LIVE – Ukraine: Kyiv bans all public gatherings until Thursday over fears of Russian “provocation”

Two people were killed in the Donetsk region, local officials said

Two people were killed in Russian strikes in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Sunday, regional governor Pavlo Kyrilenko said on Twitter on Monday.

Pavlo Kyrilenko notes that the two victims were in the apartments of Hyorivka and Kostyandinivka.

“Paying the price” for war in Ukraine: Ciotti considers Macron’s comments “anxiogenic”

Emmanuel Macron’s words calling on the French to “pay the price” for the war in Ukraine did not go down well with Eric Ciotti. Deputy LR of Alpes-Maritimes condemned this Monday’s BFMTV comments as “extraordinarily disturbing, worrying”.

“These comments made me question. (…) The president should explain himself: will there be a strong commitment on military grounds? I deny it, France does not want to go in this direction because it has not. It has to be a co-belligerent in this conflict,” he said.

Ukraine: As the country’s Independence Day approaches, tension in Kiev is rising

The Ukrainian capital mobilized on Monday, two days before celebrating Ukrainian independence from Russia in 1991.

Our journalists on the ground noted a reinforced police force at the queue on Monday morning, as well as regular checkpoints around the main axes of the Ukrainian capital.

Since the Russian invasion began almost 6 months ago, Ukraine fears a new attack by forces from Moscow.

“It just kept getting worse”: Ukrainian soldier from the Azov Regiment recounts the Battle of Azov

“It just kept getting worse.” Vladislav Zyvoronok, a soldier of the Azov Regiment who took part in the Battle of Azovstal Steelworks in Mariupol, describes the hell of the siege of Mariupol between shortages of water, food and ammunition.

Hit by an anti-tank missile, he rushed to the “medical bunker” where his leg was amputated.

“I’m dripping like rotten meat because I only started getting antibiotics on the fifth day after being badly injured,” he says.

“We were told every day that we didn’t need anyone, that we wouldn’t trade, that everyone had given up on us,” he says.

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Today, he believes in the release of thousands of Ukrainian prisoners in prison. “When the guys come back, I can breathe more freely,” he breathes.

Vladislav Zayvoronok, 29, a soldier of the Azov Regiment who participated in the Battle of Azovstal Steelworks in Mariupol, Kiev, Ukraine, was wounded by an anti-tank missile on Aug. 21, 2022.

After the invasion of Ukraine, Europe is preparing for a winter without Russian gas

Falling thermostats and woolen socks: Europeans are facing a harsh winter because they don’t have enough gas from Russia, whose invasion of Ukraine rocked the energy world six months ago.

The Russian gas pipeline has already been cut in Latvia in countries like Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Poland. Among other things, flows to Europe are drying up: according to many experts, they decreased by 70% in July.

France has blocked regulated gas prices for individuals, but in Germany, household bills will increase by several hundred euros a year.

In Germany, two activists surprised Olaf Scholz by posing shirtless to protest the Russian invasion.

Two activists surprised German President Olaf Schaals by unceremoniously stripping down next to him on Sunday and posing topless for a “gas embargo” against Russia.

Two activists condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Sunday, August 21, 2022.
Two activists condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Sunday, August 21, 2022. © JENS SCHLUETER / AFP

>> You can find all the information about this extraordinary sight here.

Ukraine: Kyiv bans all public gatherings until Thursday over fear of Russian “provocation”.

Kyiv authorities announced on Sunday a ban on all public gatherings in the capital from Monday to Thursday amid fears of a Russian attack, while Ukraine celebrates independence from the Soviet Union on Wednesday, which took place in 1991.

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This year, the date marks six months since the Russian invasion that claimed tens of thousands of lives and caused massive destruction in this country.

“Russia may try to do something particularly disgusting, particularly cruel,” Volodymyr Zelensky said.

The governor of the Kharkiv region, for his part, announced a longer curfew scheduled for Tuesday evening until Thursday morning.

‘Told no war’: Russian soldier denounces Putin’s ‘lies’

He lived through the first attack on Ukraine. Pavel Filadiev, an elite soldier of the Russian army, fled the battle The longest record book titled was published in early August ZOV.

“I said no to war. There are no neo-Nazis in front of us. I denounced the lies of the Russian government,” he assures a self-proclaimed whistleblower.

>> read the rest of his testimony ICI.

‘We must win this war’: Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zadan says ‘changed’ country is emerging

“It is necessary not to forget Ukraine, to talk about Ukraine, because we must win this war,” begins Ukrainian writer Sergui Zadan, who believes that a “transformed” country is being born.

“I am inspired by the defense of Ukrainians’ freedom, land, territory,” he told AFP in an interview in mid-August, minutes before he was scheduled to read his poems in a theater from Kiev.

After Daria Dugin dies in a car explosion, Cave denies involvement

The journalist and political scientist died when his vehicle exploded near Moscow on Saturday. The leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic accuses Kyiv of ordering the attack, which Ukraine denies.

“Ukraine undoubtedly has nothing to do with the explosion, because we are not a criminal state,” Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to Ukraine’s president, said during a televised intervention.

>> In this article we explain who Daria Dakin is

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Zelensky warns ‘no more talks’ if Russia prosecutes Ukrainian soldiers

What will be the fate of Ukrainian prisoners of war? Weeks after the capture of Mariupol, Russia is preparing to judge in the city that Ukrainian soldiers were “captured by the occupiers,” confirmed Volodymyr Zelensky in a speech on the day. According to The New York TimesA “trial” could take place as early as this week on August 24, Ukraine’s independence day.

“Whatever the occupiers think, our government’s reaction will be clear: If this despicable show trial goes ahead in violation of all international agreements and rules, if there are abuses… a line will be crossed.” No negotiation is possible”, This Sunday warns the President of Ukraine.

“Russia will cut itself off from the negotiations, and there will be no more discussions,” Volodymyr Zelensky insists.

>> Our full article

Dennis Rodman wants to go to Moscow to help Brittney Griner

Eccentric ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman wants to travel to Russia for WNBA player Brittney Griner’s release. NBC News revealed Sunday. According to the network, Rodman said he plans to fly to Russia this week to help basketball player Griner, who was sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court for smuggling marijuana.

“I got permission to go to Russia to help this woman,” Rodman told NBC. Without elaborating, he said, “I will try to go this week.

>> Our full article

Biden, Macron, Scholz and Johnson call for ‘restraint’ on Zaporizhia

US, French, German and British leaders on Sunday called for “restraint” around Zaporizhia, Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant in Europe, which is occupied by the Russian military.

Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron, as well as Chancellor Olaf Scholes and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who spoke by phone, called for the “swift” dispatch of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the site. Olaf Scholes.

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