Russia is ‘in no rush’ to end military campaign

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7:42 in the evening : Ukrainian forces took the town of Izium, 150 km from Kharkiv, in the east of the country, and made a terrible discovery there: a mass grave with 445 crosses. The scientific police are currently excavating part of these bodies, attended by franceinfo. “They didn’t die of natural causes, there were many children”said Oleg Sinegoubov, the governor of Kharkiv region.

(BORIS LOUMAGNE / RADIO FRANCE)

7:21 in the evening : Good evening @guitar and @OtsiturHere is the list of the seven countries that voted against the permission given to President Volodymyr Zelensky to speak in an extraordinary video message at the annual General Assembly of the United Nations next week: Russia, Belarus, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Eritrea and Nicaragua.

7:21 in the evening : Good evening, where can we find the list of countries that voted or abstained?

7:21 in the evening : Which countries voted against Russia. Thank you good night

6:45 in the evening : UN member states have unusually allowed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to speak via video message at the annual UN General Assembly next week. Of the 193 member countries, 101 voted in favor of this decision, seven opposed, including Russia, and 19 abstained.

6:34 in the evening : “Our offensive operations, in Donbass, do not stop, they are advancing at a slow pace (…). The plan (of operations, editor’s note) does not require change (…) we do not hurry up.”

Without directly responding to Anthony Blinken, Vladimir Putin confirmed that Russia is not in a hurry to complete its military campaign in Ukraine, assuring that the strategy of Russian forces has not changed and that they continue to conquer territories.

6:25 in the evening : According to Anthony Blinken, the American Secretary of State, Russia is low “pressure” to end the conflict in Ukraine. “I believe that what we are hearing from China and India reflects the concerns of the whole world about the impact of Russian aggression against Ukraine, not only on the Ukrainian people.”said the head of American diplomacy.

6:00 p.m : It’s 6pm, we check the titles:

• France leads 34-18 against Poland at half-time in the Eurobasket semi-final. Follow the game in our live.

Journalists observed hundreds of graves in a forest near Izium, where Ukrainian forces said they discovered a “pauper’s grave”. An estimated 450 died, according to kyiv. Follow our live.

•The Ministry of Sports announced an audit of the French Football Federation, in response to a magazine investigation SoFootwhich specifically accused its president Noël Le Graët of sending messages of a sexual nature to several FFF employees.

• Rebound in the investigation of the November aggression of PSG player Kheira Hamraoui. His former partner, Aminata Diallo, was again taken into police custody and presented to an investigating judge.

5:29 pm : The head of the labor administration of the Zaporizhia region for his part announced the death “at night” of two pro-Russian executives in the port city of Berdiansk, which Moscow annexed at the end of February. He did not provide further details about these killings.

5:28 pm : The prosecutor general of the separatist pro-Russian region of Lugansk and his deputy were killed in an explosion, local authorities announced. The pro-Russian leader of this region in eastern Ukraine blamed the explosion, which took place “to establish the office of the general prosecutor”in Kiev.

3:45 in the afternoon : “Even if the International Criminal Court succeeds in indicting [Vladimir Poutine]He must [soit appréhendé]. The biggest difficulty is catching it. We must be careful because the International Criminal Court, in its 20 years of existence, has never condemned a state official at any level. “

3:45 in the afternoon : “As for Vladimir Putin, it must be proven that he gave orders to commit these atrocities, or that he knew they were committed and that he did not intervene to prevent them. C This is a painstaking job, but I think we can do it.”

3:45 in the afternoon : How will the UN investigate the new accusations of abuses against the Russian army, after the discovery of a mass grave in Izium? “We have to get the bodies, examine them, find out the cause of death, explained Reed Brody, member of the International Commission of Jurists, specialist in the protection of human rights. Then what is more difficult is to link these crimes to specific people, regimes, military units to find out who gave the order and who agreed.

3:09 p.m : Ten torture chambers” discovered in the Ukrainian locality recently taken back from the Russians, announced the head of the national police. They are in the Kharkiv region, especially in the small town of Balakliïa, he said.

2:24 in the afternoon : Here’s an update on the previous information this early afternoon:

Journalists observed hundreds of graves in a forest near Izium, where Ukrainian forces said they discovered a “pauper’s grave”. An estimated 450 died, according to kyiv. Follow our live.

• The Kyrgyz and Tajik presidents ordered their troops to “take”, after clashes that left two dead and several injured on the border between the two countries. A ceasefire was found between the two armies.

•The Ministry of Sports announced an audit of the French Football Federation, in response to a magazine investigation SoFootwhich specifically accused its president Noël Le Graët of sending messages of a sexual nature to several FFF employees.

• Rebound in the investigation of the November aggression of PSG player Kheira Hamraoui. His ex-teammate, Aminata Diallo, who was once suspected, was again arrested in custody.

12:41 p.m : Let’s recall the main news for this Friday, September 16:

Journalists observed hundreds of graves in a forest near Izium, an eastern town recently taken by the Ukrainian army, a day after Volodymyr Zelensky announced the discovery of a “mass grave” . A presidential adviser announced the death toll at 450.

•The Ministry of Sports announced an audit of the French Football Federation, in response to a magazine investigation SoFootwhich specifically accused its president Noël Le Graët of sending messages of a sexual nature to several FFF employees.

• Rebound in the investigation of the aggression in November of the PSG player Kheira Hamraoui: his ex-teammate Aminata Diallo, once suspected, has once again been placed in police custody.

12:41 p.m : “We are working to end the conflict in Ukraine as soon as possible through diplomatic channels”, said Recep Tayyip Erdogan before a meeting with Vladimir Putin in Samarkand (Uzbekistan), at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

11:53 : Some villages occupied for several months by the Russian army have become accessible again. Our journalists Boris Loumagne and Eric Audra traveled to Hrakove, south of Kharkiv. They mined the cemetery, we can’t bury people”a resident told them. We have to do it in the garden house”.

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11:51 in the morning : AFP reporters arrive in the forest outside Izium, where Ukraine says it discovered a mass grave yesterday. They observed hundreds of graves marked with crosses, they reported. Ukrainian authorities are investigating a grave that apparently contains the bodies of 17 Ukrainian soldiers.

11:20 in the morning : The UN says it wants to send a team of investigators to Izioum, to investigate possible abuses by the Russian army, after kyiv announced the discovery of hundreds of graves.

10:08 : An adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that it was “450 graves” which was discovered in Izium after the recapture of the city by the Ukrainian army. “This is just one of many tombs discovered near Izioum”assured Mykhaïlo Podoliak, who did not use the term “pauper’s grave” worked yesterday with the Ukrainian president.

10:08 : Hundreds of localities have been recaptured, thousands of square kilometers of territory have been lost… The Russian army has experienced an unprecedented defeat in the face of the Ukrainian counter-offensive, in the South and especially in the North- East of the country. But the Kremlin has not changed its position: there is no question of ordering a general mobilization to strengthen the people of Moscow in Ukraine. Our journalist Fabien Magnenou explains why Vladimir Poutine always refuses.

(MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL / AFP)

12:03 : Let’s recall the main news of this Friday:

Volodymyr Zelensky stated that a “pauper’s grave” discovered in Izium, a city that Ukraine recently recaptured from the Russian army. According to a local official, it contains about 440 bodies.

• A air traffic controllers are on strike disrupted traffic today: the Directorate General of Civil Aviation predicts almost 1,000 canceled flights to or from France.

• Rebound in the investigation of the aggression in November of the PSG player Kheira Hamraoui: his ex-teammate Aminata Diallo, once suspected, has once again been placed in police custody.

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