LIVE. War in Ukraine: Russia launches new strikes across the country
The UN, for its part, welcomes the extension of the grain agreement
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday morning welcomed the extension of the grain agreement for another four months. “This initiative demonstrates the importance of calm diplomacy in finding multilateral solutions,” he said.
63 bodies were found in Kherson region
After the liberation of the city and part of its region, Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky said at least 63 bodies, believed to be victims of the Russian occupation, had been found.
At the same time, he claims that 5 people suspected of cooperation with Russia were arrested.
Russia has blocked the website of Novaya Gazeta
According to the publication, Russia’s media regulator Roskomnadzor has restricted access to Novaya Gazeta’s website.
This independent newspaper, whose founder Dmitri Muratov received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021, has been subjected to massive repression by the Russian authorities, especially since the war in Ukraine.
The reasons why Roskomnadzor blocked the “Novaya Gazeta” website have not been disclosed.
Ukraine and Turkey say that the grain agreement has been extended for 120 days
Vladimir Zelensky announced this Thursday morning that the agreement signed between Kyiv and Moscow under the auspices of Turkey and the United Nations has been extended by 120 days. It calls “an important step forward in the global fight against the food crisis”.
A high-ranking Turkish official also confirmed the information on condition of anonymity.
Update the positions on the front
According to the American Institute for the Study of War, “Russian forces continued their ground offensives”, “Ukrainian forces continued to target Russian military and logistics nodes in southern Ukraine”.
Over the past 24 hours, fighting has been concentrated around Avdiivka, particularly in Donetsk region.
Explosions were heard in several cities of Ukraine
BBC Russian reports that although the entire country is still under a weather warning, the first explosions were heard in the cities of Odessa, Dnipro and Kyiv.
Ukraine’s ambassador to France insists that the rocket that landed in Poland is of Russian origin
“Our President Zelenskiy is based on the information of the Ukrainian military and intelligence, he is right to confirm what he confirmed,” namely that the missile that landed in Poland was fired by Russia, Ukrainian Ambassador Vadim Omelchenko told France Info this Thursday. to France.
“Our experts want to enter the place where this incident happened, but it is not the case at the moment. We want the truth,” he added.
The entire territory of Ukraine is under a weather warning
All regions of Ukraine are now under a weather warning as far west as the Polish border. However, local officials have not announced the strike yet.
Forced adoption of Ukrainian children?
According to the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Russian campaigns for the adoption of Ukrainian children will take place as part of a “child evacuation” organized by Russia.
“Forced adoption programs and the deportation of children under the guise of furlough and rehabilitation programs appear to be at the heart of Russia’s massive depopulation campaign,” the American organization said in its daily update on the conflict.
We witnessed the arrest of a “colleague” in Kherson.
In the newly liberated city, our special representatives witnessed the arrest of a person suspected of collaborating under the Russian occupation by the Ukrainian services. Read our report here.
Two-thirds of the country is under a weather warning
A broad weather warning applies to all central and eastern Ukraine, including Kyiv, this Thursday morning. Local governors urged residents not to leave shelters until the warning is lifted.
The Pentagon condemned the “terrorist campaign” in Ukraine
Russia has “failed” on all fronts in its war against Ukraine and has joined a “terror campaign” targeting US Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, who has denounced “war crimes”.
The risk of escalation is decreasing after the fall of the missile in Poland
Tensions have eased after speculation that Ukraine’s anti-aircraft defenses were accidentally hit after a missile landed in Poland near the Ukrainian border on Wednesday, killing two people. This hypothesis, accredited by Poland and the United States, is denied by President Zelenskiy, who is convinced that the missile was “Russian”.
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We will follow the latest information on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine on the 267th day of the war in this live broadcast.