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- Arms imports into Europe almost doubled in 2022, driven by massive deliveries to Ukraine, which has become the world's third largest destination, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday.
- The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on Sunday confirmed the identity of the soldier seen being shot in a video that went viral, after several official sources gave two different names.
- The Oscar for best documentary was awarded Sunday to "Navalny", a film recounting the events related to the poisoning of the famous imprisoned Russian opponent. Directed by Canadian Daniel Roher, this investigation describes the political rise of Alexei Navalny, the assassination attempt he barely survived, and his subsequent imprisonment.
07:32: "The right film at the right time"
The film "In the West, nothing new", adaptation of a pacifist novel about the First World War, produced in German by Netflix, won Sunday the Oscar for best international film. Nearly a hundred years after the publication of the eponymous book that inspired it, which has become a classic of German literature, Edward Berger's feature film has triumphed, after having already won last month at the Bafta, the British film awards.
"Thank you, it means so much to us," director Edward Berger said Sunday on the Oscar stage, waiting for the Oscar for best picture, for which "In the West, nothing new" is also nominated, to be awarded.
A little more than a year after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is "unfortunately the right film at the right time," German Culture Minister Claudia Roth observed last month. "Because it deals in a shocking way with the horrors of war in the middle of Europe," she said when the work won seven Baftas.
07:20: "Navalny" crowned best documentary at the Oscars
The Oscar for best documentary was awarded Sunday to "Navalny", a film recounting the events related to the poisoning of the famous imprisoned Russian opponent. Conducted by Canadian Daniel Roher, this investigation describes Navalny's political rise, the assassination attempt he barely survived, and his subsequent imprisonment.
"And there is someone who could not be with us tonight: Alexei Navalny, the leader of the Russian opposition, remains in solitary confinement because of what he calls - I want to make sure I quote his words correctly - Vladimir Putin's unjust war of aggression in Ukraine," Daniel Roher said upon receiving the statuette.
Imprisoned for more than two years, Alexei Navalny was arrested on his return to Russia after suffering this serious poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Last March, he was sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of "fraud" that he considers fictitious.
07:10: Arms imports into Europe have doubled in 2022
Arms imports into Europe almost doubled in 2022, driven by massive deliveries to Ukraine, which has become the world's third largest destination, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday. With a surge of 93% over one year, imports have also increased due to the acceleration of military spending in several European states such as Poland and Norway, which is expected to accelerate further, according to this reference study.
"The invasion has really caused a significant surge in demand for weapons in Europe, which has not yet shown its full power and will in all likelihood lead to further increases in imports by European states," said Pieter Wezeman, co-author of the annual report for more than three decades.
Ukraine, until last year a negligible importer of armaments, suddenly became in 2022 the third largest arms destination in the world, behind Qatar and India, as a direct result of Western aid to repel the Russian invasion. The country alone accounted for 31% of Europe's arms imports and 8% of world trade, according to SIPRI data. Kiev's imports, including Western donations, increased more than 60-fold in 2022, according to the institute.
07h00 : Welcome to this new Live
Hello everyone! As every day, the editorial staff of 20 Minutes is mobilized to give you the latest information on the conflict. On the ground, the battle continues to rage in Bakhmut, the city in eastern Ukraine that Moscow has been trying to seize since the summer at the cost of heavy losses. On the associative side, the NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) said it was concerned about the consequences of the war on orphans and Ukrainian foster children, calling on Kiev to reform "urgently" its system of care for these children.
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