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War in Ukraine: Kyiv demands to be “reserved” a place in the European Union, strikes continue

On the 77th day of the conflict in Ukraine, hostilities continue, and Russia is strengthening its position in the East. Ukraine will hold its first war criminals trial against a Russian soldier. Mariupol is calling Elon Musk for help. The UN Security Council should meet during the day. Here’s what we know about the evolution of the conflict this Thursday.

The most important

  • Fighting continues, Russia strengthens positions in Donbas
  • The city of Mariupol appeals to Elon Musk for help
  • Ukraine to host first war crimes trial
  • The UN Security Council is meeting this Thursday afternoon

The situation at the front

Fighting continues, Russian strike leaves 3 dead and 12 wounded

A Russian airstrike on the city of Novgorod-Seversky in northeastern Ukraine overnight Wednesday to Thursday left at least three people dead and twelve injured, emergency services told AFP on Thursday.

Ukrainian authorities have indicated that Russian troops have “ruthlessly” hit the Nikolaev area, the last castle before Odessa. The Russians also continue their operations in the east, in particular towards Slobozhansky and Donetsk, but not towards Kharkov, the second city in the country, near which the city of Pitomnik was “liberated” by Ukrainian fighters.

The situation at the front on Wednesday evening. © Vizaktu
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Mariupol appeals to Elon Musk for help

In Mariupol, resistance fighters still hiding at the Azovstal steel plant came under constant fire. The plant represents the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in a strategic port city. The commander of the Mariupol 36th Marine Brigade, Sergei Volyn, turned directly to the American billionaire Elon Musk: “They say you came from another planet to teach people to believe in the impossible. It’s almost impossible to survive where I live.” “Help us leave Azovstal for a third country. If not you, then who else? Guide me,” the commander continued.

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On the way to the first Ukrainian court for war crimes

Ukraine will hold the first war crimes trial in this conflict against a 21-year-old soldier accused of killing an unarmed civilian in late February. Vadim Shishimarin is accused of firing a Kalashnikov into the window of the car he was driving in to kill a 62-year-old unarmed civilian, the prosecutor explained. Detained, he faces a life sentence if found guilty of war crimes and murder. The date of the trial is not specified.

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Diplomatic situation and international reaction

Special session of the Human Rights Council

An extraordinary session of the Human Rights Council, convened at the request of Kyiv, is scheduled for Thursday in Geneva. The Council should consider the “deteriorating human rights situation in Ukraine.” Russia, which became a mere observer after leaving the organization in April, decided not to participate.

UN Security Council meeting

The UN Security Council is also due to meet on Thursday at the request of France and Mexico to study the situation in Ukraine. UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for contacts with Russia to save lives in Ukraine and prepare for peace.

Ukraine asks to “reserve” a place for it in the European Union

On Thursday, the head of Ukrainian diplomacy asked that a seat in the European Union be “reserved” for his country, even if accession talks must drag on.

Finnish membership in NATO

The President and Prime Minister of Finland have said they are in favor of their country’s accession to NATO “without delay”. They will announce the country’s decision on Sunday. “Membership in NATO will strengthen the security of Finland,” said two members of the executive branch. The executive’s official stance marks the swaying of the Finnish line, which shares a 1,300-kilometer border with Russia and a painful past with its powerful neighbor. Finland, with a population of 5.5 million, is now very supportive of this membership: 76% of the population is in favor of membership, i.e. three times more than the pre-war level in Ukraine.

Siemens leaves Russia

The German industrial group Siemens will leave the Russian market because of the war. This decision to leave Russia represents a loss of 600 million euros for the group’s operations in the second quarter.

Humanitarian situation and solidarity with Ukrainians

The French are generous with the Ukrainians

The French are generous and supportive of refugees, according to the Apprentis d’Auteuil barometer, “Solidarity in the Trial of Crises”, prepared by the Ipsos Institute and published this Thursday, reports franceinfo.

Nearly half of the population said they have made or plan to make a donation to help Ukrainian refugees or victims of the conflict in 2022. 17% of the French have already made a donation, and 29% plan to do so. In particular, three-quarters of wealthy French people have made or plan to donate: 46% have already helped Ukrainians, and 27% plan to donate in 2022.

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