Europe 1 with AFP 07:12, May 23, 2022

UKRAINE ADMITS SUFFERING "MORE AND MORE" IN THE DONBASS - On the 89th day of the War in Ukraine, Russia continues its offensive in the Donbass and more generally in the south-east of the country.

A Moscow-installed mayor of Energodar, a city in southern Ukraine hosting Europe's largest nuclear power plant, was injured in an explosion on Sunday.

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The situation is becoming "more and more difficult" for Ukrainians in the Donbass where Moscow is bombarding Severodonetsk "24 hours a day", while the verdict in the first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier is expected in kyiv on Monday.

Moscow continues to step up its firepower in the Donbass.

There are, according to Sergei Gaïdaï, governor of the Lugansk region, the units withdrawn from the Kharkiv region (north-east), the attackers of the siege of Mariupol (south-east), the militias of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk , Chechen forces and troops mobilized as reinforcements from Siberia and the Russian Far East.

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Moscow-appointed mayor injured in blast

The Moscow-installed mayor of Energodar, a city in southern Ukraine hosting Europe's largest nuclear power plant, was injured in an explosion on Sunday, a Ukrainian official and Russian news agencies said.

Andrei Shevtchik was appointed mayor of Energodar after Russian troops took control of this city and of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant located on its territory.

Ukraine as a featured guest for the return of the Davos forum

Three months after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the war and the risks it poses to the recovery of the world economy will be at the heart of a meeting of the planet's elites, who find themselves from Monday in Davos.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) returns to the Swiss ski resort after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2021, it had to hold its traditional annual meeting online.

And the Omicron variant again forced this year to postpone it from January to May. 

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