what to remember from april 15

Until now, the Pentagon had refrained from commenting on the origin of the sinking of the “Moscow”, Russian flagship in the Black Sea that sank during its towing on Thursday night. On Friday, April 15, a senior Pentagon official finally broke his silence and endorsed the version put forward by kyiv. “We estimate that he was hit with two Neptunes,” two Ukrainian missiles, he told some journalists. A version that goes against the one advanced by Moscow, which states that his flagship was “severely damaged” by a fire The number of victims caused by this attack is still unknown. Franceinfo takes stock of what to remember about this day.

kyiv threatened again

Is it in retaliation for the “Moskva” attack that the forces are intensifying their attacks on kyiv? For now, it’s hard to tell. Russia has announced that it has destroyed an arms factory that makes Neptune missiles in the suburbs of kyiv. She He also assured that the attacks on the Ukrainian capital would intensify.. Officially, it’s for Answer to “attacks” on Russian territory, of which he accuses Ukraine.

Zelensky highlights Russian nuclear risk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that “the whole world” should be “concerned” the risk that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, cornered by his military setbacks in Ukraine, will resort to a tactical nuclear weapon. He’s not the only one. On Thursday, the head of US foreign intelligence, William Burns, considered that it was not necessary “take lightly the threat posed by the potential use of tactical nuclear weapons” either “low power” by the Russian president if he should “fall into despair” against the failures of his army.

New victims in Kharkiv

A new report shows at least 10 dead and 35 wounded in Russian shelling in a residential area of ​​Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, the regional governor announced. A first assessment in the morning reported the death of “seven people, including a seven-month-old baby”.

On the Russian side, the spokesman for the Ministry of Defense affirmed that the Russian artillery has caused the death of thirty “Polish mercenaries” in northeastern Ukraine. An announcement that risks increasing the already strong tensions between Moscow and Warsaw.

Moscow expels 18 EU officials

Moscow announced the expulsion of 18 diplomats from the European Union representation in Russia, in retaliation for a similar measure adopted by Brussels at the beginning of April. For its part, the European Union has judged “unjustified” this expulsion, believing that it would only be“aggravate” Moscow’s international isolation.

A Finnish NATO bid “very likely”

Will Finland finally join NATO? He is “very likely” that the Scandinavian country present a candidacy in this sense, said this Friday the Finnish Minister of European Affairs, Tytti Tuppurainen. Nevertheless, “the decision has not yet been made”, added the minister on the British channel Sky News. It must be said that Russian diplomacy warned Finland and Sweden that such a move would have consequences for these countries and European security.

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