• Russia launched its "military operation" in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24.

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  • On Tuesday, Moscow announced the surrender of 265 Ukrainian soldiers in Mariupol, whom kyiv would like to be able to exchange for Russian prisoners.

    The International Criminal Court is deploying its largest investigative mission and two Nordic countries are going to file their applications to join NATO.

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Moscow has announced the surrender of 265 Ukrainian soldiers entrenched in the Azovstal steelworks, the last pocket of resistance against the Russian army in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol.

Among them, 51 are seriously injured.

"These Ukrainian heroes" who have "fulfilled their mission" will be exchanged for Russian prisoners to allow them to return to the country "as quickly as possible", promises the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

But Russia, which accuses the soldiers of the Azov battalion of being "neo-Nazi armed bands", could well consider them as war criminals, and judge them, rather than as prisoners.

kyiv did not specify the number of Ukrainian fighters who are still in Azovstal.

But the order was given to their commanders to “save (their) lives”, indicated the staff of the Ukrainian army.

sentence of the day

We will achieve our ends.

You will live better”

It's hard to imagine Dmitri Peskov, the Kremlin spokesman, uttering this sentence other than punctuated by a disturbing smile, the nasty kind of a book by Dan Brown which assures that killing half of humanity is an act of charity Christian.

“We are convinced that everything will be fine, that we will achieve our objectives.

The whole country supports our president,” he insists, adding that the Ukrainian people were made up of “talented and peaceful people” who “have been lied to on television for a very long time.”

Whereas in Russia, one does not lie on television, it is well known.

The number of the day


Such as the number of investigators sent by the International Criminal Court to Ukraine.

This is the largest mission ever sent on the ground by The Hague.

Their objective will be to investigate the crimes committed during the Russian invasion.

Karim Khan, the ICC prosecutor, said in particular that Ukraine "is a crime scene" after a trip to Boutcha.

The trend of the day

NATO could expand soon.

Sweden and Finland will submit their candidacies tomorrow, despite the persistent threat of a Turkish blockage.

Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed Sweden's application form on Tuesday morning during a ceremony.

And with the green light by an overwhelming majority of more than 95% from the Finnish Parliament, everything is now in place for the simultaneous arrival of membership applications from both countries at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels.

But Turkey "will not give in", insists its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite diplomatic discussions over the weekend.

Ankara criticizes Sweden and Finland in particular for not approving its requests for the extradition of people it accuses of being members of "terrorist organizations" such as the Kurdish PKK, or of having frozen arms exports. to Turkey.


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