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War in Ukraine live: the Russian army says it has “completely liberated” the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol – Le Monde

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https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie/derniere-maj-ukraine-avancee-russe.png https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie /last-maj-ukraine-avancee-russe.png 30 The situation on the map Agrandir The context Live hosted by Marie Slavicek Cover image: Ukrainian soldiers aboard a bus leaving the Azovstal factory in Mariupol, after surrendered to pro-Russian forces, May 20, 2022. ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO / REUTERS Contributions are temporarily disabled in this live stream. The Russian bombardments left twelve dead and forty injured Thursday in Sievierodonetsk, in the Luhansk region (east), Thursday, May 19, according to the local governor, Serhi Haïdaï. He said that most of the shots had hit apartment buildings and that the toll could increase. Sievierodonetsk and Lyssytchansk constitute the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the Luhansk region. The Russians surround these two localities, separated by a river, and bombard them relentlessly. Also in the Donbass, the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, announced the death of five civilians on Thursday, killed according to him by Russian soldiers. On Thursday evening, the American Congress validated aid of 40 billion dollars ( 37.7 billion euros) for Ukraine. Within this envelope, 6 billion dollars must allow Ukraine to equip itself with armored vehicles and to strengthen its anti-aircraft defense. Joe Biden welcomed, Thursday in Washington, the Swedish Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, and the President Finn, Sauli Niinistö, to express, once again, his enthusiastic support for their country’s membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). so-called “Five Eyes” (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom), announced Thursday to support the legal action of Ukraine aimed at judging war crimes linked to the Russian invasion. Justice ministers or attorneys general said in a statement that they “support” the action of the Attorney General of Ukraine, Iryna Venediktova, aimed at holding accountable those responsible for “war crimes committed during the Russian invasion “. The trial has opened, a 21-year-old Russian sergeant is being prosecuted. He faces life imprisonment. The Russian Defense Ministry announced Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers holed up on the Azovstal steel site in Mariupol had surrendered since Monday. In the Luhansk region of the Donbass, at least twelve people were killed and forty others were injured in Sievierodonetsk. Russia has announced that it wants to cut Ukraine off from its nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, the largest in Europe, occupied by the Russian army, unless kyiv pays Moscow for the electricity produced. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said he does not support giving Ukraine a “shortcut” in view of accession to the European Union, evoking an “imperative of fairness towards the six Western Balkan countries” who have long wanted it. The big moneymakers of the G7 met in Germany to try to keep the finances afloat of Ukraine and assess the repercussions of the war on the world economy: inflation linked in particular to soaring energy prices, threats of a food crisis, specter of over-indebtedness in many developing countries. Read all our articles, analyzes and reports on the war in Ukraine Editorial. Ukraine: diplomacy at a standstill Decryption. Angry subjects between Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky Analysis. In Ukraine, destruction estimated at 500 billion Chronic. “In the name of a shared higher ambition, Xi Jinping deemed it more important to stick to Vladimir Putin’s argument” Decryption. A trial in the form of a test for Ukrainian justice Story. In Russia, military offices attacked with Molotov cocktail Analysis. War in Ukraine: the Franco-German tandem struggling in Europe Find our live yesterday on this link.

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