Russia announces that it has destroyed a missile workshop in kyiv and wants to intensify its attacks on sites in the capital

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12:15 p.m. : The Ministry of National Education counts 11,220 pupils who have come from Ukraine and currently attending school in France. In detail, 40% of these students are received in primary school, 32% in university, 18% in kindergarten and 10% in secondary school.

12h06 : It’s noon ! Let’s take a look at the news:

• After the sinking of its flagship in the Black Sea, Russia threatened to intensify its attacks against kyiv after accusing Ukraine of bombing towns on its territory. The ministry has already announced the destruction of a workshop for the production of surface-to-air missiles at the Vizar factory, located on the outskirts of kyiv. follow our live.

• La France insoumise (LFI) proposes that ecologists and communists form a coalition for the legislative elections, the basis of which would be “a shared common program established “from” that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, in two letters made public this morning. The Insoumi, who did not send their letters to the Socialist Party, suggested that their left-wing competitors join a common label, the Popular Union, to build “a political majority in the National Assembly”.

• EELV has already received 1.2 million euros since the call for donations launched by its presidential candidate, Yannick Jadot, to pay for his campaign. “It’s a great relief,” reacted the national secretary of the party, Julien Bayou, after having indicated this amount during a press conference. follow our live.

minimum salary will increase automatically on May 1 by 2.65%that is, a monthly increase of approximately 34 euros net, due to the high inflation registered since November, announced the Ministry of Labor.

11:10 : A new exchange of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war took place yesterday in the Kherson region, a region in southern Ukraine partially under Russian control, the Ukrainian military announced. Several exchanges of soldiers and civilians have already taken place since the beginning of the Russian invasion, without being systematically confirmed by the two sides.

10:34 a.m. : With a delay (an hour, anyway) here’s an update on this morning’s news:

“Point [d’indice] officials will move”Emmanuel Macron announced this morning on franceinfo. “It will be the result of consultation and work carried out by the government” in case of re-election. The president and candidate for re-election also said that he wanted “move” on the deconjugation of the disabled adult subsidy. On France Bleu Vaucluse, Marine Le Pen said that she wanted to strengthen “le localism” to deal with the ecological emergency. she also wants “reintegrate the 15,000 caregivers” who have been expelled from the hospital (due to the obligation of vaccination and health clearance). follow our live.

Russia announces that it has destroyed an arms factory on the outskirts of kyiv and assures that the attacks in the Ukrainian capital will intensify in response to the attacks carried out by Ukraine on Russian territory. Moscow also claims to have killed thirty “Polish mercenaries” in a strike carried out in the northeast of Ukraine, in a context of increased tension between Moscow and Warsaw. Follow our direct.

minimum salary will increase automatically on May 1 by 2.65%that is, a monthly increase of approximately 34 euros net, due to the high inflation registered since November, announced the Ministry of Labor.

• From Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in the Esplanade of the Mosques of Jerusalem have made more than a hundred wounded amid fears of a conflagration in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

09h52 : “As a result of the strike, a detachment of mercenaries from a Polish private military company (…) was liquidated in the village of Iziumske, Kharkiv region. Up to 30 Polish mercenaries were eliminated,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. follow our live.

09h51 : Russia claims to have killed around 30 “Polish mercenaries” in a strike carried out in northeastern Ukraine.

09h48 : “The number and scale of missile attacks on the kyiv sites will increase in response to all terrorist-type attacks and sabotage carried out on Russian territory by the nationalist regime in kyiv,” declares the Russian Defense Ministry, announcing the destruction of a workshop for the production of surface-to-air missiles at the Vizar factory.

9:45 a.m. : Russia announces that it has bombed an arms factory near kyiv and will intensify its attacks on the capital, in response to attacks on Russian territory.

07h27 : Despite the hype, some French companies, businessmen and politicians are still doing business in Russia. Our journalist Anne-Laure Barral investigated about French interests in the country of Vladimir Putin.

The logo of the French supermarket Auchan on the wall of a shopping center in Moscow, Russia, on August 3, 2020. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

08h24 : By the time you read these lines, Larissa, Anastasiia and Sophie will be on a bus somewhere between France and Ukraine. In fact, after spending a month completely sheltered in Toulouse, the mother of the family and her two daughters decided to return home, to their home in kyiv. It doesn’t matter if the war is not over, the lack of the country is too strong. I was there when they were packing. Reportage.

Sophie, Anastasiia and their mother Larissa pack their bags in Toulouse (Haute Garonne), on April 8, 2022, to return to Ukraine.  (RAFAEL GODET / FRANCEINFO)(RAFAEL GODET / FRANCEINFO)

06h44 : Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron “compete in imagination to seduce the French and try to rebuild democracy” Come in proportional, referendumback seven years and citizen convention, note The Figaro. The newspaper also offers a series of portraits of Ukrainians after 50 days of war.

06h24 : Russia has many tactical nuclear weapons, less powerful than the Hiroshima bomb, in accordance with its “escalation-de-escalation” doctrine which would consist of first using a low-power nuclear weapon to take advantage in the event of a conflict with the Westerners. But this assumption implies that “NATO is intervening militarily on the ground in Ukraine during this conflict, and that is not something, as the president has made clear, that is planned”stressed the head of the CIA.

06h20 : The Kremlin has mentioned putting its nuclear forces on alert “But we haven’t really seen any concrete signs like military deployments or measures that might add to our concerns.”added the head of the main US intelligence agency, who addressed students at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.

06h19 : “Since President Putin and Russian leaders may despair…none of us can take lightly the threat posed by the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons or weak nuclear weapons.”

Military setbacks in Ukraine could prompt Vladimir Putin to resort to a low-yield or tactical nuclear weapon there, CIA chief William Burns believes.

(Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

09h16 : Let’s make a first news update:

• Emmanuel Macron will be the guest of “Presidential Mornings” on franceinfo at 8:30 am The candidate of the Republic on the move will answer questions from Salhia Brakhlia and Marc Fauvelle, as well as witnesses selected by online media listeners Konbini and franceinfo. Marine Le Pen will be the morning guest for France Bleu Vaucluse at 7:45am and then France Bleu Provence at 8:10am. follow our live.

• From clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police took place this morning on the Esplanade of the Mosques in Jerusalem, witnesses and rescuers said. “Seven injured were taken to hospital for injuries to the upper body”said a Palestinian Red Crescent official when asked about these clashes in Islam’s third holiest site, also called the Temple Mount in Jewish tradition.

the Moscow, The Russian flagship in the Black Sea sank last night after being hit by a Ukrainian missile according to kyiv, due to an accidental fire according to Moscow, a major setback that raises fears of a conflict escalation while Russia accuses Ukraine of bombing villages on its soil. The Pentagon has called “hard hit” the shipwreck in the Black Sea.

Helicopter-backed rescue teams continued to pull bodies from the rubble of unprecedented flooding that has hit South Africa for four days, with a new death toll heavy in the night 341 dead and 41,000 people affected.

A preliminary investigation It was opened yesterday for rape and sexual assault after a questionnaire carried out internally at the School polytechnic and according to which one student in four has been a victim of sexual assault there since the beginning of her studies, the Evry prosecutor’s office said. Eleven students in total say they have been victims of rape or attempted rape.

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