Summary of the 117th day of the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine continues for the 117th day. On Monday, Russia accused Ukraine of shooting at oil rigs in the sea, Ukraine announced that it had lost control of a village near Severodonetsk.

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10:34 p.m. | The two Americans captured in Ukraine committed “crimes,” Moscow claims

Two Americans captured in Ukraine fighting with Kiev’s forces “endangered” Russian soldiers and “should be held accountable for these crimes,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday in an interview with American broadcaster NBC News .

8:16 p.m. | Hundreds of people demonstrate for refugees in Trois-Rivières

Hundreds of people marched in the streets of downtown Trois-Rivières on Monday as part of World Refugee Day to pay tribute to the courage of those who were forced to flee their country.

3:05 p.m. | Grain: Moscow accuses the West of “destroyers”.




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Russia argued on Monday that the spike in grain prices, fueling fears of a global food crisis, was the result of “destructive” Western measures, not Moscow’s blocking of exports from Ukraine.

1:15 p.m. | Biden thinks a visit to Ukraine during his European tour is “unlikely”.

US President Joe Biden said Monday it was “unlikely” that he would travel to Ukraine on the sidelines of his forthcoming European tour.

1:08 p.m. | Threats from Russia after transit restrictions through Lithuania

Russia on Monday threatened retaliation for imposing “hostile” restrictions on the transit of certain goods via Lithuania to its Kaliningrad enclave, a follow-up to European sanctions related to Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine.

9:38 | Ben Stiller visits Ukraine

Ben Stiller traveled to Kyiv this weekend to support Ukrainians displaced by the Russia-initiated conflict.

8:57 | Ukraine grain blockade: EU accuses Moscow of “true war crimes”.

The European Union on Monday accused Russia of committing a “genuine war crime” by blocking Ukrainian grain exports at the risk of exacerbating the risk of world famine.

8:47 | The Russian bombardment intensifies on the threshold of a “historic” week for Kyiv

Russian bombardments in Ukraine are increasing in the Kharkiv (northeast) and Donestk (east) regions, the Ukrainian presidency reported on Monday, the day after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian attacks were intensifying on the cusp of this “really historic week”. ” with the planned talks of the 27 on a candidacy of Kiev for the EU.

6:42 | Russia accuses Ukraine of firing at offshore oil rigs

Russian authorities on Monday accused Ukrainian forces of firing at offshore oil platforms off Crimea, citing at least three wounded and ongoing rescue efforts.



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5:13 am | Ukraine announces that it has lost control of a village near Severodonetsk

Ukraine announced on Monday that it had lost control of Metolkine, a village on the outskirts of Severodonetsk in the east of the country, a key Donbass city that Russian forces have been trying to take full control of for weeks.

“Unfortunately, we no longer control Metolkin,” Lugansk region governor Sergei Gaidai said in a statement published on social media.




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5:04 | The Russian bombardment intensifies on the threshold of a “historic” week for Kyiv

Russian bombing in Ukraine is increasing in the Kharkiv (northeast) and Donestk (east) regions, the Ukrainian presidency reported on Monday, a day after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russian attacks would intensify on the cusp of this “really” . historic week” with the planned talks of the 27 on Kiev’s candidacy for the EU.

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