Finland’s demilitarized zone fuels debate over its ability to defend against Russia

The war in Ukraine has the Finns looking with concern at the Aland archipelago in the Baltic, where a military presence is prohibited under a treaty signed with Russia in 1856 and which could be a weak point in their defence. The request for membership of the Nordic country to NATO, prompted by the invasion … Read more

War in Ukraine, live: Russia has fired more than 2,000 missiles since the start of the conflict, says Volodymyr Zelensky

https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie/derniere-maj-ukraine-avancee-russe.png https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie/derniere-maj-ukraine-avancee-russe.png 30 The situation on the map Expand The context Live hosted by Solène L’Hénoret, Anne Guillard and Marie Slavicek Contributions are temporarily disabled in this live stream. Russia announced the expulsion of 34 French diplomats, 24 Italian diplomats and 27 Spanish diplomatsin retaliation for those of Russians in the wake of the Russian … Read more

Moscow blocks Radio France International website in Russia

RFI Russia has blocked the website of French radio station RFI, which broadcasts news in some 15 languages, including Russian, amid a crackdown on criticism of the Ukraine offensive. The website www.rfi.fr is now on the list of sites blocked in Russia by the telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor, AFP journalists found on Friday, who cannot open … Read more

Ukraine Investigates Alleged Chemical Weapons Attacks on Mariupol by Russia

Ukraine indicated that they are investigating a poisonous substance that was allegedly released on Mariupol. Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar said phosphorous munitions, which cause horrendous burns but are not classified as chemical weapons, may have been used. Now the question is how to establish the truth amid the fog of war that has descended … Read more

Muratov, the Nobel Prize winner who fights to keep the truth alive in Russia

WASHINGTON Minutes after the Russian president Vladimir Putin launched its war against Ukraine, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 and editor of the Russian independent daily Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov, called an emergency meeting. “We are in mourning,” she announced in a video after the meeting at the Moscow newsroom. “Our country, … Read more

Russia: publisher Eksmo calls for rethinking the boycott of Russian books

The war in Ukraine caused many companies and institutions in Ukraine and around the world to stop working with Russian publishers. The three major European book fairs (Bologna, Frankfurt and London) also joined the boycott by prohibiting nationalist houses from participating in the demonstrations. Finally, a growing number of calls are emerging in different countries … Read more

++ Russia “fights for its sovereignty”, says Putin ++ | D.W. | 03.16.2022

All updates in Central European Time (CET). 15:00 | Putin says Russia is ‘fighting for its sovereignty’ Moscow will not allow Ukraine to become a “platform” from which Russia is threatened, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. He said that, with the invasion of Ukraine, “Russia is fighting for its sovereignty.” AFP 14:20 | … Read more

In pictures: Disinformation in Russia, war in Ukraine, Six Nations tournament

War in Ukraine, presidential 2022, Champions League… Every day, find all the news through the work of photojournalists who travel the world. Thanks to the press agencies, always on the front line to cover major events, and to the journalists of the editorial staff of 20 minutes, from Lille to Marseille, via Bordeaux and Strasbourg, … Read more

“We are concerned about the approach of NATO because it is understood as an enemy of Russia”, says the Russian ambassador in Ecuador | International | News

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues and the forces of the former continue to advance. Yesterday Russian troops launched more than 30 missiles against a base just 20 km from the Polish border, which has caused at least 35 deaths, in an escalation of the war that brings it closer to the territory of … Read more