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War in Ukraine, Terminal on the move, tag of a policeman in Brest: the point at midday




Surrenders of Ukrainian soldiers in Azovstal, war crime trial of a Russian soldier

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers holed up on the Azovstal steel site in Mariupol had surrendered since Monday. The ministry released a video showing soldiers leaving the steel site and being checked by Russian soldiers before boarding buses. Among the Ukrainians, some are injured and some are walking on crutches. At the same time, the first trial of a Russian soldier for a war crime continues in kyiv. “I know you won’t be able to forgive me, but I beg your pardon,” 21-year-old NCO Vadim Chichimarine said in an exchange with Katerina Chelipova, the widow of the 62-year-old man. admits killing in northeastern Ukraine on February 28. [Le direct]


Terminal at Les Mureaux this Thursday afternoon to talk about “equal opportunities”

Elisabeth Borne is going this Thursday afternoon to Les Mureaux (Yvelines) for her first trip as Prime Minister, to meet associations working “in favor of equal opportunities” and the “emancipation” of women, indicated Matignon. The Prime Minister “is deeply attached to the fact that the Republic must give everyone a chance,” said those around him to AFP. Elisabeth Borne has still not formed her government. At Les Mureaux, she will discuss with representatives of local and national associations “mobilized in favor of equal opportunities and the emancipation of young girls and young women”, and with some of the latter “benefiting from support systems to insertion, ”said Matignon in a press release.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

In Brest, a policeman suspected of provocative tags in Pontanézen

The information was revealed by Le Point. As Commander Nicolas Hoarau, central commissioner of Brest, confirmed to us on May 19, an administrative investigation, led by the Finistère police services, was opened into an agent suspected of having committed a tag provocative in the extremely sensitive district of Pontanézen. According to a police officer, this tag could be the cause of the outbreak of violence that gripped the Pontanézen district in early January 2022. Following an identity check, as part of a fight against narcotics, police had been the target of mortar fireworks. And a few days later, it was a tram and firefighters who had been targeted. [Plus d’infos]

War in Ukraine, Terminal on the move, tag of a policeman in Brest: the point at midday

Spring record 38 consecutive days above normal

Thirty-eight consecutive days above seasonal norms: France recorded a spring heat record, the previous similar series dating from April-May 2020, indicates this Thursday Météo France. On Wednesday, the day when this series was exceeded, several heat records had been broken or equaled in the southern half of the country. “With the temperatures expected at least until Saturday, this record is set to be beaten again,” warns the public establishment, speaking of the record for the number of consecutive days above normal.


North Korea “ready for a nuclear test”, Biden expected in Seoul

North Korea has completed preparations for a nuclear test and could carry it out at any time, a South Korean lawmaker warned on Thursday, with the United States warning that it could take place during President Joe’s visit. Biden in Seoul. Despite the recent wave of covid-19 in North Korea, “preparations for a nuclear test have been completed and they are only looking for the right time” to carry it out, MK Ha Tae-keung told reporters, citing Seoul National Intelligence Service information. There is a ‘real possibility’ that North Korea will choose to stage a ‘provocation’ after Joe Biden arrived in Seoul late Friday for his first trip to Asia as president, one said. of his advisers. [Plus d’infos]

War in Ukraine, Terminal on the move, tag of a policeman in Brest: the point at midday
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