What military aid has France provided to Ukraine since the beginning of the war?
If Paris has remained cautious about deliveries made for Ukraine to help it fight the Russian attack, Emmanuel Macron was more vocal on the subject on Friday, revealing that France had delivered more than 100 million euros in military equipment.
“Great equipment, from Milan to Caesar via several types of weapons,” Emmanuel Macron said on Friday.
>> Details of all military aid to Ukraine can be found in our country-by-country article.
According to Moscow, the United States is preparing to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction
Today, Saturday, several Russian media reported that the commander of the Russian Defense Forces said that the United States was preparing to file false accusations against Moscow. He said the Americans wanted to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction, which the country denies.
A new attempt to evacuate civilians from Mariupol at noon Saturday, according to Kyiv
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshuk said a new attempt to evacuate civilians from the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, which is largely controlled by the Russian military, is scheduled for this Saturday.
“Today we are once again trying to evacuate women, children and the elderly,” the official wrote on Facebook, adding that civilians had begun congregating near a shopping mall in the city and hoped we could begin evacuating around 12:00 local time. (09:00 GMT).
>> All details can be read here.
Difficulty evacuating civilians from Mariupol
BFMTV went to Kryvyï Rih, in Ukraine, the city that welcomes refugees leaving Mariupol, where 100,000 people remain. According to the testimonies of people present at the spot, the Russians are preventing the creation of safe humanitarian corridors.
Status update at 8 am.
Moscow announced on Friday that it aims to take full control of southern Ukraine and the Donbass region in order to “guarantee a land corridor to Crimea.”
The strategic port of Mariupol, which Moscow claims it “liberated”, continues to resist Russian forces, says Kyiv, according to which Ukrainian fighters continue to fiercely defend the huge Azovstal mineral complex where civilians are entrenched.
Negotiations aimed at settling the “ski” dispute between Moscow and Kiev announced Friday the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergio Lavrov.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Russia on Tuesday, where he will be received by Vladimir Putin, before traveling two days later to Ukraine, where he will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The Russian Defense Ministry said, on Friday, that a sailor was killed and 27 others are still missing after the sinking of the cruiser Moskva last week, acknowledging the casualties for the first time.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations will visit Russia and Ukraine next week
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Russia next week, where he will be received by Vladimir Putin, before heading to Ukraine two days later, where he will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“On Tuesday, April 26, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will arrive in Moscow for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He will also be received by President Vladimir Putin,” the government spokesman said on Friday. The Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov.
The organization said in a statement that the Secretary-General of the United Nations will then visit Ukraine, where he “will hold a meeting with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and will be received by President Volodymyr Zelensky on April 28.”
The situation in Ukraine on the fifty-eighth day of the war
On Friday evening, the fate of Mariupol has yet to be decided while Russia claims full control of the region. In Bucha, the United Nations identified dozens of unlawful killings of civilians, lending more credence to the war crimes accusations against Moscow.
The BFMTV story of the 58th day of the war in Ukraine.
No truce in sight on the eve of Orthodox Easter
It seems that calls for a truce in Ukraine for the Easter holiday in the Orthodox lands remain a dead letter, especially in Mariupol, due to the ongoing dialogue of the deaf between Kyiv and Moscow.
The war will enter its third month on Sunday, but the “second phase of the special operation” launched by Moscow has just begun this week. “One of the goals of the Russian army is to establish complete control over Donbass and southern Ukraine,” a senior Russian military official said on Friday.