The noose around Mariupol is tightening, where Ukrainian soldiers are being “surrounded and blocked.”

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09:07 : Time to take stock:

• Emmanuel Macron, guest of the “4 Truths” this morning, said he was for the seven-year term, “but it will not apply to the next term”, the presidential candidate specifies. Neither is it “Opposite” full proportional representation in the National Assembly. If he is re-elected, he hopes “to be able to set up a cross-party commission with all the political sensitivities, which can then submit a proposal to the two assemblies to reform our constitution, in order to renew and improve it right now”, he explained. Follow our life.

US President Joe Biden last night for the first time accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of committing “genocide” in Ukraine, a word previously used by Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy but never used by the US government. Emmanuel Macron made it clear that he would not sign this term and would rather stay “Careful” with the terms used to describe the war in Ukraine. Follow our life.

Will Salah Abdeslam keep silent again? The main defendant in the November 13 attacks trial will be questioned for the last time this afternoon, in the hours after the attacks he said he had had “waiver” and on its four-month run.

Three years after the fire that devastated it, Notre-Dame de Paris has regained its original white thanks to the daily work of an army of craftsmen in the heart of a forest of scaffolding, before reopening is still scheduled for 2024. “Interior dust removal and cleaning of vaults, walls and floors” which should be completed shortly, as well as the preparation of the vaults for their reconstruction, “returned the cathedral to its original white” welcomes the public body in charge of the restoration project.

09:10 : “Unfortunately, we will not open any humanitarian corridors today. In the Zaporizhia region (south), the occupiers have blocked buses, and in the Lugansk region (east) they are violating the ceasefire.”, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk told Telegram. She accuses the Russians “violating the norms of international law”, what the situation is “dangerous”.

08:05 : Unlike his American counterpart Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron does not accuse Vladimir Putin “Genocide”. “I would be careful with the terms”he explains and assures that this word “makes sense”. I want to keep trying to stop this war and restore peace: I’m not sure escalating words will help things,” he added, but specified that “war crimes” were committed by Russian forces on Ukrainian soil.

07:29 : Russian forces continue to tighten their grip on Ukrainian soldiers “surrounded and blocked” in Mariupol. Our journalist Benoît Jourdain explains why taking the city is a strategic issue for Vladimir Putin and the pro-Russian separatists.

(ILJA PITALEV / SPUTNIK / AFP)

07:39 : The Voice of the North dedicates several pages to those who take in Ukrainian refugees in the north and in the Pas-de-Calais, “who ask for the help of the public authorities in the face of the financial, administrative and material burdens of a reception that sometimes lasts longer than expected”.


07:59 : Volodymyr Zelenskyj also proposed this night in Moscow‘”switch” Ukrainian MP and businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, who is close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and recently arrested, against Ukrainians in Russian captivity. (Leaflet / Security Service of Ukraine / AFP)

06:20 : Joe Biden accused Vladimir Putin of committing a crime for the first time “Genocide” in Ukraine, a word previously used by Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy but never used by the American government. “It’s becoming increasingly clear that Putin is simply trying to erase the mere idea of ​​being Ukrainian.” developed the American President. Yes “the lawyers at international level”, decide on the classification as genocide, “It looks like this to me”, he assured.

(MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

07:13 : We start with an inventory of what’s new:

•After Nicolas Sarkozy and Lionel Jospin, it is Robert Badinter’s turn to ask Emmanuel Macron to vote. “The hour is too serious, the election is too important”, the former justice minister told franceinfo. The presidential candidate is clearly on the offensive and has been increasing rounds and long talks with citizens since Monday. This morning he will be a guest of “4 Truths” on France 2. Marine Le Pen was in the Eure yesterday and will be in the Paris region today to talk about working in France. Follow our life.

• US President Joe Biden has for the first time accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of a “Genocide” in Ukraine. The word was previously used by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, but never by the American government.

• New York City police are pursuing a man wearing a gas mask who wreaked havoc on the subway during the morning rush hour yesterday by detonating two smoking devices before opening fire, injuring 23, including 10 from gunfire.

Will Salah Abdeslam keep silent again? The main defendant in the November 13 attacks trial will be questioned for the last time this afternoon, in the hours after the attacks he testified about “waiver” and on its four-month run.

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