, adding that the Russian leader was committing “genocide” in Ukraine.

Today’s trend

Diplomatic efforts continue to find a way out of the war in Ukraine. French President Emmanuel Macron spoke via video link with leaders belonging to the Quint (France, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy), this afternoon, Tuesday, at the Elysee Palace. This morning’s discussion was announced by Government Spokesman Gabriel Attal, to which European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Leader Jens Stoltenberg had been invited.

During this meeting of the Count (which was expanded to include other countries for the occasion), the United States and the European Union reached “a broad consensus on the need to increase pressure on the Kremlin, in particular by adopting new sanctions.” The government said Tuesday evening. The government said in a statement that the allies also agreed on the need to “increase the international isolation of Moscow”.

For his part, the Spanish Prime Minister, Socialist Pedro Sanchez, announced that he would go “soon” to Kyiv, without giving further details for “security reasons”. The visit comes as Pedro Sanchez announced on Monday the reopening of the Spanish embassy “in a few days” in the Ukrainian capital, which closed the day after the start of the Russian invasion on February 24.

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