LIVE | The war, for 40 days

The war in Ukraine has been going on for 40 days. New Russian bombardments in the south of the country left at least eight dead and 34 injured.

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9:24 am | 90% of the besieged city of Mariupol destroyed, according to its mayor

8:02 | Situation in Ukraine: interview with journalist Tetyana Ogarkova

7:52 am | YOUR OPINION | “Everyone is outraged and no one is acting”

The planet is in shock at the images of Boutcha, in the suburbs of Kyiv, where the bodies of civilians litter the streets after the withdrawal of Russian forces. This discovery could mark a turning point in the crisis in Ukraine.

How should the international community react to these atrocities? The question, posed on the Facebook page of Quebec Matin, arouses many reactions.


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7:33 am | More than 4.2 million refugees in Ukraine

More than 4.2 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their country since the invasion ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, according to figures from the High Commissioner for Refugees.



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7:02 am | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ‘horrified’ by Boutcha images

The High Commissioner for Human Rights said she was “horrified” Monday by images of bodies in the Ukrainian town of Boutcha, discovered after the withdrawal of Russian troops, evoking possible war crimes.



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6:59 | More than 4.2 million refugees

More than 4.2 million Ukrainian refugees have fled their country since the invasion ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, according to figures from the High Commissioner for Refugees.

The High Commissioner for Refugees listed exactly 4,215,047 Ukrainian refugees on Monday. These are 38,646 more than during the previous score on Sunday.



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6:32 | Ukraine: the head of Japanese diplomacy denounces “exceptionally cruel acts of violence” near Kyiv

Japan’s foreign minister said on Monday he was “deeply shocked” by reports that “exceptionally cruel acts of violence against civilians have taken place near Kyiv.”

6:18 am | Warsaw proposes an international commission of inquiry into the “genocide” in Ukraine

The Polish Prime Minister called on Monday to create an international commission of inquiry into “the genocide” committed according to him by the Russian army in Ukrainian cities, including Boutcha.

6:06 | Boucha: Kremlin ‘categorically’ rejects all charges

Russia “categorically” denies all accusations related to the discovery of a large number of civilian bodies in Boutcha, near the Ukrainian capital kyiv, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

“We categorically reject all charges,” Peskov told reporters, assuring that Russian Defense Ministry experts had found signs of “video falsifications” and “fakes” in the images presented by the Ukrainian authorities. as evidence of a massacre of which they accuse Russia.


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6:01 am | War in Ukraine: Prague sends 250 soldiers to Slovakia for a NATO battlegroup

Two hundred and fifty Czech paratroopers left on Monday for Slovakia, a country neighboring war-torn Ukraine, to form a NATO battlegroup there, the defense ministry said in Prague.

The battle group will include up to 2,100 soldiers from Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States.

5:56 | EU ‘urgently’ discusses new sanctions against Moscow

The European Union is “urgently” discussing new sanctions against Moscow, demanded in particular by France and Germany, after the discovery of a large number of civilian bodies in the kyiv region, the High Representative of EU Josep Borrell.

The EU “condemns in the strongest terms the reported atrocities committed by Russian armed forces in several occupied Ukrainian towns, which have now been liberated,” Borrell added in a statement.



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5:49 | Greek consulate reopens in Odessa after bombings

The Greek consulate in Odessa reopened on Monday, Consul Dimitrios Dohtsis announced from this port in southwestern Ukraine, bombarded the day before by Russian forces.

Recalling that “a large Greek community of around 2,500” people lives in Odessa and its surroundings, Mr. Dohstis reported to Greek radio Skaï that “the Greek consulate had reopened”.



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5:40 am | Ukraine: Macron in favor of new sanctions against Russia

Emmanuel Macron declared himself on Monday “in favor” of the European Union deciding on new sanctions vis-à-vis Russia, citing oil and coal, after the discovery of hundreds of civilian bodies in the region. of Kyiv, particularly in Boutcha.

“What happened in Boutcha imposes a new set of sanctions and very clear measures,” the French president told France Inter. “So we will coordinate with our European partners, especially Germany” in “the coming days”, he added, referring to individual sanctions and measures on “coal and oil”.



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5:24 | Eight dead in bombings in the south

Eight people were killed and 34 injured in bombardments by Russian forces on Sunday on the towns of Ochakiv and Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office said on Monday.

“As a result of enemy shelling, seven residents of the town of Ochakiv were killed and 20 others injured. In the city of Mykolaiv, one person was killed and 14 others injured, including a child,” prosecutors said in a statement.


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5:15 am | Ukraine: the Spanish Prime Minister evokes a possible “genocide”

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez spoke on Monday of a possible “genocide” in Ukraine after the massacre of civilians uncovered in Boutcha, near Kyiv, following the withdrawal of Russian troops.

“We will do everything possible to ensure that those who perpetrated these war crimes do not go unpunished and can appear before the courts, in this specific case before the International Criminal Court, to answer for these alleged cases of crimes against humanity. , war crimes and, why not say it also, genocide”, declared Mr. Sanchez during an economic forum.


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5:13 am | Boutcha: Moscow will investigate a “provocation” against the Russian army

Russia announced on Monday that it would investigate a “provocation” aimed at “discrediting” Russian forces in Ukraine, after the discovery of a large number of dead civilians in Boutcha, near kyiv.

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