[EN DIRECT] 73rd war day in Ukraine: follow the latest developments

The evacuations of civilians were to continue on Saturday in Mariupol, as well as the Russian offensive that will see no end ahead of the celebrations in Moscow of the victory over Nazi Germany on May 9. These are the latest developments:

Here are the latest developments, minute by minute

4.12 pm | Kiev asks Doctors Without Borders on a mission to Azovstal. to organise

Ukraine on Saturday asked Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to organize a mission to evacuate and treat the soldiers entrenched in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, in a press release issued hours after announcing the evacuation of civilians. was released.

13.25 | Putin doesn’t think he can afford to lose in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he cannot afford to lose in Ukraine and is determined to continue the war, CIA Director Bill Burns said on Saturday.

12:55 | China is closely following the war in Ukraine in its plans for Taiwan

12:45 | No concrete evidence that Russia intends to use tactical nuclear weapons

The CIA, the top US intelligence agency, sees no indication that Russia is preparing to use tactical nuclear weapons in the conflict in Ukraine, Director Bill Burns said on Saturday.

12:35 | Kiev confirms that all women, the elderly and children have evacuated the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

All civilian women, children and the elderly have been evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant, the latest resistance by Ukrainian troops against the Russian army in the destroyed city of Mariupol, Kiev announced on Saturday.

11:30 am | Incendiary object found in building of Russian news agency in Berlin

An incendiary object has been found for an unknown reason in a Berlin building that houses a Russian news agency, the Berlin police reported on Saturday.

11:00 am | In Ukraine, frontline pensions are handed out to retirees

Postman Iryna Fedyania’s thunderous laughter drowns out the sound of mortars from the front line between Ukrainian and Russian troops, near where she is delivering pensions to pensioners who sit anxiously around her van.

10:32 am | Jill Biden Supports Ukrainian Refugees

United States First Lady Jill Biden met on Saturday in Bucharest on a visit to Europe to show her support for Ukraine and the countries that help her with families of refugees fleeing the Russian invasion.

09:10 | Ukraine claims to have destroyed another Russian warship

Ukraine on Saturday claimed it destroyed a Russian landing ship near tiny Snake Island in the Black Sea, which has become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance to the Russian invasion launched in late February.

8:30 am | “Stupid” Human Rights Violations in Ukraine

Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic on Saturday denounced “staggering” violations of human rights and international humanitarian law by the Russian military in Ukraine, at the end of a four-day visit to Kiev and its region.

6:15 am | Moldova: New Explosions in Transnistria

Authorities in the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria, in Moldova, said on Saturday that four explosions had taken place Friday night near a former airport in a village bordering Ukraine, without causing any deaths.

6:08 am | Ukraine: Continuation of evacuations in Mariupol, intensification of the Russian offensive

The evacuations of civilians were to continue in Mariupol on Saturday, as was the Russian offensive that has not paused, ahead of Moscow’s celebration of the victory over Nazi Germany on May 9.

“We will continue (Saturday) our evacuation operation” in Azovstal, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Telegram Friday evening, specifying that the evacuation of the city of Mariupol is also scheduled for the end of the day.

3h30 | Russia: final rehearsal for the May 9 parade, Ukraine in mind

Russia will conduct final rehearsals on Saturday for the traditional May 9 military parade in Moscow to celebrate its victory over Nazi Germany, which will provide the opportunity for a show of force amid the struggling Ukraine campaign.

00:00 | A bid of $5.2 billion for the Chelsea acquisition

Chelsea boss, Russian Roman Abramovich, put the club up for sale in March, days before it became the target of British sanctions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

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