On the 72nd day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, evacuations resumed in Mariupol, a port city in the south of the country that was completely destroyed by Russian forces. The Ukrainian and Russian authorities announced on Friday, May 6, that fifty more civilians were able to leave the huge Azovstal steel plants thanks to a new convoy. Franceinfo takes a look at the highlights of that day.
Evacuations of civilians from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol have resumed
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister, Irina Vereshchuk, and the Russian Defense Ministry announced that fifty more civilians were able to leave thanks to a new convoy of huge steel plants in Azovstal, the last pocket of resistance to Ukrainian forces in Mariupol. They are women, children and the elderly, she said, adding that the evacuations will continue on Saturday, which was later confirmed by Moscow.
These operations, which are taking place under the auspices of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross, began last weekend and, according to Kaif, enabled nearly 500 civilians to escape.
The UN Security Council unanimously agreed on a “peaceful solution”
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously given “strong support” to me Searching for a peaceful solution In Ukraine, in the first show of unity since the beginning of the Russian invasion of that country. In the declaration drafted and adopted by Norway and Mexico, the Security Council, of which Russia is a permanent member, recalled the following: “All Member States have undertaken, under the Charter of the United Nations, the obligation to settle their international disputes by peaceful means.”.
Today, for the first time, the Security Council spoke with one voice for peace in Ukraine.Welcomed in a press release by the President of the United Nations. “The world must unite to silence the guns and uphold the values of the United Nations Charter.” And “I will continue to do my best to save lives, reduce suffering and return to the path of peaceAntonio Guterres added.
Joe Biden announces new military aid to Ukraine, including ammunition and radar
The President of the United States announced new military aid to Ukraine to fight the Russian invasion, including artillery and radar munitions. However, Joe Biden warned that the money for arms to Kiev is now Practically exhaustedA US official said the aid amounted to $150 million, far less than previous US arms shipments.
For Hungary, the EU “crossed the red line”
“There comes a time when you have to say stop.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban felt that the European Commission crossed “Red line” By wanting to ban imports of Russian oil. That said the national leader “Chairman of the Commission”Ursula von der Leyen ‘Attacked European unity, voluntarily or not’.
Negotiations will be at the level of ambassadors of member states “complicated”diplomat said. The consensus of the 27 countries is required to adopt sanctions. “Hungary has a problem and (the ambassadors) have to solve it. Technical clarifications are needed, it will take some time. And it will continue over the weekend for technical work, not politics.”A European diplomat familiar with the discussions explained.
New independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.Europe appears on newsstands in Latvia
Beta version of a new independent Russian daily launched by exiled opposition journalists Novaya Gazeta He arrived on newsstands in Latvia on Friday. At the end of March, the newspaper Novaya Gazetaled by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dmitry Muratov, has suspended its online and print publications in Russia until the end of the intervention in Ukraine.
The new newspaper Novaya Gazeta EuropeAnd “It is a publication created by free Russian journalists who find themselves in forced migration. This is their independent view on the events of the war in Ukraine and developments in Russia”It is the second largest print media group in Latvia and is its publisher, said Rigas Vilni Publishing House. The two editions of the new paper edition contain 28 pages and retail for €1.29.