Ukraine is preparing for an intensification of Russian attacks in the Donbass, in the east of the country, a priority objective for Moscow but where its forces are losing momentum, while the Ukrainian army continues its counter-offensive in the region from Kharkov.
6:28 | McDonald's withdraws entirely from Russia
The American fast food giant McDonald's, which closed its stores in Russia in early March, announced on Monday that it was withdrawing from the country and selling all its activities in reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
6:15 a.m. | Joining Sweden and Finland in NATO will not strengthen European security, Moscow says
The Kremlin said on Monday that Sweden and Finland joining NATO, in response to the Russian offensive in Ukraine, would not strengthen security on the European continent.
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According to British military intelligence, Vladimir Putin's troops have lost a third of the ground combat force engaged since the start of the war in Ukraine in February.
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5:15 am | Ukrainian forces regain control of the border in the Kharkiv region
Ukrainian forces have repelled Russian troops and regained control of part of the border with Russia in the northeastern Kharkiv region, Ukrainian authorities announced on Monday.
4h45 | Renault's Russian factories pass into the hands of Moscow
Cornered by Western sanctions against Russia, Renault, leader in the country with the Lada brand which it had managed to recover, confirmed on Monday that it was selling its assets to the Russian state, the first major nationalization since the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
4h38 | NATO: the Finnish and Swedish Parliaments examine the candidatures
The Finnish and Swedish parliaments are considering the candidacies of the two Nordic countries for NATO on Monday, with large majorities assured in both chambers.
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WAR NOTEBOOK | NATO expansion: thank you Vladimir
Putin invaded Ukraine to avoid having a close NATO neighbor. Result: two other of its “neutral” neighbours, Finland and Sweden, announce that they are joining the Western military alliance.