May 26, 2024

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Kyiv forces have recaptured the town of Palaglia in the Kharkiv region.

Volodymyr Zelenskiy says Kyiv forces have recaptured the town of Palaglia in the Kharkiv region.

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11:20 p.m : The United States has announced sanctions against several Iranian companies and the Revolutionary Guards for their involvement in supplying Russia with combat drones for deployment in Ukraine.

11:05 p.m : Prior to the announcement of the recapture of Balaklia by Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian army announced other developments in its counter-offensive against the Russian army, in the north-east of the country and in the south, towards Cherson. Our journalist is Zoé Aucaigne Taking into account these Ukrainian victories.

10:30 pm : The Ukrainian army continues to recapture the suburbs of Kharkiv in Ukraine’s northeast. Volodymyr Zelensky announced this evening that Balaklia, under Russian control since March, had 27,000 residents before the war. “Things are as they should be. The Ukrainian flag flies over a liberated Ukrainian city under the sky of Ukraine.”He comments on social networks, where he posts a video of Ukrainian soldiers marching through the city.

10:25 p.m : Vladimir Putin paid tribute to the British monarch in a statement released by the Kremlin: “For decades, Elizabeth II rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects and an authority on the world stage.”He wrote.

10:24 p.m : Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has been a staunch supporter of the UK in the face of Russian aggression, is now one of the first heads of state to send his condolences. Death of Elizabeth II a “Irreparable Loss”He wrote on social networks.

6:24 p.m The Russian military says an Italian journalist was wounded in a minefield in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine, where he was pursuing Ukrainian soldiers as part of their counteroffensive. The Russian Defense Ministry said he was rescued after being caught in fire in Ukraine and taken to hospital. The driver of the vehicle he was traveling in was killed in the blast.

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6:11 p.m : “It’s still early days, but we’re seeing clear and real progress on the ground, especially in the area around Kherson but we’re also seeing interesting developments in the Donbass to the east.”

US Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has made a surprise visit to Kyiv to announce $2.8 billion in new military aid. He was pleased with the progress of the Ukrainian army in recent days.

3:39 p.m : Eurozone Risks a “recession” In the event of 2023 “gross cut” Russian gas supply, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde warns. “We’re almost there” After the Nord Stream gas pipeline shut down, he adds.

3:39 p.m : The prime ministers of Poland and three Baltic states have announced they have agreed to temporarily restrict the entry of Russian citizens holding European visas. This step has been taken in response to this “Public Policy and Security Threats”The heads of government of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia said in a press release.

2:50 p.m : In addition to these successes, the Ukrainian military announces that it has drilled “deeply” Russian lines in the south and “Released Many Parts”. It also tells of progress in Donbass.

2:56 p.m : The Ukrainian military says it has captured more than 20 Moscow-held areas in the northeastern Kharkiv region, where it says it has advanced 50km into Russian defenses.

12:57 p.m : US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is in Ukraine, where he is to discuss $2.7 billion in aid. The top US diplomat made the secret trip to Kiev for his second visit to Kiev since the Russian invasion began on February 24.

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12:12 p.m : The city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, in Russian hands since the start of the war, has been the target of a Ukrainian counteroffensive. Our journalists Benjamin Illy and Benjamin Dua follow the fight. Here is their report.

(Benjamin Illy/Radio France)

10:43 am : US to provide $675 million in new military aid “Today we see the clear success of our collective effort on the battlefield.”Secretary of State for Defense Lloyd Austin congratulatedwhen A meeting of Ukraine’s allies in Germany to coordinate military support for the country.

08:47 : .@fhollande: “Emmanuel Macron is like a part of the French political class that has always had a certain amount of pleasure for Vladimir Putin” #le7930inter

08:47 : At France Inter, François Hollande criticized Emmanuel’s approach to the Russian president. “Emmanuel Macron is like part of the French political class, Vladimir Putin has always had a certain number of pleasures”, The former head of state retaliates.