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Russia-Ukraine conflict reside: France says it expects China to ship ‘very clear messages’ to Russia | Ukraine

Russia-Ukraine conflict reside: France says it expects China to ship ‘very clear messages’ to Russia | Ukraine


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Welcome to our reside protection on Ukraine. It’s simply after 10am in Kyiv and in Moscow and I’m Donna Ferguson. Listed below are the headlines:

  • France’s high diplomat has mentioned China should converse clearly to Russia over its conflict in Ukraine. “We anticipate China to ship very clear messages to Russia,” mentioned Emmanuel Macron’s overseas minister, Stéphane Séjourné, after assembly his Chinese language counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing. “We’re satisfied that there will probably be no lasting peace if it’s not negotiated with the Ukrainians. “There will probably be no safety for Europeans if there isn’t any peace in accordance with worldwide legislation.”

  • Ukraine’s air power shot down two out of three Russia-launched Shahed drones on Sunday night time, the Ukrainian navy mentioned on Monday. The final workers didn’t present further particulars.

  • Russian assaults killed at the very least three folks in numerous areas of jap Ukraine, native officers mentioned on Sunday, and two extra in Lviv area, removed from the frontlines. Within the centre of the north-eastern metropolis of Kharkiv, a frequent goal of Russia’s assaults on vitality and different infrastructure, a strike hit civilian targets within the night, mentioned the regional governor, Oleh Synehubov. Regional information shops mentioned bombs had been dropped on totally different areas of the area. No accidents had been reported. Earlier on Sunday, heavy shelling killed a person within the city of Borova, south-east of Kharkiv, native prosecutors mentioned.

  • Police within the Donetsk area, in Ukraine’s south-east, mentioned Russian shelling hit 14 cities and villages, with two lifeless reported in Krasnohorivka, west of the Russian-held regional centre of Donetsk.

  • Russian assaults on infrastructure prolonged nicely behind the frontlines. The Lviv regional governor, Maksym Kozitskyi, mentioned two our bodies had been pulled from rubble after cruise missile strikes.

  • Russian forces bombed the border territories and settlements of the Sumy area 39 instances on Sunday, the Ukrainian native regional navy administration mentioned. There have been 157 explosions recorded from ordnance together with artillery shells, mortars, exploding drones, drone-dropped mines and grenades, and rockets fired from helicopters. Sumy has been pounded by Russian assaults in latest weeks, forcing evacuations.

  • Over the border in Russia’s Belgorod area, the regional governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, mentioned a girl was killed when a border village got here beneath assault. The accounts of navy motion from both facet weren’t independently confirmed.

  • “Our spirit doesn’t hand over,” Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, mentioned in an Easter message. “There isn’t any night time or day when Russian terror doesn’t attempt to break our lives,” Zelenskiy wrote to Ukrainians on social media, following Russian missile strikes.

  • Zelenskiy was in Bucha on Sunday alongside the prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, and a number of other overseas ambassadors to mark two years for the reason that metropolis and surrounding areas’ had been liberated from a brutal month-long occupation by Russia at first of the conflict. The Ukrainian chief laid a lamp on the city’s wall of remembrance, which names the 509 civilians who’ve thus far been recognized of these killed throughout Bucha’s occupation.

  • France will ship lots of of outdated armoured autos and new surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine. The French defence minister, Sebastien Lecornu, advised a French newspaper that the president, Emmanuel Macron, had requested him to organize a brand new assist bundle, which can embody outdated however nonetheless purposeful tools, in addition to new missiles.

  • Protesters in Kyiv have demonstrated for the discharge of Ukrainian prisoners of conflict from the Azov brigade. Relations and mates of captured troopers, some wearing navy clothes, waved placards at passing site visitors.

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Ukrainian assaults on Russian oil refineries are pushing up the price of crude oil, Reuters reviews.

Brent crude was 25 cents, or 0.3%, greater at $87.25 a barrel this morning, after rising 2.4% final week. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was at $83.44 a barrel, up 27 cents, or 0.3%, after a 3.2% achieve final week.

Russian Deputy prime minister Alexander Novak mentioned on Friday that the nation’s oil firms will concentrate on lowering output slightly than exports within the second quarter in an effort to evenly unfold manufacturing cuts with different OPEC+ members.

Hearth breaks out at Krasnodar refinery.
An explosion happens following a fireplace that broke out on the Slavyansk oil refinery in Krasnodar area, Russia, amid Russia’s assault in Ukraine, on this display screen seize from a video launched in March, 2024.
{Photograph}: Video obtained by Reuters/Reuters

Drone assaults from Ukraine have knocked out a number of Russian refineries, which is anticipated to scale back Russia’s gas exports.

“Geopolitical dangers to crude and heavy feedstock provides add to robust (second-quarter) demand fundamentals,” Power Elements analysts mentioned in a be aware.

