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DIRECT. War in Ukraine: the country needs “about two billion cubic meters” of additional gas for this winter

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DIRECT.  War in Ukraine: the country needs “about two billion cubic meters” of additional gas for this winter
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9:01 p.m. : Here is a new point on the news:

#EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTThe Belgian police today carried out a search of the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels, as part of an investigation into suspicions of corruption to influence decisions of this EU institution, announces the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office. Follow our live.

The country needs“about two billion cubic meters” additional gas to get through the winter, President Volodymyr Zelensky told the G7 countries meeting by videoconference today. Follow our live.

Six departments in central-eastern France are placed on orange alert for snow and ice.

“Whether it’s December 15 or January 10, it will be no to 64 years old and not to 65 years old”assured Franceinfo Yvan Ricordeau, national secretary of the CFDT, while Emmanuel Macron announced the postponement to January 10 of the presentation of the pension reform.

8:56 p.m. : Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has offered the G7 countries a “world peace summit” on Ukraine, after almost ten months of Russian invasion of his country.

8:03 p.m. : The Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, talks about a “informational chaos that the war in Ukraine has amplified”, during the 30th edition of the RSF prize for freedom of the press. She denounces the “propaganda of the ideologues of death, as defined [le prix Nobel 2021] Dmitry Muratov”under the eyes of the editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta.

(FABIEN MAGNENOU / FRANCEINFO)

7:52 p.m. : “Ukraine needs modern tanks (…) artillery, guns and shells (as well as) long-range missiles.”

The Ukrainian president also urged G7 countries to provide more arms and military equipment to Ukraine, after nearly nine months of Russian invasion of his country.

7:44 p.m. : The country needs“about two billion cubic meters” additional gas to get through the winter, President Volodymyr Zelensky told the G7 countries meeting by videoconference today. His speech comes after Russia has extensively damaged the country’s energy infrastructure in recent weeks.

6:21 p.m. : “The goal is to quickly build this platform with the participation of Ukraine, international financial institutions and other partners.”

The leaders of the G7, meeting this afternoon in a virtual summit, have decided to set up a “platform” responsible for “coordinate financial aid” to Ukraine. The German leader compared the reconstruction of Ukraine to the Marshall plan put in place by the United States to rebuild Europe after the Second World War.

4:17 p.m. : A Frenchman who went to fight alongside Ukrainian soldiers against Russia jumped on a mine at the end of November in the Donbass and is now awaiting his repatriation, organized by the Quai d’Orsay, AFP learned from the person concerned and the ministry Foreign Affairs.

2:20 p.m. : Leonid and Iryna, 68 and 60, have finally agreed to evacuate to Kramatorsk. “It’s very difficult to leave our city of #Bakhmut, but we are at the end of our strength” ⤵️ 9/ https://t.co/yZ9wH8jZpQ

2:20 p.m. : “Psychologically, it’s hard” admits Yéléna, showing us the sleeping area of ​​her cellar. “We’re all on antidepressants.” It’s been more than 3 months since there has been no power, water or heating in #Bakhmut under the bombs ⤵️ 5/ https://t.co/WieD5DWdEe

2:20 p.m. : Yet thousands of residents of #Bakhmut have still not evacuated the city pounded by the Russian army since the summer. Like this old lady. Most live in cellars ⤵️ 2/ https://t.co/QjpJAwj113

2:20 p.m. : REPORT in #Bakhmut ⤵️🇺🇦 Buildings without windows, destruction everywhere. And the #bombings that hit, sometimes every minute. This building was blown up by a missile a few weeks ago, killing several people. 1/ https://t.co/AiEQeeuqg1

2:24 p.m. : Our journalist Agathe Mahuet is currently in Bakhmut, where power cuts and bombardments are still the daily life of the inhabitants. Here is his report.

(AGATHE MAHUET / RADIO FRANCE)

2:03 p.m. : It’s 2 p.m., it’s time to take stock of the news:

“Whether it’s December 15 or January 10, it will be no to 64 years old and not to 65 years old”assured Franceinfo Yvan Ricordeau, national secretary of the CFDT, while Emmanuel Macron announced the postponement to January 10 of the presentation of the pension reform.

Suspicions of corruption within the European Parliament are “very serious”said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Follow our live.

• A virtual G7 summit notably devoted to the Russian invasion will be held this afternoon. Follow our live.

• The thermometer does not seem to be going up anytime soon. This afternoon, temperatures will hardly exceed 0°C. Six departments are placed in extreme cold yellow vigilance by Météo France.

12:03 : It’s noon, it’s time to take stock of the news:

• Emmanuel Macron announces that the pension reform project will be presented on January 10 instead of December 15, as initially planned.

• A virtual G7 summit notably devoted to the Russian invasion will be held this afternoon. Follow our live.

• It is the last day of hearing of the Nice attack trial. The last words went to the defendants. The hearing will resume tomorrow at 5 p.m. for the pronouncement of the verdict.

• The thermometer does not seem to be going up anytime soon. This afternoon, temperatures will hardly exceed the bar of 0 degrees. Six departments are placed in extreme cold yellow vigilance by Météo France.

11:38 : The leaders of the G7 (United States, Germany, France, Italy, Great Britain, Canada and Japan), will also hold a virtual summit this afternoon. It will notably be devoted to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and its consequences.

11:28 : Ukrainian first lady Olena #Zelenska received at the Élysée by Brigitte #Macron #Ukraine @franceinfo https://t.co/SXUSUMJVJH

11:28 : The Ukrainian first lady, Olena Zelenska, arrived at the Elysée a few minutes ago. She was received by her French counterpart, Brigitte Macron, as you can see in this video by Guillaume Daret.

09:56 : “82% of Russians under 35 are against the continuation of this military operation, but almost 70% of older people are for it. There is a real divide.”

The editor of the newspaper Novaya GazetaNobel Peace Prize, Dmitry Muratov, conducted a survey that reveals the “fracture” generation about the conflict in Ukraine.

09:32 : While a new support conference for Ukraine is being held tomorrow in Paris, franceinfo summarizes for you what are the points of tension between Emmanuel Macron and Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron (right), June 16, 2022, in kyiv (Ukraine).  (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP)

09:34 : Estimates for Ukraine’s reconstruction swell as Russian bombs rain down on energy infrastructure. The bill currently fluctuates between 350 and 750 billion euros. How to quantify the cost of rebuilding a country still at war? Franceinfo answers you. Residents in the destroyed streets of Kharkiv (Ukraine), December 2, 2022. (SOFIA BOBOK / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP) (SOFIA BOBOK / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

07:24 : The daily The cross dedicates its front page to the Ukrainian conflict, where the damage caused to the energy network “Forcing Kyiv residents to deal with daily power cuts”.

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