Negotiations continue in Mariupol to try to evacuate the last Azovstal plant

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3:44 PM : Major agricultural powers, including the European Union, the United States, Canada and Australia, have pledged to ensure global food security despite the shocks caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We are committed to working together to ensure that there is enough food for all, including the poorest, the most vulnerable and the homeless.”Write these 51 members of the World Trade Organization in a joint press release.

3:17 pm : #Ukraine: New Debt Report on Russian War Crimes in the Kyiv Region. Bombing of apartment buildings in Borodianka Extrajudicial executions of civilians in other towns and villages https://t.co/pKAVRiqzJ1

3:16 pm : “We hope that the highest levels of the Russian regime will be tried and convicted for war crimes.

In response to a question from franceinfo, the Vice President of Amnesty International France confirmed that his NGO owns “Inconsistent evidence of war crimes committed on Ukrainian territory”. His organization released a report to that effect today.

2:56 pm Luc Lacroix, France Télévisions’ special envoy at the site, said there had been no new evacuations at present at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. Negotiations are continuing between the Russians and the Ukrainians, under the auspices of the United Nations and the Red Cross, which are immediately present. A bus left for the complex, but so far no civilians have left the industrial site and got into the car.

2:39 pm Ukrainian intelligence confirmed Wednesday that Moscow is preparing for a military parade in this strategic city where, after weeks of horrific fighting, the last Ukrainian fighters are stationed in a vast industrial area.

2:39 pm Russia is keen this afternoon not to plan celebrations in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on the occasion of May 9, the date that coincides with the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.

2:53 pm – The Azov Regiment, which is defending the huge steel plants in Azovstal, where the last Ukrainian fighters from Mariupol are holed up, accused the Russian forces this afternoon of targeting one of its vehicles participating in the evacuation of civilians. One soldier died and six people were wounded, according to this source.

2:31 pm : This is the news update:

• Tensions are escalating between 27 countries in the European Union. Hungarian Nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban judges Brussels to be over “Red line” Wanting to ban imports of Russian oil and “The door has arrived” To the European unity that emerged from the beginning of the war in Ukraine.

• Today a new UN convoy is expected to evacuate the last civilians anchored in the Azovstal steel mills in Mariupol, the last enclave of Ukrainian resistance in this strategic Donbass port. About 500 civilians have managed to leave the city in recent days, according to Ukrainian authorities.

• It was agreed. The National Council of the Socialist Party voted last night in favor of an alliance with La France insoumise, EELV and the Communist Party in the legislative elections. Our journalists Clément Barrot and Thibaud Le Mennec tell you about this difficult union of parties that fiercely defended their interests.

• It’s an important day for runners. The Tour of Italy starts from Hungary today, for a stage that has been moved and somewhat back to the puncher. You can follow the race here.

1:13 pm : Leaders of the G7 superpowers will hold a virtual meeting on Sunday dedicated to the war in Ukraine, in which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will also participate. “The 8th of May is a historic date marking the end of World War II, which caused terror, destruction and death in Europe.”A spokeswoman for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz commented that with the current war in Ukraine “G7 cohesion is more important than ever”.

1:04 pm : It’s noon, here’s the point in the news:

• Tensions are escalating between 27 countries in the European Union. Nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban sees Brussels crossed a “red line” by wanting to ban imports of Russian oil and “The door has arrived” To the European unity that emerged from the beginning of the war in Ukraine.

• Today, a new UN convoy is expected to evacuate the last civilians holed up in the steel mills of Azovstal, the last enclave of Ukrainian resistance in the strategic port of Mariupol. About 500 civilians have managed to leave the city in recent days, according to Ukrainian authorities.

• It was agreed. The National Council of the Socialist Party voted last night in favor of an alliance with La France insoumise, EELV and the Communist Party in the legislative elections. Our journalists Clément Barrot and Thibaud Le Mennec tell you about this difficult union of parties that fiercely defended their interests.

Spring might be fine.. On the franceinfo website, the head of the Scientific Council was reassured about the epidemiological situation in France, while noting that the epidemic was not. “not finished”.

11:37 : In the Lviv region of western Ukraine, a thousand children are currently accommodated in 25 orphanages. Coming mostly from the east, they often experienced the terror of bombing. Our reporters, Agatha Mahwit and Arthur Gerbo, went to meet them.

