How Ukraine’s first lady became the resistance’s social media weapon
12 March 2022 | 4:47 pm
We bring you the front pages, which focus on the victims of Vladimir Putin's brutal war in Ukraine. Also, we look at the origins of the "Z" symbol, which has become a way to express support for Putin and the invasion. Papers dedicate their editions to the women of Ukraine, whether they are fighting on the frontlines or giving birth in basements. Finally, we look at how Ukraine's first lady has emerged from the shadows to rally Ukrainians and boost morale.
As refugees move west and soldiers east towards the front, people in the central Ukrainian city of Vinnitsya are organizing aid for both. The bring everything they can spare: clothes, food, money.
Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said nationality would not play a role in Germany's decision to host refugees fleeing from Ukraine. More than a million people have fled Ukraine into neighboring European countries.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has praised Poland for its "vital work" in responding to a migration crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Once they worked to ensure equal rights for Ukraine's Roma minority. Now Roma activists are helping locate food supplies, organizing border crossings and raising funds for the war effort.
The Russian army organised food donations in the Ukrainian city of Kherson this weekend – the first major city to fall to Russian forces during their invasion of Ukraine. However, some important details were left out of Russian media coverage of the event. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Sanctions on Russia won't work unless the world reduces its use of Russian oil and gas. But it's difficult to do this without also increasing prices. Middle Eastern oil producers could help. But do they want to?
After photographing Ukraine and its people for years, Mark Neville moved from London to Kyiv in 2020. When war broke out at the end of February, he initially decided to stay before seeking refuge in neighbouring Poland. He tells FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot about documenting the chaos of leaving his adopted country.
Nigeria, Senegal and Algeria have criticized Ukraine's effort to recruit international fighters for its war with Russia. Analysts say those who have responded to the call need to reconsider.
The US will stop importing oil and natural gas from Russia, US President Joe Biden has said as the West escalates sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine invasion.
The Kyiv City Ballet has been offered a residency at Paris's Châtelet Theatre. The troupe of 30 dancers were already on tour in France with "The Nutcracker" but found themselves stranded due to the war in Ukraine. They are putting on a special performance this Tuesday. We also hear from members of the Kyiv Grand Ballet, who are also in France and now face a highly uncertain future.
Middle Eastern and North African countries rely heavily on wheat imports from Russia and Ukraine. The current war could lead to a severe food crisis in a region already under pressure.
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British inflation surged last month to its highest annual rate since 1982, piling pressure on finance minister Rishi Sunak to step up his help for households facing a worsening cost-of-living crisis.
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The Ukrainian fighters who surrendered at the Azovstal steelworks are now in Russian captivity. Ukraine is hoping for a prisoner exchange.
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The European Union plans to invest up to €300 billion to reduce its dependence on Russian fossil fuels, the European Commission announced.
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North Korea reported more than 200,000 new illnesses on Thursday, bringing the total number of suspected cases to 1.98 million. Pyongyang has also not responded to offers of help from the WHO and other countries.
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Bombs and weapons used in Afghanistan by militants and US forces are making their way into India-administered Kashmir, raising fears that they could bolster an Islamist insurgency in the area.