Live – The war in Ukraine: Macron speaks on the phone with Zelensky

‘Inconclusive Evidence’: Bucha’s Prosecutor Claims He Has Evidence Proving the Conviction of 10 Russian Soldiers Accused

After Kyiv announced that Kiev had charged 10 Russian soldiers in connection with the finding of several civilian bodies in Bucha, the Ukrainian city’s prosecutor asserted that he had “compelling evidence” that these men were guilty of the massacre.

“We have conclusive evidence to convict these 10 people, soldiers of the Army of the Russian Federation who are currently serving,” Bucha’s Prosecutor General Ruslan Kravchenko said on BFMTV.

“We got to know each of these people, we have their names and their faces, we know where they live, and today investigators and prosecutors are doing everything necessary to arrest them,” he said.

The phone exchange between Macron and Zelensky began

The telephone exchange between Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky began, as expected, BFMTV learned on Saturday from the Elysee.

No information is currently filtered on the content of their discussions.

Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky will speak by phone at 12 noon.

BFMTV has learned from the Elysee that Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky will be speaking by phone on Saturday noon.

Russian Foreign Minister urges NATO and US to stop arming Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged NATO and the United States to stop arms deliveries to Kyiv if they were “really interested in resolving the Ukraine crisis,” in an interview published by the official China News Agency on Saturday.

“A continuous flow of weapons of all kinds has entered Ukraine through Poland and other NATO countries,” said Sergey Lavrov.

And the head of Russian diplomacy added: “If the United States and NATO are really interested in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, they should first of all wake up and stop delivering weapons and ammunition to the Kyiv regime.”

>> Our article on this topic can be read here.

The Pentagon says the Russian offensive in Donbass is late

A senior Pentagon official said Friday that the Russian offensive in Donbass, which is advancing “slowly and unevenly” due to resistance from the Ukrainian military, is behind schedule.

“They are at least several days late,” said a senior official, who asked not to be named.

“They don’t move very fast,” he said. “A few kilometers a day is the most they can do because the Ukrainian army has pushed them back.”

>> Find our article on the situation in the Donbass.

Kyiv claims “tactical successes”, despite the “difficult” situation in the northeast

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged that the situation in this northeastern region, where Russian forces refocused their offensive, was “difficult.” “But our military is achieving tactical success,” he said.

This is especially the case in Ruska Lozova, a Ukrainian-held village north of Kharkiv, according to which Russian forces bombed the city. The village was liberated after heavy fighting, and more than 600 residents were evacuated, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.

Violent explosions at night in Kharkiv

Violent explosions were heard during the night from Friday to Saturday in Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city, which has been pounded by Russian artillery for weeks.

And this bombing caused, on Friday, the death of at least one person and the injury of several others, according to the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

Pentagon accuses Putin of ‘corruption’ and ‘cruelty’

The US Department of Defense (Pentagon), on Friday, accused Vladimir Putin of “corruption” and “cruelty” over the way Russian forces behave in Ukraine, accusing them of killing civilians, including children.

The US State Department stated: “It’s hard to look at certain photos and imagine that a serious leader could do that. (…) I don’t know his mental state, but I think one can talk about his corruption.” Defense spokesman John Kirby at a news conference.

>> All of his statements can be read here.

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