​Volodymyr Zelensky urges Emmanuel Macron to evacuate civilians from Mariupol; resumption of talks between Russia and Ukraine

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  • Evacuation of civilians in Mariupol, of which more than 160,000 are trapped in the city of martyrs, according to the latest estimates, turned out to be a test of strength between Russia, Ukraine and the West. The Russian Defense Ministry announced the establishment of a local ceasefire, starting at 10 a.m. Friday, to allow the opening of a humanitarian corridor to Zaporizhia. But Westerners think Moscow’s commitment is not enough. Kyiv, for its part, announced the dispatch of forty-five buses to evacuate civilians from the besieged port.
  • Refocusing the Russian war effort on the Donbass, in eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops will face tough Ukrainian soldiers, demonstrates “protracted” conflict, which could last for months, warned the Pentagon on Thursday. Joe Biden, who also calls himself “skeptical” regarding the partial withdrawal announced by Russia, considers that the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, “seems to be isolated”after “dismissed or placed under house arrest some of his advisers”.
  • In the video of his evening speech to the nation, Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Friday that they had fired two generalsaccused “betrayal”. He also said that after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the north and center of the country, the situation is tense in the south and east, where Russian troops are preparing a new strong offensive.
  • Russia has abandoned Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which they had occupied since the start of the war, taking with them members of the Ukrainian national guard, were brought in “hostage” , according to Kiev. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, is today in Kaliningrad, Russia, to discuss nuclear safety in Ukraine with senior Russian officials.
  • From 1is April, buyers Russian state gas “Friendly” must have an account in rubles, otherwise Russia will not send it, Mr. Putin announced on Thursday. Germany and France “prepare” to a potential halt to Russian gas imports, Europeans refused to pay in rubles demanded by Moscow, the French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire reacted. European countries will continue to pay for Russian gas in euros and dollars, as is “written in the contract”convinced the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz.
  • oil producer The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) announced, unsurprisingly, the further opening of their black gold floodgates, ignoring calls to ease pressure on prices stressed by the war. The president of the United States, facing record inflation that undermined his popularity, ordered the withdrawal of 1 million barrels per day from strategic oil reserves for six months.

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