DIRECT. War in Ukraine: Russia claims to have carried out dozens of strikes in the east of the country overnight

Find here all of our live #UKRAINE09h00: It’s 9 o’clock, here are the main titles: • “As Jacques Chirac said throughout his life, it’s time to fight against extremism.” Claude Chirac, the daughter of Jacques Chirac, launches a “clear and clear call for the Macron vote”. Follow the situation in our live on the eve of the debate between the two rounds. • Return match. Marine Le Pen claims to have learned the lessons of her failed debate in 2017 when it came to finding Emmanuel Macron for a new confrontation. But can this debate between the two rounds between the two finalists really change the result of the election? Elements of response.• New phase in the war in Ukraine. Russia launched its offensive on the Donbass last night. For the third consecutive day, no evacuation corridor for civilians could be organized this morning in Ukraine, for lack of an agreement with Russia. Follow the situation in our live. • The city of Shanghai, confined since the beginning of the month, has announced seven new deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of deaths in the Chinese economic capital to 10. 08:54: “Today, April 19, there is unfortunately no humanitarian corridor. Ukrainian Minister Iryna Vereshchuk on Telegram as Russia launched an offensive on the Donbass last night. agreement with Russia.07:55: 🗣 Can the Ukrainian resistance hold? ➡️ “In this region, it can hold out. Firstly because they are the best troops, and they are very well prepared”, according to General Dominique Trinquand.Follow the live 👉 https: // 🔴LIVE – 🗣 V. Putin launches the Battle of Donbass ➡️ “It starts with extremely intense artillery preparations”, explains General Dominique Trinquand, for whom the Russian army “has no not have the means to carry out the attacks on the ground which would enable him to win. Guest of franceinfo, General Dominique Trinquand believes that Russia “does not have the means to carry out ground attacks that would allow it to” win in the Donbass. the road to Izyum, north of Sloviansk, very little information how far the Russians were able to push. Some villages are still under Ukrainian control but the troops are not present inside these villages, they are ready to ambush in the forest. the city, they remain on the outskirts, the Ukrainians fear an offensive at the beginning of the afternoon. Fighting in Lyman, 10km from Sloviansk. This is where the Russians seem to have made the most progress. 07:39: Brief update this morning regarding the Russian offensive: fighting on the entire Donbas front line overnight but no Russian breakthrough. The Ukrainians were ready and for the moment they are resisting. It is that the self-proclaimed ex-Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk were already won over to the Russian cause”, notes Valéria Faure-Muntian. On February 21, three days before the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the independence of these two pro-Russian separatist territories in eastern Ukraine. In the process, the Russian deputies unanimously approved “friendship, cooperation and mutual aid agreements” with the two territories. We were talking about it in this article.06:46: 🔴 LIVE – 🗣 Russian offensive on Eastern Ukraine➡️ “Tonight, Russia sent back what it had free forces to Donbass because Vladimir Putin needs ‘show a victory,’ says Valéria Faure-Muntian, LREM deputy born in Ukraine. the Donbass because Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation need to show a victory”, declares on franceinfo Valéria Faure-Muntian, LREM deputy born in Ukraine. 7:33 am: While Russia has launched, according to Ukraine, its offensive on the Donbass, Joe Biden will take part in a virtual meeting devoted to the Russian offensive in Ukraine. The American president will discuss, “with the allies and partners” of the United States, the “continued support for Ukraine and the efforts aimed at to hold Russia to account,” said a White House official. ns the day with a first reminder of the titles:• The Ukrainian president affirmed, yesterday evening, that the Russian army had started its offensive in the east of Ukraine. This new phase of the invasion had been announced by Moscow several weeks ago. • On the eve of the big debate between the two finalists, Emmanuel Macron is ahead of Marine Le Pen by 12 points in the voting intentions for the second round, according to the daily barometer carried out by Ipsos-Sopra Steria for franceinfo and Le Parisien-Aujourd’hui in France. • The city of Shanghai, confined since the beginning of the month, has announced seven new deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours . This brings the total number of deaths in the Chinese economic capital to 10. • The Israeli army carried out the first airstrikes in months on the Gaza Strip. This is retaliation for a rocket attack from this Palestinian enclave. Read alsoRelated topics