DIRECT. War in Ukraine: at least three dead after new strikes on kyiv, where water and electricity are cut, announce the Ukrainian authorities

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6:00 p.m. : Asked about a possible contact with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron replied that he “intends to have direct contact with him in the coming days on civil nuclear issues and the Zaporizhia power plant”.

5:57 p.m. : Emmanuel Macron affirmed on LCI the organization of a conference in Paris on December 13th. It will aim “President Zelensky will be in videoconference”but his foreign minister and the president’s wife will be in Paris, he said.

5:52 p.m. : The @Europarl_EN is under a sophisticated cyberattack. A pro-Kremlin group has claimed responsibility. Our IT experts are pushing back against it & protecting our systems. This, after we proclaimed Russia as a State-sponsor of terrorism. My response: #SlavaUkraini

Translation : “@Europarl_EN is the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack. A pro-Kremlin group has claimed responsibility. Our IT experts oppose it and protect our systems. And this after we proclaimed Russia as a supporting state terrorism. My response: #SlavaUkraini (Glory to Ukraine)”

5:49 p.m. : The computer attack suffered by the European Parliament was claimed by “a group pro-Kremlin”, Parliament Speaker Roberta Metsola said on Twitter. “My answer: #SlavaUkraini” (Glory to Ukraine), she retorted.

4:58 p.m. : 🚨The availability of @Europarl_EN website is currently impacted from outside due to high levels of external network traffic. This traffic is related to a DDOS attack (Distributed Denial of Service) event. EP teams are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

Translation: “The availability of the @Europarl_EN website is currently impacted from the outside due to a high level of external network traffic. This traffic is linked to a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. The EP teams are are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”

5:11 p.m. : The resolution of the European Parliament against Russia, qualified “state promoter of terrorism”, did he react quickly? Shortly after the vote, the institution’s website was the target of a computer attack.

4:14 p.m. : Russian strikes in Ukraine also reach Moldovans. Of the “massive power outages” have also been observed in this neighboring country of Ukraine, “following Russia’s bombardment of Ukraine’s energy system in the past hour”Moldovan Vice-President Andrei Spinu announced on Facebook.

3:54 p.m. : In the west of the country, in the city of Lviv, it is “all the city” which is without electricity, according to the mayor, Andriy Sadovy. “We are awaiting further information from experts. There may be interruptions in the water supply”he said on Telegram.

3:31 p.m. : “Rescue services and doctors are on their way to the scene” affected, the mayor of kyiv announced on Telegram. Vitali Klitschko urges residents to stay safe. An infrastructure site was also hit, authorities said. The mayor also reported power cuts in “certain neighborhoodsof the capital.

2:28 p.m. : Russian strikes on kyiv leave at least three dead and six injured, announce the Ukrainian authorities.

2:27 p.m. : It is 2 p.m. a few minutes past, here are the main points of the news:

• The European Parliament calls Russia a“state promoter of terrorism”. The resolution was voted on Wednesday by 494 votes for, 58 votes against and 44 abstentions. Follow our live.

• A minute of silence was observed this afternoon at the Ministry of the Economy and in tax centers, in tribute to the tax official killed the night before last.

•For the first time since the start of the Quatennens affair, his wife speaks. Céline Quatennens denounces to AFP “physical and moral violence” from “several years”.

• After the draw between Morocco and Croatia, it’s time for the second match of the day: Germany face Japan.

2:13 p.m. : New Russian strikes in Ukraine cause power cuts in kyiv and Lviv, located in the west of the country. Moldova is also affected, announces Chisinau.

1:49 p.m. : A site of“infrastructure” in kyiv was hit by a bombardment, announced the mayor, Vitali Klitschko, on Telegram. This statement comes shortly after a series of explosions heard by AFP journalists in the capital. A district, in the north of the city, is without electricity.

1:30 p.m. : You will therefore learn that the right-wing MEPs Thierry Mariani and Gilles Lebreton or even the far-right MEP Jordan Bardella voted against this resolution. On the abstention side, we find right-wing MEPs Brice Hortefeux and Nadine Morano, as well as left-wing elected officials Manon Aubry, Leïla Chaibi, Anne-Sophie Pelletier and Younous Omarjee.

