The European Union has imposed new sanctions on the Wagner Group for human rights abuses in Africa

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10:24 p.m : New EU sanctions against Russia, rallies in support of Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron’s visit to China… Like every day, Francinfo looks back at the highlights of the day on the war front in Ukraine. Read it here.

8:36 p.m : “The Russian command wants to control the entire Donetsk region and Bagmouth is the main gateway to Sloviansk and Kramatorsk”The two main cities of Donbass, Michael Gofman, director of studies on Russia at the American research institute CNA, also noted.

8:36 p.m : For more than six months, the Russian army has been trying to capture Bagmouth, so the city has acquired symbolic importance due to the duration of the fighting and the heavy losses suffered by both sides. “Russians continue their offensive to divert media attention from setbacks this fall”Added a few weeks ago Mykola Bielieskov is a researcher at the National Institute for Strategic Studies in Kyiv.

8:35 p.m : Good evening, can you explain the strategic importance of the city of Bagmouth, why the Russians like it so much? Thank you good night

8:15 p.m : Eight individuals and seven companies associated with the paramilitary group have been included in the asset freeze and travel ban list. The Wagner Group, which is actively fighting the Russian military in Ukraine, has already been recognized by the European Union in 2021.

7:49 p.m : The European Union has announced new sanctions against the Russian group Wagner for “violations of human rights” in the Central African Republic, Sudan and Mali.

6:41 p.m : Russia blames the West “destabilization” Tried to hold G20 Finance Summit in India “Black Mail” Joint Statement on Ukraine. “We regret that the proceedings of the G20 continue to be undermined by the collective West and used for anti-Russian and outright confrontation”Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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7:17 p.m : Evguéni Prigojine, head of the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, claimed capture by his men from the village of Yaguidné. The decision further closes the cordon around Bagmouth, a town less than two kilometers away, which Moscow’s troops have been trying to take since the summer.

5:07 p.m : How to take back Vladimir Putin and his forces? The European Union has adopted a new series of sanctions against Russia, undermining its military capabilities and increasing pressure on its economy. According to the Commission, this Tenth Plan was on a scale never reached since the beginning of the war. Franceinfo summarizes its main activities for you.

4:47 p.m : Ivankiv’s Historical Museum, Mariupol Theater… UNESCO lists a total of 241 cultural sites that have been destroyed or damaged since the start of the war in Ukraine.

4:26 p.m : About 10,000 people, according to the police, gathered in the center of Berlin (Germany) this morning. They called for talks with Moscow rather than providing arms to Ukraine. The rally was organized by far-left political figure Sahra Wagenknecht and feminist Alice Schwarzer. “Arise for Peace”.

(Monika Skolimowska/dpa/AFP)

4:00 p.m : Thousands of people protested in Paris and other French cities at the invitation of Ukrainians in France. About 6,000 people gathered in the capital.

(Emmanuel Dunant/AFP)

3:33 p.m : Polish oil major Arlan has announced that it has stopped supplying oil to Russia through the Drushpa pipeline under the last contract in force, which covered 10% of Arlan’s needs.

3:03 p.m : The European Union has announced new EU sanctions targeting 121 individuals and companies, including Iranian drone manufacturers, over the war in Ukraine. These sets of measures are continuously determined by the European Union “Large Scale Obstacles” Always accepted, said the president of the European Commission.

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2:39 p.m : Franceinfo relives the year-long war in Ukraine through eight iconic sites of the conflict. A great visual narrative to understand how the war was fought in Europe.

2:25 p.m : From the agricultural fair, Emmanuel Macron announced his visit to China “Early April”. The head of state called on Beijing “Help us put pressure on Russia” order “Stop the Aggression” And “Making Peace”.

11:19 am : Miniatures depicting the immensity of the horrors of war. Ukraine Post has printed dozens of new stamp designs since the conflict began. This portrait engraves in collective memory key events of conflict and unexpected success.

11:48 a.m : Banned from broadcasting in the European Union after the war in Ukraine, the RT France channel has changed its editorial line, saying Moscow is openly broadcasting propaganda. Now in great difficulty, he seeks to expand his audience in French-speaking Africa. Explanations.

10:57 : Investigations are being carried out by investigators from the Central Office for Combating Crimes against Humanity and Hate Crimes (OCLCH). A unit dedicated to Ukraine conducts investigative work “Beautiful Classic”, According to General Jean-Philippe Reyland, who heads this office attached to the gendarmerie. One exception, and not least: “The crime scene eludes us: it is not in national territory and it is difficult to access.” So it is necessary to go there to understand what might have happened. Three members of Pnat and seven gendarmes were able to carry out a mission in Ukraine last September.

10:57 : “Justice takes time to gather evidence so it can be established. It’s too long, but I understand that.”

On May 30, 2022, after the death of journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff in the Luhansk region, a French judge opened an investigation. Investigations continue to be slow, so his mother, Sylvie Imhoff, patiently takes his problem.

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10:56 : Since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, France’s National Anti-Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (Pnat) has launched seven investigations into “war crimes”, including a special unit. I will explain to you the difficult work of French judges and gendarmes who have to deal with the geographical distance and limited routes from the crime scene.

11:46 a.m : China calls for peace talks between Russia and Ukraine and rejects use of nuclear weapons. “All parties should support Russia and Ukraine to work in the same direction and resume direct dialogue as soon as possible” At a glance “Peaceful Settlement”Chinese Foreign Ministry said.

11:35 am : A year after the invasion of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky set his sights on defeating Russia. “This year”. “No [nos] Partners keep their word and meet deadlines, inevitable success awaits us”The President of Ukraine said at a press conference yesterday.

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