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  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Tuesday evening for Ukrainians to alertness, despite “positive signs” what, in his view, represent the talks held in Istanbul, Turkey. “The enemy is still in our territory. The bombardment of our cities continues. Mariupol is besieged “, enumerated Mr. Zelensky. Wednesday, Russia has also dashed hopes of decisive progress and asserted that the talks had yielded nothing ” very promising “.
  • During these talks held on Tuesday between Russians and Ukrainians, Ukraine said it was ready to adopt a neutral statusin exchange for guarantees on its security – a proposal apparently welcomed by Moscow, which announced “drastically reduce” its military activity on kyiv.
  • Washington signaled its skepticism on Tuesday as for the Russian announcements. “We will see if they keep their word”said US President Joe Biden, before calling for continued pressure on Russia through sanctions.
  • In an interview at World, Jens Stoltenberg, the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), speaks about the risks that the war in Ukraine poses to the Atlantic Alliance and announces that France will command the troops in Romania. He also mentions the fear of Russia’s use of chemical weapons, which “would have massive consequences”.
  • At least twelve people died, and 33 others were injured, in a Russian strike on the building of the regional administration of Mykolaiv (south), a city that was experiencing a respite from the bombardments in recent days, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced on Tuesday afternoon.
  • The Ukrainian authorities are concerned about the still dramatic situation in the besieged port of Mariupol. According to an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Tetiana Lomakina, “there could be around ten thousand dead” in the city.

Read all our articles, analyzes and reports on the war in Ukraine:

Decryptions. In negotiations as on the ground, kyiv is trying to regain control

Factual. After “substantial” talks in Istanbul, Moscow promises to “radically reduce” its offensive towards kyiv

Testimonials. The diary of two sisters separated by the war in Ukraine: “We want to fall into a deep sleep and wake up when Ukraine has won the war”

Factual. On social networks, these accounts in French which relay the propaganda of the Kremlin

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