Russia threatens westerners with ‘swift and lightning-fast’ response in case of ‘interference’

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5:40 p.m : Hi @leaworry We asked Isabelle Facon, Associate Director of the Foundation for Strategic Research, about this. In her opinion, the statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the risk “real” of the Third World War “a response to the meeting [hier en Allemagne] between the forty countries to provide additional aid to Ukraine”. “The idea is to warn westerners not to cross a red line”, she explains, adding that we don’t know where that red line goes for Moscow. I invite you to read this article.

5:40 p.m : Hello , are we headed for a third world war ?

3:24 p.m : Hi @Leon Bulgaria and Poland are now supplied with gas “by their neighbors in the European Union”after Gazprom suspended Russian supplies, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said.

3:23 p.m : Hello, which EU countries will supply gas to Poland and Bulgaria after the gas blockade in Russia?

3:09 p.m : “About 97% of the contracts [entre des groupes de l’UE et les fournisseurs de gaz russe] Provide payment in euros or dollars (…). Companies with such contracts must not give in to Russia’s demand, that would be against sanctions.” imposed by the Twenty-Seven, added Ursula von der Leyen.

3:06 p.m : European companies that agree to pay for Russian gas in rubles, as demanded by Moscow, are violating EU sanctions and exposing themselves to legal risks “behaved”warned Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

2:03 p.m : It’s 2pm, here’s a new item in the news:

• There is no “No Insurmountable Points” between La France insoumise and the Socialist Party in view of the general elections, the two parties announce after a meeting.

• During a trip to Cergy (Val-d’Oise), Emmanuel Macron confirmed that he would appoint the Prime Minister to succeed Jean Castex “someone who is attached to the social question, the environmental question and the productive question”.

The Ukrainian army has recognized an advance by Russian forces in the east of the country by capturing several towns in the Kharkiv region and Donbass. Follow our life.

• Residents of several cities in France have observed Problems accessing the internet since yesterday. The most affected operator Free denounced on Twitter “multiple malicious acts” on cables.

1:33 p.m : The suspension of Russian gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland for failing to pay in rubles as requested by Moscow is the result of unprecedented hostile actions against Russia, the Kremlin has reiterated.

1:26 p.m : Here are three contents that you shouldn’t miss on franceinfo today:

• Only emergency deliveries were possible in Nièvre between April 11th and 19th. The cause: lack of staff due to general exhaustion. Within a few days, all midwives were on sick leave. Florence Morel went to meet them.

The mayor of Kyiv yesterday had a statue symbolizing friendship between Russia and Ukraine dismantled. A good decision for the residents given the Russian offensive that started two months ago. On-site reporting by Farida Nouar and Fabien Gosset.

In the midst of the November 13 attacks process Eagles of death metal band was in Paris again last night, this time at the Olympia. Six years later, the atmosphere was far more festive, but still emotionally charged. Gaëlle Joly’s report can be found here.

12:04 : It’s noon, we’re taking stock:

• According to the Elysée, Emmanuel Macron came to Cergy (Val-d’Oise) to meet residents, traders and young entrepreneurs. This is his first trip since his re-election. Follow our life.

• La France insoumise and the Socialist Party have been meeting for two hours to discuss a possible agreement on a programmatic platform for the general elections. LFI is already in talks with Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, the Communist Party and the New Anti-Capitalist Party to set up the People’s Union.

• France supports Moldova on the other hand “At risk of destabilization”, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said after a series of blasts in the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria, neighboring war-torn Ukraine. Follow our life.

• The national tribute to Michel Bouquet, who died on April 13 at the age of 96, will begin at 4pm, the Elysée announced. It takes place in the main courtyard of the Hôtel National des Invalides. Emmanuel Macron will lead the ceremony.

12:04 : France supports Moldova on the other hand “At risk of destabilization”French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said after a series of blasts in the pro-Russian separatist region of Transnistria, neighboring war-torn Ukraine.

12:02 : The ferry Mediterranean Sea-, in Marseille, is the largest reception center for Ukrainian refugees in France: it accommodates 700 people. Our colleagues from France Bleu Provence came on board. (NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP)

10:50 a.m : “We are confident that we will win.”

