- Today, Russia is taking over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council.
- Under a new political strategy unveiled on Friday, Moscow wants to end the “dominance” of Westerners in the world.
- Bucha should become a “symbol of justice,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said a year after the massacre.
- US President Joe Biden asks to “release” a Wall Street Journal journalist detained for “espionage” in Russia. The American daily “strongly denies” the accusations.
- Now Ukraine controls only a third of Bakhmut after several months of fighting.
- The Board of Directors of the IMF approved a plan to help Ukraine in the amount of $15.6 billion.
IMF approves $15.6 billion bailout package for Ukraine
The Board of Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday approved a $15.6 billion bailout plan signed March 21 with the government of Ukraine, paving the way for the first $2.7 billion tranche.
The four-year plan should allow “to support a gradual recovery of the economy while creating conditions for long-term growth in the context of post-conflict recovery and on the way to joining the “European Union” (EU), recalled the IMF. in a press release.
Zelensky: Bush should become a ‘symbol of justice’
The Ukrainian martyr city of Bucha, a symbol of atrocities attributed to the Russian army, should become a “symbol of justice,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday, calling for “every Russian murderer” to be held accountable for “genocidal violence.” .
On the occasion of the first anniversary of the recapture of this area by the Kiev troops, he vowed to defeat the “Russian evil” during a campaign in this city on the outskirts of Kiev with the Prime Ministers of Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia as well as the President of Moldova.
Medvedev welcomes Wimbledon decision, Kvitova regrets it
Under pressure from the ATP and WTA, the organizers of the London tournament announced on Friday that they would accept Russians and Belarussians “on conditions” this year despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, thus applying a policy of other events. Grand Slam Tournament Russian Daniil Medvedev, who barely made it to the final in Miami, happily accepted the news. “I have always said that if I could play at Wimbledon, I would be very happy to be there,” said the fifth number of the world.
However, this decision was opposed by Czech Petra Kvitova, a two-time Wimbledon champion. “I think (Russians and Belarusians) should not play there. They also should not be allowed to the Olympic Games. So I’m a little on the side of Ukraine in this case, ”she said immediately after qualifying for the final in Miami.
Moscow “permitted, even encouraged” war crimes, Macron said.
Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused Moscow of “permitting and even encouraging” the war crimes of the Russian army in Ukraine, a year after the withdrawal of Russian troops from the city of Bucha, which has become a symbol of these crimes.
“Russian aggression has led to the systematization of war crimes against Ukraine and against its people,” he said in a video message shown during a summit in Kiev on the crimes of Bucha, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the capture of this settlement. forces of Kyiv.
“And by no means sanctioning these crimes against all the laws of war, Russian leaders allowed them to happen, even encouraged them against international law and with the clear aim of subjugating the Ukrainian people through violence,” he added. .
Russia at the head of the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council
Russia assumes from today and for one month an alternate chairmanship in the executive body of the United Nations. The head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov, will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York this month.
If the event was planned and announced, it acquires a special resonance in the context of the war in Ukraine. Kyiv on Thursday called the Russian presidency a “bad joke.” “Russia has usurped her place; waging a colonial war; its president is a war criminal wanted by the ICC for kidnapping children,” Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba criticized him.
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