DIRECT. War in Ukraine: WHO warns of a winter "life threatening" millions of people

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9:28 p.m. : Russia engaged in “systemic war crimes” wherever it has deployed troops in Ukraine, denounced this evening Beth Van Schaack, American diplomat in charge of international criminal justice. She cited summary executions, cases of torture or inhuman treatment or the forced displacement of people and children. “When you see such systemic acts, including the establishment of a vast network of forced displacements, it is very difficult to imagine that these crimes could have been committed without the responsibility being placed at the top of the chain. of command”namely Russian President Vladimir Putin, she said.

8:34 p.m. : Our journalist Gaële Joly was able to speak with an employee of the Zaporijjia plant, occupied by the Russians. He tells him that Moscow is hiding weapons inside the plant itself. “There is armament stored here as far as the eye can see. Armored personnel carriers are stationed there”, he says. His testimony can be found here.

A Russian guard stands guard in front of the Zaporizhia power plant (Ukraine), September 1, 2022. (YURI KOCHETKOV / EPA)

(YURI KOCHETKOV / EPA)

8:26 p.m. : It is 8 p.m. here is the point on the news:

• The Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, triggered article 49.3 for the fifth time to have the bill on social security adopted without a vote. In the process, the LFI deputies announced the tabling of a motion of censure.

• Kyiv claims to have discovered four “torture sites” used by the Russians in Kherson. For its part, Moscow accuses the Ukrainians of having carried out “deliberate and methodical” more than ten of its soldiers who “were immobilized”denouncing a “war crime”. But these claims raise several questions.

• Météo France has placed Corsica on orange alert due to possible strong winds and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques for the risk of rain and flooding.

• The government announces an extension of 543 million euros to meet the additional costs caused by Covid-19. The Minister of Health, François Braun, boasted a “unprecedented effort to support the hospital”.

7:21 p.m. : Volodymyr Zelenski announces having spoken with Emmanuel Macron this evening. Ukrainian President stressed the demilitarization of the Zaporizhia power plant. The two men considered cooperation to ensure the energy stability of Ukraine, threatened by Russian strikes.

6:15 p.m. : The World Health Organization warns of a “life threatening winter” millions of people living in Ukraine. “To put it simply, this winter will be about survival”WHO regional director for Europe Hans Kluge told reporters.

6:44 p.m. : It’s time for our update on the news:

• The government announces an extension of 543 million euros to meet the additional costs caused by Covid-19. The Minister of Health, François Braun, boasted a “unprecedented effort to support the hospital”.

• Kyiv claims to have discovered four “torture sites” used by the Russians in Kherson. For its part, Moscow accuses the Ukrainians of having carried out “deliberate and methodical” more than ten of its soldiers who “were immobilized”denouncing a “war crime”. But these claims raise several questions.

• The Minister of Labour, Olivier Dussopt, revealed to the social partners his decisions on the reform of unemployment insurance. Franceinfo takes stock of the new compensation rules for job seekers.

• Météo France has placed Corsica on orange alert due to possible strong winds and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques for the risk of rain and flooding.

• After England’s clear victory against Iran, Senegal take on the Netherlands. So far, no goals have been scored between the two teams.

5:30 p.m. : Franceinfo answers four questions on the accusations of executions of Russian soldiers by Ukrainian soldiers Moscow denounces a “war crime” Ukrainian, while a senior official in kyiv accuses the Russian army of having circumvented the laws of war. Screengrab from a video showing captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine, shared on social media in November 2022. (TELEGRAM) (TELEGRAM)

5:14 p.m. : “Ukraine has an endless list of electrical equipment needs.”

After more than a month and a half of targeted Russian strikes, will the country soon be plunged into darkness? What are the current needs? And what about the help provided by European companies? Franceinfo interviewed Roberto Zangrandi, secretary general of E.DSO, the European association of the main electricity distributors.

5:06 p.m. : The French President spoke by telephone with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky. Emmanuel Macron explained this call “urgent” by “the context which continues to be very difficult”with “the bombings that Ukraine has suffered again, the threats hanging over the Zaporizhia power plant”.

