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Things to remember from Tuesday, June 14th

Russian forces continue to advance in eastern Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday (June 14) that the war on the main city of Siverodonets could be stopped by setting up a humanitarian route. Francinefo looks back on the highlights of the day.

Moscow proposes a humanitarian corridor for civilians in Chivrodonetsk

Russia has offered to set up a humanitarian evacuation route on June 15 to evacuate civilians from the factory in Siverodonetsk. The Russian Defense Ministry has promised that it will be open from 7 am (Paris time) to 7 pm (Paris time). “Safe evacuation of all civilians without exception“The Russian government has called on the Ukrainians to raise the white flag, accept the plan and suspend it. “Absurd protest”It is now concentrated in the iconic Azot chemical plant in this industrial city in eastern Ukraine.

According to Oleksandr Stryukh, head of the Sivrodonetsk administration “540 to 560 people” The factory took refuge in the underground passages, reminiscent of the condition of the Azovstell Steelworks in Mariupol.

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According to the NGO Norwegian Refugee Council, there are about 500 civilian refugees in the Azot factory “Almost completely disconnected from all materials”. However, Ukrainian authorities at this point refuse to surround their forces. “The city is not isolated, although it is very complex, there are ways to communicate”Insisted Alexander StrokeAdding that to the Ukrainian forces “Wait”.

Ukraine receives “about 10% of its weapons” from the West

“We got about 10% of the weapons we needed.”Deputy Minister of Defense Anna Maliar told Ukrainian television. “No matter how hard Ukraine tries, no matter how professional our military is, this war cannot be won without the help of Western partners.”She pleaded.

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According to her, “Clear deadline [de livraisons] Needs to be fixed “, “Because every day is a day against the lives of Ukrainian soldiers, our people who are late.”She argued. “We can’t wait too long because the situation is so difficult.”He continued that the Russians, especially in the Donbass, had been advancing little by little for several weeks to the point of practically taking complete control of the Lukansk region.

Earlier in the day, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky called for the repatriation of Westerners. “Fast (…) more weapons and military equipment” Car “Ten, a hundred times more for the Russians”. According to him, the Ukrainian army “Not long enough weapons” And “Armored Vehicles”He described this during a video conference with Danish journalists. “The speed of recapture of occupied territories really depends on aid and weapons.” Sent by Westerners, hammered by Volodymyr Zhelensky. “If we are given more weapons, we can move forward.”He began.

UN urges Russia not to adopt Ukrainian children

A UN official has said no child from Ukraine should be adopted in Russia. “We always insist on not adopting any child during a conflict.” Because the UN “Children return to their families”Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia, told a news conference.

“Any decision to move a child should be based on their best interests and any movement should be voluntary”With the agreement of the family, he added a manager who would stay in Ukraine and return. “We reaffirm, in particular, the Russian Federation that adoption should not take place during or immediately after an emergency.” Humanity, because children are separated from the family “Can’t Be Orphaned”She insisted.

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About children “We are working closely with mediators and networks to see how those sent to Russia are better documented in these cases. “Afshan Khan added, unable to give figures.

Emmanuel Macron supports troops in Romania at the gates of Ukraine

The President praised “Engagement” Of the 500 French soldiers stationed in Romania “Protect” Eastern European countries are threatened by war in Ukraine. “France is proud to be at the forefront”Mihail Kogalniceanu said the French president was addressing about 200 soldiers who had gathered at the NATO base.

Simulation “European unity and security”, A few days after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, these troops were stationed there in an emergency at the end of February. Dedication “Basic”The head of state insisted “Prevent instability and aggression against Europe”.