Russian troops are “rapidly withdrawing” from the north of the country, adviser to President Zelensky assures

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12:13 : Russian forces active “quick withdrawal” regions of Kyiv and Chernihiv region, in the north of Ukraine, and are aimed at “to gain a foothold in the east and south”estimated today adviser to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak.

12:42 : It’s noon, here’s a new item in the news:

• The Red Cross is preparing to attempt to evacuate civilians from the besieged Mariupol, where more than 3,000 people managed to escape the day before after another night of shelling in several regions of the country.

policeman whose shooting caused the death of a motorist during a check a week ago in Sevran (Saint-Saint-Denis), he was charged and placed under judicial supervision a few hours after the march organized in memory of the victim.

• Fabien Roussel at 15:00, Emmanuel Macron at 16:15…. A week before the first round, franceinfo (channel 27 TNT) offers you this weekend a “presidential multiplex”.

• Originally scheduled for today at 21:00, the Ligue 1 Day 30 match between Saint-Étienne and Marseille has been postponed by a day due to snowfall, Saint-Étienne’s club have announced.

11:36 : The ICRC failed to organize a humanitarian convoy from Mariupol, but every day civilians manage to leave the area in their cars or Ukrainian government buses. “Usually we drive the road in three hours, but here it took two days”give evidence to civilians, who were met on the spot by Marie-Pierre Verot and Arthur Gerbaud.


(MARI-PIERRE VEROT / RADIO FRANCE)

10:32 : “China is not a party to the Ukrainian crisis. (…) Therefore, our trade with Moscow should not be targeted” sanctions, Wang Lutong, head of the European affairs department of Chinese diplomacy, said today. The European Union has warned that any support from Moscow to circumvent Western sanctions would harm Beijing’s economic relations with Europe.

10:33 : Putin’s years were marked by war. So they began at the dawn of the 2000s, with the second war in Chechnya. The then Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin initiated “counter-terrorist operation” after attacks in Russia attributed to Chechens, despite doubts about the origin of these attacks. “This is how Vladimir Putin built his image”analyzes Cecile Vessier, Professor of Russian and Soviet Studies at the University of Rennes 2.

10:34 : “The philosophical origins of Putinism, however diverse they may be, all rest on two pillars: the idea of ​​empire and the apology for war.”

Warfare and military culture are also markers of Putin’s Soviet youth. His father was wounded in the Great Patriotic War, and the future head of state grew up “in the “hero city”, the memory of which remains inviolable”Leningrad, writes Michel Elchaninov in his book.

10:16 am : Since coming to power in the early 2000s, Vladimir Putin, imbued with militaristic values, has continued to consolidate Russian power through war. How does the man who started the most important conflict in Europe since 1945 by invading Ukraine imagine war? With the help of this question, our journalist Valentin Pasqueson draws a portrait of the Russian leader.

Vladimir Putin, then Prime Minister, talks to soldiers during a visit to the Tamanskaya motorized rifle brigade in Moscow, Russia, February 22, 2012.  (ALEKSEY NIKOLSKY/RIA NOVOSTI/AFP)
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08:42 : “I am absolutely shocked to see all the candidates unfold their beautiful promises, we forget about the economic crisis that is getting worse, we forget about the war, but this war is far from over. Who says this war is not going to have consequences here?wonders the LO candidate on Franceinfo.

10:48 : Let’s start with a review of the news:

More than 3,000 people have fled the Mariupol region in buses and private cars, Ukrainian authorities said, as the Red Cross prepares a new evacuation attempt today from the besieged Russian army port city after an initial setback.

• Emmanuel Macron will play big at the Arena in Nanterre (Hauts-de-Seine) this afternoon. This is his first meeting in the campaign, in which he is struggling to solidify his position as the favorite, which is now claimed by Marine Pen.

• The Paris prosecutor’s office announces an investigation into “manslaughter” following the discovery of E. coli in Buitoni’s Fraich’Up pizza.

• Loic Le Priol, the prime suspect in the murder of former Argentine rugby player Federico Martin Arambur, has been charged with “murder” and taken into custody.

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