the noose tightens in Mariupol, where Ukrainian soldiers are “surrounded and blocked”

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08h05 : Conversely to his American counterpart Joe BidenEmmanuel Macron does not accuse Vladimir Putin of “genocide”. “I would be careful with the terms”declares, assuring that this word “to a sense”. I want to try to continue to be able to stop this war and rebuild peace: I’m not sure that escalating words will help things.” added, however, stating that “war crimes” were committed by Russian forces on Ukrainian soil.

07h29 : Russian Forces Continue To Tighten Control Over Ukrainian Soldiers “surrounded and blocked” in Mariupol. Our journalist Benoît Jourdain explains why taking the city is a strategic issue for Vladimir Putin and the pro-Russian separatists.

(ILYA PITALEV / SPUTNIK / AFP)

07h39 : the voice of the north devotes several pages to those who host Ukrainian refugees in the North and Pas-de-Calais, “who ask the public authorities for help in the face of the financial, administrative and material burden of a reception that sometimes lasts longer than imagined”.


07h59 : Volodymyr Zelensky has also proposed tonight in Moscow to‘”In return” Ukrainian deputy and businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and recently arrested, against Ukrainians held in Russia. (Brochure / Security Service of Ukraine / AFP)

06h20 : Joe Biden first accused Vladimir Putin of carrying out a “genocide” in Ukraine, a word previously used by Ukrainian head of state Volodymyr Zelensky but never by the US administration. “It is becoming increasingly clear that Putin is simply trying to erase the very idea of ​​being Ukrainian.” developed the American president. Yes “lawyers, internationally”, decide on the qualification of genocide, “It looks like to me”, assured.

(MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

07h13 : We begin by taking stock of the novelties:

•After Nicolas Sarkozy and Lionel Jospin, it is the turn of Robert Badinter will call Emmanuel Macron to vote. “The hour is too serious, the election is too important,” the former justice minister told franceinfo. Clearly on the offensive, the presidential candidate has been multiplying walks and long exchanges with citizens since Monday. This morning he will be the guest on France 2’s “4 Truths”. Marine Le Pen was at the Eure yesterday and will be in the Paris region today to talk about working in France. follow our live.

•The US president, Joe Biden, for the first time accused his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of lead a “genocide” in Ukraine. The word was previously used by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but never by the US administration.

•New York Police went in pursuit of a man in a gas mask who wreaked havoc on the subway during yesterday morning’s rush hour by setting off two smoke devices before opening fire, injuring 23, including ten by bullet.

Will Salah Abdeslam remain silent once again? The main defendant in the trial for the attacks of November 13 is questioned this afternoon for the last time, in the hours after the attacks that he said he had “I quitand in his four-month run.

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