Russia announces redeployment of its forces in the East after advances claimed by kyiv

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6:09 in the evening : it’s 6 pm! Let’s look at the news this Saturday.

The counter-offensive by the Ukrainian army paid off, with explosions in areas previously occupied by the Russians in the west of the country. Result: the Russian army redeploys to this area. The latest developments in our live.

• Prince Charles was proclaimed king this morning. Time to wonder what his British popularity rating is. Our journalist Marie-Adélaïde Scigacz takes the pulse of public opinion in London.

The French team went through the mouse hole in the quarter-finals of the Euro against Turkey (87-86) after a suspenseful game.

4:57 in the afternoon : The situation is “hard” in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, a pro-Russian separatist leader, Denis Pushilin, was identified in a Telegram video, after kyiv announced several advances in its counteroffensive.

4:56 p.m : The Russian army has announced that it has “taken” its forces are in the areas of Balakliïa and Izium, in eastern Ukraine, where Kyiv reports the progress of its counter-offensive, to “gathering” near Donetsk, in the south.

4:30 p.m : The situation around the Zaporijjia power plant remains very worrying. Together with President Zelensky, we have the same demand: to guarantee the security and safety of the nuclear facilities, Russian forces must leave the area.

4:30 p.m : Emmanuel Macron once again expressed his concern about the future of the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, located on the front line, to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

4:28 pm : Ukraine announced the breakthroughs of its troops “a few tens of kilometers” on the southern front, as well as the recapture of Loupiansk, a key city in the east. This new victory for kyiv in the Kharkiv region could greatly affect Russia’s ability to supply and provide effective logistical support to its positions on the Eastern Front.

3:59 pm : In franceinfo, Peer de Yong, vice-president of the Themiis institute, specialist in geopolitics and former colonel of the marine troops, looked back at the Ukrainian counter-offensive in the northeast of the country. The Russians are superior in numbers, artillery and equipment, but the Ukrainians know how to maneuver”he pointed out.


(DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP)

4:09 pm : During this call, the president of France also “President Zelensky was asked about the developments in the land conflict, and the needs of Ukraine which France can help meet”added the Elysée.

4:09 pm : Emmanuel Macron spoke today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about the situation at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. On this subject, the two Heads of State “shares the same need for the withdrawal of Russian forces from the area to guarantee the security and safety of nuclear installations”pointing to the Elysée.

2:40 p.m : In Donbass, journalists from France Télévisions were able to follow artillery units, trying to capture several villages controlled by the Russians. Reports:

2:42 in the afternoon : After announcing their entry into Koupiansk, in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian forces launched a military offensive in “a few tens of kilometers” in areas of the south front. “Our soldiers advanced the front lines in the South in many places from two to several tens of kilometers”said the spokesperson of the military command in southern Ukraine, Natalia Goumenyuk.

2:11 p.m : 14 hours and a few minutes, let’s make a new news update:

Charles III was officially proclaimed king this morning in St. James’s Palace in London. “This is a heavy burden that I am carrying now and to which I will devote the rest of my life”, he declared while swearing. Follow our live.

Ukrainian forces claimed to have entered Koupiansk, a key city for the Ukrainian counter-offensive towards Kharkiv, in the east of the country.

Visiting Pakistan, severely affected by catastrophic floods, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that “Pakistan and other developing countries are paying a terrible price for angering many emitters, who continue to bet on fossil fuels”.

France qualified for the quarter-finals of the Eurobasket, winning 87-86 against Turkey this afternoon. The Blues will face either Serbia or Italy on Wednesday.

1:31 in the afternoon : Ukrainian forces claim to have entered Kupyansk, an important city for the Ukrainian counter-offensive towards Kharkiv, in the east of the country. Ukrainian special forces posted images on social media, showing their officers “in Kupiansk, which was and always will be Ukrainian”.

12:04 : Noon, let’s do a new news update:

Charles III was officially proclaimed king this morning in St. James’s Palace in London. “This is a heavy burden that I am carrying now and to which I will devote the rest of my life”, he declared while swearing. Follow our live.

Moscow sent reinforcements to the Kharkiv region yesterday, as Kyiv launched a counter-offensive there. The Ukrainian army claimed that they captured 30 localities in the region of Ukraine’s second city.

Visiting Pakistan, severely affected by catastrophic floods, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that “Pakistan and other developing countries are paying a terrible price for angering many emitters, who continue to bet on fossil fuels”.

The police officer who shot a 24-year-old man after he refused to comply, Wednesday in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), was accused of intentional violence resulting in death, without the intention of giving it.

09:22 : German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock arrived in Kyiv this morning for a surprise visit. This step refers to “to show” from Ukraine “can count” in support of Berlin, according to the ministry.

The head of German diplomacy, Annalena Baerbock, during a press conference, in Berlin, the German federal capital, on September 8, 2022. (CHRISTOPHE GATEAU / DPA / AFP)

(CHRISTOPHE GATEAU / DPA / AFP)

10:48 : 9 hours and a few minutes, here is the first news point:

• After his first speech as sovereign, King Charles III will be officially proclaimed king this morning, at a meeting of the Accession Council in London. The ceremony will take place in St. James’s Palace, then the proclamation will be read publicly on the balcony, at 11 a.m. Follow our live.

• Moscow sent reinforcements to the Kharkiv region yesterday, as Kyiv launched a counter-offensive there. The Ukrainian army claimed that they captured 30 localities in the region of Ukraine’s second city.

• European energy ministers agree on a “common orientation” to prevent the increase in gas and electricity prices. They asked the European Commission to prepare in a few days “a strong and concrete proposal”.

The police officer who shot a 24-year-old man after he refused to comply, Wednesday in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes), was accused of intentional violence resulting in death, without the intention of giving it.

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