Direct – War in Ukraine: Russian forces control “part” of Severodonetsk

Moscow says it is ready to recover the bodies of 152 soldiers found in the Azovstal

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the Russian military was ready to find the bodies of 152 Ukrainian militants at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol and hand them over to Ukraine.

More than 2,000 Ukrainian fighters, most notably members of the Azov Brigade, “discovered a salvaged van” by Russian soldiers during a search operation in the iron industry, where they had taken refuge for several weeks before surrendering to Russian forces in mid-May. To the Ministry.

Inflation in the euro zone hit a one-year high of 8.1% in May

Eurozone inflation peaked at a new high of 8.1% year-on-year in May, Eurostat announced on Tuesday, triggering a spike in war energy and fuel prices in Ukraine.

For the 19 countries that adopted the single currency, inflation was 7.4% in April, down 0.1 points from this estimate. These figures are the highest ever recorded by the European Statistics Office since the publication of the index in January 1997.

Ukrainian cereals: Lavrov “to discuss safe corridors” in Turkey on June 8

On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu announced that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would travel to Turkey on June 8 to discuss setting up “safe corridors” for transporting Ukrainian grain.

“Lavrov will arrive in Turkey on June 8 with a military delegation to discuss, among other things, the establishment of safe corridors for transporting grain. This is a very important question,” said the minister, who wants to establish a corridor monitoring center in Istanbul.

If the pro-Europe question Russian gas and oil At the heart of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine is the fact that wheat is very sensitive, if not even more worrying. >> Our full article

Russian bank Sberbank says it ‘works normally’ despite Swift ban

Russia’s major bank Sberbank Group announced in early March that it was withdrawing from the European market after suffering massive financial sanctions in retaliation for Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

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However, Sberbank on Tuesday said it would “work normally” despite being expelled from Swift:

“We are working normally – key restrictions are already in place,” the bank wrote in a statement, which had already been targeted by drastic US and British measures. “Swift’s exemption does not change the situation for international regulations,” he said.

EU embargo on Russian oil: Orban welcomes exemptions

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday welcomed the agreement of 27 EU countries, which exempts oil from being transported by pipeline, allowing his country to continue to receive cheap crude oil from Russia.

The nationalist leader spent several weeks blocking the European embargo and talking about the “atomic bomb” launched on his economy.

Finally, heads of state and government met at a summit in Brussels on Monday to lift Budapest’s veto, halting imports of Russian oil by boat, which accounted for two-thirds of European purchases.

If the Russians surrounded and bombed Chevroletonetsk, which they controlled “in the area”, would it be “new Mariupol”?

BFMTV.com was surprised when the governor of the Lukansk region announced on Tuesday morning that the Russians had taken control of part of the city of Severdonetsk, the Donbass city, the last protest pocket of the Lukansk region for eastern Ukraine. “New Mariupol”.

In fact, Severodonetsk is subject to daily bombings, which have already destroyed its infrastructure.

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According to the regional governor, the Russians control the “part” of Severodonetsk

The governor of the region announced on Tuesday that Russian forces are now controlling the “part” of the city of Chevrodonetsk in eastern Ukraine, which has been shelling and trying for weeks.

“The situation is very complicated. Part of Severodonetsk is controlled by the Russians,” the head of the Lugansk region was quoted in the Telegram Serguiï Gaïdaï as saying.

Gazprom suspends gas supply to the Netherlands

Russian gas company Gazprom announced on Tuesday that it had cut off gas supplies to Dutch supplier GasTerra.

“Gasprom has completely stopped supplying gas to Castro PV due to non-payment in rubles,” the Russian company said in a statement. In his telegram ambassador.

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According to the RSF, from the beginning of the conflict, “journalists were shot like rabbits”

Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF), returned to the death of our journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff this morning as a guest of France Inter.

According to him, at least 50 war crimes must be recorded in Ukraine. Despite being identified as “the press”, according to the RSF, journalists are deliberately targeted by Russian forces. Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin is responsible for these war crimes.

The first merchant ship sailed from Mariupol to Russia

Russia’s pro – separatist leader Denis Bushlin announced on Tuesday that the first merchant ship loaded with metal would depart from the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, captured by Russian forces, and reach Rostov-on-Don in Russia.

“Today 2,500 tons of rolled sheet metal cylinders left the port of Mariupol, and the boat headed for Rostov,” Donetsk, the leader of pro-Russian separatists, wrote in his Telegram ambassador.

Death of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff: “Russians deliberately targeted this vehicle”, Luhansk region governor testifies on BFMTV

The governor of the Luhansk region Serguei Gaidai discussed the death of our journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, who suffered casualties while pursuing a humanitarian operation in an armored vehicle, in the first edition live on BFMTV this Tuesday. According to Sergei Keito, the vehicle was deliberately targeted by the Russians.

Russia faces European sanctions, says it will have no trouble finding new importers for its oil

Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna, said Russia would have no problem finding importers for its oil, especially in response to Europe’s desire to halt Russia’s oil imports.

“As I said correctly yesterday, Russia will find other importers. Now it should be noted that the EU contradicts its own statement yesterday. ‘The EU is not in good shape’.

EU excludes major Russian bank from Swift

The European Union (EU) has agreed to exclude major Russian bank Sberbank from the international financial institution Swift as part of its sixth embargo against Moscow, European leaders announced at a summit in Brussels on Monday evening.

“This set of sanctions includes drastic measures such as the withdrawal of Swift from Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank,” said Charles Michael, chairman of the council.

So far, seven Russian companies have lost access to Swift, a secure messaging platform that allows important functions such as money transfer orders between banks.

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The European Union provides 9 9 billion for Ukraine’s immediate cash flow needs

At the summit in Brussels on Monday, Council President Charles Michel announced that the leaders of the 27 EU member states had agreed to provide the Ukrainian government with 9 billion euros to meet its immediate cash needs to make its economy work. .

kyiv estimates its needs at $ 5 billion per month. According to a European source, the European Union (EU) has stated that it will take out a long-term loan with interest rates.

Twenty-seven agreements to stop Russian oil imports

The leaders of 27 EU countries reached an agreement on Monday to reduce Russian oil imports by 90% by the end of this year in order to dry up funds for Moscow’s war in Ukraine.

The embargo on crude oil within 6 months and refined products within 8 months is the main measure of the Sixth Sanctions against Russia, which has so far been blocked by Hungary.

The summit of heads of state and government at the summit in Brussels gave the green light to the gradual cessation of Russian oil imports by boat, i.e. 2/3 of European purchases. In order to enhance the veto of Budapest, a temporary exemption has been granted for oil transported through the pipeline.

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