Russia announces the demolition of a missile workshop in Kyiv and wants to step up its strikes at locations in the capital

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12:15 p.m : The Ministry of National Education counts 11,220 students who have arrived from Ukraine and are currently attending school in France. Specifically, 40% of these students are welcomed into elementary school, 32% into college, 18% into kindergarten, and 10% into high school.

12:06 : It’s midday ! Let’s take a look at the news:

• After the sinking of its flagship in the Black Sea, Russia threatened to intensify its attacks on Kyiv after accusing Ukraine of bombing villages on its territory. The ministry has already announced the demolition of a surface-to-air missile production facility at the Vizar factory in a Kyiv suburb. Follow our life.

• La France insoumise (LFI) proposes ecologists and communists to form a coalition for the general elections, based on which would be “shared a common program founded “out of” that of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, in two letters published this morning. The Insoumis, who did not send their letters to the Socialist Party, suggested that their left-wing competitors should join a common label, that of the People’s Union, to build “a political majority in the National Assembly”.

• EELV has already raised €1.2 million since its presidential candidate Yannick Jadot called for donations to pay back his campaign. “It’s a great relief,” reacted the national secretary of the party, Julien Bayou, after revealing this amount during a press conference. Follow our life.

The Smic will automatically increase by 2.65% on May 1st.So a monthly increase of around 34 euros net, due to the high inflation recorded since November, the Ministry of Labor announced.

11:10 a.m : A new exchange of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners of war took place yesterday in the Kherson region, a region in southern Ukraine partially under Russian control, the Ukrainian army said. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, there have already been several exchanges of soldiers and civilians without this being systematically confirmed by both sides.

10:34 a.m : With a delay (at least an hour) here is an update on this morning’s news:

“Point [d’indice] Officials will move”announced Emmanuel Macron this morning on franceinfo. “It will be the result of the consultations and the work that is being carried out by the government.” in the event of re-election. The president and candidate for re-election also said he wanted to “move” on the deconjugation of disability allowance. At France Bleu Vaucluse, Marine Le Pen said she wanted to step up “localism” to deal with the ecological emergency. She wants too “Reintegrate 15,000 nurses” who have been expelled from the hospital (due to compulsory vaccination and the health card). Follow our life.

Russia announces that it has destroyed an arms factory in a Kyiv suburb and assures that strikes in the Ukrainian capital are intensifying in response to Ukraine’s attacks on Russian territory. Moscow also claims to have killed about thirty “Polish Mercenaries” on a strike in north-eastern Ukraine amid heightened tensions between Moscow and Warsaw. Follow our life.

The Smic will automatically increase by 2.65% on May 1st.So a monthly increase of around 34 euros net, due to the high inflation recorded since November, the Ministry of Labor announced.

• Out of Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police made on the esplanade of the mosques in Jerusalem more than a hundred injured amid fears of a conflagration in the occupied Palestinian territories.

09:52 : “As a result of the strike, a mercenary detachment of a Polish private military company (…) was liquidated in the village of Iziumske in the Kharkiv region. Up to 30 Polish mercenaries were eliminated”, This was announced by the spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov. Follow our life.

09:51 : Russia claims to have killed around 30 people “Polish Mercenaries” on a strike in north-eastern Ukraine.

09:48 : “The number and scale of rocket attacks on sites in Kyiv will increase in response to all terrorist attacks and acts of sabotage perpetrated on Russian territory by the nationalist regime in Kyiv.” declares the Russian Ministry of Defense and announces the destruction of a workshop for the production of surface-to-air missiles at the Vizar factory.

09:45 : Russia announces it has bombed an arms factory near Kyiv and will intensify its attacks on the capital in response to attacks on Russian territory.

07:27 : Despite the hype, some French companies, businessmen and politicians continue to do business in Russia. Our journalist Anne-Laure Barral investigated French interests in Vladimir Putin’s country.


08:24 : If you are reading these lines, Larissa, Anastasiia and Sophie are somewhere on a bus between France and Ukraine. In fact, the mother of the family and her two daughters decided to return home to their home in Kyiv after a month spent totally sheltered in Toulouse. It doesn’t matter if the war isn’t over yet, the country’s shortage is too severe. I was there when they packed their bags. Report.

Sophie, Anastasiia and their mother Larissa prepare their suitcases in Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) on April 8, 2022 to return to Ukraine.  (RAPHAEL GODET / FRANCEINFO)(RAPHAEL GODET / FRANCEINFO)

06:44 : Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron “Compete in your imagination to seduce the French and try to rebuild democracy” between proportional, referendum, return to seven-year term and citizens’ convention, note Le figaro. The daily also features a series of portraits of Ukrainians after 50 days of war.

06:24 : Russia has many tactical nuclear weapons of lower power than the Hiroshima bomb, according to its “escalation-de-escalation” doctrine, which would consist of first using a low-power nuclear weapon to take advantage in the event of a conflict with westerners. But this assumption implies that “NATO is militarily intervening on the ground in Ukraine during this conflict and, as the President has clarified, that is not planned.”underlined the CIA chief.

06:20 : The Kremlin has mentioned putting its nuclear forces on alert “But we have not seen any concrete indications, such as deployments or military action, that could increase our concerns.”added the chief of America’s top intelligence agency, speaking to students at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.

06:19 : “With the possibility of President Putin and the Russian leadership descending into despair … none of us should take lightly the threat posed by the possible use of tactical or weak-power nuclear weapons.”

Military setbacks in Ukraine could prompt Vladimir Putin to resort to a tactical or weak nuclear weapon there, CIA chief William Burns believes.

(Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

09:16 : Let’s do a first update on the news:

• Emmanuel Macron will be a guest on Presidential Mornings on franceinfo at 8:30 am. The candidate of the Republic on the Move will answer questions from Salhia Brakhlia and Marc Fauvelle, as well as witnesses selected by listeners of the online media Konbini and franceinfo. Marine Le Pen will be a guest of France Bleu Vaucluse at 7:45am and France Bleu Provence at 8:10am. Follow our life.

• Out of Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police took place this morning on the Esplanade of Mosques in Jerusalem, witnesses and rescuers said. “Seven injured were taken to hospital with upper body injuries”said a Palestinian Red Crescent official when asked about the clashes at Islam’s third holiest site, also called the Temple Mount in Jewish tradition.

that Moscow, The Russian flagship in the Black Sea sank last night after being hit by a Ukrainian missile due to accidental fire, according to Kyiv, a major setback that fueled fears of an escalation in the conflict, while Russia blames Ukraine, villages on its territory to bombard ground. The Pentagon called “hard hit” the shipwreck in the Black Sea.

Helicopter-assisted aid continued to remove bodies from the rubble of the unprecedented floods that ravaged South Africa for four days. A new number rose to 341 dead and 41,000 affected in the evening.

An investigation was opened yesterday rape and sexual assault based on an internal questionnaire polytechnic and that every fourth student there has been a victim of sexual assault since the beginning of her school days, the public prosecutor Evry said. A total of eleven students state that they have been victims of rape or attempted rape.

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