Emmanuel Macron tells Vladimir Putin of his “extreme concerns” about Mariupol

Situation on the map


Live host by Pierre Bouvier and Marie Slavicek

  • After three weeks of Moscow’s offensive and advances on several fronts, the line has stabilized, and all eyes are on Friday, March 18, towards Mariupol, a strategic city in Ukraine under siege by Russian troops, and Lviv.
  • Russian “missile” destroys an aircraft repair factory in the district Lviv . Airport, in western Ukraine, near the Polish border, according to city hall. There will be no victims. Already on Sunday, the Russian army had bombed a Ukrainian military base in this region.
  • The Russian military and its separatist allies are now at war in mariupol city centera strategic Ukrainian port under siege in the southeast of the country, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Friday.
  • Shooting continues in Kyiv and Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, where at least 500 people have died since the start of the war. But the capital slowly came back to life on Thursday after the lifting of the curfew imposed since Tuesday night. At least half of its 3.5 million population has been emptied. More than 3 million Ukrainians have taken the road to exile, mostly to Poland, sometimes only one stage in their exodus.
  • American President, Joe Biden, and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have completed an hour and 50 minute interview Friday. The United States said on Thursday that China would face retaliation if it had to “supports Russian aggression”. Russia gave up late on Thursday to hold a vote in the Security Council on the resolution, due to a lack of support from its closest ally.
  • Russian President, Vladimir Putin, got to meet his French counterpartEmmanuel Macron, this Friday around 5pm (Paris time).
  • Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to the West on Thursday to help “stop this war”, when a Russian attack killed at least twenty-seven people in the east of the country. For him, “a nation is being destroyed in Europe”he added, greeted by Bundestag deputies, in Berlin.

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