Caesar cannons sent by France to Ukraine were taken from Army stocks
For the past few days, the sound of Caesar’s shots has been echoing in Ukraine. France delivered 6 copies, not 12, of these pieces of artillery produced by Nexter. This cannon is considered one of the most effective in the world. It is capable of accurately firing a 155 mm projectile every 6 minutes at a distance of 40 kilometers. These guns were taken from Army stocks.
Two Russian soldiers sentenced to 11 years in prison for bombing villages
A Russian court has sentenced two Russian soldiers to 11 and a half years in prison on Tuesday for allegedly bombing two villages in the north-eastern Kharkiv region of Kharkiv.
Alexander Bobykin and Alexander Ivanov were found guilty of “violation of the laws and customs of war” following a trial that began in mid-May near the city of Poltava, according to Interfax-Ukraine , stating that the two defendants had “fully admitted their guilt and said they were repenting.”
As a reminder, the first Russian soldier tried for war crimes since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vadim Chichimarine, was convicted and sentenced to life in prison on May 23 in Kiev for the murder of a civilian.
Moscow says it is ready to return the bodies of 152 fighters discovered in Azovstal
The Russian army has discovered the bodies of 152 Ukrainian fighters in theAzovstal steel mill in Marioupoland is ready to hand them over to Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
During their search operations in the steel mill, where more than 2,000 Ukrainian fighters, including those from the Azov Regiment, had taken refuge for several weeks before surrendering to Russian forces in mid-May, “Russian soldiers discovered an insulated van “, according to the ministry.
The war in Ukraine is pushing inflation to a new record in Europe
The inflation rate in the eurozone broke a new record in May, at 8.1% year-on-year, Eurostat announced on Tuesday as war in Ukraine fueled soaring energy and energy prices. food.
Inflation had reached 7.4% in April for the 19 countries that have adopted the single currency, a revised estimate down 0.1 point. These figures are the highest recorded by the European Statistical Office since the publication of the indicator in January 1997.
Ukrainian grain: Lavrov in Turkey on June 8 to “discuss safe corridors”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will travel to Turkey on June 8 to discuss the establishment of “secluded corridors” for transporting Ukrainian grain, Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
“Lavrov will come to Turkey on June 8 with a military delegation to discuss, among other things, the establishment of secure corridors for grain transportation. This is the most important issue,” he said. Istanbul Corridor Observation Center “.
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Russia’s Sberbank says it is “working normally” despite its exclusion from Swift
The Sberbank Group, Russia’s largest bank, announced in early March to withdraw from the European marketafter being hit by massive financial sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
However, Sberbank said on Tuesday it was “working normally” despite its exclusion from Swift:
“We are working normally – the main restrictions are already in place,” the bank said in a statement, which was already targeted by heavy US and British measures. “The exclusion of Swift does not change the situation for international regulations,” she said.
EU embargo on Russian oil: Orban welcomes exemption
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday hailed the agreement of the 27 EU countries that provides for an exemption for oil pipelines, allowing his country to continue to receive cheap crude from Russia.
The nationalist leader had been blocking the European embargo project for several weekstalking about “atomic bomb” launched on its economy.
Finally, to lift the Budapest veto, the heads of state and government meeting on Monday in Brussels limited the cessation of imports to Russian oil transported by boat, or two-thirds of European purchases.
Surrounded and bombed, Severodonetsk, which the Russians control “in part”, would it be the “new Marioupol”?
As the governor of the Lugansk region announced on Tuesday morning that the Russians were in control of part of the city of Severodonetsk, BFMTV.com wondered if the Donbass city, the last pocket of resistance in the Lugansk region, had eastern Ukraine, would not be the “new Marioupol”.
Indeed, Severodonetsk is undergoing daily bombings that have already destroyed most of its infrastructure.
The Russians control “part” of Severodonetsk according to the regional governor
Russian forces now control “part” of Severodonetska city in eastern Ukraine that they have been pounding and trying to take for weeks, the region’s governor said on Tuesday.
“The situation is extremely complicated. Part of Severodonetsk is controlled by the Russians,” Sergei Gaidai, the head of the Lugansk region, told Telegram.
Gazprom suspends gas supplies to the Netherlands
Russian gasmaker Gazprom said on Tuesday it had suspended gas supplies to Dutch supplier GasTerra over its refusal to pay in rubles.
“Gazprom has completely stopped its gas supplies to GasTerra BV due to non-payment in rubles,” the Russian giant said in a statement on his Telegram messaging.
According to RSF, “journalists have been shot like rabbits since the beginning of the conflict”
Invited by France Inter this Tuesday morning, the Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Christophe Deloire, returned to the death of our journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff.
According to him, at least 50 war crimes events are to be recorded in Ukraine. Although identified as “press”, the journalists are deliberately targeted by Russian forces according to RSF. “Vladimir Putin ‘s Kremlin is responsible for these war crimes.
A first merchant ship left Marioupol for Russia
A first cargo ship, loaded with metal, has left the Ukrainian port of Marioupol, conquered by Russian forces, to join Rostov-on-Don in Russia, pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushiline announced on Tuesday.
“Today 2,500 tons of rolled sheet metal rolls have come out of the port of Mariupol, the ship is headed for Rostov,” the head of the pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk wrote in his Telegram message.
Death of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff: “The Russians deliberately targeted this vehicle”, the governor of the Louhansk region testifies on BFMTV
Sergei Gaidai, governor of the Louhansk region was live this Tuesday in First Edition on BFMTV to talk the death of our journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, the victim of a shell blast while carrying out a humanitarian operation in an armored vehicle. According to Sergei Gaidai, the vehicle was deliberately targeted by the Russians.
Faced with European sanctions, Russia says it will have no trouble finding new importers for its oil
Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said Russia would have no problem finding importers for its oil, in response to Europe’s willingness to stop importing Russian oil.
“As she said yesterday, Russia will find other importers. It should be noted that now the EU is contradicting its own statement yesterday. A very rapid change of mind that indicates that the “The EU is not in good shape.”
The European Union excludes Swift’s main Russian bank
The EU has agreed to exclude Russia’s main bank, Sberbank, from the international financial system Swift as part of its sixth package of sanctions against Moscow, European leaders at a summit in Brussels announced on Monday night.
“This set of sanctions includes drastic measures such as the withdrawal of Swift from Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank,” said Charles Michel, chairman of the board.
To date, seven Russian institutions have been denied access to Swift, a secure messaging platform that allows for crucial operations such as bank transfer orders.
The EU is allocating € 9 billion to Ukraine for its immediate liquidity needs
Leaders of 27 EU member states meeting in Brussels on Monday approved a € 9 billion grant to the Ukrainian government to cover its immediate liquidity needs to keep its economy running, Council President announced Charles Michel.
Kiev has estimated its needs at $ 5 billion a month. European funding will take the form of “long-term loans” with enhanced interest rates, a European source said.
Twenty-seven agreement to stop most of their Russian oil imports
Leaders of 27 EU countries reached an agreement on Monday that is expected to reduce their Russian oil imports by some 90% by the end of the year to dry up funding for Moscow’s war in Ukraine .
This embargo on crude oil in 6 months and refined products in 8 months is the flagship but also the thorniest measure of the sixth package of sanctions against Russia that has so far been blocked by Hungary.
The heads of state and government meeting in Brussels have given the green light to a gradual halt to imports of Russian oil transported by boat, or two-thirds of European purchases. A temporary exemption has been provided for oil delivered by pipeline, in order to lift the Budapest veto.
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