STRAIGHT. War in Ukraine: the Pope calls to “hear the cry of peace” in this “Easter of war”


Pope calls to “hear the cry of peace”

You Pope Francisco calls on “those who have the responsibility of the Nations” to “listen to the cry of peace of the peoples” in this “Easter of war”, evoking the “martyr” Ukraine. “We have seen too much blood, too much violence (…) Let’s stop showing our muscles while people suffer,” launches the sovereign pontiff during his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” blessing, in front of some 50,000 faithful in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

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Vladimir Putin ‘believes he is winning the war’

According to Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, who met with Vladimir Putin earlier this week in Moscow, the Russian president believes he is winning the war. “I think he is now in his own logic of war,” said the Foreign Minister in a interview with the American channel NBC, extracts of which have been published. And to add: “I think he thinks he’s winning the war.”

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Many refugees will be left homeless, UN warns

Five million people fled Ukraine, since the beginning of the war. And many of them will no longer have a home when they return, the UN worries. “The greatest wish of these people is to return home. But for many there will be no home left to live in because it will have been destroyed or damaged, or will be in an area that is not safe,” says Karolina Lindholm Billing, representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ukraine. .

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The escape of Kamran, a geography teacher who taught in Russia

Karman, a 28-year-old teacher in Moscow, did not want to use the educational materials provided by the Russian administration to teach. After an Instagram post denouncing propaganda in schools about the war in Ukraine, he was summoned and threatened with prison. He told us his story.

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Mario Draghi regrets the ineffectiveness of the dialogue with Putin

The head of the Italian government, Mario Draghi, laments the ineffectiveness of the “dialogue” with Vladimir Putin. “I begin to think that those who say: it is useless for you to talk to him, you are wasting your time, they’re right,” he said. The Corriere della Sera. “I have always defended (Emmanuel) Macron and I continue to say that, as the current president of the EU, he is right to try all possible avenues of dialogue. But I have the impression that the horror of the war (…) is completely independent of the phone calls ”between the Kremlin and foreign powers, he added.

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Russia says it ‘destroyed’ military factory near kyiv

The Russian Ministry of Defense announces that it has bombed a military factory on the outskirts of kyiv, while Moscow intensifies its attacks against the Ukrainian capital. “Overnight, high-precision aircraft-launched missiles destroyed an ammunition factory near Brovary in the kyiv region,” the ministry said in a statement on its Telegram channel.

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No corridor for the evacuation of civilians this Sunday

In the absence of an agreement with the Russians, there is no corridor for the evacuation of civilians was not open on Sunday, Ukrainian authorities say. “This morning we failed to negotiate a ceasefire on the evacuation routes with the occupants. That is why, unfortunately, we are not going to open humanitarian corridors today,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Telegram.



No casualties reported at the moment after the Brovary bombing

Brovary Mayor Ihor Sapozhko says no casualties have yet been reported after the shelling of this small town on the outskirts of kyiv this morning. Asked about BFM, the elected official also specifies that the bombing damaged a facility and a power plant.

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In Kharkiv, a volunteer kitchen destroyed by a Russian attack

A missile caused a fire in several buildings in the downtown kharkiv and destroyed a kitchen that provided free meals to residents of this northeastern city.

Under the blast of the explosion, loaves of bread flew into the street, quickly drenched with water from fire hoses deployed by firefighters to extinguish the fire that gripped the building. Two people were killed and 18 others wounded in the Russian attack, according to local authorities.

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Strikes in the city of Brovary, near kyiv

The strikes have damaged infrastructure in the city of Brovary, near the Ukrainian capital of kyiv, said Igor Sapozhko, the city’s mayor, reports the guardian. At the moment, we do not know the number of potential victims. Asked by BFM, the mayor of the city specifies that the bombing damaged a facility and a power plant.

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Russia asks the remaining defenders of Mariupol to surrender

Russia has promised the Ukrainian forces in Mariupol to save their lives if they lay down their arms this morning at “6 am Moscow time” (5 am in Paris), according to the head of the Russian National Defense control center, Colonel Mikhail Mizintsev, quoted by the official Tass news agency. “Everyone who lays down their arms is guaranteed to preserve life,” says Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev.

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Prince Charles pays tribute to refugees

You Prince carlos, heiress to the British crown, paid tribute to refugees and those who open their doors to them, in an Easter message. “Today millions of people are displaced, weary from their journey from troubled places, wounded by the past, fearful of the future and in need of a kind welcome and a chance to rest,” says Charles, 73, the eldest son of Queen isabel II96 next Thursday.

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How the war in Ukraine is infiltrating Russian schools

Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, Russian teachers have been under pressure. The authorities have sent them propaganda material, they are astute not to use forbidden words like “war”. Self-censorship is in order. We met several of them in Moscow.

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Israel, refuge for opponents of Putin’s Russia

Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, nearly 24,000 Ukrainians have fled to IsraelAccording to the Ministry of Immigration, many benefit from the “Return Law”, which offers Jews, children or grandchildren of Jews, the right to obtain Israeli citizenship. But in the shadow of war, Russian opponents have also packed up for the Holy Land. An Israeli official puts the number of Russians who have entered Israel since the war in Ukraine at around 10,000. “Most of them are educated, urban, middle-class people,” he says.

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Civilians on the verge of starvation in Mariupol

According to the executive director of the World Food Program, David Beasley, more than 100,000 civilians are on the brink of starvation in marioupol, also lacking water and heating source. In terms of human losses, “Mariupol, can be ten times Borodianka”, a town located not far from kyiv destroyed after being hit and the scene of alleged abuses during its occupation, the Ukrainian president hammered.

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“Inhumane” situation in Mariupol

The situation in the strategic port of Mariupol is “inhumane,” the Ukrainian president declared last night, calling on the West to “immediately” provide the heavy weapons it has been demanding for several weeks, while Russia claims to control almost the entire city. and launches a new appeal to its last defenders to lay down their arms. “The situation in Mariupol remains as serious as it can be. Simply inhumane,” Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video message. “That is what the Russian Federation did. He did it deliberately. (…) Russia is deliberately trying to destroy anyone in Mariupol’, in southeastern Ukraine.

Volodymyr Zelensky. AFP


Boris Johnson banned from entering Russia

Russia announced yesterday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several other senior British officials were banned from entering the country in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Moscow for its military operation in Ukraine.


Survivors of the Moskva cruiser?


Moscow attacks military factory in kyiv

A military equipment factory that makes tanks in particular. was the target of a shelling yesterday morning in Darnytsky, on the outskirts of kyiv. This bombing, claimed by Moscow and which left one dead and several injured according to the mayor of kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, occurs a day after Russian forces warned that they were going to intensify their attacks on the Ukrainian capital.

The attack left one dead. AFP


Oil refinery hit in Donbass

“The Russians systematically attack it to exhaust the rescuers. There is no fuel there. Only hydrocarbon residues are being burned,” the Ukrainian governor of the Lugansk region, Serguiï Gaïdaï, said on his Telegram channel.


Repatriation of Russian diplomats expelled by France

Thirty-seven passengers from the Center, “persona non grata” with their families and loved ones, boarded this flight, which took off in the late afternoon, this source reported.


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This live will be dedicated to events related to the 53rd day of the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

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