LIVE – War in Ukraine: Zelensky to speak at the UN Security Council on Tuesday

Ukraine: how to define the Boutcha massacre?

As outrage and condemnation spread internationally, the Boutcha massacre could be at the center of a legal battle over whether or not the actions of the Russian military constitute genocide.

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Ukraine: the Russian ambassador to France is summoned this Tuesday to the Quai d’Orsay

The Russian ambassador to France is summoned to the Quai d’Orsay on Tuesday to be notified of the expulsion of diplomats whose activities are contrary to France’s security interests, BFMTV learned from diplomatic sources.

As a reminder, France announced on Monday its intention to expel 35 Russian diplomats from its territory through a press release.

Ukraine: These war crimes Russia is accused of

The carnage seen in Boutcha has become the symbol of Russian abuses on the Ukrainian front. Before that, the Kremlin had already been accused of war crimes for having used phosphorous bombs in particular.

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Zelensky: “The number of victims of the occupants could be even higher in Borodyanka”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warns that Russia “will try to hide the traces of its crimes” after the discovery of many bodies in civilian clothes in Boutcha, near kyiv. “They did not do it in Boutcha when they withdrew, but in another region it is possible,” Zelensky said in a video message.

“Reports already indicate that the number of victims of the occupants could be even higher in Borodyanka and other liberated cities. In many villages in the liberated districts of the kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy regions, the occupants committed acts that the locals had never done before. seen, even during the Nazi occupation 80 years ago.

Expulsion of Russian diplomats: Medvedev asks for a response from Moscow

France has made the decision to expel dozens of Russian diplomats in a new sanction decided in consultation with the other European nations. And Dimitri Medvedev, the former Russian president, wants Moscow to do the same against Western countries.

“The answer [de la Russie] it will be symmetrical and bilateral,” he wrote on Telegram, according to the Reuters news agency.

“If this continues, [il faudra] slam the door of Western embassies (…) It will be cheaper for everyone. And then, we’ll end up looking at each other (…) just through the viewfinders.”

The US wants to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council this week

The United States and the United Kingdom demanded on Monday the UN Human Rights Council the “suspension” of Russia, in response “to the images of Boutcha”, a Ukrainian city where numerous corpses were accumulated after the departure of the Russian forces.

A UN General Assembly vote to decide on this suspension could take place on Thursday, according to Washington. Russia reacted by calling this step “incredible” and judging that it would not facilitate “peace talks” between Russians and Ukrainians.

New images of the destruction of Mariupol

Almost the entire territory of the port city in southeastern Ukraine is razed to the ground, more than 40 days after the start of the war.

They fear “mass attack” in eastern Ukraine

Russian forces are preparing a “massive attack” against Ukrainian troops in the Lugansk region of eastern Ukraine, its governor said in a video message on Monday.

The situation is “tense” throughout the Donbass (east) under Ukrainian control, where the army is ready to face the Russian forces and the civilian population must evacuate without delay, the governor of this region had previously declared.

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kyiv residents who fled are urged not to return ‘for now’

The inhabitants of kyiv who fled the Russian invasion were called on Monday by the mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko, not to return there for “at least a week”, since Russian bombing could still take place there, according to him. .

“We do not rule out the possibility of rocket fire. Yes, our air defense is working perfectly. But anything can happen. So I ask people to wait now and don’t come back,” he said in a message on Telegram.

Zelensky will address the UN Security Council

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the UN Security Council on Tuesday, following the discovery of massacres attributed to Russian forces near kyiv, and in particular in Boutcha, where he visited on Monday.

The leader, who denounced “war crimes” and “genocide” after the discovery of dozens of bodies dressed in civilian clothes in Boutcha and other towns near the Ukrainian capital, will speak before the Security Council for the first time since the invasion of his country for Russia, indicated the United Kingdom, which currently chairs this United Nations body.

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Good morning to all!

Welcome to this direct dedicated to the 41st day of the war in Ukraine.

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