UN worries over death row for foreign fighters in Donetsk

UN worries over death row for foreign fighters in Donetsk


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4:01 p.m. : Emmanuel Macron will travel to Romania and Moldova in the middle of next week, on June 14 and 15, confirms the Elysée to franceinfo. In contrast, the head of state will travel to Ukraine “the time has come, which is not yet defined”.

3:33 p.m. : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “dismayed” by the death sentence of two Britons by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Downing Street says they are working with Kiev on their release.

1:39 p.m. : Accused by Brussels of being instruments of “misinformation” of the Kremlin, the Sputnik and RT media (including its French-language version RT France) have been banned from broadcasting in the EU since March 2, on television and on the Internet.

4:14 p.m. : RT France news channel disputes before European court the suspension of its broadcast as part of EU sanctions against Moscow. Russian state media believe that this is an attack on freedom of expression, contrary to European law.

1:24 p.m. : In southern Ukraine, the Russians occupy two major cities on the Black Sea: Kherson and Melitopol. Russians and pro-Russians are trying to “Russify” the population on the ground, by facilitating accession to Russian nationality, for example. Boris Loumagne met with locals.

11:59 : The International Criminal Court has opened an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine just eight days after the Russian military invasion began. But his role is being challenged. an investigation by Radio France’s investigation unit. A debate that stems in particular from strained relations between the Court and the United States.

10:16 : The topic is also on the agenda of Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with Macky Sall, President of Senegal and the African Union, this morning. The latter has already announced that it intends to call on France to lift sanctions against Russia, in particular the exclusion of Russian banks from the Swift messaging system. He said he had received assurances from Vladimir Putin that the Russian military would not take advantage of a possible demining of access to Odessa, to allow cargo to resume exports, to attack the Ukrainian port.

10:11 : Volodymyr Zelensky asked FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization, yesterdayto exclude Russia, in response to the paralysis of Ukrainian exports and the risk of shortage it poses to many countries around the world.

10:06 : The Ukrainian military says it has carried out airstrikes on Russian positions in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine, the westernmost territory among those taken by Russia since the beginning of its invasion. The Ukrainian General Staff said it was targeted “sites where equipment and personnel are concentrated and depots around five localities in the Kherson region”.

11:59 : Let’s remember the main information this Friday:

• This is the last day of the campaign before the first round of the legislative elections on Sunday. Yesterday on France 2, during the only major national televised debate before the election, lively exchanges between the participants on the issue of purchasing power and police violence.

A parliamentary inquiry into the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, unveiled its findings tonight. She accuses Donald Trump of being “at the center of a plot” to orchestrate “attempted coup” and retain power.

• In a telephone exchange with Ukrainian President Emmanuel Macron promised that “France will remain mobilized to meet Ukraine’s needs, including heavy weapons”. In particular, Kiev is demanding artillery pieces to retake Sievierodonetsk, where fighting continues.

08:25 : No elections in one of the Parisian, which highlights the testimony of a young Ukrainian soldier about his 46 days in prison at the hands of Russian soldiers, before being released on April 21 in a prisoner exchange. He claims that his Russian jailers have repeatedly expressed their desire to “kill them all”, speaking of the Ukrainians. And wonders: “Why do they look at us as Nazis when they behave like Nazis themselves?”


07:14 : Yesterday, Ukrainian forces also claimed that the Russian army had bombed more than twenty localities in Donetsk province, the other component of the Donbass region. And Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov has revealed that fighting is taking place every day. “up to 100” dead and 500 wounded.

06h56 : This morning, the governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Haidai, announced that a fire caused by Russian bombing had destroyed the Sievierodonetsk Ice Palace, an iconic building in the city.

07:13 : “Sievierodonetsk, Lyssytchansk and other Donbass cities, which the occupiers now see as their targets, hold on.”Volodymyr Zelensky said last night in his traditional daily speech on social media.

07:21 : Let’s start by recalling the main news of the last hours:

• This is the last day of the campaign before the first round of the legislative elections on Sunday. Yesterday on France 2, during the only major national televised debate before the election, lively exchanges between the participants on the issue of purchasing power and police violence.

A parliamentary commission of inquiry into the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, unveiled its findings tonight. She accuses Donald Trump of being “at the center of a plot” to orchestrate “attempted coup” and retain power.

• In a telephone exchange with Ukrainian President Emmanuel Macron promised that “France will remain mobilized to meet Ukraine’s needs, including heavy weapons”. In particular, Kiev is demanding artillery pieces to retake Sievierodonetsk, where fighting continues.

• The man suspected of refusing to comply last Saturday in Paris, resulting in fatal shots fired by police on his passenger, has been examined, in particular for “attempted voluntary homicide on a person in charge of the public authority”. He was remanded in custody.

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