Russia hits a military factory in a Kyiv suburb

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2:50 p.m : Despite the resumption of Russian bombings in Kyiv, the French embassy has decided to return to the Ukrainian capital. At the beginning of March, she was transferred to Lemberg in the west of the country for security reasons. Franceinfo returns to the capital for this return.

2:50 p.m : Ukrainian authorities are providing an initial assessment of the bombing that hit a military factory in a Kyiv suburb this morning, killing one person and injuring several, according to authorities. The mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko, announced on Telegram that one person had been killedt “several” hospitalized after this strike in Darnytsky district.

2:09 p.m : Here’s what to remember from this Saturday afternoon’s news:

Extinction Rebellion activists have taken up residence in the heart of Paris for an action expected to last three days. The goal: Putting climate issues back at the center of the debate”. Follow our life.

The President and candidate for his re-election, Emmanuel Macron, will hold a meeting in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) at 3.30 p.m. Rallye National candidate Marine Le Pen was on her way to Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre (Eure-et-Loir). Furthermore, anti-right-wing demonstrations are being organized across France, while anti-Macron activists are due to march in Paris this afternoon at the initiative of Florian Philippot’s Patriots. Follow our life.

Moscow claimed responsibility this morning for the bombing of an armaments factory on the outskirts of Kyiv, which mainly manufactured tanks. Follow our life.

At 12:35 p.m. the participants of the 2nd women’s edition of Paris-Roubaix started. In order not to miss anything from the end of this race, go to the live commentary of francetv sport.

1:38 p.m : Thousands of the faithful took part in the Way of the Cross in the Colosseum in Rome last night, presided over by the Pope. On that occasion, two friends, a Russian and a Ukrainian, carried the cross together. In this article we explain a decision that caused controversy. (AFP PHOTO / VATICAN MEDIA)

1:13 p.m : “I have a friend who went to the Russian zone south of Zaporizhia to look for his missing son and girlfriend. Eventually he found the burned bones of the young woman and also of her burned son, who appeared to have survived a few days but was already dead when his father found him.”

The stories of Ukrainian refugees in Zaporijia, at a reception center, map a territory of despotism where the Russian occupiers assert their new power through violence and humiliation. Franceinfo collected their testimonies. Civilians who fled the city of Energodar upon arrival in Zaporizhia on March 9, 2022.  (DMYTRO SMOLIYENKO / AVALON / MAXPPP)

12:17 p.m : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now has a travel ban for Russia. The decision, which also affects other senior British officials, came after London imposed fresh sanctions on Moscow.

12:42 p.m : Here’s what to remember from this Saturday afternoon’s news:

Extinction Rebellion activists have taken up residence in the heart of Paris for an action that was set to last three days. The goal: Putting climate issues back at the center of the debate”. Follow our life.

The President and candidate for his re-election, Emmanuel Macron, will hold a meeting in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) at 3.30 p.m. For her part, the National Rallye candidate, Marine Le Pen, travels to Saint-Rémy-sur-Avre (Eure-et-Loir). Furthermore, anti-right-wing demonstrations are being organized across France, while anti-Macron activists are due to march in Paris this afternoon at the initiative of Florian Philippot’s Patriots. Follow our life.

Moscow claimed responsibility this morning for the bombing of an armaments factory on the outskirts of Kyiv, which mainly manufactured tanks. Follow our life.

The 2nd women’s edition of Paris-Roubaix starts at 12:35 p.m. In the absence of Britain’s defending champion Lizzie Deignan and runner-up Marianne Vos of the Netherlands, who is positive for Covid-19, the race promises to be very open. In order not to miss anything from the race, visit francetv sport live commentary.

11:03 a.m : Much further west of Mariupol, not far from Kyiv, is the city of Borodyanka. It was massively destroyed by the Russian army that left two weeks ago. Since then, residents have been trying to collect their belongings and clean up the streets, although shells could hit the area again. Here is the franceinfo report on the ground. An administrative building damaged by shelling in the city of Borodyanka, April 12, 2022. (ANNA VOYTENKO / MAXPPP)(MAXPPP)

10:59 : The last Ukrainian resistance fighters are hiding in the huge Azovstal factory. Local authorities assure that this battle of Mariupol left 20,000 dead. “We completely ignore the results of this fight, nobody can know” Temperaments Luc Lacroix, after which “No one can have a global vision of the situation.”

10:58 : Very quickly, the Russian forces set up a siege. A week after the Russian invasion began, on March 1, half the city was without electricity. On the 3rd, the mayor of the city stated “the blockade”. The residents then found themselves trapped and victims of bombings that shocked international opinion.

10:58 : After more than forty days of fierce fighting and bombing, Mariupol is almost destroyed. This Russian-speaking city of almost 450,000 on the Azov Sea is symbolic and strategic for Vladimir Putin. Together with my colleague Benoît Jourdain, I tell you how Mariupol fell into chaos. An aerial view of the city of Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 12, 2022. (ANDREY BORODULIN / AFP) (ANDREY BORODULIN / AFP)

10:41 a.m : The Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko has again called on residents who left the city not to return there, but to stay in one “safe place”. Since late March, when Moscow withdrew its troops from around the capital and announced that it would focus its offensive on eastern Ukraine, Russian fire on the Kyiv region had been almost non-existent.

10:38 : The bombing of a factory producing military equipment, particularly tanks, this morning in a Kyiv suburb was alleged by Moscow. “High-precision long-range air-to-ground weapons destroyed production buildings of a weapons factory in Kyiv”, This was announced by the Russian Ministry of Defense in a statement on Telegram.

09:57 : In particular, a military factory that produces tanks was bombed this morning in a Kyiv suburb. The mayor of the capital, Vitali Klitschko, assures on Facebook that he currently has no information about the potential victims.

09:23 : This warning from Moscow comes as US President Joe Biden pledged $800 million in new military aid to Ukraine, including helicopters and armored personnel carriers.

10:08 : Russia warns the United States. In a formal complaint to Washington, Moscow warns the US government about this “unpredictable consequences” which will follow its military aid to Ukraine. According to a diplomatic note issued by the Washington PostRussia considers that military equipment delivered to Kyiv provides“Oil on the Fire”.

10:08 : Here is a first point to the news of this Saturday morning:

Russia yesterday bombed a Ukrainian missile maker after losing the flagship of its Black Sea fleet. The Vizar factory, targeted by Moscow, makes the Neptun anti-ship missiles that the Ukrainians say they used to fire at them Moscow. Follow our life.
After Alsace, the President and candidate for his re-election, Emmanuel Macron, will hold a meeting in Marseille at 3.30 p.m. In the first ballot, the city put Jean-Luc Mélenchon at the head of the votes. According to France Bleu Provence, 3,000 to 4,000 people are expected in the Pharo Gardens. Follow our life.

• According to forecasts by Bison Futé, the Easter weekend is likely to be the most difficult of all spring holidays in terms of traffic. The day is classified as orange nationally and red in the Great West and North.

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