The Russians declared a ceasefire around the Azovstal plant, the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol.

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  • in MariupolThe Russian Ministry of Defense announced a ceasefire at the Azovstal plant: The armed forces will open a humanitarian corridor from eight in the morning until six in the evening from Moscow [de 7 heures à 17 heures, heure française] May 5, 6 and 7 from the site of the Azovstal Metallurgical Plant to evacuate civilians. During this period, the Russian Armed Forces and units of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” [unilatéralement proclamée par les séparatistes prorusses] unilateral cease-fire and hostilities”The ministry said in a statement. Yesterday, Wednesday, May 4th, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the evacuation of 344 people, mostly women and children, to Mariupol. Several hundred soldiers and civilians remain in the site’s underground corridors.
  • More than 600 people were killed in the Mariupol theater on March 16. An Associated Press investigation He concludes that the death toll from the airstrike is 600, twice what was estimated. It is the deadliest attack since the beginning of the conflict. Many survivors believe that around 1,000 people were inside the building during the air raid and that only 200, at most, would have been outside.
  • Reportedly, US intelligence services helped eliminate the Russian generals. It was reported by official American sources The New York Times , The report stated that the intelligence services intercepted communications that allowed the implementation of artillery bombardment on senior officers. Volodymyr Zelensky’s army could have killed twelve generals, a figure quoted by Ukrainian officials. Helping locate and identify enemies is one of the means the Biden administration is offering to Kyiv.
  • Russia simulates launches of nuclear-capable missiles. The Russian Defense Ministry said, on Wednesday evening, that its army simulated the launch of nuclear-capable missiles in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, located between Poland and Lithuania, two member states of the European Union. The combat units are also practiced Operations under conditions of radiation and chemical contamination. Russia put its nuclear forces on high alert on February 24, shortly after sending its forces into Ukraine.
  • The European Union is struggling to implement an embargo on Russian oil. The sixth package of sanctions against Moscow, which must be adopted unanimously by the 27, was presented Wednesday in Strasbourg by the chairperson of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. No agreement has been reached yet.
  • From east to west, Russia bombed Ukraine on Wednesday. “In order to destroy the transport infrastructure of Ukraine, the enemy fired missiles at facilities in Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kiev, Transcarpathia, Odessa and Donetsk”said the General Staff of the Ukrainian Army in the morning.

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