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end of curfew expected in kyiv, no major advance by the Russian army

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  • At 28and day of the attack on Ukraine, Russian forces control neither the capital, kyiv, nor the major strategic port city of Mariupol, in the south, but continue to carry out intense bombardments on several cities. The Pentagon estimated on Tuesday that the Russian army was suffering from coordination and supply problems, and that the Ukrainians, despite the bombardments and airstrikes, were in places “on the offensive”especially in the South.
  • The Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, must lift, at 7 a.m. local (6 a.m. in Paris) Wednesday morning, the curfew decreed since Monday evening by the city authorities.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video released on Tuesday evening that 100,000 people live in the besieged city of Mariupol in inhumane conditions, without food, water or medicine. The Ukrainian president denounced the difficulty of setting up humanitarian corridors to leave the city, due to bombardments or direct attacks. He said emergency service workers and bus drivers from a convoy were taken prisoner on Tuesday.
  • Mr Zelensky will speak for fifteen minutes, Wednesday at 3 p.m. by video, in front of French parliamentarians. He said on Tuesday evening that peace talks with Russia to end the war were “difficult” and “sometimes conflicting”but added “step by step, we are moving forward”.
  • Moscow will use nuclear weapon in Ukraine in case of “existential threat” against Russia, Dmitry Peskov said on CNN International on Tuesday. The journalist from the American channel asked the Kremlin spokesperson to say if he was “confident” Where “convinced” that Russian President Vladimir Putin, to whom he is very close, would not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
  • More than 3.5 million people fled Ukraine and the fighting sparked by the invasion of the country, according to the United Nations tally released on Tuesday. Among these, nearly 200,000 refugees have been evacuated from Poland by train to other host countries, the company PLK, which manages the Polish rail network, announced on Tuesday. In France, Jean Castex promised “at least 100,000 accommodation places” for Ukrainian refugees.

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