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the noose tightens on Mariupol, where Ukrainian soldiers are “encircled and blocked”

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08:05 : Different to his American counterpart Joe BidenEmmanuel Macron does not accuse Vladimir Putin of “genocide”. “I would be careful with the conditions”he declares, assuring that this word “sounds logical”I want to try to stop this war and rebuild peace: I’m not sure if the escalation of words helps things,” he added, but specified that: “war crimes” were committed by Russian troops on Ukrainian soil.

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

A Russian soldier looks out over the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 4, 2022. (ILYA PITALEV/SPUTNIK/AFP)(ILYA PITALEV / SPUTNIK / AFP)

07:39The Voice of the North devotes several pages to those hosting Ukrainian refugees in Nord and Pas-de-Calais, “who request help from the government in light of the financial, administrative and material burdens of reception that sometimes takes longer than expected”.


07:59 : Volodymyr Zelensky also proposed this night in Moscow to‘”to exchange” Ukrainian MP and businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, close to Russian President Vladimir Putin and recently arrested, against Ukrainians in captivity in Russia. (Handout / Security Service of Ukraine / AFP

06:20 : Joe Biden first accused Vladimir Putin of conducting a “genocide” in Ukraine, a word previously used by Ukrainian head of state Volodymyr Zelensky, but never by the US government† “It is becoming increasingly clear that Putin is simply trying to erase the idea of ​​a Ukrainian,” developed the American president. Yes “the lawyers, at international level”, decide on the classification of genocide, “to me it seems”, he assured.

(MANDEL NGAN / AFP

07:13 : We start by taking stock of the news:

•After Nicolas Sarkozy and Lionel Jospin, it’s the turn Robert Badinter calls on Emmanuel Macron to vote“The hour is too serious, the choice is too important”, the former justice minister told franceinfo. It is clear that the presidential candidate is on the offensive and has been conducting more and more walkabouts and long conversations with citizens since Monday. This morning he is a guest on “4 Truths” about France 2. Marine Le Pen was in the Eure yesterday and will be in the Paris region today to talk about working France. Follow us live

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

• New York City Police give chase of a man in a gas mask who wreaked havoc on the subway yesterday morning rush hour by turning off two smoking devices before opening fire, injuring 23, including ten from bullets.

Will Salah Abdeslam be silent again? The prime suspect in the November 13 attacks is being questioned for the last time this afternoon, in the hours after the attacks he said he “renounced”and on its four-month run.

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