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Five Russian villages without electricity after Ukrainian artillery fire

Five Russian villages without electricity after Ukrainian artillery fire

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7:52 p.m : Hundreds of Russian bikers from the “Night Wolves” club loyal to the Kremlin gather in Moscow for the start of the rally. “Patriotism” Pass through eastern Ukraine and end in Germany. Many rally participants waved Russian and Soviet flags.

(Alexander Nemenov/AFP)

4:51 p.m : Poland announces the seizure of the building of the Russian High School in Warsaw, which immediately qualified.“”illegal”” By Moscow, which promised to respond. The Russian High School was established in 1945 in a building nationalized by the Polish government, then transferred to the Russian authorities by the Communists in 1953. According to Polish authorities, the move was carried out. “without legal basis”.


((Job Arians/AFP)

4:15 p.m : Five villages in the Russian region of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine, were without power after Ukrainian artillery fire, local officials said. Areas and infrastructure in the region continue to suffer from strikes attributed by Moscow to the Ukrainian military, without Kyiv claiming authorship.

3:01 p.m : A touring group of musicians visits Ukrainian battalions engaged against Russian forces. A team from France Télévisions followed this exercise, which takes place under extreme conditions. “It is like a real breath of fresh air, the smell of citizen life”A soldier says.

(France Television)

1:35 p.m : Noah Gakovka was targeted“serious” Artillery fire alerted pro-Russian occupation officials, and local authorities said the city was without electricity. This city (in red) Located northeast of Kherson (in yellowc) It is located on the east bank of the Dnipro and acts as a front line. Ukrainian forces are trying to get a bridge on the other side of the river, which is difficult to cross.

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12:25 p.m : The European Commission yesterday announced an agreement with five EU countries, including Poland and Hungary, to guarantee the transport of Ukrainian grain. kyiv called for recovery “immediately” Exports and restrictions are said to violate the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union “and principles and standards of the EU single market”.

12:25 p.m : Kiev issues a note to Poland condemning trade restrictions “unacceptable” That country imposed tariffs on Ukrainian agricultural products. Several countries bordering Ukraine have imposed temporary bans on imports of grain and other goods from Ukrainian territory, amid protests from local farmers.

11:46 a.m : Poland has seized the building of a Russian high school in Warsaw, the Foreign Ministry confirmed to AFP. “This building now belongs to the Warsaw City Hall”, spokesman Lukas Jasina said. It is a procedure “Suggestion by Bail” On behalf of the municipality.

10:32 : According to a recent report, five minors were among the victims of an attack against a building in Uman (Ukraine). contacted (in Ukrainian) By Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko. A total of 23 people were killed and 17 injured in the overnight strike from Thursday to Friday.

(OLEKSII CHUMACHENKO / AFP via Anadolu Agency)

10:13 am : There are residents who refuse to leave their homes. Between two airstrikes, volunteers try to pacify them. “If we can get people out of such dangerous conditions, it’s a big relief.”, says Kuba Stasiak from Poland, who has been working in the Donbass for a year. He testifies along with other volunteers in this article.

A group of volunteers to evacuate a resident of Bagmouth (Ukraine) on February 20, 2023.  (MAREK M. BEREZOWSKI / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

(Marek M. Berezovsky/Anadolu Agency/AFP)

09:43 : “These towns and villages don’t turn into a war zone in 24 hours: the fighting is slowly approaching, and so are the bombs. Residents think they still have time to make up their minds, and then one day they realize the situation is too dangerous to move.”

Residents of the Donbass were ordered to evacuate months in advance. But some, in dire straits or old age, could not leave. Others were surprised at the progress of the fight.

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10:14 am : “Last year, I helped a Ukrainian woman whose husband was raped and killed by Russian soldiers move to Austria. I realized that I could be useful in this way.” Ignatius Ivlev-York is one of dozens of volunteers, both foreign and Ukrainian, evacuating civilians near the Donbas front line. Many of these volunteers have told me how they are “Danger to their lives” to evict residents.

A volunteer patrols in Nykyforivka (Ukraine) on March 13, 2023, looking for civilians who want to be evacuated.  (IGNACIO MARIN/ANADOLU AGENCY/AFP)

(IGNACIO MARIN/ANADOLU AGENCY/AFP)

09:31 : A fire broke out at an oil depot in Sevastopol, Russia-annexed Crimea, after a drone strike. No injuries, According to the local occupation governor (in Russian), Mikhail Rasvojev. About sixty firefighters have been mobilized and reinforcements are expected. Officials have said that fuel supply will not be interrupted in the peninsula.

(Mikhail Rajvojev/Telegram)