10:40 am: Drake denounces the futility of his conversation with Putin
The head of the Italian government, Mario Draghi, regrets the apparent futility of the “conversation” with Vladimir Putin, noting that these contacts did not prevent “horror” from continuing in Ukraine. In an interview with the Il Corriere della Sera newspaper on Sunday, I began to think that Mario Tragi was right when he said, “You’re useless talking to him, you’re wasting time.”
“I have always defended (Emmanuel) Macron, as the current president of the European Union. I have the idea, he added.
10:32 a.m .: Russia says it has “destroyed” an army factory near Kiev
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that Moscow had bombed a military factory on the outskirts of Q, as it intensified its attacks on the Ukrainian capital. “Overnight, high-precision missiles fired by the aircraft destroyed an ammunition factory near Brower in the Kiev region,” the ministry said in a statement on its Telegram channel.
9:57 am: There is no humanitarian walkway this Sunday due to lack of agreement with the Russians
Ukrainian officials announced Sunday that they were suspending humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians from eastern Ukraine due to a lack of agreement with the Russian military on a ceasefire. “This morning, we failed to negotiate a ceasefire with the occupiers on the evacuation routes. That is why, unfortunately, we are not going to open humanitarian corridors today,” Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Verschuk told the Telegram.
9:35 am: A shelling took place at a brewery near kyiv
An explosion was heard early Sunday morning in the Q area. The mayor of Proveri said in a statement on the Internet that a missile attack on the infrastructure in the city of Proveri, near the Ukrainian capital. An explosion and power station were reportedly damaged in the blast.
9:34 am: Gasprom says it will resume gas exports to Europe via Ukraine
Russian gas producer Gazprom said in a statement that it would continue to supply natural gas to Europe via Ukraine in line with the demands of its European customers. Gasprom said the requirements for April 17 were 57 million cubic meters.
8:19 a.m .: Russia claims to control Mariupol
Moscow has claimed control of almost every Mariupol city and issued a new call for its last defenders to lay down their arms. The Russian Defense Ministry has asked the last Ukrainian fighters stationed at the Azovstal metallurgical campus to stop fighting this Sunday and evacuate the campus. “All those who lay down their arms are guaranteed to save their lives,” the ministry promised in a telegram. “This is their only chance.” In addition to this protest pocket, he said, “the entire city of Mariupol was removed from the Nazi Azov organization by militants, foreign mercenaries and Ukrainian soldiers.”
Early Sunday morning, Ukrainian civil servants, for their part, reported that airstrikes had been carried out on the city by Russians from Donetsk and Tavria. “They carried out offensive operations near the port,” he said in a statement, although he did not mention a call to lay down their arms or a Russian claim to seize much of the city.
The Russian Defense Ministry on Saturday released a video showing a meeting between survivors of a Moscow shipwreck in the Black Sea and a naval chief. In this video, which is about thirty seconds long, we see a few dozen men in sailor uniforms lined up in front of Navy Chief Nikolaï Yévménov. These are the first pictures of suspicious members of Moscow’s crew seen since the sinking on Thursday.
Russia says the Russian Black Sea Navy’s flagship sank in a fire caused by explosives. Ukraine claims to have sunk it by missiles.
7:08 a.m .: An “inhumane” situation in Mariupol
The Ukrainian president declared on Saturday evening that the situation in the strategic port of Mariupol was “inhumane”, calling on the West to “immediately” deliver the heavy weapons he has been demanding for weeks, while Russia says it controls almost everything. A new appeal is being made to the city and its last defenders to lay down their arms.
The situation in Mariupol is as serious as it can get
7 a.m .: Funeral of a Russian General in St. Petersburg
Russian bases Fontanga and Commerce reported that General Vladimir Frolov, deputy commander of the 8th Russian Army, was buried in St. Petersburg on Saturday. His funeral took place at Seraphimovsky Cemetery in the presence of St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beklov.
A special flight for Royce to bring back the 137 Russians expelled by France
A special flight chartered by Russia to repatriate 137 passengers deported by France took off from Roissy Airport on Saturday, part of a European approach. Some are accused of spying.
All the details you need to read here in our article.
6:48 am: In the presence of Prince Harry, the Invictus pays tribute to the Ukrainian team during the Games
British Prince Harry opened the Invictus Games created for injured players at a moving ceremony on Saturday and praised the courage of the Ukrainian team in the Netherlands.
“Your courage and your desire to come here can not be overstated,” Prince Boomerang told the Ukrainian team from the stage. The team told Prince the previous day, “On this world stage, we have come not only to show our strength, but also to speak our truth,” Harry said.
Meghan, who was on stage, also expressed his support for the Ukrainian team. “Slava Ukraine! (Glory to Ukraine!) She said.
Russia threatens to halt talks if it “destroys” last Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol
On Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky threatened to end peace talks with Russia if the Russian military began to “eliminate” the last Ukrainian troops from the besieged port city of Mariupol.
6:47 a.m .: Jelensky calls on the world to “prepare” for a possible nuclear attack
In an interview with several Ukrainian media outlets on Saturday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky called on the world community to “prepare” Russia for the use of its nuclear weapons.
“We must not wait until Russia decides to use its nuclear weapons. We have to be prepared for this, ”he said in an interview with six Ukrainian news outlets and telegrams aired by the Ukrainian presidency.
He told us “drugs (against radiation), airstrikes shelters.” “We have to talk to them, we have to sign agreements, we have to destroy the economy. (The Russians) can use any weapon, I’m sure.”
What to remember from Saturday
ராணுவ The military equipment factory, especially for the manufacture of tanks, was targeted by a bomb in Tornitsky on the outskirts of Q.
Russian forces attack an oil refinery in Lichensk, near the outpost in eastern Ukraine. A long black smoke haze was visible.
சிறப்பு A special plane chartered by Moscow departs from Roissy Airport to bring back to Russia about 140 Russian nationals deported by France.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has warned that the “destruction” of the last Ukrainian troops at the besieged Mariupol port by Russian forces will “put an end to all peace talks” with Moscow.
ரஷ்யா Russia sent a formal complaint to the United States, warning the US government of “unintended consequences” following the sharp increase in military aid to Ukraine.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several other senior British officials retaliated against being barred from entering Russia.
The President of Ukraine estimates that the number of Ukrainian soldiers killed during the war is between 2,500 and 3,000, according to which Russia has expressed its condolences to 19,000 to 20,000 victims.
6:45 am: Hello everyone, come live, we will follow the situation surrounding the conflict in Ukraine this Sunday, April 17, the 53rd day of the Russian invasion.