Nearly 1m barrels a day (bpd) of Russian crude processing capability is offline from the assaults, affecting its high-sulphur gas oil exports that are processed at Chinese language and Indian refineries, the consultancy added.

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Alex Lidagovsky at Fusion Arts Studios, London. {Photograph}: Danielle Desouza/PA

A Ukrainian sculptor who fled to the UK when his studio was destroyed has been accepted into the Royal Society of British Artists.

Alex Lidagovsky was pressured to go away Kyiv along with his spouse, Dasha Nepochatova, and 16-year-old stepdaughter after the Russian invasion started on 24 February 2022.

Talking to the PA information company, the sculptor mentioned his mates had despatched him photographs of his bombed studio. Lidagovsky, whose phrases had been translated by his spouse, mentioned: “After we had been leaving Ukraine to avoid wasting our daughter, we by no means thought it will be for thus lengthy.

“Now, as a result of I’m so distant from my nation and it seems to be like I reside one other life, I strive not to consider it, to disclaim it, to drive this ache into the depths of my consciousness and provides myself extra time to replicate on it.” Learn extra

Alex Lidagovsky’s tightrope walker sculpture. {Photograph}: Alex Lidagovsky/PA
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Opening abstract

Welcome to our reside protection on Ukraine. It’s simply after 10am in Kyiv and in Moscow and I’m Donna Ferguson. Listed below are the headlines:

  • France’s high diplomat has mentioned China should converse clearly to Russia over its conflict in Ukraine. “We anticipate China to ship very clear messages to Russia,” mentioned Emmanuel Macron’s overseas minister, Stéphane Séjourné, after assembly his Chinese language counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing. “We’re satisfied that there will probably be no lasting peace if it’s not negotiated with the Ukrainians. “There will probably be no safety for Europeans if there isn’t any peace in accordance with worldwide legislation.”

  • Ukraine’s air power shot down two out of three Russia-launched Shahed drones on Sunday night time, the Ukrainian navy mentioned on Monday. The final workers didn’t present further particulars.

  • Russian assaults killed at the very least three folks in numerous areas of jap Ukraine, native officers mentioned on Sunday, and two extra in Lviv area, removed from the frontlines. Within the centre of the north-eastern metropolis of Kharkiv, a frequent goal of Russia’s assaults on vitality and different infrastructure, a strike hit civilian targets within the night, mentioned the regional governor, Oleh Synehubov. Regional information shops mentioned bombs had been dropped on totally different areas of the area. No accidents had been reported. Earlier on Sunday, heavy shelling killed a person within the city of Borova, south-east of Kharkiv, native prosecutors mentioned.

  • Police within the Donetsk area, in Ukraine’s south-east, mentioned Russian shelling hit 14 cities and villages, with two lifeless reported in Krasnohorivka, west of the Russian-held regional centre of Donetsk.

  • Russian assaults on infrastructure prolonged nicely behind the frontlines. The Lviv regional governor, Maksym Kozitskyi, mentioned two our bodies had been pulled from rubble after cruise missile strikes.

  • Russian forces bombed the border territories and settlements of the Sumy area 39 instances on Sunday, the Ukrainian native regional navy administration mentioned. There have been 157 explosions recorded from ordnance together with artillery shells, mortars, exploding drones, drone-dropped mines and grenades, and rockets fired from helicopters. Sumy has been pounded by Russian assaults in latest weeks, forcing evacuations.

  • Over the border in Russia’s Belgorod area, the regional governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, mentioned a girl was killed when a border village got here beneath assault. The accounts of navy motion from both facet weren’t independently confirmed.

  • “Our spirit doesn’t hand over,” Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, mentioned in an Easter message. “There isn’t any night time or day when Russian terror doesn’t attempt to break our lives,” Zelenskiy wrote to Ukrainians on social media, following Russian missile strikes.

  • Zelenskiy was in Bucha on Sunday alongside the prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, and a number of other overseas ambassadors to mark two years for the reason that metropolis and surrounding areas’ had been liberated from a brutal month-long occupation by Russia at first of the conflict. The Ukrainian chief laid a lamp on the city’s wall of remembrance, which names the 509 civilians who’ve thus far been recognized of these killed throughout Bucha’s occupation.

  • France will ship lots of of outdated armoured autos and new surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine. The French defence minister, Sebastien Lecornu, advised a French newspaper that the president, Emmanuel Macron, had requested him to organize a brand new assist bundle, which can embody outdated however nonetheless purposeful tools, in addition to new missiles.

  • Protesters in Kyiv have demonstrated for the discharge of Ukrainian prisoners of conflict from the Azov brigade. Relations and mates of captured troopers, some wearing navy clothes, waved placards at passing site visitors.

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