DIRECT. Russia’s foreign minister, prevented from reaching Serbia by closing airspace, condemns “hostile act”

DIRECT.  Russia’s foreign minister, prevented from reaching Serbia by closing airspace, condemns “hostile act”

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12:17 hours : It’s high time to remember the main news of the day:

• Presidential majority candidates qualified for the second round of parliamentary elections in ten of the 11 constituencies for French nationals living abroad, as did Nupes. But Manuel Valls dropped out in the first round.

Conservative MPs provoked a vote of no confidence to Prime Minister Boris Johnson of their camp. Voting will take place from 7 pm to 9 pm If he loses, Johnson is replaced by another member of his Downing Street party.

The situation has “aggravated” for Ukrainian forces in Sievierodonetsk, a key city in the Luhansk region, according to Ukrainian authorities. Yesterday, they claimed that half of the city had been recaptured.

10:40 : Statement by Emmanuel Macron on need “do not humiliate” Russia “Invite Vladimir Putin to continue the war”launched this morning by Ukrainian Femen activist Inna Shevchencko on BFMTV. He believes that this concern not to offend Moscow has already proved its futility: “Vladimir Putin was reconciled in 2014, he was not humiliated”.

10:59 : Western military equipment is flowing into Ukraine to support resistance against the Russian army. But observers are already thinking about the post-conflict period and fear the risk that these weapons will support the operation. In the late 1990s, at the end of the Balkan War, the weapons of the countries of the former Yugoslavia fed criminal networks throughout Europe. Our journalist Fabien Magnenou explains why this scenario may recur and how to avoid it.

(ALEJANDRO MARTINEZ / AGADURA ANADOLU VIA AFP)

10:56 : Situation “got worse” for the Ukrainian army in Sievierodonetsk, confirms Serhiy Haidaï, governor of Luhansk province, who yesterday announced the restoration of half the city. According to him, the Russian bombing on this strategic city and the neighboring city of Lyssytchansk intensified.

10:37 : Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to visit Serbia today, but sanctions against Russia make travel more difficult. All European countries neighboring Serbia have closed their airspace for the plane of the Russian diplomacy, said its spokeswoman Maria Zacharovova. The Russian agency Interfax announces the cancellation of the trip, referring to an anonymous diplomatic source.

08:21 : The United Kingdom announced last night that it would supply Ukraine with rocket launchers with a range of 80 km. The British Ministry of Defense claims that it has taken this decision “close coordination” with the United States, which last week promised to deliver to Kiev rocket launchers of a different model, but able to hit the same distance.

06:40 : “Kyiv remains the main target of the Russian occupier”assured Ukrainian Defense Minister Hanna Maliar last night. Russian strikes hit the capital of Ukraine yesterday for the first time since the end of April. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, they targeted and destroyed the armored vehicles delivered to Ukraine by Eastern European countries, which the Ukrainian authorities denied.

06:36 : Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced in his usual daily video report that he had visited Ukrainian troops in Lyssychansk, a neighboring town of Sievierodonestk. “We brought something to the military”he said without further details.

12:02 : Let’s start with the main information of the last hours:

• Presidential majority candidates qualified for the second round of parliamentary elections in ten of the 11 constituencies for French nationals living abroad, as did Nupes. But Manuel Valls dropped out in the first round.

Three police officers were in custody last night after firing on a vehicle on Saturday morning in Paris after refusing to comply. According to our information, the passenger injured in the shots was injured yesterday. The driver was seriously injured.

Ukrainian authorities he claims to have taken them over from the Russian army half of the key city of Sivierodoneck, Luhansk region.


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