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Donald Trump remembers Vladimir Putin “threatening”.
When asked by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who launched his new “TalkTV” channel with an interview with the former US president, Donald Trump mentioned his former counterpart Vladimir Putin. In the interview, he assured that when he was in power he had threatened the head of the Kremlin “as no one had ever threatened him before”, about the prospect of an invasion of Ukraine, without saying anything else.
Dart shell, a new war weapon used in Boutcha?
According to witnesses, the Russian army used this type of weapon, potentially very deadly, in urban areas. These objects were found embedded in the heads and chests of corpses, according to the Guardian, which had photos of the darts reviewed by independent weapons experts.
Lavrov warns of the “real” danger of the third world war
Russia accuses Kiev of bombing a village on the border with Ukraine
The village of Jouravliovka “was fired upon (…). It is already clear that there are injured civilians. For the moment there are two: a man wounded in the hand and a woman who suffered a neck wound ”, wrote Viatcheslav Gladkov, governor of the Russian region of Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly accused Ukrainian forces of carrying out attacks on Russian soil, including two villages in the Belgorod region and one village in the Bryansk region in mid-April.
Russia accuses Ukraine of preventing civilians from leaving Azovstal
“The Kiev authorities have again cynically undermined this humanitarian operation”, assured the Russian Defense Ministry, accusing the Ukrainian regime of “open indifference” to the fate of its citizens. Russian forces had pledged earlier in the day to “unilaterally cease hostilities and ensure the departure” of civilians “in the direction of their choice,” according to a ministry statement released on Monday. But in the evening, the Russian military claimed that at 17:00 GMT “no one had used the proposed humanitarian corridor yet.”
Warsaw confirms that it has delivered tanks to Ukraine
“Yes, Poland has sent tanks to Ukraine, but for security reasons we do not specify their number,” Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Twitter. According to Polish media, 40 T-72 tanks were delivered. Information that the government has not confirmed.
Former Chancellor Schröder under pressure to leave the party
Pressure increased among German Social Democrats on Monday to exclude former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, after an interview in which he did not deny his ties to Vladimir Putin despite the invasion of Ukraine.
“He earns his money working for Russian state-owned enterprises,” complained current Social Democratic Party (SPD) co-chair Saskia Esken. The former chancellor is chairman of the shareholders’ committee of Nord Stream AG, the controversial pipeline between Russia and Germany that has no license to operate, but also chairman of the supervisory board of Rosneft, the first Russian oil group.
Biden and Macron spoke on the phone
The US president, who greeted the re-election of his French counterpart, took advantage of the phone call to discuss the war in Ukraine. “The pressure on Russia to carry on the negotiations and the issue of security guarantees” were at the center of the discussions, according to the Elysée.
Grenade launcher attack on the Ministry of Public Security in Transnistria
Several explosions occurred on Monday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Public Security in Tiraspol, the capital of Transnistria, after an attack with a grenade launcher that left no injuries according to local police in this Russian-backed separatist region of Moldova.
On the border with Ukraine, Transnistria separated from Moldova after a brief civil war following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Kyiv and Paris discussed new sanctions
The Ukrainian foreign minister called his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, to greet Emmanuel Macron’s victory and to discuss the war in Ukraine. “My French counterpart said that France’s support for Ukraine would be further strengthened,” welcomed Dmytro Kuleba, who also mentioned the new discussions on sanctions against Russia in particular.
Putin says the Russian economy is “stabilizing”
“Inflation has slowed, weekly price growth has approached normal and on a number of products, prices have already started to fall,” said the Kremlin head during the government meeting for economic issues after the sanctions. that hit Russia.
London will supply Ukraine with anti-aircraft missile vehicles
The UK will supply Ukraine with a “small number” of Stormer armored anti-aircraft missile vehicles to the Ukrainians. “These Stormer vehicles will provide Ukrainian forces with short-range anti-aircraft capabilities day and night,” British Defense Minister Ben Wallace announced Monday.
