With the oil embargo, the EU has crossed “a red line,” Urban said

10:40 am: Germany delivers seven Howitzers to Ukraine

Germany will supply seven armored howitzers to Ukraine to repel a Russian attack, the defense ministry said Friday, adding that efforts to supply heavy weapons to Kiev have intensified. Panzerhaubitze 2000 (Armored Howitzer Model 2000) is a self-propelled gun manufactured by industrialist Krauss-Maffey Wegman (KMW). The devices intended for Ukraine come from Bundeswehr’s maintenance stock, the minister said, without specifying when delivery would take place.

10:28 am: EU crosses “a red line” on oil embargo, says Victor Urban

Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday ruled that Brussels had crossed a “red line” to ban Russian oil imports and “undermined” European unity, which has been on the rise since the start of the war in Ukraine.

“From the beginning, we made it clear that there was a red line, such as a power embargo. They have crossed that line,” commission president Ursula von der Lane said in a radio interview, “voluntarily attacking European unity.”

9:40 a.m .: 14,452 children and adolescents in French schools

According to the latest national education statistics, 14,452 children and adolescents leaving Ukraine are educated in France. The Nice Academy accommodates 1,409 people (Ukrainian and Russian expatriates are important in the Alpes-Maritimes section), 1,117 in Versailles, 1,009 in Grenoble, 778 in Lyon, 669 in Nancy-Metz, 535 in Strasbourg and 333 in Disney.

8:12 am: Kiev announces “about 500 civilians” have already been evacuated from Mariupol

A total of “about 500 civilians” have been evacuated from the town of Mariupol in recent days due to blockades and bombings by Russians, Ukrainian authorities said Friday, adding that evacuations have continued since this Friday.

“We have been able to evacuate about 500 civilians,” Andrei Irmak, head of the presidential administration, told the Telegram. “Today we are concentrating on Azvastal,” said Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk, when the UN announced on Thursday that it had sent a new convoy to the steelworks, which will still house about 200 civilians.

7:35 am: The Germans are invited to Kiev

Chancellor Olaf Schulz set up camp on Thursday for refusing to go to Kiev for a moment despite an invitation from Ukrainian President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to go there, but was dropped off by Ukrainian authorities three weeks ago. According to the Chancellor, Foreign Minister Analina Bebork “will be able to visit Ukraine soon”.

What do we know about the Russian “filtration camp” set up around Mariupol?

When more than a hundred Ukrainian civilians were able to leave the besieged Azvastal factory in Mariupol to reach Zaporizia, some refugees testified after their arrival and their words cooled. Before leaving the steelwork, they were forcibly taken to a “filtration camp” set up by the Russians, an exercise already used by Moscow during the Chechen war, where soldiers were subjected to particularly harsh treatment, some were “deported” to Russia. .

6:34 am: Pentagon denies helping Ukraine target Russian generals

The U.S. Defense Department on Thursday refused to provide intelligence, allowing Ukrainian forces to target senior Russian officers near the front, as the New York Times claimed. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the United States was sending information to Kiev “to help Ukrainians defend their country.” However, he added, “We do not provide information on the positions of senior military commanders on the battlefield, nor do we participate in decisions made by the Ukrainian military.”

We do not give the whereabouts of high commanders

6:11 am: Russian oligarch’s yacht seized in Fiji at US request

Authorities in the Fiji Islands, at the request of the United States, have seized a superior belonging to a Russian oligarch suspected of targeting Ukraine by war-related sanctions. According to Washington, the Amadia ship, valued at approximately 5 325 million, belongs to Suleiman Karimov, a trader and deputy targeted by European and American sanctions. According to Washington, Mr. Karimov made his fortune from his involvement in major Russian power and financial institutions, including Gazprom and Suburban. Amedia has been paralyzed by Fijian authorities since mid-April, after a U.S. seizure warrant was issued for Mureed in Lautoka, western Fiji. On Tuesday, a local court ordered the confiscation, which took place step by step.

5:51 am: A new humanitarian convoy is scheduled to arrive at Azovastal this Friday

A new UN convoy was heading to the Azvestal factory on Thursday and should arrive “by this Friday morning”, in the hope of removing it, a UN official said. But according to Ukrainians, the ceasefire declared by the Russians to allow the evacuation of civilians from the last-pocket metallurgical plant of resistance in the strategic port of Mariupol, Ukraine, is not respected.

5:50 am: More than six billion euros in grants for Ukraine

More than six billion euros were raised on Thursday during an international donors’ conference in Warsaw, “to support Ukraine and all those who support Ukraine,” according to Polish Prime Minister Mateus Morawiki.

The European Commission has announced 200 million euros in grants for internally displaced persons in Ukraine, and France will increase its total aid to two billion dollars, up from 1.7 billion so far.

During the conference, President Zelensky, via a video-link, called for “immediate granting of candidate status to Ukraine” for entry into the EU. He also announced the launch of an online crowdfunding platform designed to help Ukraine win the war.


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5:46 am: Latest highlights of the military front

– In the south, the last pocket of resistance to Russian invasion of the port of Mariupol, according to the Ukrainians, was not respected for the evacuation of civilians from the Azovstal factory, a ceasefire declared by the Russians. A new UN convoy was en route to Azvestal on Thursday and was expected to arrive “(Friday) morning”.

– Mycolive exploded. According to the General Staff of Ukraine, “the enemy has lost control of several areas near the Mykolive and Kherson regions.” Novosilka and Orihive also saw failed Russian attacks, while Ukrainians shelled enemy supply lines.

– Earlier, a Russian attack in the village of Chandrigolov killed two and injured eleven, all civilians. The Russians failed to combine their attacks southeast of Izim and west of Lyman, Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

– In the west, the Russian army hit a number of targets, not far from the Hungarian border in the hitherto untouched hilly region of Transcarpathia from Lviv.

– In the north, one person was killed and a child was injured in a Russian attack near Kharkiv. Russian and Ukrainian sources confirmed that a counter-attack pushed the Russians 40 kilometers back from the city.

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Remember that from Thursday

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has apologized to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for his remarks by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who claimed that Adolf Hitler had “Jewish blood.”
  • Moscow has announced that its military is mimicking the launch of a nuclear-capable missile at a Russian enclave in Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania, two members of the European Union. Hundreds of troops took part in these exercises.
  • A number of Russian generals have been killed near the front lines as a result of US intelligence leaks to the Ukrainian military, the New York Times reported, citing unnamed sources in the American service.
  • A March 16 Russian bombing of the Mariupol Theater killed at least 600 civilians, according to an investigation by the American news agency AP.
  • European Council President Charles Michel has called for the confiscation of Russian assets seized in the European Union as part of sanctions aimed at making them “available” for Ukraine’s reconstruction.

5:45 am: Hello everyone, welcome to this live where we will follow the situation around the conflict in Ukraine, this Friday, May 6, the 72nd day of the Russian invasion.

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