August 17, 2022

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Live – War in Ukraine: Security Council meeting after Russian bombing of shopping center

France sending armored carriers to Ukraine

In an interview published on Monday evening, Armed Forces Minister Sebastien Lekorn announced that France would send “substantial” armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. “Troops need armored vehicles to move quickly in areas under enemy fire,” he said in an interview Parisian-today Distributed in France and on the daily website.

He therefore added that Paris “will, to a considerable extent, provide transport vehicles such as armed VABs (armored forward vehicles)”.

Sebastien Leghorn also confirms that in addition to the twelve already stationed against the Russians, the first six additional Caesar rifles of French artillery were sent to Ukraine. However, he did not give any details on the planned date for sending this additional reinforcement, which was announced during his visit to Kiev on June 16 by President Emmanuel Macron.

According to Zhelensky, “Ukrainian sovereignty” extends over the entire territory

In a message broadcast on Tuesday on the eve of Ukraine’s Constitution Day, Volodymyr Zelensky promised that “Ukrainian sovereignty is expanding across the territory.”

“We defend Ukraine, which is a sovereign, independent, democratic, social and legal state,” he said.
“God is on our side. He says that protecting your home from evil is not a sin, and not protecting it is a sin.”

“Our territory within the existing boundaries is integrated and inviolable,” he said.

Michelin will sell its operations in Russia “by the end of 2022”

Michelin on Tuesday announced sales of its operations in Russia “by the end of 2022”, accounting for 2% of the group’s sales, while noting that the move will have no impact on its financial objectives.

“After suspending its industrial operations in Russia on March 15, Michelin today indicates the technical impossibility of restarting,” the tire manufacturer said in a statement. Michelin employs about 1,000 people in Russia, including 750 at the Davidovo plant near Moscow.

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Russian debt: Moody’s says deferred payments will be default

Moody’s estimates that interest payments on foreclosed Russian loans will be default, according to a press release issued on its site Monday through Tuesday.

“On June 27, Russian creditors did not receive a coupon payment on two eurobonds worth $ 100 million at the end of the 30-calendar-day offer period, which we consider a default event by our definition,” the rating agency explained. Russia has no right to be evaluated due to international sanctions.

First visit to Vladimir Putin since February 24

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit abroad for the first time since the conflict began on February 24.

This Tuesday, the Kremlin strongman will fly to Tajikistan, a former member of the Soviet Union, where he will meet with President Emomali Rahman, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has confirmed.

Zhelensky’s military adviser condemns “terrorist policy.”

Oleksii Arestovytch, a military adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, who was summoned to the BFMTV antenna on Tuesday morning, condemned the “terrorist policy” brought by Russia the day after the bombing of a shopping center that killed at least 18 people.

“The Russians used the X22 missile with a target of 600 meters. It was not a very precise missile. They aimed at the city center. There were no military targets around. Said.

According to him, the number of bombings is “far from certain” and the Russian aim is now “to hit as many people as possible.”

“They have been trying to intimidate us since the first day of the war, but we are not afraid, we are not trembling, we are more motivated than ever, and we are trying to fight our way,” he insists.

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Blast on shopping center: The number may increase during the day

Rescue workers are still on duty after a Russian bomb blast near the northern city of Kremenchuk killed at least 18 people. According to a BFMTV reporter at the scene, the number could increase in the coming hours and local authorities are not confident of finding survivors.

There, the decay is total. The building turned into a pile of ashes and crumbling sheets. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

At least 18 people have been killed in a Russian strike on a shopping mall

A Russian bomb blast near the northern city of Ukraine has killed at least 18 people, according to local officials on Tuesday.

On Tuesday morning, Dmitry Lunin, executive chairman of the Poltava Regional Administration, said of the bombing in the 330 km southeast of Kremensuk, “18 people have died … My deepest condolences to the families and loved ones. The rescuers continue to work.” Qin, and 200 km from the front.

At night, an earlier report from the emergency services said 16 people had died and 59 had been injured, 25 of whom had been admitted to hospital.

Putin guarantees Bolsanaro the supply of fertilizer for Brazilian agriculture

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned his Brazilian rival, Jair Bolzano, to assure him that Russia was “committed” to the “uninterrupted supply” of fertilizer needed for a powerful Brazilian agro-food industry.

Speaking at an event in Brasilia on Monday, Bolzano said the two leaders discussed “food security” and “energy insecurity” without elaborating.

The Kremlin pointed out in a press release his role, during the telephone conversation Putin underlined that “Russia is committed to fulfilling its obligations to ensure uninterrupted supply of fertilizer to Brazilian farmers.”

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UN Security Council meeting at 8pm after Russian attacks in recent days

Ukraine has called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the recent Russian bombings against civilian targets in Ukraine. This is what Agence France-Presse (AFP) learned from the Albanian president of the UN High Commission, which will take place this Tuesday at 8 p.m.

A Russian airstrike on a shopping center has killed at least 16 people and injured 59 others

Emmanuel Macron spoke Monday “Complete Horror”. The death toll from Monday’s Russian missile attack on a shopping center in Kremensuk, Ukraine, has risen to 16 and 59 people have been injured, the head of the Ukrainian Emergency Services said.

“Currently, we know that 16 people have died and 59 have been injured, 25 of whom have been admitted to the hospital.

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