• Russia launched its "military operation" in Ukraine on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Every evening, at 19:30 pm, 20 Minutes offers you its recap on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict that has become a war that leaves dead and wounded and thousands of refugees every day.
  • Who did what? Who said what? And who supports whom and why? You will know everything about the progress of the negotiations and the events of this crisis that is shaking Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the United States.
  • On Monday, Kiev reiterated its determination to defend Bakhmut, despite Wagner's advance. The paramilitary group, for its part, hopes to quickly obtain ammunition deliveries from the Kremlin.

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News of the day

Kiev has taken another step towards the European Union. On Monday, Prime Minister Denys Chmygal announced the appointment of a new director at the head of the national anti-corruption office, in line with the reforms demanded by the EU.

"Ukraine has now fulfilled the EU's seven recommendations," Chmygal said. "This demonstrates our determination to move to the start of accession negotiations as early as this year."

Brussels granted Kiev the status of official candidate for the EU in June 2022, conditioning the rest at various stages. Among them, the strengthening of the rule of law, the pursuit of judicial reforms, the fight against corruption and the implementation of an "anti-oligarch law".

The phrase of the day

If Wagner now withdraws from Bakhmut, the entire front will collapse. »

Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Russian paramilitary group Wagner, expressed his annoyance at the lack of support received by his men on the eastern front. He lamented delays in the delivery of ammunition, which he said were due to "betrayal" or "ordinary bureaucracy".

Accompanying his message with a form of warning: "If Wagner now withdraws from Bakhmut, the entire front will collapse (...) to the borders of Russia, perhaps even further. »

Today's figure

464. Such as the number of Ukrainian children killed by the Russian army since the beginning of the war. The Children of War website also lists 931 injured children, based on data from the Attorney General's Office.

The trend

While Bakhmut would be "almost surrounded" by Russian forces, Ukraine affirmed its determination to defend its positions on Monday. In a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelensky, the commanders-in-chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces "spoke in favor of continuing the defensive operation in Bakhmut," speaking of a "strengthening" of their positions.

On Sunday, Zelensky had wanted "to pay a special tribute to the bravery, strength, resilience of the soldiers fighting in the Donbass", in "one of the most painful and difficult battles". On Monday, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announced the death of a 29-year-old emergency doctor, who was evacuating wounded near Bakhmut.

  • War in Ukraine
  • Russia
  • World
  • Volodymyr Zelensky
  • Yevgeny Prigozhin
  • Wagner Group