(Agathe Mahwit / France Info / Radio France)

1:02 pm Famous Russian journalist and dissident Ilya Azar has announced that he is on trial for criticizing Moscow’s attack in Ukraine, a new example of repression targeting critics of this military intervention. Azar, who is not currently in Russia, risks a fine of up to 100,000 rubles (1,400 euros at the current rate).

10:51 AM Tensions are rising between the 27 countries of the European Union. Nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Friday that Brussels had crossed the border “Red line” Wanting to ban imports of Russian oil and “The door has arrived” To the European unity that emerged from the beginning of the war in Ukraine. “From the beginning, we made it clear that there was a red line and that was the energy ban. They crossed that line.”did he say.

12:58 : According to France Televisions Special Envoy Luc Lacroix, the ceasefire is being respected this morning in Mariupol, even if some explosions are heard. Negotiations are still underway to evacuate civilians from the factory, where the last Ukrainian fighters are holed up.

10:36 : “We must rearm, consolidate and put ourselves in a position to compete with the Russians. But we must not lose sight of the fact that Russia will not disappear.”

In an interview with AFP, the French army chief believes that Europe has entered In a long competition with Russia. “The issue is not only Ukraine but the Baltic states, Poland, Hungary…”he thinks.

11:02 The German Defense Ministry announced that Germany will provide seven howitzers to Ukraine to help repel a Russian invader. Olaf Schultz’s government has been harshly criticized in Germany, but also by European partners such as the Baltic states and Poland who consider its military support to Ukraine too cowardly. Having limited its deliveries to defensive weapons, Berlin finally decided to send heavy equipment and announced at the end of April that it wanted to supply Kyiv with “Cheetah” tanks.

09:57 At nine o’clock in the morning, here is the topic of the news:

• Today a new UN convoy is expected to evacuate the last civilians anchored in the Azovstal steel mills in Mariupol, the last enclave of Ukrainian resistance in this strategic Donbass port. About 500 civilians have managed to leave the city in recent days, according to Ukrainian authorities.

• It was agreed. The National Council of the Socialist Party voted last night in favor of an alliance with La France insoumise, EELV and the Communist Party in the legislative elections. Our journalists Clément Barrot and Thibaud Le Mennec tell you about this difficult union of parties that fiercely defended their interests.

Spring might be fine.. On the franceinfo website, the head of the Scientific Council was reassured about the epidemiological situation in France, while noting that the epidemic was not. “not finished”.

• There is no OM Europa League final. Under surveillance by Feyenoord at the Velodrome (0-0), Marseilles bid farewell to their European dream.

08:38 : According to the Ukrainian authorities, ‘Nearly 500 civilians’ All in all, they have been evacuated from the city of Mariupol in recent days. Kyiv also specifies that these evacuations continue to this day.

07:44 : What are your papers talking about this morning? le Figaro He devotes his front page to the war in Ukraine and fears a vortex, after the delivery of heavy weapons to Kyiv.

08:06 : confiscation. The authorities of the Fiji Islands, at the request of the United States, have confiscated a deep yacht suspected of belonging to the Russian oligarchy targeted by sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine. According to Washington, the Amadea ship, estimated to be worth $325 million (308 million euros), is owned by businessman and deputy Suleiman Karimov. “There is no hiding place for the money of the criminals who support the Russian regime.”the US Attorney General said in a press release.

(Léon Lord/Fiji Sun/AFP)

08:06 The US Department of Defense denied providing intelligence that allowed Ukrainian forces to target senior Russian officers near the front, as they allege. The New York Times. “We do not provide information on the whereabouts of senior military commanders on the battlefield, nor do we participate in targeting decisions made by the Ukrainian military.”And reassured John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman.

08:13 We start with a first point in the story:

• It was agreed. The National Council of the Socialist Party voted last night in favor of an alliance with La France insoumise, EELV and the Communist Party in the legislative elections.

• Manuel Valls, Jean-Michel Blanquer and Gabriel Attal are among the first legislative candidates invested in by the presidential majority. Find the names of the characters already known in this article.

• Today a new UN convoy is expected to evacuate the last civilians anchored in the Azovstal steel mills in Mariupol, the last enclave of Ukrainian resistance in this strategic Donbass port.

• There is no OM Europa League final. Under surveillance by Feyenoord at the Velodrome (0-0), Marseilles bid farewell to their European dream.

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