DIRECT.  War in Ukraine: Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz and Mario Draghi will capitulate "on gue…

DIRECT. War in Ukraine: Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz and Mario Draghi will capitulate "on gue…

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9:38 am: Good morning @Is aIndeed, as Emmanuel Macron got off the train in Kyiv, he was greeted by a woman, it is Iryna Verechchuk, Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister.

9:37 am: Hello Franceinfo. Who greeted Emmanuel Macron at the Kyiv train station? A woman, who is she?

9:25 a.m .: “We not only want to show our solidarity, we also want to ensure that the help we organize: financial, human, but also in terms of weapons, continues.”

Olaf Scholz, who arrived in Kyiv on Thursday with his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi and French President Emmanuel Macron, promised in an interview with the daily Bild that he would fight for Ukraine’s independence “as long as it lasts”.

09:11: Here’s the point in the news.

• Emmanuel Macron, Olaf Scholz and Mario Draghi have arrived in Kyiv. The French President is present to deliver a “message of unity” and “of support”. Follow our life.

• Météo France has put 23 departments, mainly in the west of the country, on alert for the heatwave. Follow our life. Franceinfo also warns you about the health risks of heat.

• Ten days after the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon, a suspect admitted burying their bodies and “human remains” were found at the search site.

• Three days before the second round, political parties follow a series of field trips. Follow our life.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announces in its annual report that at the end of 2021, 89.3 million people had to flee their region or country due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.

9:04 am: Here are Emmanuel Macron’s first words upon his arrival in Kyiv.

8:57 a.m.: “It’s obviously a message of support.”

“We are in the French EU Presidency a week before a European summit, just over a hundred days after the start of this dramatic war, also to do so in a coordinated manner with the great European leaders, the German Chancellor. Prime Minister of Italy to discuss equipment and support needs,” Clément Beaune told franceinfo about Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Kyiv with Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

8.41 a.m .: Olaf Scholz got out first, followed by Emmanuel Macron, who gave some details about this visit: “We will find President Zelenskyy, go where crimes were committed and conduct the planned interviews.” Important time. [C’est un ] Message of support for Ukrainian men and women to speak about the present and future.”

08:37: The train with the European heads of state and government Mario Draghi, Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Kyiv.

8:31 a.m .: According to the governor of the Luhansk region, Serguiï Gaidaï, around 10,000 civilians are still in the city of Sievierodonetsk, a key city in the Donbass that the Russians have been trying to conquer for weeks. This city had a population of 100,000 before the invasion began.

8:25 a.m.: Ukrainians “need extremely strong speeches, symbols, signs of support,” stressed Cyrille Bret, geopolitician, researcher at Jacques Delors Institute and teacher at Science-Po, while Emmanuel Macron is on his way to Kyiv, opposite franceinfo. accompanied by Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, where they meet Volodymyr Zelenskyy. This visit must “remind the attitude of France for ten years, that is, the unconditional support of Ukrainian sovereignty,” he explains.

8.37 a.m .: We know a little more about this trip and the conditions for the departure of European leaders: Olaf Scholz, Mario Draghi and Emmanuel Macron boarded a train chartered by the Ukrainians. They met in the lounge area of ​​the French leader’s car shortly after the train departed to delay their talks with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, an AFP journalist on the train said.

08:10: Here are some photos of the three European leaders on the train taking them to Kyiv, transmitted by AFP.

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(LUDOVIC MARIN / SWIMMING POOL / AFP)

08:04: “The selection of these momentary questions.”

As a guest of franceinfo, Alexis Corbière reacted to the announcement of Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Kyiv. “Of course, anything that could contribute to the support of the Ukrainian people is useful,” he admits. “Now it’s a journey that comes 48 hours or three days before a crucial election,” he adds. MP Nupes wonders “whether it is the Ukrainian people that Mr. Macron wants to help, or his own team and party that are currently in trouble”.

8:01 a.m .: Emmanuel Macron traveled to Kyiv on February 8, a few weeks before the declared conflict began on February 24. The aim of this visit is of course the long-awaited handshake with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. It is also said to be about Ukraine’s application for membership of the European Union and new arms shipments, reports a France Inter journalist who was on board the train that took the three leaders to Kyiv.

07h51: 🔴 Ukraine: This photo of 3 European leaders will go down in history. Italian Draghi, French Macron and German Scholz on the train that took them from Poland to Kyiv last night, where they are expected early this morning. @LaRepubblica_it https://t.co/bdAda9rvRA https://t.co/RkPqVfJMNB
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7.52 a.m .: The President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron is with his German and Italian counterparts on board a train bound for Kyiv, as confirmed by this photo from the Italian media La Repubblica. This train left the Polish border at midnight local time on Wednesday night. This is the first time the head of state has visited Ukraine since the conflict began. Follow our life.

07:43: Emmanuel Macron is on his way to Kyiv, accompanied by Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

07h22: We open this live with the bullet in the news.

• US President Joe Biden announced a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine totaling $1 billion. German and Italian media claim that European leaders, including Emmanuel Macron, are expected in Ukraine today. The Elysée has not yet confirmed.

• Météo France has put 23 departments, mainly in the west of the country, on alert for the heatwave. It’s an exceptionally early record heatwave hitting France.

• Ten days after the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon, a suspect admitted burying their bodies and “human remains” were found at the search site.

• The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, was a guest at France 2’s “20 Heures” on Wednesday evening. According to her, the alliance led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon is “ambiguous towards secularism” and “with Russia”.

A major step in the US to vaccinate infants and young children against Covid-19. Experts, members of an advisory board, made a positive recommendation for the approval of vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer from the age of 6 months.

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