Power cuts and Macron “dangerous” for Salvini

Power cuts and Macron “dangerous” for Salvini
Power cuts and Macron “dangerous” for Salvini

Did you miss the latest events on the war in Ukraine? 20 minutes takes stock for you every evening. Between the strong declarations, the advances on the front and the results of the battles, here are the main points of the day.

The fact of the day

Electricity restrictions are expected at the end of the day after a new “massive” Russian drone and missile attack on its energy network. Electricity production and transmission sites were targeted in the regions of Poltava (east), Kirovograd (center), Zaporizhia (south), Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Vinnytsia (west), he said.

The city of Kherson, in the south, was also “partially deprived of electricity” due to “enemy strikes”, according to the local governor. These nighttime attacks killed a 65-year-old woman in a village in the southern region of Kherson and injured three other people, according to the local prosecutor’s office.

Today’s statement

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New salient statement signed Matteo Salvini. The vice-head of the Italian government deemed Emmanuel Macron “dangerous” and said he needed to “seek treatment” after once again raising the possibility of sending Western troops to Ukraine to fight Russia.

“Those who are of this opinion and say it as if it were something normal, and this applies to Macron as well as to Monti, are dangerous,” launched this politician, accustomed to making statements that go against the grain of pro-politics. Kiev Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, the leader of The League (far right). “If they want to fight so much, then let them go to Ukraine, tomorrow, they are waiting for them,” he added.

The number of the day

210. More than 200 billion euros. This is approximately the amount of Russian state assets blocked after the outbreak of Ukraine’s invasion of the European Union. The Twenty-Seven reached “an agreement in principle” on the use of these revenues to arm Ukraine. “This money will be used to support the military defense and reconstruction of Ukraine,” the Belgian EU presidency said on the social network X after a meeting of member state ambassadors in Brussels, without further details.

This agreement will still need to be confirmed at EU ministerial level. “There could not be a more powerful symbol, nor a better use for this money than [d’y recourir] to make Ukraine and all of Europe more secure,” immediately greeted the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday, in a message on X.

The trend

As in Russia, Ukrainian detainees will be able to fight in the ranks of the army. A bill allowing certain categories of prisoners to go to the front in exchange for an amnesty was adopted.

On Facebook, MP Olena Chouliak, from Volodymyr Zelensky’s party, indicated that the text had been adopted by 279 votes “for” in the second reading. She specified that this measure will only concern voluntary detainees and will require the agreement of the military authorities after examining the prisoner’s state of physical and mental health.

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It will not apply to detainees convicted of certain serious crimes, in particular for “intentional homicide of more than two people”, sexual violence, attacks on national security or “serious” convictions for corruption, detailed Olena Chouliak. People convicted while holding important political functions will therefore not be eligible for this measure.

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