The war will affect the Asia-Pacific region according to Ursula von der Leyen
“The outcome of the war will not only determine the future of Europe, but will also have a profound influence on the Indo-Pacific region,” explained the president of the European Commission, on a visit to New Delhi. In particular, he raised the specter of a partnership between Beijing and Moscow to warn of the consequences of the war beyond Europe.
Joe Biden announces that he will speak with Emmanuel Macron today
“I tried to contact him last night. I had his team, he was having a great time at the Eiffel Tower. And today I will speak with him, “said the president of the United States on Sunday, who said he is looking forward to continuing our close cooperation, especially to support Ukraine.
Greenpeace blocks the Russian oil tanker for several hours
The finally arrested Greenpeace activists chained themselves for several hours Monday to a Russian oil tanker in the Oslo Fjord. They wanted to prevent her from unloading her cargo of hydrocarbons “which are financing Putin’s war”. The oil tanker Ust Luga came from the Russian city of which it bears its name, located near St. Petersburg, according to the Marine Traffic website. .
The point on the 61st day of the offensive
The assaults on the strategic port of Mariupol continue, where the Ukrainian forces continue to resist as best they can. Meanwhile, Kiev continues to push for arms deliveries to cope with Russian attacks, as a fire broke out in a Russian fuel depot near the Ukrainian border. The point in our article.
Berlin takes offense at the expulsion of 40 German diplomats from Russia
The expulsion by Russia of 40 German diplomats, in retaliation for a similar measure recently adopted by Berlin, “is not justified,” the German foreign minister reacted on Monday. “The 40 members of the Russian representations in Germany that we expelled three weeks ago did not work a single day in the service of diplomacy during their stay in Germany”, Annalena Baerbock denounces in a statement, assuring that the expelled German diplomats did not have them “. absolutely nothing to worry about. to blame “.
At the UN, Russia denies war
At least five died in Russian strikes on railway structures
At least five people were killed and 18 more injured on Monday in Russian attacks on railway structures in the Vinnytsia region of west-central Ukraine, local prosecutors said in a statement. ‘Ukraine than for connections abroad. Most of the international trains that cross the country pass through this region.
Russia expels 40 German diplomats in retaliation
Russia announced on Monday the expulsion of 40 German diplomats, in retaliation for a similar measure recently adopted by Germany. The German ambassador in Moscow, summoned Monday to the Russian Foreign Ministry, received a note that “40 employees of the missions German diplomats in Russia was declared persona non grata, “according to the Russian diplomat’s statement.
Ukraine “can win” the war against Russia, judges the Pentagon
Ukraine can, if it has “the right equipment”, “win” the war against Russia, the Pentagon chief said on Monday after returning from a visit to Kiev. “The first thing to win is to believe you can win. And they (the Ukrainians) are convinced they can win, “added Lloyd Austin, US Defense Secretary.
The prosecutor of the ICC will participate in the European investigation into crimes committed in Ukraine
He will take part in the joint investigation team on the main alleged international crimes committed in Ukraine, set up with the support of Eurojust on 25 March by Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine.
“Every effort will be made to effectively collect evidence on major international crimes committed in Ukraine and bring those responsible to justice,” according to Eurojust.
Bridget Brink, the new American ambassador to Ukraine
Joe Biden has announced his intention to appoint a new US ambassador to Ukraine. Bridget Brink, current ambassador to Slovakia, has “spent her 25-year career in the diplomatic corps, focusing on the advancement of US policies in Europe and Eurasia,” the White House said in a statement.
Russia claims to have prevented the murder of a famous presenter
Russian intelligence services (FSB) claimed to have arrested “members of a neo-Nazi group” who, according to them, were planning to assassinate famous presenter Vladimir Solovyov, the Kremlin’s main propagandist, on orders from Kiev.
The FSB claimed that this “murder” plan was ordered by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). According to the FSB, “the members of this group confessed that they had prepared the assassination of Soloviev, after which they should have fled abroad”.