DIRECT. The war in Ukraine: Zelensky continues the purge of the special services


Information from The Parisian

Russian assets in France: the national financial prosecutor’s office has started an investigation

Justice will check under what conditions some oligarchs close to Putin were able to accumulate significant assets in the field of real estate in France. Read our information here.


Kyiv received the first three Cheetah tanks

“The first three Cheetah arrived today,” Defense Minister Oleksiy Resnikov said on Ukrainian television, the Spiegel website reports. These are German anti-aircraft armored vehicles of the Cold War. This is the second delivery of heavy weapons to Berlin, following the highly advanced Panzerhaubitze 2000 self-propelled guns in June.


The first deputy secretary of the National Security Council was dismissed


Since the beginning of the conflict, 37 media workers have died

Five months after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Russian army killed 37 media workers, reports the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. “Among the dead, eight journalists who were performing their professional duties, 12 mass media workers died as victims among the civilian population, another 17 mass media representatives died as a result of hostilities after being mobilized into the ranks of the Armed Forces,” the report said. The last victim of Russian aggression was the author and editor of the newspaper “Infokar” Mykola Rachok, who died in a battle with Russian mercenaries “Wagner”.


China slows down investment in Russia

China’s investment in Russia as part of the New Silk Road global infrastructure project has dropped to zero in the first half of 2022, the Financial Times reports. This New Silk Road is a set of sea and land connections that cross continental Europe and North Africa, pass through the Middle East around the Mediterranean basin and reach China. Launched in 2013, it has been a top priority for Chinese diplomacy under Xi Jinping. But this is the first time since the launch of the program that China has not invested in Russia.

Even as Chinese purchases of Russian energy increased, China, on the other hand, deepened its investments in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia, with deals worth $5.5 billion in energy and construction, according to the paper.


Ukraine expects the first export of grain “as early as this week”

“We expect the deal to be operational in the next few days and we expect the coordination center to be established in Istanbul in the next few days. We are preparing everything to start this week,” Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov said at a press conference.


Eurovision in Great Britain

Great Britain will host the next Eurovision Song Contest instead of Ukraine, the British government has announced. “At the request of the European Broadcasting Union (which organizes the event) and the Ukrainian authorities, the BBC has agreed to hold the competition next year,” the company said in a statement. British Culture Minister Nadine Dorries, when Great Britain took second place last May.

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Residents of Donbas are afraid of bombs

“I sleep with my clothes on so I can get out quickly if there is an airstrike,” an elderly resident told the Guardian, which devoted a long report to the situation there.

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A school and a cultural center were shot in Chuguyev, Kharkiv governor

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Cereal exports maintained…despite the bombing?

Russian strikes on Odesa should not hinder the export of grain, the Kremlin said this morning. The bombings “target only military infrastructure. This is in no way related to the infrastructure used to implement the grain export agreement, therefore it cannot and should not prevent the start of the loading process,” said the carrier. – Spokesman of the President of the Russian Federation Dmytro Peskov.


“Trampling” in place

“Despite months of commentary from both sides, […] most sectors remain quite calm,” Olivier Kempf, director of La Vigie’s strategic office and associate researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Studies, analyzed on Twitter.

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The conflict entered its 6th month

Since February 24, the day of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, there has been no respite in the battles on the Mykolaiv (Southern), Kharkiv (Northeastern) or Kherson (Southern) fronts, as well as on the fronts. the two pro-Russian separatist territories of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east. We summarize in this article.


The Russian installation was discovered 10 km from the Ukrainian border

British intelligence “identified a Russian factory for the repair of military equipment near Barvinok in the Belgorod region of Russia, 10 km from the Ukrainian border.”


“Inconclusive” battles in Donbas and Kherson

“The Russian command continues to face a dilemma: either to resume the offensive in the east or to strengthen the defense in the west,” said the latest bulletin of the British Ministry of Defense.


“Putin makes fun of everyone”

Only 24 hours after the announcement of the historic agreement on permission to evacuate grain, the main Ukrainian port was hit by Russian missiles. Another contradiction between words and deeds on the part of the Kremlin, which we decipher for you in this article.


“War against European unity”

The war that Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging against Ukraine is also “a war against the unity of Europe,” criticized German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. “The war that Putin is waging against Ukraine is also a war against the unity of Europe. We must not allow ourselves to be divided, we must not allow to destroy the great cause of a united Europe, which we started so promisingly,” he said during a speech in Paderborn.


Ukrainian troops are ready for an offensive in the south

Kyiv has vowed to launch a counter-offensive to retake the strategic Kherson region, and President Volodymyr Zelenskyi said on Saturday that Ukrainian troops were advancing “step by step”. But “we really don’t have enough artillery,” warns soldier Stanislav, who says that “if we fire eight times, the Russians will retaliate 48 times.”


Zelensky is preparing for the Day of the Assembly of Ukraine

As Ukrainian troops gain the upper hand in the Kherson region, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi on Sunday evening called on his compatriots to “be united and work together for victory,” before “celebrating the Unity Day of Ukraine on July 28 for the first time.” “.



Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the development of the conflict in Ukraine, which began five months ago.

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