DIRECT. War in Ukraine: pro-Russian authorities announce that Crimea has been hit by a "drone attack"

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6:53 p.m. : The Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, controlled by Russia, was targeted by a drone attack today, announce the authorities installed by the Kremlin. “Our air defense forces are working right now,” explained Governor Mikhail Razvojayev.

6:30 p.m. : Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel, visiting Moscow, displayed a united front against the“yankee empire”the United States, which the strongman of Havana described as“common enemy”. Diaz-Canel is one of the few foreign leaders to have made the trip to Russia since the start of Moscow’s offensive against Ukraine in February, strongly condemned around the world.

6:01 p.m. : It’s time for our update on the news:

• An investigation is opened for assassination and kidnapping because the “first elements seem to be heading towards a premeditated act”, announces the public prosecutor of Arras (Pas-de-Calais). Here is what we know about this case.

“We are on the brink of civil war”, warns MP Estelle Youssouffa, in reference to the violence that has shaken Mayotte in recent days. For his part, the mayor of Mamoudzou talks about “terrorism” and calls for the mobilization of the army.

• After the publication of several articles on his ex-wife, Eric Ciotti defends himself. The elected representative of Nice affirms that these jobs have always been fully exercised, that they were known to all and in total coherence with his university training”.

• The security services raided a monastery in kyiv suspected of links with Russia. Follow our live.

• Tick tock, tick tock… Only two hours left before the entry of the French team. In the meantime, the meeting between Mexico and Poland is still ongoing (0-0).

5:57 p.m. : Gazprom has threatened to cut gas supplies to Moldova. In question: the Russian giant accuses Ukraine of siphoning gas intended for this country via the gas pipeline which passes through its territory. According to Gazprom, kyiv illegally accumulated 52.5 million cubic meters of gas in November in “violating” part of the deliveries to use it for its own purposes. An assertion denied by the Ukrainian gas operator.

5:53 p.m. : Fighting is underway on the tip of Kinbourne, this piece of land nestled at the tip of the left bank of the Dnieper in southern Ukraine, south of Mikolaiv, according to the authorities. “We have three localities left (to be taken over) on the Kinbourne peninsula” before completely liberating the Mikolaiv region (south), said regional governor Vitali Kim.

5:51 p.m. : The Russian comedians “Vovan” and “Lexus” managed to reach Polish President Andrzej Duda by telephone, pretending to be Emmanuel Macron. The conversation took place on November 15, the day a projectile killed two people on Polish territory. “Duda stated bluntly that he was acting with extreme caution and that he did not want a war with Russia”writing on Telegram the show specializing in phone pranks. The latter, however, never attacked the Kremlin.

3:41 p.m. : “There are bombs, but no one submits to us anymore.” Ten days after the liberation of Kherson, occupied for eight months by Russian troops, the inhabitants again suffered Russian bombardments. But they don’t want to give in to pressure or fear. On-site report by Maurine Mercier. Kherson airport, November 19, 2022. (IHOR TKACHOV / AFP)(IHOR TKACHOV / AFP)

3:56 p.m. : Localities and infrastructure in the region very frequently suffer from fire, often fatal, attributed by Moscow to the Ukrainian army. So much so that the governor announced yesterday that a line of fortifications was being built on the border, without specifying its length or location.

3:55 p.m. : Three people were killed in explosions in the Russian region of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine, announced on Telegram the governor of this territory, Vyacheslav Gladkov.

3:29 p.m. : The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office has opened an investigation after the publication of a video showing the alleged murder of Russian soldiers captured by the Ukrainian army. Some of the Russian soldiers opened fire, forcing the Ukrainians to retaliate, said presidential adviser Mikhaïlo Podolyak, quoted by the Zerkalo media, which claims to have a complete recording of the scene.

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