3:06 p.m. : “Say it for you, it was great, the occupation!” In the Kherson region, the inhabitants are divided. Our reporter on the spot, Agathe Mahuet, noted many tensions between those who clearly resisted the occupier and those who are suspected of having sympathized with the enemy. A house in Kyselivka, a village 10 kilometers north of Kherson (Ukraine).  (AGATHE MAHUET / FRANCEINFO / RADIO FRANCE) (AGATHE MAHUET / FRANCEINFO / RADIO FRANCE)

3:00 p.m. : Germany will provide Poland with an air defense system, after the fall of a missile that killed two people in the country last week. “We offered to help Poland secure its airspace with our Eurofighter (aircraft) and Patriot air defense systems“said German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht in an interview with the daily. Rheinische Post.

2:23 p.m. : It’s a few minutes past 2 p.m., it’s time for our update on the news:

• The Minister of Labor revealed to the social partners his decisions on the reform of unemployment insurance, after a consultation which began in October. Franceinfo explains everything you need to know about the new compensation rules for job seekers.

• The Zaporijjia nuclear power station, the largest in Europe, was targeted by new strikes this weekend, again raising the specter of a nuclear accident. Franceinfo explains what we know about the situation.

• At the start of the match against England, the players of the Iranian team refused to sing their national anthem. Since September, Iran has been shaken by a protest movement against the regime.

• The Pyrénées-Atlantiques department has been placed on orange alert for the risk of heavy rain and flooding.

12:44 p.m. : It is one of the collateral victims of the Ukrainian conflict. Moldova will be at the center of discussions at an international conference organized in Paris today. A meeting which has the dual objective of providing emergency aid to the population to get through the winter and to accompany its leaders to obtain accession to the European Union.

12:39 : The nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia, the largest in Europe, was targeted by new strikes this weekend, again raising the specter of a nuclear accident. If the damage seems limited at this stage, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is concerned about“an obvious aggravation” security risk. Franceinfo explains what we know about the situation. The nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, on July 9, 2019, before the war.  (DMYTRO SMOLYENKO / NURPHOTO / AFP) (DMYTRO SMOLYENKO / NURPHOTO / AFP)

12:32 p.m. : The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office has just announced the discovery of four “torture sites” used by the Russians in Kherson during their occupation of the city. “Prosecutors continue to establish Russia’s crimes”said the institution on Telegram messaging.

10:13 a.m. : The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Sunday targeted fire at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. We met a family in this southern part of the country, which now fears bombs as much as nuclear radiation.

09:19 : It’s 9 a.m., we’re making a new point on the news:

• The government is going to reveal to trade unions and employers’ organizations its decisions on the reform of unemployment insurance. A meeting is scheduled for this morning at the Ministry of Labor. Follow our live.

• Thomas Ruyant is the first to arrive in the Imoca category, after 11 days 17 hours 36 minutes of sailing. He won this morning ahead of Charlie Dalin, after a thrilling duel in the last days of the race.

• Russia and Ukraine again accused each other yesterday of having bombed the Ukrainian power station in Zaporijjia. “A Good Dozen” strikes targeted the site over the weekend, according to the IAEA. Follow our live.

07:23 : We start of course with a summary of the titles of this morning:

• Pyongyang has accused the UN Secretary General of being the “US puppet”, after Antonio Guterres condemned the firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea. A new meeting of the Security Council is taking place today on this subject.

• The government is going to reveal to trade unions and employers’ organizations its decisions on the reform of unemployment insurance. A meeting is scheduled for this morning at the Ministry of Labor.

• An unexpected return. The former boss of Disney, Bob Iger, has agreed to return for two years at the head of the group, in order to establish a strategy “renewed growth”.

• Russia and Ukraine again accused each other yesterday of having bombed the Ukrainian power station in Zaporijjia. “A Good Dozen” strikes targeted the site over the weekend, according to the IAEA. Follow our live.

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