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news of the day

Life resumes its course in the Ukrainian capital. Nearly two-thirds of kyiv’s 3.5 million residents have returned to the Ukrainian capital, which had emptied most of its residents at the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, Mayor Vitali said on Tuesday. Klitschko.

Visits by leaders are also continuing in the capital and its suburbs. The head of German diplomacy, Annalena Baerbock, and her Dutch counterpart Wopke Hoekstra were in the country on Tuesday. Berlin will reopen its embassy in the capital where tulips seem to have replaced Russian tanks, at least for now.

sentence of the day

Ukraine’s EU membership is a matter of war or peace in Europe. »

Ukrainian Foreign Minister made this statement during a press conference with his German counterpart. “One of the reasons the war started is that [le président russe Vladimir] Putin was convinced that Europe did not need Ukraine,” added Dmytro Kouleba.

The number of the day

Over 1,000. This is the number of Ukrainian soldiers, including “hundreds are injured”, who are still stuck in the Azovstal steelworks, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Tuesday. The huge complex is still besieged by Russian troops in Mariupol, in southeastern Ukraine.

The trend of the day

The war is far from over. This is the finding of the head of American intelligence, Avril Haines on Tuesday. “We believe that President Putin is preparing for a protracted conflict in Ukraine, during which he intends to achieve goals beyond Donbass,” she told a congressional hearing.

U.S. Intelligence Believes Russian Army Wants to ‘Expand Land Bridge [dans le sud de l’Ukraine] to Transnistria. If it is “possible” that the Russian forces achieve this objective in the coming months, “they will not be able to reach Transnistria and include Odessa without decreeing a form of general mobilization”, she estimated.

The Russian president “is probably counting on a weakening of the determination of the United States and the European Union when the shortages of food goods and the rise in energy prices will worsen”, she warned. According to her, Vladimir Putin’s ambitions exceed the capabilities of the Russian army and “we will evolve in the coming months on a more unpredictable and potentially escalating trajectory”.


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