“We expect from France your leadership, your strength to end this war”, the call for help from President Zelensky before Parliament

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The context

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  • On the twenty-eighth day of the attack on Ukraine, Russian forces control neither the capital, kyiv, nor the strategic port city of Mariupol, in the South, but continue 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.
  • A Kiev must be lifted, at 7 a.m. local (6 a.m. in Paris) on Wednesday morning, the curfew decreed since Monday evening by the city authorities.
  • Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video released Tuesday evening that 100,000 people live in Marioupol besieged 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.
  • M. 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, Dmitri 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 the Russian president, to whom he is very close, would not use nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
  • More than 3.5 million people fled Ukraine since the start of the war, according to the United Nations tally published on Tuesday. Nearly 200,000 refugees have been evacuated by train from Poland to other 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 refugees.

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