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  • Vladimir Putin said he was "open" to an agreement with Ukraine to end hostilities when the time comes.

    But "this raises the question of trust", which is "at zero", he adds.

  • Russian forces continue their offensive on Bakhmout, in the Donetsk region.

    In the constant shelling, civilians who were unable to flee are injured or killed every day.

  • kyiv accuses Russia of having kidnapped two employees of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, after having assaulted them.

    The plant's nuclear safety manager, Konstantin Beiner, was also "thrown in the basement", according to Energoatom, the national nuclear operator.




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8:36 am: Diplomacy between Americans and Russians remains at a standstill

Despite the success on Thursday of a rare prisoner exchange, the diplomatic channels between Moscow and Washington remain open only to a very limited field.

In the aftermath of the exchange of American basketball player Brittney Griner for Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout, American and Russian officials met on Friday in Istanbul to discuss "a small number of bilateral subjects" which did not include the war in Ukraine.

Joe Biden does not want to talk to his Russian counterpart about a possible diplomatic settlement of the conflict without the approval of kyiv which, under the bombs, refuses for the moment to hear about it.

08:25: Russia could consider a preemptive strike to disarm an enemy

Russia could modify its military doctrine by introducing the possibility of a preemptive strike to disarm an enemy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

He was responding to a question from a journalist during a visit to Bishkek, who asked him to clarify his statement earlier this week on the use of nuclear weapons.

Speaking to the press days after warning that the risk of nuclear war was growing but that Russia would not strike first, Mr Putin said Moscow was considering adopting what he called Washington's concept of nuclear war. a preemptive strike.

“First of all, the United States developed the concept of a preemptive strike.

Second, they are developing a strike system aimed at disarming” (the enemy), President Putin told reporters following his visit to Kyrgyzstan.

He added that perhaps Moscow should think about adopting the "ideas developed by the Americans to ensure their own security".

"We're just thinking about it," he said, however.

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