‘Putin is ready for anything,’ says Ukraine’s ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko
01 March 2022 | 12:52 pm
Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko said in an interview with FRANCE 24 from Kyiv that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "ready to use all possibilities" to achieve victory in Ukraine, including plans to target Ukrainian nuclear power plants.
Fear mongering content became viral on social media this week, as Ukrainian civilians prepare for an imminent Russian attack. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
US military personnel have arrived in Romania ahead of a deployment of NATO troops expected in the country. Romania, a NATO member since 2004, borders Ukraine to the north.
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and its sister station Radio France Internationale (RFI), Mali's Prime Minister Choguel Maiga says that since 2012, French authorities have tried to divide his country by fueling autonomy claims in the north. And African countries weigh in on Russia's decision to send troops to Ukraine. Kenya, Gabon and Ghana have condemned Moscow's actions at the UN security council. Finally, Madagascar prepares for a new cyclone to hit its coast.
All bets are off: the Russian president has made his move. Months of Western efforts to stave off a Crimea-like land grab seem to have been wiped out with the stroke of a pen. Does Vladimir Putin's recognition of two breakaway regions of Ukraine's Donbass as independent mean war? Armoured vehicles are now near the front line, after Putin claimed that another Vladimir - Lenin - gave away eastern Ukraine when he formed the Soviet Union. We discuss the situation, and the international response.
A media specialised in putting the spotlight on Russian disinformation has highlghted a false flag attack in eastern Ukraine that pro-Russian media outlets were pinning on Kiev. Corpses likely retrieved from a morgue were used to set the scene.
Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine has upended assumptions about the sanctity of borders and thrown the world into a whole new situation, security experts say.
Western powers ramp up sanctions against Russia, but will it be enough? Never since World War II has a sovereign state attacked another with such force. Russia launched an invasion with attacks by land, sea and by air. It followed a speech in which President Vladimir Putin promised the “de-Nazification” of Ukraine's democratically-elected government.
Ukrainians are fleeing to their EU neighbors as they fear even further escalation. The UN and the EU have vowed support as the already dire humanitarian situation worsens.
Russia has already been using weapons like malware and disinformation against Ukraine for eight years. Shortly after the invasion, security experts discovered cyberattacks designed to disable Ukrainian computers.
We bring you some of the shell-shocked reactions from the world's papers after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. One image in particular of a bloodied woman emerging from bombardments has defined this first day. We also look at the Russian papers and one anti-Kremlin publication which vows to publish in both Russian and Ukrainian as a symbol of solidarity. Finally, we bring you the illustrated press' reactions as well.
Ukrainian forces have been fighting back against Russian assaults on the outskirts of Kyiv. Meanwhile, convoys of civilians have been streaming toward Ukraine's western borders.
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Mikhail Kasyanov, who served as prime minister under Vladimir Putin in the early 2000s, told DW he believed that the Russian president had "already started to realize that he's losing this war."
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Over 3 million refugees have arrived in Poland since the war in Ukraine began. The majority are still in the country and many have found homes with Poles who took them in spontaneously. But many volunteers are exhausted, and the government says it needs help.
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As the British government indicates it is preparing to deviate from the Northern Ireland Protocol – a key part of the Brexit deal – the European Commissioner overseeing EU-UK relations tells FRANCE 24 he is "appealing to the UK government to come back to the negotiating table". Maros Sefcovic spoke to our Europe editor Catherine Nicholson.