The main information at noon.
- A military equipment factory that makes tanks in particular came under fire on Saturday morning in Darnytsky, on the outskirts of kyiv.
- This bombing, claimed by Moscow, comes a day after Russian forces warned that they were going to intensify their attacks on the Ukrainian capital.
- Russia has sent a formal complaint to the United States warning the US government of “unforeseen consequences” following its sharp increase in military aid to Ukraine.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several other top British officials are banned from entering Russia in retaliation for the imposed sanctions.
- The Ukrainian president estimated the number of Ukrainian soldiers who died during the war at between 2,500 and 3,000, while Russia, according to him, mourned between 19,000 and 20,000 victims.
- Germany plans to give more than a billion euros in military aid to Ukraine.
11:31 am: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned from entering Russia
Russia announced on Saturday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several other top British officials were banned from entering the country after London imposed sanctions on Moscow over its military operation in Ukraine.
“This step was taken in response to the unrestrained political and media campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally and creating the right conditions to… strangle the national economy,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
9:39 am: a military factory attacked by a bombing in kyiv
One military tank manufacturing factory in particular came under fire on Saturday morning in the suburbs of kyiv. A large number of military and police officers were at the scene, preventing access to the complex, from which smoke was coming out.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko indicated on Facebook that he had no information about possible victims at this time.
A stamp with the flagship Moskva sold out
A stamp depicting a Ukrainian soldier pointing a middle finger at the Moskva, a Russian flagship sunk in the Black Sea on Thursday, swept through Ukrainian post offices on Friday, becoming a collector’s item and a symbol of “victory”. “. The stamp was already sold out on Friday. “On Monday we will do better. We wanted to print more, but last night’s bombing in kyiv interrupted the operation of the factory and we could not print the expected amount,” justified the general director of Postal Services.
9:13 am: British commandos on training mission in Ukraine, according to The Times
British commandos have trained Ukrainian soldiers near kyiv in recent weeks. According The timesmembers of the SAS special forces taught the Ukrainians the use of anti-tank weapons that the UK sent them. The newspaper is based on statements by Ukrainian officials.
8:25 am: Extended housing assistance to refugee families in France
Help for personal housing for Ukrainian families with children will be increased, the French government announced on Friday. “In order to help Ukrainian refugees in our country to access housing, once the emergency housing phase has been overcome, the Government has decided to grant them the right, on the one hand, to personalized assistance in housing by increasing the family supplement, on the other hand to family support benefits,” the government said in a press release.
“This is an exceptional measure, linked to the duration of temporary protection enjoyed by displaced people from Ukraine,” according to the government’s press release, signed by the Ministers of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, Health Olivier Véran, Housing Emmanuelle Wargon, and Citizenship Marlène Schiappa.
8:15 am: Between 2,500 and 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since the start of the conflict, according to Zelensky
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on CNN that between 2,500 and 3,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed since the start of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, adding that another 10,000 had been injured.
8:10 am .: Germany will provide more than a billion euros in military aid to Ukraine
Germany plans to give more than a billion euros in military aid to Ukraine. Ukraine will use the money to finance the purchase of military equipment.
7:43 am: Zelensky asks for more weapons
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that the war would be much shorter if he received the necessary weapons. In a video message, he told Westerners: “You can make the war much shorter. The sooner and in greater quantity we receive the weapons we have requested, the stronger our position will be and the sooner peace will come.”
During a phone conversation with US Defense Chief of Staff Mark Milley, his Ukrainian counterpart Valery Zaluzhny also stressed the urgent need for weapons and ammunition to strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities, according to a statement.
7:27 am: Russia warns Washington of “consequences” after its military aid to Ukraine
Russia sent a formal complaint to the United States this week warning the US government of “unforeseen consequences” following the sharp increase in its military aid to Ukraine, according to news reports. According to this diplomatic note, Moscow warns the United States and NATO against sending “more sensitive” weapons to Ukraine, judging that such military equipment throws “fuel on the fire” and could cause “unforeseeable consequences,” it reported. the washington post.
7am: Kharkiv attack death toll rises to 10 dead and 35 wounded
At least 10 people were killed and 35 others wounded in Russian shelling of a residential area in Kharkiv, a major city in northeastern Ukraine, regional authorities announced on Friday.
In a first balance, the regional governor Oleg Sinegoubov had announced the death of “seven people, including a seven-month-old baby.”
“Several residential buildings have been damaged or destroyed,” he added, accompanying his Facebook post with photos of partially destroyed buildings and cars.
Putin’s military setbacks could lead him to resort to a nuclear weapon
According to the head of the CIA, William Burns, the defeats of the Russian army in the face of the heavy human and material losses on the ground in Ukraine could encourage the master of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin, to use a tactical or low-power nuclear weapon. in this country.
all the explanations read here in our article.
6:55 am .: Warning sirens sounded last night in kyiv
According to the Guardian journalist present at the scene, warning sirens announcing imminent air strikes sounded last night in kyiv, inviting the population to take shelter in shelters.
On Friday, Russia announced that it wanted to “intensify” its attacks on the capital, kyiv, to respond to “attacks” on Russian territory, of which it accuses Ukraine.
What to remember from Friday
• Membership of Sweden and Finland in NATO it would have consequences for these countries and European security, the Russian Foreign Ministry warned.
• 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. For its part, Ukraine announced that Moscow crew I wouldn’t have survived. The Pentagon has confirmed that the ship was indeed sunk by two Ukrainian missiles.
• Moscow announced the destruction of a surface-to-air missile production workshop at the Vizar factory located on the outskirts of kyiv.
• Russian fire on evacuation buses killed 7 civilians and injured 27 people in Borova, Kharkiv region, eastern Ukraine.
• At least 10 people were killed and another 35 wounded in the Russian shelling of a residential area in the city of Kharkiv.
• Military setbacks in Ukraine could prompt President Putin to use a tactical or low-yield nuclear weapon in this country, estimated the head of the CIA, William Burns.
6:45 am: Hello everyone, welcome to this live where we will follow the situation surrounding the conflict in Ukraine, this Saturday, April 16, on the 52nd day of the Russian invasion.