- At least eight people were killed in a bombing of a Kyiv shopping center from Sunday to Monday night.
- Ukraine has rejected the Kremlin’s ultimatum demanding the surrender of the besieged city of Mariupol. “There is no doubt about talking about surrender or putting down weapons. We have already informed the Russian side of this,” said the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine.
- During a video conference speech to the Israeli parliament, the President of Ukraine also urged the Jewish state to choose a side.
- Bombardments took place in Kyiv, Mariupol and Mykolaiv (south) on Sunday, despite “virtually frozen” fronts, according to Ukrainian officials.
Russia’s oligarch Gennady Timchenko, a close companion to President Vladimir Putin, who has been subject to Western sanctions related to Ukraine, has announced that he has resigned from the board of directors of gas giant Novatek. The EU and UK assets of a 69-year-old businessman were frozen and his yacht was confiscated in Italy in early March.
Curfew in Kyiv
The Mayor of Kyiv will introduce a new curfew in the capital of Ukraine. It starts on Monday night and ends on Wednesday morning.
Alpes Maritimes, refugee crossroads
According to Alpes Maritimes Governor Bernard Gonzalez, France Blue reports that 12,162 Ukrainian refugees have traveled to France via Turby’s tolls since the beginning of the conflict. If refugees arrive in this sector, it is because of the large Ukrainian community and they will designate the governor on local radio.
Is Boris Johnson in Kyiv soon?
According to the Daily Mail, the British Prime Minister is considering visiting Kyiv. He would have asked his team if it was possible to travel to the capital of Ukraine, where he met President Volodymyr Zelensky and show his support for the people.
The Kremlin warns that a European embargo on Russia’s oil will hit “everyone.” It will “has a negative impact on the European energy markets,” asserts Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
No praise for Marine Le Pen
RN candidates guarantee at Franceinfo that they do not have “special praise” for Volodymyr Zelensky. In addition, she will not attend on Wednesday due to “long-taken obligations” during the pre-parliamentary video intervention of the President of Ukraine.
For Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission, the assault by Russian troops on the city of Mariupol is a “serious war crime.” “Indiscriminate bombing is destroying cities and killing everyone,” the head of European diplomacy regrets.
“Your gas, their blood”
Activists entered the Total Tower and covered the lobby doors with black paint. They have a “your oil, their blood” placard to blame the fact that the company continues its gas activities in Russia.
“No Ukrainians are safe”
“Ukrainian cities are inevitable. Ukrainians cannot go out safely,” guarantees BFMTV, Lviv’s deputy mayor, Sherry Chiral.
Balance sheet worsens in Kyiv
According to AFP, eight people are mourning after a night bombardment of a shopping center in the northern capital of Ukraine.
“By tightening the constraints and sanctions, we can go even further. We need to maintain or increase the pressure,” said Christoph Kastanner of RMC / BFMTV. All that has to be done is “remaining” and guarantees that the president of the LREM group will go to parliament. For him, “non-strategic French companies should leave Russia.”
Ukrainian officials are calling on residents of the town of Novoseritsya (north) to evacuate after an ammonia “leak” at a chemical plant, affecting an area of 2.5 kilometers. Residents are advised to evacuate to basements or low-rise buildings to avoid exposure.
New international discussion
Exchanges between Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Olaf Scholz and Mario Draghi are scheduled for this afternoon.
French fighter testifies
A 28-year-old Frenchman, who arrived in Kyiv a few days ago, joined Georgia’s foreign army. He testifies to AFP that he still doesn’t know where he will be sent. The man who explains that he went to Syria to fight the jihadists now wants to “help the Ukrainians keep their freedom.” He guarantees that volunteers from different countries have arrived in Ukraine, including “Italian, German, Norwegian, Spaniard” and “Indian”.
On Twitter, Ukrainian paramedics have posted a video of the rubble of a shopping center bombed overnight in Kyiv.
RTL’s Gerald Darmanin states that there are “many confiscations and legal disputes” regarding the Russian oligarchs, which own property in France.
At least 10,000 Ukrainians have entered France
According to Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, more than 10,000 Ukrainian refugees were checked upon entry into France, but “probably more” he explained about the RTL, some of them passing through. Only, especially Spain.
Personnel rotation in Chernobyl
For the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, the first personnel changes at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant began. “Ukraine has informed the IAEA that about half of its staff have been able to return home after working in a place under Russian control for almost four weeks,” said Rafael Grossi. “Ukrainian state regulators have confirmed that those who have left have already been replaced by other Ukrainian employees,” he said in a statement.
Family tries to rebuild themselves in France
Some Ukrainian families who have fled their country have been welcomed in France for the past few weeks. One of them, who arrived 15 days ago, settled in Wolstroff (Mosel), France Blue reports. If the welcome is so warm, her mother, who came with her two sons, will not forget her country and her relatives who remained behind.
Details of the bombing in Kyiv
It was a shopping center that was attacked in Kyiv last night. A very powerful strike destroyed the vehicle, but it also destroyed the fitness club and the entire southern part of the site. Rescuers are busy in the rubble this Monday morning.
Mila Kunis support
Ukrainian-born actress and her partner Ashton Kutcher have promised to support the country from the onset of the Russian invasion. They managed to raise $ 35 million and won the blessing of President Volodymyr Zelensky himself.
Kyiv aimed at tonight
The Ukrainian capital, which had been regularly targeted by Russian troops for several days, was bombed last night. At least six people were killed in this attack.
Ukraine rejects Russia’s ultimatum to surrender in Mariupol
Ukraine “will not leave the besieged city” of Mariupol, in response to Russia’s ultimatum, telling the Ukrainian media overnight from Sunday to Monday.
Biden, Poland on Friday
The White House announced on Sunday that US President Joe Biden will visit Warsaw on Friday to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Beijing denies arms supply to Russia
Beijing has not sent military aid to Moscow for the attack in Ukraine, the Chinese ambassador to the United States said on Sunday without specifying whether this position would apply in the future.
“There is false information that China is providing military aid to Russia. We refuse it,” said Qin Gang.