• 6:18 a.m.: Dmitry Medvedev does not rule out the scenario of an assault in Kiev or Lviv

"Russian forces may have to advance to Kiev or Lviv in Ukraine," former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in an interview with the Russians.

"Nothing can be ruled out here. If you have to go to Kiev, then you have to go to Kiev, if you have to go to Lviv, then you have to go to Lviv in order to destroy this infection," Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti.

  • 4:56 a.m.: Ukraine prepares to launch counteroffensive

Ukrainian troops, on the defensive for months, will soon counterattack as the Russian offensive appears to be weakening, a Ukrainian commander said.

Still, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned that without a faster supply of weapons, the war could last for years.

  • 0:28 a.m.: Pussy Riot Russians recognized in the U.S. for their spirit of resistance

The Russian punk and feminist protest group Pussy Riot, will be distinguished in May, in the United States, by a prize honoring the spirit of resistance through music, especially against the war of Russia in Ukraine, announced Thursday, the organizers.

On May 6, they will receive the "Woody Guthrie" distinction, named after an American folk singer and composer (1912-1967) considered a left-wing musician, sometimes classified as socialist, revolutionary or even anarchist, and who defended the poorest and the oppressed.

The latest recipients of this award are Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez or Pete Seeger.

With AFP and Reuters

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