Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk are ordering the deportation of civilians to Russia

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3:17 p.m. : US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks by phone with Russian Prime Minister Sergei Shoigu. In the meantime, he has appealed “Rise and fall”. The Pentagon chief also made the call “Return of Russian troops to bases around Ukraine and a diplomatic solution”The ministry’s press release says.

3:09 p.m. : The diplomatic crisis around Ukraine is becoming more and more tense every day. Yesterday, a school in the east of the country was hit by a shell. This identity attack was taken up by BrancinfoThe day came just before the start of the annual convention in Munich, Germany.

On Thursday, February 17, at 8:45 am, the shell tore the wall of the kindergarten in Stanitsa Lukanska in eastern Ukraine.  (EYEPRESS NEWS / AFP)

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2:43 p.m. : Chairman “Republic” During the war with Ukraine, a pro-Russian separatist from Donetsk announced the expulsion of civilians to neighboring Russia. “Women, children and the elderly must be evicted first.”Denise Bushillin said in a video released in the Telegram.

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2:30 p.m. : “As Russian troops are concentrated around Ukraine, I am deeply concerned about the rising tensions in Europe and speculation of a military confrontation.”

It will be “Disaster” Antonio Guterres said in his inaugural address at the Munich Security Conference, which brings together several international leaders, that the crisis between Russia and Ukraine is deteriorating into war. He added“There is no alternative to diplomacy”.

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There will be a war “Disaster”He has just warned the head of the UN. The previous day,AFP reports that the bombings took place in the eastern Ukrainian city of Stanitskaya Lukanska, which is controlled by government forces. Follow our lives.

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1:18 p.m. European sources have confirmed that US President Joe Biden will hold a video conference with several leaders today on the Ukraine crisis. Justin Trudeau (Canada), Ursula van der Leyen (President of the European Commission), Charles Michel (President of the European Council), Mario Draghi (Italy), Jens Stoltenberg (President of NATO), Olaf Scholes (Germany) are participating. , Andrzej Duda (Poland), Klaus Johannis (Romania), Boris Johnson (United Kingdom) and Emmanuel Macron.

1:08 p.m. : US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has announced in Warsaw that the United States is still watching more and more Russian troops move towards the border with Ukraine. “Although Russia has announced it will bring its forces back to the garrison, we have not seen it yet.”He said this after a meeting with his Polish representative Mariusz Blaszczyk.

11:57 : A new shelling is taking place near Stanytsia Luganska, a city in eastern Ukraine controlled by government forces fighting Russian-backed separatists, according to AFP reporters on the site.

11:38 In this context, Russia has announced that Vladimir Putin will oversee major military maneuvers tomorrow, including the launch of ballistic and cruise missiles. “Planned Exercise”Underscores Moscow “Test the reliability of strategic nuclear and non-nuclear weapons”. There is no apparent connection with the Ukrainian crisis, yet it shows a force.

11:32 am : Are you a little lost in the conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed separatists? We explain to you Why tensions continue in the Donetsk and Luhansk regionsEight years after the rebels took control of these areas of Donbass.


(Alexander Nemonov / AFP)

11:26 : Russia has been accused of preparing for an offensive against separatist areas in eastern or Crimea’s connected peninsula, Ukraine denies. “We are strengthening our security, but we do not want to carry out any attacks.”Kiev promises.


(EyePress News / AFP)

11:22 : How many Russian soldiers are on the Ukrainian border? According to Kiev, the number of ground troops sent by Moscow has risen to 129,000, bringing the total to 149,000, including the navy and air force. Washington, for its part, announced that it had sent more than 150,000 Russian troops.

11:16 am : Can France intervene militarily in the event of a Russian invasion of Ukraine? The Minister of Armed Forces recalled that “Several hundred” There may be French soldiers currently in Estonia in the NATO ranks “Stopped in Romania”The member state of the Atlantic Alliance is on the border of Ukraine.

10:12 am : Meanwhile, on the ground, the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatists blame each other for the new bombings in the east of the country, which have been hit by a new wave of violence. Yesterday, a kindergarten was attacked in the government-controlled small town of Stanitza Luganska. Three school staff were injured.

10:08 : “We want to see if this is not about cycles, but about withdrawals.”

Although “Infections Announced” By Russia, the French diplomat summons Moscow “Creations”With significant departures of troops from the Ukrainian border.

08:03 : These new announcements of Russian withdrawal come at the start of the annual Munich Security Conference. US Vice President Kamala Harris, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky will attend. This year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has no plans to go there.

08:01 : Russia announces withdrawal of troops and tanks stationed near the Ukrainian border, returning them to their garrisons. Moscow says it has withdrawn ten bombers stationed in annexed Crimea.