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A “sorry” Russian soldier, the Lugansk almost conquered: the situation on the 86th day of war in Ukraine – BFMTV

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While the Russian soldier tried since Wednesday for “crime against humanity” asked forgiveness at the bar, the Russian forces, they continue their advance in Ukraine. In particular, they declare that they are on the verge of conquering the Lugansk region. Towards the end of certain bastions of resistance still in place in Ukraine? While kyiv has asked defenders of the Azovstal steel plant to stop fighting, Russia says the takeover of the separatist Luhansk region is almost complete. On the diplomatic level, Turkey is preparing to exchange with the Atlantic Alliance about the candidacies of Sweden and Finland to NATO. kyiv asks the “heroes” of Azovstal to stop fightingWhile he defenders of Azovstal in Mariupol were summoned by kyiv to stop the fighting, a Ukrainian commander said in a video message on Friday. gave the order to save the lives of the soldiers of our garrison and to stop defending the city”, declared Denys Prokopenko, commander of the Azov regiment, one of the Ukrainian units present in the steel plant. “We managed to save the civilians, the seriously injured received the necessary help, we managed to evacuate them for a later exchange”, he continued. The steel plant was the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol, a city strategically important and located port on the Sea of ​​Azov. In addition, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Friday that 1908 Ukrainian soldiers entrenched in Azovstal had surrendered to Russian forces since Monday. Russia says it has almost completed the conquest of LuganskIn the same line, the Russian Minister of Defense also said that the conquest of the separatist province of Lugansk was almost complete. “Units of the Russian armed forces, together with the divisions of the people’s militia of the people’s republics of Lugansk and Donetsk, continue to increase control over the territories of the Donbass. The liberation of the People’s Republic of Lugansk is almost complete,” Sergei Shoigu said on Friday. Moscow had already recognized the independence of this region, part of which has been controlled by the Russians since 2014, as well as that of Donetsk . In the Lugansk region, the Russians encircle Severodonetsk and Lyssytchansk, two localities separated by a river and which constitute the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance. Seven injured in Russian bombardments targeting a cultural center in LozovaAt least seven people, including an eleven-year-old child were injured in a Russian missile strike on a Ukrainian cultural center that had just been rebuilt in Lozova, in the east of the country, Volodymyr Zelensky announced in a video message broadcast on Telegram.According to an emergency services official quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine agency, however, no deaths are to be deplored. In the video that accompanies the Ukrainian president’s message, a powerful explosion pulverizes the building, in a plume of smoke. “The occupants have identified culture, education and humanity as their enemies. And they spare no missile for them”, commented Volodymyr Zelensky. The Russian soldier tried for “war crime” asks for forgivenessThe Russian soldier tried since Wednesday for “war crime”, the first trial of its kind since the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, has apologized on the stand this Friday. “I am sincerely sorry,” Sergeant Vadim Chichimarine, 21, told the court. He admitted on Wednesday that he killed Oleksandr Chelipov, a 62-year-old civilian, on February 28 in northeastern Ukraine. “I regret what I did,” he continued from his box. Before adding: “I was nervous in this situation. I did not want to kill”. “I want to apologize for what I did.” Following that statement, his lawyer argued that his client initially didn’t want to carry out the order to shoot in the first place. He then said the 21-year-old soldier was “not guilty”. The verdict of this trial is expected on Monday. Exchanges between Turkey and NATO expected on SaturdayWhile he has been opposing the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO for a week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will speak to Atlantic Alliance boss Jens Stoltenberg by phone on Saturday. “I spoke with the Dutch Prime Minister today. Officials from the UK and Finland also asked for an interview tomorrow [samedi]. And afterwards, we will also speak to the Secretary General of NATO Stoltenberg”, he declared. As of last week, the Turkish president declared himself hostile to the accession of these two countries, which he considers that they support the Kurdish “terrorists” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party “We cannot say YES”, he repeated on Friday.

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