Kyiv is preparing for the fall of Mariupol and a Russian attack in the east

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3:37 p.m : The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, has begun. The latter is the first European leader to visit Moscow since the invasion of Ukraine began. This trip is “a risky mission”admitted the chancellor, but a “dialog window” came, he said.

(Mikhail KLIMENTYEV, Stefanie LOOS / POOL / SPUTNIK / AFP)

3:05 p.m : According to our information, the enemy has almost completed its attack preparations in the east. The attack will take place very soon.”

The Ukrainian army expects a Russian offensive “very soon” in the east, which has become the Kremlin’s priority target after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the northern regions of the country and around Kyiv.

1:47 p.m : Hi @RaftIn fact, the devastated port of Mariupol, 90% destroyed, seems ready to switch to the side of the Russians. “Today will probably be the last battle because our ammunition is running low. (…) It will be death for some of us and imprisonment for others”, said the 36th national naval brigade, which is part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. For over 40 days of intense fighting, “The enemy gradually pushed us back (…), surrounded us and is now trying to destroy us”declared the brigade.

1:52 p.m : A final battle in Mariupol. So the city will fall into the hands of the Russians, is that how you interpret it? Thanks

1:27 p.m : “It was a city of half a million people. The occupiers besieged it and did not even allow water and food to be brought there. The Russians completely destroyed and destroyed Mariupol. Reduced it to rubble.”

Speech to the National Assembly of South Korea, Volodymyr Zelenskyi said he believed so “Tens of thousands” People had been killed in the city of Mariupol while the Ukrainian army says it is preparing “One Last Fight”.

(Ilya Pitalev/Sputnik via AFP)

1:07 p.m : Some 44,000 Ukrainian refugees join the more than 4.5 million who have already fled their country since the invasion ordered by Vladimir Putin on February 24, according to UNHCR figures. Europe has not experienced such a stream of refugees since the Second World War.

12:34 p.m : The Ukrainian army says it is preparing “One Last Fight” in the devastated port of Mariupol, which was besieged by the Russian army for more than 40 days.

12:14 p.m : The Ukrainian authorities are trying to restore the devastated communication axes. A temporary ramp was built in Romanivka, near Kyiv, to restore traffic between Irpin, Boutcha, Gostomel, Vorzel and the capital. It took five days of work to set up this 245-meter track, said Kirill Tymoshenko, a member of the presidential cabinet. This ramp is designed to make it possible to speed up the delivery of humanitarian aid.

(KIRILO TIMOSHENKO / TELEGRAM)

12.00 : Here’s a new item in the news:

We’ll take the same thing and start over: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are up in the second round of the presidential election. The outgoing president received 27.60% of the vote ahead of the RN candidate’s 23.41%, according to the Home Office’s near-final results. Jean-Luc Mélenchon missed qualifying by a hair’s breadth (21.95%).

#PRESIDENTLosing Republican nominee Valérie Pécresse has launched a national fundraiser after her score below 5% put her campaign in financial distress “critical”. “I personally owe five million”she announced.

“Tens of thousands died in Mariupol”, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj before the South Korean parliament. In an earlier estimate, the Ukrainian Presidency announced that 5,000 people had died in this eastern Ukraine city. Follow our life.

The Tarn and Haute-Garonne departments are placed on orange vigilance for strong winds by Météo France from 6 p.m. In these two departments, the Autan wind is gradually increasing, locally reaching up to 120 km / h.

11:41 a.m : At the end of March, the Ukrainian Presidency announced an earlier estimate that 5,000 people had died in Mariupol. It is currently impossible to independently verify these numbers.

11:43 a.m : “It was a city of half a million people. The Russian occupiers blocked it and prevented the delivery of water and food.”said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his speech, which was also broadcast on Ukrainian television. Mariupol was destroyed, tens of thousands of people died there.”

11:40 a.m : “Tens of thousands died in Mariupol”says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in front of the South Korean parliament.

11:06 : We are proud to welcome in #Lviv the detachment of technical and scientific gendarmes who came to help their comrades 🇺🇦 in investigating war crimes committed in the #Kiev area. The 🇬🇧 the first to provide such assistance. You will be at work tomorrow. Solidarity 🇫🇷🇺🇦 https://t.co/3pX9LkPzeq

11:05 a.m : A “Department of Technical and Scientific Gendarmes” French arrived in Lviv, Ukraine “to assist their Ukrainian comrades in investigating war crimes committed around Kyiv”French Ambassador to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins said on Twitter.

10:17 a.m : We take stock of this morning’s news, heavily influenced by the results of the first round of the presidential election:

We’ll take the same thing and start over: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are up in the second round of the presidential election. The outgoing president received 27.60% of the vote ahead of the RN candidate’s 23.41%, according to the Home Office’s near-final results. Jean-Luc Mélenchon missed qualifying by a hair’s breadth (21.95%).

The election was marked by the “useful” vote, which prevented a number of candidates from exceeding the 5% mark that ensures reimbursement of campaign expenses. EELV is in a “critical situation”, assures his national secretary Julien Bayou to franceinfo. Follow the reactions in our live.

This is announced by the French bank Societe Generale “Stop operation” in Russia and will sell its entire stake in Rosbank, a heavyweight in the Russian banking sector, as well as its insurance subsidiaries in the country, according to a press release.

The Tarn and Haute-Garonne departments are placed on orange vigilance for strong winds by Météo France from 6 p.m. In these two departments, the Autan wind is gradually increasing, locally reaching up to 120 km / h.

10:04 a.m : The EU foreign ministers are discussing a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow in Luxembourg. But the halt to oil and gas purchases to halt funding for Russia’s war effort still divides the Twenty-Seven, with no new decision expected today.

10:45 a.m : Several controversial pro-Russian rallies took place in Germany this weekend, at the initiative of the country’s large Russian-speaking community, who see themselves as victims of discrimination since Moscow troops invaded Ukraine.

09:11 : After the bombing of Kramatorsk on Friday, many residents are refusing to flee despite fear, according to our local journalist. Some sometimes prefer to stay rather than see their families separated. Others make it a matter of patriotism and believe in the victory of the Ukrainian armed forces. Alexandre Goncharenko, the mayor of Kramatorsk, in Donbass (Ukraine), April 10, 2022. (GILLES GALLINARO / RADIO FRANCE)(GILLES GALLINARO / RADIO FRANCE)

09:51 : Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer is the first European leader to travel to Moscow to meet Vladimir Putin since the invasion of Ukraine began. A “Mission in Peril” while Kyiv prepares for a massive Russian offensive in the east.

08:58 : This decision by Société Générale should lead to a debit of 3.1 billion euros from its accounts, the bank specifies. Despite the criticism, it had until then continued its activities in Russia, despite the invasion of Ukraine that began on February 24.

08:58 : This is announced by the French bank Societe Generale “Stop operation” in Russia and will sell its entire stake in Rosbank, a heavyweight in the Russian banking sector, as well as its insurance subsidiaries in the country, according to a press release.

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