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DIRECT. War in Ukraine: "increasingly difficult" situation in the Donbass, Severodonetsk under fire from Moscow "24 hours a day"

2022-05-23T04:46:58.572Z

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has for the first time pushed the number of uprooted people in the world above the bar of



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  • In kyiv, the verdict in the first war crimes trial is due on Monday. 

  • Ukraine is the star guest of the Davos forum, President Zelensky will speak by videoconference at 11:15 a.m. 

  • Polish President Andrzej Duda has given fierce support to Ukraine's candidacy for the European Union, opposing skepticism from Paris and Berlin. 

  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine has pushed the number of uprooted people worldwide above 100 million, the United Nations has warned.

  • The situation is becoming "more and more difficult" in the Donbass where Moscow is bombarding Severodonetsk "24 hours a day", according to the Ukrainian authorities.

06:20

More than 100 million displaced people worldwide

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has pushed the number of uprooted people worldwide above the 100 million mark for the first time, warns the United Nations.

“The 100 million figure is startling, worrying and sobering.

This is a figure that should never have been reached,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

REUTERS/Paul Ratje

06:16

Severodonetsk under fire from Moscow “around the clock”

The situation is becoming “increasingly difficult” for Ukrainians in the Donbass.

“All Russian forces are concentrated in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions,” according to Sergiï Gaïdaï, governor of the Lugansk region, who .

Same with armament.

Crucial point of this battle of Donbass, Severodonetsk, in the Lugansk region, is under fire from Moscow “24 hours a day”, the governor was indignant.

“They are using scorched earth tactics, they are deliberately destroying the city” with aerial bombardments, multiple rocket launchers, mortars or tanks firing at buildings, he added.

AFP/ FADEL SENNA

05:51

Good morning !

And welcome to this live.

Here you can follow the developments and consequences of this 89th day of the Russian invasion. 

Source: leparis

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