a series of explosions heard in Odessa

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  • A series of explosions were heard on Sunday morning in Odessa, a Black Sea coastal city in southwestern Ukraine, an AFP journalist noted. The explosions, which occurred around 6 am, triggered at least three plumes of black smoke and visible flames, apparently in an industrial area.
  • Ukraine announced on Saturday that the entire region of kyiv It was now “released”Russian forces operating a “quick withdrawal” north of the country, while testimonies denounce the killing of civilians in some of these areas. Almost three hundred people had to be buried “in mass graves” on boucha, and corpses lay in the streets of this suburb of the capital.
  • The city of marioupol, in the southeast of the country, continues to be besieged and bombed relentlessly. At least 5,000 people have been killed and 160,000 civilians are believed to be still stranded, according to Ukrainian sources. The Red Cross and Moscow blame each other for the difficulties in evacuating these inhabitants.
  • The BBC reported, on Saturday night, with video support, that a Russian attack helicopter was shot in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine. British radio and television pointed to the possible link between the weapon that destroyed the device and the possibility mentioned by London in March of supplying high-speed man-portable missiles to Ukraine.
  • Ukraine’s main negotiator in the peace talks said on Saturday that Russia accepted “orally” the main proposals of your country, with the exception of the one relating to Crimea, adding that kyiv was now awaiting written confirmation. Moscow did not react.
  • The Baltic States have stopped importing russian natural gas whose “it has not been sent to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania since 1is April “, the manager of the Latvian storage company Conexus Baltic Grid said on Saturday. The Baltic countries now have gas reserves stored underground in Latvia.
  • More than 170 people were arrested Saturday in Russia for actions of protest against the Russian offensive in Ukraine, estimated the NGO OVD-Info, specialized in monitoring arrests in the country.
  • The conflict has already forced more than 4.1 million Ukrainians to flee their country, according to the UN. In total, more than ten million people, more than a quarter of the population, have had to leave their homes either by crossing the border to take refuge in neighboring countries, or by seeking refuge elsewhere in Ukraine.

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