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news of the day
More than six billion euros for Ukraine have been raised at an international donors’ conference in Warsaw, the Polish Prime Minister announced on Thursday. “This money will be distributed to support Ukraine and all those who support Ukraine,” Mateusz Morawiecki said at a joint press conference with his Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson.
During this conference organized by Poland and Sweden with the participation of the European Union, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called for “immediately granting Ukraine candidate status” to the EU. Earlier, he announced the launch of an online crowdfunding platform designed to help kyiv win the war against Russia and rebuild the country’s infrastructure.
sentence of the day
NATO’s actions do not allow the operation to be completed quickly”
According to the Kremlin spokesman, the West is participating in a long war in Ukraine by sharing “intelligence data with the Ukrainian armed forces” and by delivering weapons to kyiv. These actions “are however not able to prevent” that the objectives of the Russian military intervention in Ukraine are fulfilled, added Dmitry Peskov.
The number of the day
300 million. Paris will increase its overall aid to two billion dollars in all, the president announced on Thursday. These additional 300 million will not relate to the military aspect of French support for Ukraine, however, said Emmanuel Macron in a video broadcast during the international donor conference.
The trend of the day
The Russian forces now seem determined, after two months of siege and bombing, to put an end to the last Ukrainian fighters who, from the underground of the immense Azovstal steelworks, are still resisting Mariupol, devastated by two months of siege and bombing. Russians.
The deputy commander of the Azov regiment defending the steelworks, Sviatoslav Palamar, said in a video on Thursday that “bloody battles” were taking place inside this huge industrial site and that the Russians “did not respect their promise” of a ceasefire announced the day before.
Conversely, government spokesman Dmitry Peskov assured that humanitarian corridors “were working” to evacuate the remaining civilians in this Mariupol factory – who would still be 200, according to the mayor of the city Vadim Boïtchenko. He also denied any attack and affirmed that the Russian army respected the ceasefire around the steelworks which it announced on Wednesday and which was to last for three days.