Russia-Ukraine struggle dwell: France says it expects China to ship ‘very clear messages’ to Russia

Russia-Ukraine struggle dwell: France says it expects China to ship ‘very clear messages’ to Russia

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Alex Lidagovsky at Fusion Arts Studios, London. {Photograph}: Danielle Desouza/PA

A Ukrainian sculptor who fled to the UK when his studio was destroyed has been accepted into the Royal Society of British Artists.

Alex Lidagovsky was pressured to depart Kyiv along with his spouse, Dasha Nepochatova, and 16-year-old stepdaughter after the Russian invasion started on 24 February 2022.

Chatting with the PA information company, the sculptor mentioned his associates had despatched him images of his bombed studio. Lidagovsky, whose phrases had been translated by his spouse, mentioned: “Once we had been leaving Ukraine to save lots of our daughter, we by no means thought it might be for thus lengthy.

“Now, as a result of I’m so far-off from my nation and it appears to be like like I dwell one other life, I strive not to consider it, to disclaim it, to drive this ache into the depths of my consciousness and provides myself extra time to mirror on it.” Learn extra

Alex Lidagovsky’s tightrope walker sculpture. {Photograph}: Alex Lidagovsky/PA

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Welcome to our dwell protection on Ukraine. It’s simply after 10am in Kyiv and in Moscow and I’m Donna Ferguson. Listed here are the headlines:

  • France’s prime diplomat has mentioned China should communicate clearly to Russia over its struggle in Ukraine. “We anticipate China to ship very clear messages to Russia,” mentioned Emmanuel Macron’s international minister, Stephane Sejourne, after assembly his Chinese language counterpart, Wang Yi, in Beijing. “We’re satisfied that there might be no lasting peace if it’s not negotiated with the Ukrainians. “There might be no safety for Europeans if there is no such thing as a peace in accordance with worldwide regulation.”

  • Ukraine’s air power shot down two out of three Russia-launched Shahed drones on Sunday evening, the Ukrainian navy mentioned on Monday. The overall employees didn’t present extra particulars.

  • Russian assaults killed not less than three individuals in totally different areas of japanese Ukraine, native officers mentioned on Sunday, and two extra in Lviv area, removed from the frontlines. Within the centre of the north-eastern metropolis of Kharkiv, a frequent goal of Russia’s assaults on power and different infrastructure, a strike hit civilian targets within the night, mentioned the regional governor, Oleh Synehubov. Regional information retailers mentioned bombs had been dropped on totally different areas of the area. No accidents had been reported. Earlier on Sunday, heavy shelling killed a person within the city of Borova, south-east of Kharkiv, native prosecutors mentioned.

  • Police within the Donetsk area, in Ukraine’s south-east, mentioned Russian shelling hit 14 cities and villages, with two lifeless reported in Krasnohorivka, west of the Russian-held regional centre of Donetsk.

  • Russian assaults on infrastructure prolonged effectively behind the frontlines. The Lviv regional governor, Maksym Kozitskyi, mentioned two our bodies had been pulled from rubble after cruise missile strikes.

  • Russian forces bombed the border territories and settlements of the Sumy area 39 instances on Sunday, the Ukrainian native regional navy administration mentioned. There have been 157 explosions recorded from ordnance together with artillery shells, mortars, exploding drones, drone-dropped mines and grenades, and rockets fired from helicopters. Sumy has been pounded by Russian assaults in latest weeks, forcing evacuations.

  • Over the border in Russia’s Belgorod area, the regional governor, Vyacheslav Gladkov, mentioned a lady was killed when a border village got here beneath assault. The accounts of navy motion from both facet weren’t independently confirmed.

  • “Our spirit doesn’t quit,” Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, mentioned in an Easter message. “There is no such thing as a evening or day when Russian terror doesn’t attempt to break our lives,” Zelenskiy wrote to Ukrainians on social media, following Russian missile strikes.

  • Zelenskiy was in Bucha on Sunday alongside the prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, and several other international ambassadors to mark two years for the reason that metropolis and surrounding areas’ had been liberated from a brutal month-long occupation by Russia at first of the struggle. The Ukrainian chief laid a lamp on the city’s wall of remembrance, which names the 509 civilians who’ve up to now been recognized of these killed throughout Bucha’s occupation.

  • France will ship tons of of previous armoured automobiles and new surface-to-air missiles to Ukraine. The French defence minister, Sebastien Lecornu, instructed a French newspaper that the president, Emmanuel Macron, had requested him to arrange a brand new support bundle, which is able to embrace previous however nonetheless purposeful tools, in addition to new missiles.

  • Protesters in Kyiv have demonstrated for the discharge of Ukrainian prisoners of struggle from the Azov brigade. Family and associates of captured troopers, some wearing navy clothes, waved placards at passing visitors.

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