France no longer receives Russian gas through pipeline, network operator GRTgaz announces
The manager of the French gas exchange network GRTgaz announced on Friday that Russia would no longer receive gas through the pipeline “with the interruption of body flow between France and Germany.”
France relies on Russia for about 17% of its gas, which can come from gas pipelines or LNG carriers in liquid form. By this single point of interconnection with Germany, most of the imported gas usually came through the pipeline.
According to GRTgaz, flows have already been reduced by 60% since the beginning of this year, and this import point was already running at only 10% of its capacity “by the beginning of 2022”. The supply has dropped to zero for two days.
UN warns of “very dangerous” humanitarian situation in Donbass
Nearly four months after the Russian invasion, the UN said on Friday that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine was “extremely dangerous” and that fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces continued to rage in the east of the country.
“The humanitarian situation throughout Ukraine, especially in the eastern Donbass, is very dangerous and continues to deteriorate rapidly,” the UN humanitarian agency Ocha said in a statement.
According to Ocha, the situation in Severodonetsk and its environs is “particularly worrying”, the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the Lukansk region is almost entirely under Russian control.
Ocha underscores that access to “drinking water, food, (… and electricity” is “reduced” there, especially as a result of “escalating fighting” and “overcharging the public”.
Ocha lamented to Severodonetsk and its neighboring city Lyssytchansk, which had been bombed continuously for several days, that “two war veterans, at this point, have not yet reached an agreement to evacuate civilians or access humanitarian aid.”
“Across the country, residential areas and civilian infrastructure continue to be affected, resulting in more civilians being killed and injured,” the UN said. Despite the “enormous difficulties in access”, the UN and its humanitarian partners “have reached more than 8.8 million people across Ukraine since the beginning of the war”, the organization welcomed.
According to the local governor, the evacuation of the Severdonetsk plant would not have been possible without a “complete ceasefire”.
Sergei Guido, governor of the Lukansk region, said on Friday that it would be impossible to exit the large azot chemical plant in Chevroletonetsk, where about 500 civilians have taken refuge in recent days, without a “complete ceasefire”.
“Leaving the factory is possible only with a full ceasefire,” he told the Telegram. He considered it “impossible and dangerous” to leave the site “due to a series of shelling and fighting” as Russian forces have been trying to bring the main city of Donbass under their control for weeks.
“I will do it whenever it is useful”: Yes, Emmanuel Macron will continue to exchange with Vladimir Putin.
Emmanuel Macron has vowed to keep in touch with Vladimir Putin, despite criticism in Ukraine for maintaining this direct contact with the Kremlin leader.
“Since they haven’t already talked to each other, I will do it whenever it is useful,” he said. “Our discussions with Vladimir Putin have always been about finding a way to peace, but we have never negotiated on behalf of the Ukrainians,” he said.
‘Our relationship has always been good’: Macron opens up about his relationship with Zhelensky
Emmanuel Macron also returned to his relations with the Ukrainian president, which are sometimes said to be strained. “Despite the controversy, our relationship has always been good,” he said. His departure in the name of “not insulting Russia” was painfully received by the Ukrainian executive and the invading nation.
He warned of the danger of “losing the peace” and said “it is France’s role to be a mediator and to set a limit”.
“Moldova can be a candidate.” To the EU, Macron says
Moldova, which has been ravaged by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and separatism, may also apply to join the European Union, the country’s president told our correspondent, Ulysses Gossett.
“Moldova can be a candidate,” he agreed.
Ukraine’s candidate for EU: Macron urges “message sent to Russia” that “road is long but hopeful”
“Normally Ukraine can not be a candidate,” Emmanuel Macron admitted: “We do it because of the war.” He added that Ukraine was part of a “European family”.
“The road will be long, but it is a sign of hope,” he warned, adding that it was “a message sent to Russia.”
He opened the European door to Moldova, indicating that it could also be a candidate for the EU.
Exclusive Interview with Emmanuel Macron: President Celebrates Europeans’ “Historical Response” to Ukraine’s EU Nomination
In the introduction to our exclusive interview, Emmanuel Macron described the rest of his Q&A trip: “It will be a picture of us making many decisions together in the presidential garden of Kiev”.
Celebrating Ukraine’s open access to the EU’s candidacy, he said, “We have accepted this movement towards Europe.” “In this room we prepared it with Chancellor Sholes and Mario Draghi,” he explained, “and this European consensus was expected from the Ukrainians.”
“I was struck by this unity of the Europeans and this desire to provide a historical answer,” he concluded.
Macron posed with the train staff who had picked him up from the queue
President Emmanuel Macron released a photo of himself in the middle of a train crew picking him up from the queue.
It was in this room that the head of state gave us an interview.
“Vladimir Putin should not believe that there is division among us”: Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon underscores the unity of the French political class in the Ukrainian file
Jean-Luc Mélenchon has made himself a spokesman for the unity of the French political class in the Ukrainian file.
“All French political leaders, without exception, are against this aggression,” he underlined, warning: “Do not believe that Vladimir Putin is wrong.”
Following his trip to Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron gives an exclusive interview to BFMTV.
The President gave an exclusive interview to BFMTV. Distribution of Caesar artillery, Ukraine’s accession to the European Union, relations with Volodymyr Zhelensky: Emmanuel Macron will take his visit to Ukraine.
Follow this interview on our antenna from 9am. The interview was conducted in the saloon of the President’s carriage on the return train from Que.
Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon calls on Ukrainian candidate for EU “no bread”
Jean-Luc Mélenchon is a guest of our correspondent Apolline de Malherbe this morning. He spoke about the immediate beginning of the process of Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.
“I agree that Ukraine is a candidate for membership, but it does not eat bread”, the rebel began for a possible admission. In the strict sense, He blunted: “The EU must become a member if it changes its methods”. Citing the work posted, he called on Ukraine to “raise its social standards”.
Hello Volodimir Zhelensky “A Historic Day”
“Today is a historic day – Ukraine has felt the support of four powerful European countries at once, especially in support of our movement towards the European Union. Italy, Romania, France and Germany are with us,” Volodymyr Zhelensky said in his speech. Thursday evening.
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The senior British military says Russia has ‘failed strategically’
Admiral Tony Radakin, commander of the British Defense Forces, has said that Russia has “already failed strategically” in the war in Ukraine and will “never control it”.
“President Putin has used 25% of his military force to reap small regional gains,” the soldier was quoted as saying by the British agency PA on Friday.
“This does not mean that Russia has won. Russia is losing,” he said.
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