kyiv prepares for the fall of Mariupol and a Russian assault in the East

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3:37 p.m. : The meeting between Vladimir Putin and the Austrian Chancellor, Karl Nehammer, has begun. The latter is the first European leader to visit Moscow since the start of the invasion of Ukraine. This trip is “a risky mission”acknowledged the Chancellor, but a “dialog window” came up, he said.

(Mikhail KLIMENTYEV, Stefanie LOOS / POOL / SPUTNIK / AFP)

3:05 p.m. : According to our information, the enemy has almost completed its preparation for an attack on the east. The attack will take place very soon.”

Ukrainian army says expect Russian offensive “very soon” in the east, which has become the Kremlin’s priority target after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the northern regions of the country and around kyiv.

1:47 p.m. : Hello @Raftindeed, the devastated port of Mariupol, destroyed up to 90%, seems ready to switch to the side of the Russians. “Today will probably be the last battle because our ammunition is running out. (…) It will be death for some of us and captivity for others”, said the 36th National Navy Brigade, which is part of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. For over 40 days of intense fighting, “the enemy has gradually pushed us back (…), has surrounded us and is now trying to destroy us”explained the brigade.

1:52 p.m. : A final battle in Mariupol. So the city will fall into the hands of the Russians, is that how it should be interpreted? Thank you

1:27 p.m. : “It was a city of half a million people. The occupiers besieged it and did not even allow water and food to be brought there. The Russians completely destroyed Mariupol and destroyed it. reduced to ashes.”

Addressing the National Assembly of South Korea, Volodymyr Zelensky said he believed that “tens of thousands” people had been killed in the city of Mariupol, while the Ukrainian army says it is preparing for “one last battle”.

(Ilya Pitalev/Sputnik via AFP)

1:07 p.m. : Some 44,000 Ukrainian refugees add to the more than 4.5 million who have already fled their country since the invasion ordered by Vladimir Putin on February 24, according to UNHCR figures. Europe has not seen such a flood of refugees since the Second World War.

12:34 p.m. : The Ukrainian army says it is preparing for “one last battle” in the devastated port of Mariupol, besieged by the Russian army for more than 40 days.

12:14 p.m. : The Ukrainian authorities are trying to restore the devastated axes of communication. A temporary slip road has been built in Romanivka, near kyiv, to restore traffic between Irpin, Boutcha, Gostomel, Vorzel and the capital. It took five days of work to set up this 245-meter route, said Kirill Tymoshenko, member of the presidential cabinet. This ramp should make it possible to speed up the delivery of humanitarian aid.

(KIRILO TIMOSHENKO / TELEGRAM)

12:00 p.m. : Here is a new point on the news:

We take the same, and we start again: the second round of the presidential election will oppose Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. The outgoing president obtained 27.60% of the vote, ahead of the RN candidate, with 23.41%, according to the almost final results provided by the Ministry of the Interior. Jean-Luc Mélenchon misses the qualification by a breath (21.95%).

#PRESIDENTIALThe defeated candidate of the Republicans, Valérie Pécresse, has launched a national appeal for donations, after her score below 5% which places her campaign in a financial situation “critical”. “I am personally in debt to the tune of five million”she announced.

“Tens of thousands died in Mariupol”, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in front of the South Korean Parliament. In a previous estimate, the Ukrainian presidency announced that 5,000 people had died in this city in eastern Ukraine. Follow our live.

The departments of Tarn and Haute-Garonne are placed on orange vigilance for strong winds by Météo France, from 6 p.m. In these two departments, the autan wind will gradually strengthen, reaching up to 120 km / h locally.

11:41 a.m. : At the end of March, during a previous estimate, the Ukrainian presidency had announced that 5,000 people had died in Mariupol. It is currently impossible to verify these figures independently.

11:43 am : “It was a city of half a million people. The Russian occupiers blockaded it and prevented the delivery of water and food”President Volodymyr Zelensky said during his speech, which was also broadcast on Ukrainian television. Mariupol was destroyed, tens of thousands of people died there.”

11:40 a.m. : “Tens of thousands died in Mariupol”says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in front of the South Korean Parliament.

11:06 : Proud to welcome in #Lviv the detachment of technical and scientific gendarmes who came to assist their comrades 🇺🇦 in the investigations of war crimes committed around #Kiev. The 🇬🇧 first to provide such help. They will be at work tomorrow. Solidarity 🇫🇷🇺🇦 https://t.co/3pX9LkPzeq

11:05 a.m. : A “detachment of technical and scientific gendarmes” French arrived in Lviv, Ukraine, for “to assist their Ukrainian comrades in the investigation of war crimes committed around kyiv”announced on Twitter the French ambassador to Ukraine, Etienne de Poncins.

10:17 a.m. : We take stock of the news of this morning, strongly marked by the results of the first round of the presidential election:

We take the same, and we start again: the second round of the presidential election will oppose Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. The outgoing president obtained 27.60% of the vote, ahead of the RN candidate, with 23.41%, according to the almost final results provided by the Ministry of the Interior. Jean-Luc Mélenchon misses the qualification by a breath (21.95%).

The ballot was marked by the “useful” vote, preventing a number of candidates from crossing the 5% mark, which ensures the reimbursement of campaign expenses. EELV is in a “critical situation”, assures its national secretary Julien Bayou on franceinfo. Follow the reactions in our live.

The French bank Societe Generale announces “to cease operations” in Russia and will sell its entire stake in Rosbank, a heavyweight in the Russian banking sector, as well as its insurance subsidiaries in the country, according to a press release.

The departments of Tarn and Haute-Garonne are placed on orange vigilance for strong winds by Météo France, from 6 p.m. In these two departments, the autan wind will gradually strengthen, reaching up to 120 km / h locally.

10:04 am : EU foreign ministers are discussing a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow in Luxembourg. But the cessation of oil and gas purchases to stop financing the Russian war effort still divides the Twenty-Seven, so there is no new decision to be expected today.

10:45 a.m. : Several controversial pro-Russian rallies were held this weekend in Germany at the initiative of the country’s large Russian-speaking community, which considers itself to be the victim of discrimination since the invasion of Ukraine by troops from Moscow.

09:11 : After the bombardment of Kramatorsk on Friday, many residents refuse to flee despite the fear, according to our journalist on the spot. Some sometimes prefer to stay than to see their families separated. Others make it a matter of patriotism and believe in the victory of the Ukrainian forces. Alexandre Goncharenko, the mayor of Kramatorsk, in the Donbass (Ukraine), April 10, 2022. (GILLES GALLINARO / RADIO FRANCE)(GILLES GALLINARO / RADIO FRANCE)

09:51 : Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer is the first European leader to travel to Moscow since the start of the invasion of Ukraine, to meet Vladimir Putin. A “mission at risk” as kyiv prepares for a massive Russian offensive in the east.

08:58 : This decision of Société Générale should lead to a negative impact in its accounts of 3.1 billion euros, specifies the bank. Despite the criticism, it had continued its activities in Russia until then, despite the invasion of Ukraine which began on February 24.

08:58 : The French bank Societe Generale announces “to cease operations” in Russia, and will sell its entire stake in Rosbank, a heavyweight in the Russian banking sector, as well as its insurance subsidiaries in the country, according to a press release.

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