Airbnb suspends work in Russia and Belarus
Rental company Airbnb said last night that it was suspending operations in Russia and Belarus. “Guests from all over the world will no longer be able to book accommodation or holidays in Russia or Belarus,” the company said in a statement. “Travelers based in Russia or Belarus will not be able to make new bookings on Airbnb,” Airbnb said, adding that bookings effective April 4 have been cancelled.
Clement Bon, in addition to sanctions, defends the dialogue with Vladimir Putin.
French Secretary of State for European Affairs Clement Bon favors dialogue with Vladimir Putin in addition to sanctions. “Not because we are discussing with Mr. (Vladimir) Putin that we have the slightest illusion about Mr. Putin, we relieve him of all responsibility in the face of these horrors,” explains RFI. “The responsibility of France, especially during the presidency of the European Union […] is to take advantage of this faint hope of dialogue,” Clément Bon said a day after statements by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who denounced the fact that Emmanuel Macron continues to negotiate with Vladimir Putin, although no one “has ever negotiations with Hitler.
Explosions of Kramatorsk, the main city in the hands of Kyiv in eastern Ukraine
Several explosions hit Kramatorsk, a large city controlled by Kiev in eastern Ukraine, because of the threat of an offensive by Russian troops that night. According to a journalist fromAFPthese shots, probably rockets or long-range rockets, visibly destroyed a school in the city center.
Anne Hidalgo: “We must stop importing Russian gas. It’s the gas of shame.”
“We have to be much tougher with Putin and strike a balance of power. We have to stop importing Russian gas. It’s a disgraceful gas,” Anne Hidalgo told France Info this morning. Look for gas in Algeria, American gas … and other solutions. There is a report that says that the impact of the embargo on our economy will be negligible,” she adds.
Red Cross team ‘released’ after getting stuck en route to Mariupol
An International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) team has been released after being arrested while trying to reach Mariupol in southern Ukraine and detained near Mangush, reports Reuters. “After negotiations at night, they were released and sent to Zaporozhye,” Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Irina Vereshchuk said.
“Sanctions must be tightened and Putin isolated,” said Alexis Corbière, press secretary for Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
Bodies of tortured civilians found in Sumy region
The governor of the Sumy region Dmitry Zhyvitsky said that in the Konotop district of the Sumy region, the Ukrainian army found the bodies of at least three tortured civilians, reports Kyiv independent. They were found in the places of deployment of Russian troops, according to English-language Ukrainian media, adding that the Russians left the Sumy region on April 3.
War in Ukraine. “Something terrible is coming here”: the population was urged to flee to the East
Before any ceasefire, Moscow wants to take control of the Donbass and all of eastern Ukraine. The clashes promise to be intense.
Ukraine. How do NGOs collect evidence of “war crimes”?
Mariupol, Bucha… Accusations of war crimes have been pouring in from the very beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But how would it be punishable? How do NGOs and international bodies investigate these violations? We sum up.
AFP Factual denies allegations that the actors portrayed the bodies of civilians in Bucha.
The news agency claims that its journalists on the spot stated the presence of dead people.
Satellite images show that the bodies remained in Bucha for several weeks, despite Russian claims.
hello and welcome in our live coverage of the war in Ukraine this Tuesday, April 5, 2022.