The Ambassador of Ukraine in France, Vadym Omelchenko, assured this in an interview nice morning (paid item) that the Ukrainians have “Already won the first phase” of the war.

10:50 a.m : Authorities in Moldova’s pro-Russian separatist republic of Transnistria say a village on the border with Ukraine, home to a large Russian army ammunition depot, has come under fire after drones flew over it.

10:12 a.m : Ukraine accuses Russia of arbitrariness “destabilize” the pro-Russian separatist Moldovan territory of Transnistria, which borders Ukraine, and believes it should soon receive help from Russian soldiers. Moldova, which yesterday met its Security Council, called for “Quiet” and announced measures to strengthen security.

09:54 : The Russian Army claims to have destroyed one “large quantity” Weapons delivered to Kyiv by the United States and European countries during a missile attack in south-eastern Ukraine.

09:38 : Hi @Helen and ! Among EU countries, only Hungary agreed to pay for Russian gas in rubles in early April after Vladimir Putin announced the change in payment method. But I don’t know if Viktor Orban kept his word. So why only sanction these two countries? We can assume that this will allow Vladimir Putin to carry out his threat, but without depriving himself of the financial windfall that gas supplies represent, since Poland and Bulgaria are smaller consumers than, say, Germany or Italy.

09:23 : Good Morning. Small question about the stop of Russian gas supplies to Poland, which refuses to pay in rubles. Does this mean that other countries have agreed to pay in rubles?

09:23 : Have EU countries agreed to pay for Russian gas in rubles?

09:22 : The Ukrainian army announces that Russian forces have taken several locations in the Kharkiv region and Donbass in the east of the country, such as being in the hands of pro-Russian separatists since 2014, is now Moscow’s priority target.

09:23 : It is 9 a.m., we take stock:

• La France insoumise and the Socialist Party meet at 10am to discuss a possible agreement on a programmatic platform for the general elections. LFI is already in talks with Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, the Communist Party and the New Anti-Capitalist Party to set up the People’s Union. Follow our life.

• Emmanuel Macron will drive to a popular area of ​​Cergy (Val-d’Oise) in the late morning, according to the Elysée, to meet residents, traders and young entrepreneurs. This is his first trip since his re-election. Goal: to illustrate one’s own will “to go into the field, in contact with French women and men”.

• The United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution calling on the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify their veto. A rare reform revived by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Follow our life.

• The national tribute to Michel Bouquet, who died on April 13 at the age of 96, will begin at 4pm, the Elysée announced. It takes place in the main courtyard of the Hôtel National des Invalides. Emmanuel Macron will lead the ceremony.

08:28 : A symbolic image. Kyiv City Hall yesterday demolished a historic Soviet-era monument celebrating the friendship between Ukraine and Russia after Moscow invaded the country two months ago.

(ANDRE LUIS ALVES / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

07:24 : It will now be about justifying yourself. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution calling on the five permanent members of the Security Council to justify their veto. A rare reform revived by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The UN General Assembly in New York (United States), November 3, 2021. (BRYAN R. SMITH / AFP)(BRYAN R. SMITH / AFP)

07:24 : Here is a first summary of the news:

• La France insoumise and the Socialist Party meet at 10am to discuss a possible agreement on a programmatic platform for the general elections. LFI is already in talks with Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, the Communist Party and the New Anti-Capitalist Party to set up the People’s Union.

• On the right, Les Républicains have opted for an independent parliamentary group with no possible dual membership. This position was adopted unanimously yesterday in the Strategy Committee, with the exception of two abstentions: Damien Abad and Philippe Juvin.

• Polish and Bulgarian authorities have been informed by Russian gas company Gazprom of its intention to halt gas supplies to the two countries, despite the contracts binding them. We summarize yesterday’s day of the war between Ukraine and Russia.

• The national tribute to Michel Bouquet, who died on April 13 at the age of 96, will begin at 4pm, the Elysée announced. It takes place in the main courtyard of the Hôtel National des Invalides. Emmanuel Macron will lead the ceremony.

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