REPLAY. War in Ukraine: kyiv claims to have foiled an attack against Volodymyr Zelensky

REPLAY. War in Ukraine: kyiv claims to have foiled an attack against Volodymyr Zelensky
REPLAY. War in Ukraine: kyiv claims to have foiled an attack against Volodymyr Zelensky

11:01 p.m.

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3:21 p.m.

The Belarusian army says it is carrying out a verification of its tactical nuclear launchers

The Belarusian army announced Tuesday that it had started an exercise to check the degree of “preparedness” of its tactical nuclear weapons launchers, the day after the announcement by its Russian ally of nuclear exercises involving in particular troops based near the ‘Ukraine. “A check of the degree of readiness of forces and launchers of tactical nuclear weapons has begun within the armed forces,” the Belarusian Defense Ministry said in a statement. In the summer of 2023, Moscow announced that it had deployed tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.

1:45 p.m.

An attack against Volodymyr Zelensky foiled according to kyiv

The Ukrainian security services (SBU) announced on Tuesday the arrest of two security officers suspected of having prepared the assassination of President Volodymyr Zelensky and other senior officials of the country, on orders from Moscow. The SBU “dismantled a network of agents” of the Russian FSB who “prepared the assassination of the Ukrainian president,” this Source said in a statement. “Two colonels” working for the Ukrainian state service ensuring the security of senior state officials were arrested, she added.

12:23 p.m.

Accusations of the use of chemical weapons in Ukraine “insufficiently substantiated”

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Tuesday that information it received about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Ukraine is “insufficiently substantiated.” The organization also said in a statement that it had not yet received a formal request to investigate such allegations, while the United States last week accused Russia of using a “chemical weapon “, chloropicrin, against Ukrainian troops.

11:36 a.m.

“We will win together,” Vladimir Putin tells Russians during his inauguration

Vladimir Putin promised the Russians this Tuesday during his inauguration speech that they would win “together” and emerge “stronger” from a “difficult period”, in the midst of the armed conflict against Ukraine. “We are a united and great people, and together we will overcome all obstacles (…) Together we will win,” he declared.

11:29 a.m.

Leading Russia is “a sacred duty,” says Vladimir Putin at his inauguration

Leading Russia is “a sacred duty”, President Vladimir Putin declared this Tuesday during his inauguration after being sworn in for a fifth term at the head of the country he has led for almost a quarter of a century, in absence of any tolerated opposition. “It is a great honor, a responsibility and a sacred duty,” said Vladimir Putin under the auspices of the Andreyevsky Hall at the Kremlin in Moscow.

11:17 a.m.

Vladimir Putin sworn in for a fifth term

Vladimir Putin took the oath this Tuesday during his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin for a fifth six-year term at the head of Russia, where he enjoys uncontested power in the face of a crushed opposition. “I swear (…) to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, to respect and protect the Constitution, the sovereignty, the independence, the security and the integrity of the government”, did he declare.

11:10 a.m.

Exiled opponent Yulia Navalnaïa calls Putin a “liar, thief, murderer” before his inauguration

Exiled opponent Yulia Navalnaïa described Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “liar, thief, murderer”, a few minutes Tuesday before the start of the inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin which should allow him to begin a fifth term. “Our country is led by a liar, a thief, a murderer, but this will inevitably end,” Yulia Navalnaya said in a video posted on social networks. “With him at the helm, our country will have no peace, no development, no freedom,” she added, referring to the large-scale attack launched by the Russian army against Ukraine.


UN calls on Russia to “immediately stop” attacks on journalists

Russia must “immediately stop” its attacks on independent journalists, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights demanded on Tuesday, the day Vladimir Putin is to be inaugurated president for a fifth term. “The intensification of repression against the work of independent journalists must stop immediately and the right to inform – a key element of the right to freedom of expression – must be respected,” Mr. Türk wrote in a statement.


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American soldier arrested for “theft” detained until July 2

The American soldier arrested last week in the Russian Far East was arrested for “theft” and is being detained until July 2, the Vladivostok court in charge of the case announced Tuesday. “The Pervomaiskyi district court in Vladivostok arrested American soldier Gordon Black until July 2 under the article for +theft,” said its spokesperson, Elena Oleneva, quoted by the Ria news agency. Novosti. He faces up to five years in prison, according to the Russian penal code.


Paris denies sending troops to fight in Ukraine

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies on its X account having sent French soldiers to fight in Ukraine. The Quai d’Orsay denounces a disinformation campaign against France by sharing false posts published on social networks.

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65-year-old Russian journalist arrested in Russia

Russian journalist Nadezhda Kevorkova was arrested and detained on charges of “justifying terrorism”. The authorities accuse him of two messages published between 2018 and 2021 on his Telegram account concerning Afghanistan and the Russian Caucasus. “Justification of terrorism” is punishable by 7 years in prison in Russia. The 65-year-old journalist has worked for media like Russia Today and Novaya Gazeta .


Russia summons French ambassador to Moscow

Russian authorities summoned the French ambassador to Russia. Pierre Lévy will have to provide explanations after the latest statements from Emmanuel Macron who recently raised again the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine. This is a “provocative” policy, the Russians believe, “which leads to an escalation of the conflict.”


Xi Jinping calls not to “dirty” China

Still at a press conference with Emmanuel Macron on Monday in Paris, Xi Jinping called not to “smear” China in the matter of the war in Ukraine. “We oppose using the Ukrainian crisis to shift blame to others, smear a third country and trigger a new Cold War,” Xi Jinping said. The Chinese president assures that his country plays “a positive role” in finding a peaceful solution. An allusion to the recurring criticisms from Westerners on the relationship between China and Russia.


China vows to refrain from ‘selling any weapons’ to Russia

At the end of an interview between Emmanuel Macron and Xi Jinping on Monday in Paris, the French head of state welcomed, in front of the press, the Chinese “commitments” to “refrain from selling any weapons” to Russia. The French president expressed the wish to “maintain a close dialogue” with China. He also welcomed Xi Jinping’s “will” to “ask all stakeholders” in the various conflicts for “an Olympic truce” during the Paris Olympic Games.

Emmanuel Macron declares that he “welcomes the commitments of the Chinese authorities to refrain from selling any weapons” to Russia



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