Ukraine war: Macron wants to “gather evidence” against “Russian war crimes”

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Macron wants to ‘gather evidence’ against ‘Russian war crimes’

“Even if I take the maximum precautions I have to take” as head of state, “I can say that these are Russian war crimes,” Emmanuel Macron confirms to Brut, adding that “gendarmes, French magistrates were sent to assist the Ukrainians in establishing it.


The Russian Central Bank will again authorize the sale of foreign currencies from April 18

Russian banks “will be able to sell foreign currency cash to citizens again from April 18, 2022,” the Central Bank said in a statement, specifying that only foreign currency received by banks from April 9 may be sold. Foreign currency sales were suspended in early March following Western sanctions against Russia.


EU sanctions on two daughters of Vladimir Putin

Europeans on Friday sanctioned Vladimir Putin’s two daughters, Maria Vorontsova and Katerina Tikhonovawho is now blacklisted by the EU along with more than 200 other people, including several oligarchs close to the Russian president and pro-Kremlin media bosses.


Offices of human rights NGOs in Russia closed

Russia has closed the local offices of 15 renowned human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, according to a statement from the Russian Ministry of Justice. He accuses them of “violations of Russian law”.


Russia threatened with ‘dissolution’, says von der Leyen

“Russia will sink into economic, financial and technological decline as Ukraine moves towards a European future,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during a visit to Kiev on Friday.


Jean-Yves Le Drian denounces a “crime against humanity” in Kramatorsk

“They hit the station on refugees, so on civilians, so it responds to crimes against humanity,” said the French foreign minister, invited to the set of France 5.


Deaths of civilians in Ukraine: UN wants to make a more realistic estimate

On Friday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reported at least 1,626 civilian casualties, including 132 children. But as the organization itself admits, there is little doubt that the actual balance sheets are much higher.

“We are currently working on a realistic estimate of the true number of victims of the conflict,” Uladzimir Shcherbau, the organization’s case manager, told Airwars, an NGO that investigates civilian casualties primarily due to the use of weapons. Nations. “We have a large amount of information that allows us to triangulate or approximate the actual number of deaths,” he said.


Thousands of sailors stranded in Ukrainian ports

The International Labor Organization and the International Organization for Migration are calling for urgent action to help about 1,000 seafarers stranded in Ukrainian waters and ports since the Russian invasion.


Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer visits Ukraine, including Boutcha

In addition, Karl Nehammer will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday, then give a press conference and meet Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. He also plans to meet with the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, before returning to Austria in the evening.

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Japan in turn expels Russian diplomats

Tokyo has joined the list of chanceries that have expelled Russian diplomats, a decision that is always highly political and also aims to limit the intelligence services’ capacity to act.

Many European countries, such as France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Poland or Greece, have expelled Russian diplomats en masse since the invasion of Ukraine began. The United States, for its part, sent twelve members of the Russian diplomatic mission to the UN in early March.

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Kramatorsk bombing: Joe Biden denounces a ‘terrible atrocity’

“The attack on a Ukrainian train station is yet another horrific atrocity perpetrated by Russia, beating civilians trying to evacuate and get to safety,” Joe Biden said in a tweet.


Joe Biden thanks Slovakia for supplying Ukraine with S-300 missile batteries

“As the Russian forces reposition themselves for the next phase of this war, I have asked my government to make every effort to identify and provide the Ukrainian military with the modern weapons it needs to defend its country,” adds the US president. a press release.

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Ursula von der Leyen meets Volodymyr Zelensky

During her visit to Ukraine, the President of the European Commission paid a visit to the Ukrainian President in Kiev to show her support. She also went to Boutcha, a town that has been the scene of mass murders of civilians. “My fight is your fight,” she said. said on Twitter, for the Ukrainian people. “I am in Kiev today to tell you that Europe is on your side. †


In Russia inflation will rise to 16.7% over a year in March

This record had not been reached since 2015.


Kramatorsk: Turkey calls for urgent opening of evacuation corridors

“This tragic event has once again demonstrated the importance and urgency of establishing humanitarian corridors to ensure the safe evacuation of civilians,” the foreign ministry said in a statement in response to the attack on Kramatorsk station.


Finland to decide NATO candidacy before the end of June

Finland expects to make a decision by the end of June on its possible candidacy for NATO following the invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said.


Curfew this weekend in Odessa

After the bombing of the Kramatorsk . train stationin eastern Ukraine, which killed at least 50 people, “a threat of a rocket attack hangs in Odessa on April 10, 2022. April 11, 2022,” announces the regional military administration.


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in turn, denounces the “terrible” attack on Kramatorsk . station


London sends extra missiles to Ukraine

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces the reinforcement of British military aid to Ukraine, sending anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, after the “reckless” attack on Kramatorsk station. “Russia’s crimes in Ukraine will not go unpunished,” he warned.


Ursula von der Leyen is in Boutcha

The President of the European Commission arrived in Boutcha, a small town northwest of Kiev become a symbol of the atrocities of the war in Ukraine, accompanied by the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, and the Slovak Prime Minister Edouard Heger. The three leaders went to look at the mass graves being dug in Boutcha to bury the dozens of civilians who had died in the fighting.


Kramatorsk bombing: death toll rises to 50, including five children

“Fifty dead, including five children. This is the number of casualties at the moment after the attack by Russian occupation troops on the Kramatorsk station,” local governor Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote on Telegram messages, specifying that 98 injured were hospitalized. An earlier toll reported 39 deaths, including four children.


Russia expels 45 Polish diplomats in retaliation

“Due to the principle of reciprocity, 45 employees of the Polish embassy and its consulates-general in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and St. persona non grata The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a press release.


Kramatorsk bombing: Macron denounces a “horrific” act

“Ukrainian citizens are fleeing to escape the worst. Their weapons? Prams, stuffed animals, luggage. This morning, at the Kramatorsk station, the families who were about to leave felt horror. Dozens dead, hundreds injured. Terrible,” the French president tweeted.


Thousands of bank accounts have been opened by Russians and Belarusians in Kazakhstan

11,940 bank accounts have been opened since Feb. 24, local banking authorities say, quoted by the Interfax office† Eight companies have also opened accounts in the country.

Russia faces numerous financial sanctions, such as exclusion from the Swift interbank system, a vital cog in global finance that allows transactions to be communicated quickly and securely.