Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that the risk “of a third world war was real”. The Russian army is singled out for the use of “dart bombs” in Boutcha. The latest information live.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of putting the world “on the brink of catastrophe” by its occupation, at the start of its invasion of Ukraine, of the Chernobyl power plant, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in the world. story.
The Russian group Gazprom will suspend its gas deliveries to Bulgaria from Wednesday, the government announced on Tuesday evening, citing its refusal to comply with the supplier’s new requirements.
The United States has warned against attempts to “escalate tensions” after a series of explosions in the pro-Russian Moldovan separatist region of Transdniestria, bordering Ukraine.
Russian forces are bombing bridges and railroads to slow down Western arms deliveries to Ukraine, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister said after the destruction of a strategic road linking the country to Romania.
The Russian group Gazprom will stop deliveries of gas to Poland from Wednesday, the Polish gas company PGNiG said in a press release on Tuesday evening.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told United Nations chief Antonio Guterres that he still believes in a positive outcome to negotiations with Ukraine, despite continued fighting between the two countries. “Despite everything, the negotiations continue (…) I hope that we will reach a positive result”, he declared during his meeting in the Kremlin with Mr. Guterres.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not shown “seriousness” in his intentions to negotiate with Ukraine to end the conflict, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. “We haven’t seen any signs so far that President Putin is serious about meaningful negotiations,” Blinken told the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.
The level of radioactivity in Chernobyl is “in the normal range”, assures the head of the IAEA to AFP, while contradictory information had been reported a few minutes earlier.
Kyiv City Hall has started the demolition of a Soviet-era historical monument celebrating the friendship between Ukraine and Russia.
AFP journalists in kyiv saw the head of one of the two figures in this statue collapse, as a crane was trying to dismantle it in the center of kyiv. “Eight meters of metal of the so-called +friendship of the two peoples+ dismantled. And what is symbolic (…) the head of the Russian worker fell off”, declared on Telegram the mayor of the Ukrainian capital, Vitali Klitschko.
kyiv accuses Moscow of seeking to “destabilize” the pro-Russian separatist Moldavian region of Transnistria, bordering Ukraine, after a series of explosions which raised fears of an overflow of the neighboring war.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Ukraine and Russia to work in coordination with the UN to allow the opening of humanitarian corridors in Ukraine, where Moscow is leading a military offensive.
“I proposed the creation of a contact group bringing together Russia, Ukraine and the United Nations in order to seek the possibilities of opening humanitarian corridors,” Mr. Guterres during a press conference in Moscow with the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov.
“We urgently need” such “really safe and effective” civilian evacuation corridors, he added.
The United States is determined to “move heaven and earth” to make Ukraine win against Russia, assured the American Minister of Defense Lloyd Austin before about forty countries gathered Tuesday in Germany to strengthen the military capacities of kyiv. “Ukraine clearly believes it can win and so does everyone here,” Austin said at the opening of the Washington-initiated meeting at the US air base in Ramstein, in western Germany.
About forty countries are represented there, including Germany, which announced at the same time that it would authorize the delivery to kyiv of “Guepard” type armored vehicles. This is a major turning point in the cautious policy followed so far by Berlin in its military support for kyiv. As Russia aims for full control of southern Ukraine and the Donbass region, “we can do more through our defense industrial base to continue to help Ukraine defend itself even more effectively.” , said Austin.
Germany will authorize the delivery to Ukraine of “Cheetah” type tanks, a government source announced on Tuesday, which constitutes a major turning point in the cautious policy followed so far by Berlin in its military support for kyiv.
The details and in particular the number of tanks, specialized in anti-aircraft defense, must be revealed during the day by the Minister of Defense, Christine Lambrecht, during a meeting on the American military base of Ramstein, in Germany, in the invitation of his American counterpart, according to this source.
About 40 countries are meeting in Germany on Tuesday, at the invitation of the United States, to strengthen the defense of Ukraine, which, according to the American Minister of Defense Lloyd Austin “can win” against Russia, if given provides the means.
At a time when Russia is aiming for full control of southern Ukraine and the Donbass region, this meeting held at the US air base in Ramstein, western Germany, is intended to “generate additional capabilities for Ukrainian forces,” Austin said on Monday, returning from a visit to kyiv.
The Russian army is accused of having used “dart shells”, in particular in Boutcha, the scene of abuses for several weeks.
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