1:29 p.m. : Hello @Nantes. Many of you in the comments ask me for the list of deputies who voted against the resolution of the European Parliament, which qualifies Russia as a state “promoter of terrorism”. Here is the full list published on the Parliament’s website (PDF). Go to page 41, which concerns the vote on the whole text (the previous pages mention each vote by paragraph).

1:26 p.m. : Hello Franceinfo, could we know who are the 58 votes against and 44 abstentions, please? Thanks!

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1:00 p.m. : I welcome @Europarl_EN decision to recognize Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state which uses means of terrorism. Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable in order to end its long-standing policy of terrorism in Ukraine and across the globe.

Translation: “I salute @Europarl_EN for recognizing Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state using means of terrorism. Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable in order to end its long-standing policy of terrorism in Ukraine and around the world.”

12:59 : “Russia must be isolated at all levels and held accountable to end its longstanding policy of terrorism.”

A decision also welcomed by the Ukrainian president on Twitter.

12:56 : Today, the European Parliament recognized Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state which uses means of terrorism. I am grateful to @Europarl_EN for this crucial step which strengthens the international isolation of Russia and rightfully confirms its pariah status.

Translation: “Today the European Parliament has recognized Russia as a State that supports terrorism and as a State that uses means of terrorism. I am grateful to @Europarl_EN for this crucial step which reinforces the international isolation of the Russia and rightly confirms its pariah status.”

12:54 p.m. : A decision which did not fail to react on the Ukrainian side. The chief of staff of the Ukrainian presidency, Andriy Yermark, expressed on Twitter “his recognition” to the European Parliament, “for this crucial step which reinforces Russia’s international isolation and rightly confirms its pariah status”.

12:52 p.m. : In this text adopted in Strasbourg by 494 votes in favor (58 votes against and 44 abstentions), MEPs describe “Russia as a state promoter of terrorism and as a state that uses terrorist means”.

12:49 : The European Parliament adopts a resolution calling Russia a“state promoter of terrorism”.

11:59 : It’s noon, we rewind the news of the morning:

• Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “murder”, after the death of an infant in a bombardment targeting a maternity hospital in the Zaporizhia region. Follow our live.

•Two explosions, considered as “attacks” by the Israeli police, took place this morning at bus stops in Jerusalem. They left one dead and fifteen injured.

• Bad news for the Blues. Lucas Hernandez, injured in the 13th minute last night in the match against Australia, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is forfeited until the end of the World Cup.

• A man opened fire in a Walmart supermarket in Virginia (United States), killing six, according to the municipality. The shooter is dead, police said.

09:14 : It’s 9 a.m. and dust, here is the point on the news:

• Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of “murder”, after the death of an infant in a bombardment targeting a maternity hospital in the Zaporizhia region. Follow our live.

•Two explosions, considered as “attacks” by the Israeli police, took place this morning at bus stops in Jerusalem. They left one dead and fifteen injured.

• Bad news for the Blues. Lucas Hernandez, injured in the 13th minute last night in the match against Australia, ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. He is forfeited until the end of the World Cup.

• A man opened fire in a Walmart supermarket in Virginia (United States), causing “deaths”according to local authorities.“The shooter is dead”said the city of Chesapeake on Twitter.

09:01 : “The enemy has once again decided to try to accomplish by terror and murder what he could not accomplish in nine months [de guerre en Ukraine].”

09:03 : “A two-storey building housing a maternity ward was destroyed [cette nuit] by a missile attack in the area of ​​the local hospital” of Vilniansk, in the Zaporizhia region, says the Ukrainian State Service for Emergency Situations. An infant was killed, but his mother and a doctor were able to be pulled out of the rubble.

09:03 : Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia of “murder”after the death of an infant in a bombardment targeting a maternity ward.

08:54 : Finally, The cross made its one on “the war of attrition” in Ukraine. The daily went to meet Ukrainian fightersin the Donbass and in the Kherson region.

(THE CROSS)

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