Auchan accused of supporting the Russian invasion, end of power cuts

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The fact of the day

Auchan in turmoil. According to one investigation of World, the French brand delivers thousands of cigarettes, socks, and axes, recovered from Auchan stock, to the Russian armed forces. Several collections of “humanitarian aid” for the front have also been organized, according to the daily. If the group said it was “very surprised” and “categorically denies” the allegations of the daily, kyiv accused the French company of being “a weapon in its own right of Russian aggression”.

sentence of the day

We are ready for a protracted conflict. »

At the Security Conference in Munich, Emmanuel Macron emphasized the risk of seeing the war drag on. “Today, very clearly, the time is not for dialogue,” admitted the man who has long tried to maintain channels of discussion with President Vladimir Putin. From now on, he calls on the Europeans to “intensify our support for Ukraine”, but also to “reinvest massively in our defence”.

The number of the day

175,000 to 200,000. This is the number of Russian soldiers who have died in combat since the start of the war, according to an estimate by the British Ministry of Defence. Figures higher than those put forward by the Ukrainian forces. “The number of Russian victims has increased considerably since September 2022, when the” partial mobilization “was imposed”, add the British services.

The trend of the day

Ukraine announced on Friday that it had regained sufficient electricity generation capacity to alleviate shortages, after months of restrictions due to waves of Russian strikes on energy infrastructure. A real relief for civilians after a difficult winter, as the anniversary of the Russian invasion approaches.

“For almost a week, there have been no power cuts across Ukraine”, welcomed Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmygal on Telegram, noting however that the “repair of damaged equipment will take many months. He warned that some areas could still experience power cuts as a result of these repairs.

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