The war continues for an 85th day in Ukraine as Russia says 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers who were entrenched at the Azovstal site have surrendered since Monday.
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Even if the increase in grocery prices reached nearly 10% in April while wages rose by a meager 3.3%, our troubles are far from over.
WAR NOTEBOOK | The fallout from the capture of Azovstal
The Kremlin wants to make the most of the surrender of Ukrainian forces in the Azovstal complex in Mariupol for propaganda purposes. The Russians are already preparing a visit by foreign journalists there.
6:13 am | Russian soldier on trial for war crime 'ask forgiveness'
The first Russian soldier tried for war crimes in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion "ask forgiveness" on Thursday from the widow of the Ukrainian civilian killed, noted an AFP journalist during the hearing in a court in Kyiv .
5:59 | Russia announces the expulsion of five Portuguese diplomats
Russia announced on Thursday the expulsion of five Portuguese diplomats in retaliation for that of 10 Russian diplomats decided in the wake of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, the day after similar announcements concerning dozens of French, Italian and Spanish diplomats.
5:47 | Mariupolis 2: life under the bombs in Ukraine shown at Cannes
5:26 | Russia wants to cut off Ukraine from occupied Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
Russia wants to cut off Ukraine from its Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, occupied by the Russian army, unless Kyiv pays Moscow for the electricity produced, said Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khousnullin.
5:20 am | 1730 Ukrainian soldiers from Azovstal have surrendered since Monday
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers holed up on the Azovstal steel site in Mariupol had surrendered since Monday.
5:16 am | Scholz reluctant to fast EU membership
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that he was not in favor of giving Ukraine a “short cut” to membership of the European Union (EU) which he said would not is "not a matter of a few months or a few years".
5:03 am | The great fundraisers of the G7 at the bedside of Ukraine
Keeping Ukraine's finances afloat, countering rising food prices, supporting vulnerable countries: the big moneymakers of the G7 will not have enough of their meeting in Germany to tackle all the economic repercussions of the war launched by Moscow.
3h37 | “The world is collapsing”, around 60 million displaced people in the world
Conflicts and natural disasters forced millions of people to flee within their own country last year, bringing the total number of displaced to a record nearly 60 million, according to a study released Thursday by NGOs .
1h55 | One dead and injured in attack in Russia near Ukrainian border
A bombardment in a village in southwestern Russia, located on the border with Ukraine, in the Kursk region, left one dead and injured, the governor of this region said on Thursday.