[EN DIRECT] 80th day of war in Ukraine: here are all the latest developments

Particularly intense fighting is raging in the Donbass region, on which Moscow is concentrating without significant progress, while “very difficult” negotiations are taking place over the fate of the last defenders of the strategic port city of Mariupol.

Here are the latest developments, minute by minute

7:28 p.m. | Ukraine wins Eurovision: “Our music conquers Europe”, says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed his country’s Eurovision victory on Saturday by linking it to the Russian invasion, with this sentence written on his Facebook page: “Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers the world. ‘Europe”.

7:05 p.m. | Ukraine wins the Eurovision Song Contest

5:55 p.m. | Ukraine: an influx of weapons which raises fears of smuggling

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A few days before the signing of a US aid program for Ukraine to accelerate the flow of weapons to the country at war, the question of Washington’s ability to keep track of them to avoid smuggling arises. .

4:12 p.m. | Zelensky meets with the leader of the US Republican senators

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed a delegation of US parliamentarians to Kyiv led by Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican minority in the US Senate, according to a statement released Saturday by the Ukrainian presidency.

2:55 p.m. | NATO: Finland informs Putin of its membership project, a “mistake” for Moscow

Trying to “avoid tensions”, the Finnish president informed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday of his country’s imminent candidacy for NATO, a historic shift described as “error” by the master of the Kremlin.

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12:00 | Relatives of Azovstal fighters appeal to Chinese president for help

Relatives of Ukrainian fighters trapped in the Azovstal steelworks, the last pocket of resistance to Russian forces in the strategic port of Mariupol, appealed for help to Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, asking him to help their evacuation.

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9:48 | Kyiv renames Soviet monument ‘Ukrainian People’s Ark of Freedom’

The Ark of Friendship between Peoples, an iconic Soviet monument in downtown Kyiv, became the Ark of Freedom of the Ukrainian People on Saturday, following a decision by the city council.

9:02 am | At Eurovision, Ukraine hopes for victory… by singing

Victory by singing? Nothing is certain but the Ukrainians, favorites of the competition, should benefit from a large vote of solidarity during the Eurovision final on Saturday evening, in Turin.

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8:12 am | For Putin, the end of Finnish military neutrality would be a “mistake”

The end of Finland’s military neutrality would be a “mistake”, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday during a telephone interview with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinistö, according to a statement from the Kremlin.

“Vladimir Putin stressed that ending the traditional policy of military neutrality would be a mistake, since there is no threat to Finland’s security,” the statement said.

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7:35 am | NATO: President of Finland called Putin on membership project

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Saturday about the Nordic country’s imminent candidacy for NATO, denounced by Moscow, Helsinki announced.

“The conversation was direct and direct and passed without annoyance. Avoiding tensions was considered important,” the Finnish head of state said in a statement from the presidency.

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OPINION | Turkey’s dangerous game

“But what game is Turkey playing? Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday that he did not see Finland and Sweden joining NATO in a positive light. According to him, bringing these two countries into NATO would amount to repeating a mistake, that of Greece’s entry into the organization.

– The chronicle of Loïc Tassé

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6:16 am | G7 urges China ‘not to undermine’ sanctions, wants to target vital Russian sectors

The G7 foreign ministers promised on Saturday to “extend the economic sanctions” aimed at Moscow, for its invasion of Ukraine, to “sectors on which Russia is particularly dependent” while urging China “not to undermine ” these measures.

6:11 am | The G7 will “never recognize the borders” that Russia is trying to change by force

The G7 will “never recognize” the borders that Russia wants to impose by force with its war in Ukraine, the foreign ministers of the group of seven major powers said on Saturday.

5:07 | Ukraine will win the war ‘before the end of the year’

The war in Ukraine will experience a “turning point” in August and Russia will be defeated “before the end of the year”, predicted the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, assuring that Kiv will succeed in reconquering all of its territory.

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4:31 | Russia has stopped electricity deliveries to Finland

Electricity exports from Russia to Finland ceased overnight from Friday to Saturday, after an announcement to that effect by a Russian supplier, an official from the Finnish electricity grid operator told AFP.


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