Saturday 28 January 2023
MOSCOW ACCUSES UKRAINE OF STRIKE ON HOSPITAL
Russia accuses the Ukrainian army of killing 14 people and wounding 24 by hitting a hospital in the Lugansk region of Ukraine’s separatist east.
On Saturday morning, “Ukrainian forces deliberately hit the local hospital building with Himars rocket launchers in the town of Novoaidar, Lugansk region,” the Russian army said in a statement. The strike “killed 14 patients and medical workers and injured 24”.
THREAT TO WESTERN TANKS
Invited to LCI this Friday, Russian Duma Vice-President Piotr Tolstoy warned that Western tanks “will be burned.” He said he regretted that these shipments of materials to Ukraine “prolonged the war” and promised defeat for Ukraine.
Posted today at 1:36pm
UPDATE ON THE WAR IN UKRAINE
Fierce fighting took place in eastern Ukraine to gain control of Vougledar. In France, Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to continue talking to Russia despite the war. Find the highlights of the last 24 hours.
Posted today at 7:56am
FIGHT FOR CONTROL OF VOUGLEDAR IN EASTERN UKRAINE
Fierce fighting erupted Friday for control of the town of Vougledar in eastern Ukraine. For several days, Russian forces have been intensifying their attacks with the aim of capturing key areas in eastern Ukraine.
Both sides have claimed victory, but Kyiv says the city remains contested.
HIGH RISK DELIVERIES
The West has promised to deliver dozens of tanks to Kyiv. The delivery of these heavy machines on Ukrainian soil, but also their maintenance promise to be complicated. Discover the report of our special correspondents.
MACRON SAYS HE WILL CONTINUE TO TALK WITH RUSSIA
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday assured that he would continue to “talk to Russia” despite the criticism surrounding it, but also urged China to speak out against the “imperialist war” in Ukraine.
“All our countries have a position to defend, one of respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity (…) regardless of the friendships, the alliances that we can cultivate,” he said at a reception at the Élysée to mark the Lunar New Year.
“Some in other times could accuse me of speaking to Russia and I will continue to speak to Russia,” added Emmanuel Macron. He is one of the few Western leaders to have kept in touch with Kremlin master Vladimir Putin after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
COMBAT PLANES: GERMANY SAYS NO
According to the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, the German defense minister has ruled out Germany sending fighter jets to Ukraine. “That’s out of the question,” he reportedly said.
Hello and welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the war in Ukraine. Find the highlights and images of this conflict and its aftermath here.