War in Ukraine. Live: “The army destroys the city” in Severodonetsk, Kramatorsk and Sloviansk now under threat

9:48 a.m .: Germany has hardly delivered any weapons to Ukraine since the end of March, according to the German press

The German newspaper World publishes an investigation revealing that Germany would have delivered practically no arms to Ukraine during the past nine weeks, even though the State had committed to do so. Only two arms shipments have reportedly been sent since March, and Chancellor Olaf Scholz has refused to provide battle tanks and armored personnel carriers, according to the newspaper.

8:27 a.m .: Civilians are refused in hospitals in Crimea, according to the Ukrainian army

The newspaper The Kyiv Independent reports that civilians would be turned away from hospitals in Crimea to make room for Russian soldiers.

This is information provided by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in a publication on Facebook. “In the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the occupation administration has issued an order to no longer accept civilians in order to free up beds for the wounded,” the statement said.

The General Staff also informs that blood donations are collected “intensively” in Crimea, which is interpreted in the press release as a sign that the Russian army deplores many injuries.

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What to remember from the telephone interview between Putin, Macron and Scholz

Vladimir Putin spoke on the phone on Saturday with Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to discuss the Russian offensive in Ukraine and the export of cereals, while a global food crisis is brewing. The 80-minute interview was held at the request of Macron and Scholz, according to the German chancellery.

Vladimir Putin assured that “Russia is ready to help find options for unhindered grain export” from Ukraine.

He also “emphasized the dangerous nature of continuing to flood Ukraine with Western weapons, warning of the risks of further destabilization of the situation and aggravation of the humanitarian crisis”. Finally, he affirmed that Russia remained “open to a resumption of dialogue” with kyiv.

Everything you need to remember from the interview in our dedicated article.

6:50 am: In Mariupol, a first cargo boat entered the port, according to Russia

On Saturday in Mariupol, a southeastern city that the Russians pounded for three months before finally seizing it last week, a first cargo boat entered the port, according to the official Russian news agency TASS quoting a door -word of the Pro-Russian Port Authority.

The Ukrainian Navy reacted on Facebook calling the announcement “manipulative” because it says “while continuing to disregard the norms of international maritime law, Russia’s ship groups continue to block civilian navigation in the waters of the seas. Black and Azov”.

6:48 a.m .: Australian aid worker killed this week on the front line

As Ukraine faces an increasingly critical humanitarian situation, an Australian aid worker was killed this week.

The Australian newspaper Mercury Newspaper announced on Saturday the death of Michael Charles O’Neill, 47, who was helping the wounded on the front line. Information confirmed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, which did not give further details.

6:46 am: “The army destroys the city” in Severodonetsk, Kramatorsk and Sloviansk now threatened

In Severodonetsk, “the bombardments continue, (…) the (Russian) army quite simply destroys the city”, assured on his Telegram account on Saturday the governor of the Lugansk region, Serguiï Gaïdaï. According to him, the Russian army entered the outskirts of the city where it suffered “heavy losses”, while the Ukrainian forces tried to dislodge the Russians from a hotel.

But the governor affirms that “Severodonetsk is not cut off” by Russian and separatist forces. Access to humanitarian aid remains possible, he said.

Meanwhile, fighting is intensifying across the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine, where Moscow on Saturday confirmed the takeover by pro-Russian separatists of the key town of Lyman, paving the way for large cities of Sloviansk and Kramatorsk.

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War in Ukraine. Live: “The army destroys the city” in Severodonetsk, Kramatorsk and Sloviansk now under threat

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