LIVE – War in Ukraine: Luhansk separatists want a referendum like in Crimea

Macron ‘wouldn’t use’ words from Biden who calls Putin a ‘butcher’

The French President does not approve of Joe Biden’s remarks about Vladimir Putin, whom the American president called a “butcher” on Saturday during an official visit to Poland.

Minister of housing and communal services calculated that 15 thousand Ukrainians are now refugees in France

Housing Minister Emmanuelle Vargon estimated the number of Ukrainians who are currently refugees at 15,000 in an interview with FranceInfo this Sunday morning.

“According to our estimates, about 30,000 people from Ukraine returned to France,” she explained.

“Of those 30,000, some remain in France, some cross the country, but rather go to Spain and Portugal, and therefore today we accept about 15,000 people in housing and housing,” she added.

“Our goal is to accommodate around 100,000 people as quickly as possible,” she said.

Update of the situation in Ukraine at noon

In the separatist territory of the Lugansk region, whose independence was recognized by Moscow, a referendum on joining Russia may soon be held, Leonid Pasechnik, the leader of this territory, said this Sunday, without naming a possible date. The territory has been out of Kyiv’s control since 2014.

German governmentconvinced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to invest heavily in defense, is considering acquiring a missile defense system Israeli, writes this Sunday daily Painting.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) categorically denies facilitating the forced evacuation of Ukrainian citizens to Russia.. “We will never support an operation that goes against the will of the people or our principles,” the ICRC said in a statement released Saturday evening.

The Russian army has taken control of the city of Slavutych, home to the personnel of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.briefly arresting the mayor and provoking pro-Ukrainian protests, according to Ukraine’s regional authorities.

Lugansk separatists may hold a referendum on joining Russia

The separatist territory of Luhansk, whose independence has been recognized by Moscow, may soon hold a referendum on joining Russia, Leonid Passechnik, the territory’s leader, said on Sunday.

“I think that in the near future a referendum will be held on the territory of the (self-proclaimed Luhansk — ed.) republic, during which the people will exercise their absolute constitutional right and express their opinion on joining the Russian Federation,” he said, citing Russian agency, without specifying a possible date.

The pro-Russian separatist republics of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, whose independence Moscow recognized on Monday, have been eluding Kyiv’s control since 2014.

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Red Cross officially denies involvement in forced evacuations

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has officially denied the information about facilitating the forced evacuation of Ukrainian citizens to Russia.

“The ICRC never helps organize or carry out forced evacuations. This applies wherever we work. We will never support an operation that goes against the will of the people or against our principles,” the ICRC said in a statement. does not specify what caused such a firm refusal.

The committee appears to be responding to accusations by Roman Rukomeda, a Ukrainian political analyst who spoke to the online outlet Euractiv on Saturday.

In what is presented on this site in the form of a column, Mr. Rukomeda denounces the “strange behavior of the Committee of the Red Cross and its chairman, who announced the decision to open a representative office in Rostov to assist Russian terrorists in the illegal deportation of Ukrainian citizens.”

For the ICRC, this false information “could have serious consequences for people affected by the conflict in Ukraine. This misinformation also puts Red Cross teams and volunteers on the ground at risk and could jeopardize our access to people who need urgent help.”

Germany plans to acquire anti-missile shield

The German government, convinced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to invest heavily in defense, is considering acquiring an Israeli missile defense system, the newspaper reported on Sunday. Painting.

“We need to better defend against the Russian threat. To do this, we urgently need an all-German anti-missile shield, ”explains in Painting Bundestag rapporteur on the defense budget Andreas Schwarz.

According to Paintingthe system, inspired by Israel’s Iron Dome, will cost around 2 billion euros and could be operational from 2025 at three sites in Germany.

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Shelling continues in Kharkov, Trostyanets recaptured by Ukrainian troops

Where is the Russian invasion of Ukraine this Sunday? Shelling continues in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, as the Russian army took control of the city of Slavutych, home to Chernobyl nuclear power plant personnel, briefly arresting the mayor and provoking protests, Ukrainian authorities say.

About 120 kilometers northeast of Kyiv, the city of Chernihiv is surrounded by Russian troops and a mass evacuation of civilians and the wounded is impossible, Mayor Vladislav Atrochenko said.

On the other hand, Ukrainian forces have regained control of the town of Trostyanets in the northeast of the country, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry announced on the Telegram network on Saturday evening.

Update of the situation in Ukraine at 9:30 am.

• The conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues for 32 days on Sunday. Strikes continue in western Ukrainethe city of Lvov was shelled on Saturday, injuring five, despite the words of the Russian army, which announced that it would now concentrate its efforts in the east.

Volodymyr Zelensky called on Westerners to supply Ukraine with more weapons in a video posted on Saturday. “What is NATO doing? Is it being led by Russia? What are they waiting for?” he criticized.

Kremlin responds to Joe Biden, condemning ‘personal insults’ and urging him to ‘remain thoughtful’after he called Vladimir Putin a “butcher” and a “dictator” on Saturday.

Auchan Retail International CEO Yves Claude defended the group’s continued operations in Russia on Sunday.a “difficult” choice after the address of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, because “leaving would be conceivable from an economic point of view, but not from a human point of view.”

A series of strikes on a fuel depot in Lviv, so far bypassed

Lviv, a major city in western Ukraine that has so far seen little combat, was hit by a series of Russian strikes on Saturday afternoon, two of which hit a fuel depot and injured five, according to local authorities.

“Russian missile strikes on the city of Lviv are an attempt to intimidate Ukrainians, diplomats of democratic countries who are in the city,” Andriy Yermak, head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, said on Telegram.

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British Foreign Secretary says sanctions against Russia can be lifted peacefully

British sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine could be lifted if Moscow agrees to a full ceasefire and withdraws its troops, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Saturday.

“Sanctions can only be lifted with a complete ceasefire and withdrawal (of troops) and a commitment not to commit further aggression” against Ukraine, Liz Truss told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, saying the sanctions could be reintroduced in the event of a new attack.

Zelensky urged Westerners to supply Ukraine with more weapons

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his latest video on Saturday night, called for more arms supplies.

“We need more weapons. We must protect not only Ukraine, but also other Eastern European countries from the threat of a Russian invasion. We made this clear during our talks with our US counterparts in Poland,” he said.

“What is NATO doing? Is it being led by Russia? What are they waiting for?” he criticized.

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Joe Biden calls Vladimir Putin a “butcher” and warns him

US President Joe Biden viciously attacked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday, calling him a “butcher” and reasoning that he “cannot remain in power” after his invasion of Ukraine while the American head of state is currently visit to Poland.

“The President meant that Putin should not be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or over the region,” but the White House clarified soon after.

“He didn’t talk about Putin’s power in Russia or regime change,” she said.

>> Read all the details here.

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to this live coverage of current events in Ukraine on the 32nd day of the Russian invasion.

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