DIRECT.  War in Ukraine: Russia will acquire a new hypersonic missile "in the following months"

DIRECT. War in Ukraine: Russia will acquire a new hypersonic missile "in the following months"

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14 o’clock: It’s 2 p.m., here are the most important titles:

• It’s time for the final stage of the women’s Tour de France. On the programme: 123.3 km and a final on the Superboard Belles Filles. Follow it here with franceinfo sport.

• The President of Ukraine announced a forced operation to evacuate civilians from the Donetsk region before the autumn. “It’s a bit as if the Ukrainian government took note that Donbass was going to become a gigantic battlefield,” said Cyrille Bret, a geopolitics specialist and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris.

• Tomorrow is the August 1st. And it will bring some changes. Increase in the minimum wage, end of the health emergency, increase in the rate of brochure A… We talk about them in this article.

• You have returned to Earth. A week after a Chinese missile was launched last night, debris from the device fell into the sea far from any habitation. The impact occurred in the Sulu Sea, about 57 kilometers off the island of Palawan in the Philippines.

1:34 p.m.: The President of Ukraine has announced a forced operation to evacuate civilians from the Donetsk region before the fall. “The first goal of this statement is to minimize civilian casualties on the Ukrainian side, and the second, in the middle of summer and what can sometimes be a freeze in public opinion, to signal that Ukrainian civilians continue to suffer directly in Ukraine and especially in the Don Basin,” explains Cyrille Bret.

1:30 p.m.: “It’s a bit as if the Ukrainian government has taken note that the Donbass is becoming a gigantic battlefield.”

For Cyrille Bret, a geopolitics specialist and teacher at Sciences Po Paris, the evacuation of civilians in Donbass must be seen as Kiev’s desire to intensify its military actions in order to regain control of the region. He provided his analysis to franceinfo.

12:05 p.m.: It’s noon, here’s a new reminder of the main titles:

• The fire near the town of Calce, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, 15 kilometers north-west of Perpignan, is “stabilized”, assures Colonel Eric Belgioino, chief of the department’s fire department, on France Bleu Roussillon.

• Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy last night announced a forced operation to evacuate civilians from the Donetsk region before the autumn. Six people were injured in a drone attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol. Moscow accuses Kyiv, which Ukrainians deny.

• The day marks the final and epic stage of the women’s Tour de France. The peloton rides between Lure and the Super Planche des Belles Filles. This 123.3-kilometer meeting will be the last opportunity to disrupt the standings. Discover the profile of this last stage with franceinfo sport.

• You have returned to Earth. A week after a Chinese missile was launched last night, debris from the device fell into the sea far from any habitation. The impact occurred in the Sulu Sea, about 57 kilometers off the island of Palawan in the Philippines.

11:03 a.m .: Ukraine denies having attacked the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimea with a drone, in which six people were injured, according to Moscow. The spokesman for the Odessa regional administration sees these allegations as “deliberate provocation”. “The liberation of occupied Ukrainian Crimea will be done in a different, much more efficient way,” he warns.

10:38 am: The Russian President praised the Russian hypersonic missiles in his speech, but did not mention the war in Ukraine, which is presented in Russia as a “special military operation”.

11:02 a.m.: In Saint Petersburg, there are big celebrations taking place across Russia to mark this holiday, including a naval parade. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the event.

DIRECT War in Ukraine Russia will acquire a new hypersonic

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10:27 am: All Russian Fleet Day celebrations “have been canceled for security reasons,” the Sevastopol governor announced, urging the city’s residents not to leave their homes “if possible.”

10:24 a.m .: Five were injured in a drone attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, said the governor of the city on the annexed Crimean peninsula. “This morning Ukrainian nationalists decided to spoil for us the Russian Fleet Day,” celebrated in Russia on Sunday, he wrote on Telegram.

10:48 am: Let’s start with a first reminder of the main titles:

• The fire near the town of Calce, in the Pyrénées-Orientales, 15 kilometers north-west of Perpignan, is “stabilized”, assures Colonel Eric Belgioino, chief of the department’s fire department, on France Bleu Roussillon.

• You have returned to Earth. A week after a Chinese missile was launched last night, debris from the device fell into the sea far from any habitation. The impact occurred in the Sulu Sea, about 57 kilometers off the island of Palawan in the Philippines.

• President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announces forced operation to evacuate civilians from Donetsk region before autumn.

• Annemiek van Vleuten beats the women’s Tour de France. The Dutch rider made a solo attack on the first mountain stage yesterday to take the win and the yellow jersey.

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