The Russian army says that it has begun to retreat in the Kherson region

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13:27 : “What is clear is that Russia is under great pressure, and if they leave Kherson, it would be another victory for Ukraine.”, welcomes the head of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, who spoke in Rome after the meeting with the head of the Italian government, Giorgia Meloni. But he remains cautious about the reality of this retreat: “We will have to see how the situation will develop in the coming days.

13:25 : High representatives of the UN will meet tomorrow with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Geneva (Switzerland) and discuss agreements on the export of Russian grains and fertilizers. The continuation of those exports was supposed to be the result of an agreement to allow Ukrainian grain exports despite sanctions against Russia, but Moscow says blockages remain.

13:10 : The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army further confirms that his troops recaptured twelve stations of the Kherson region yesterday.

13:04 : “Units of the contingent of Russian troops are maneuvering to advanced positions on the left bank of the Dnieper River in accordance with the approved plan”, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. Ukraine and its international allies cast doubt on the reality of Russia’s withdrawal after yesterday’s announcement. Our journalist Agathe Mahuet addressed the question shared by Kherson residents.

13:03 : The day after the announcement of the Russian Defense Minister, the Russian army claims to have begun to withdraw from the city of Kherson and the west bank of the Dnieper River.

12:00 p.m : It’s noon! Time to review this morning’s news:

The government announced that four passengers on board the humanitarian ship were medically evacuated ocean viking, It was stranded in the Mediterranean Sea with 234 migrants and became the subject of conflict between France and Italy. Among the four people who were disembarked are three migrants “he is in poor health” and the accompanying person according to SOS Méditerranée. Follow the situation in our life.

Vladimir Putin will not attend next week’s G20 summit in Bali, a sign of growing diplomatic isolation since he launched his attack on Ukraine. Moreover, Ukrainian authorities expect to continue fighting to retake the regional capital, treading cautiously after Russia announced its withdrawal from Kherson. Watch us live.

Several metros were operating in Paris this morning due to a strike called by the entire RATP union to raise wages and improve working conditions. On the other hand, on the SNCF, the movement, supported only by the CGT-Cheminots, promises to be less watched, with normal traffic on the TGVs and somewhat disturbed on the Intercités. Watch us live.

They could barely pull out their beaks: outdoor poultry should once again be restricted everywhere in France in the face of the growing threat of bird flu. According to the figures of the Ministry of Agriculture, more than 770 thousand French birds have been euthanized since August 1 to prevent epizootics.

11:53 : “TUntil the Russian authorities change their logic and intentions, any negotiations, any ceasefire, freezing of the armed conflict prepares us for an even bloodier future war. analyze Anna Colin Lebedev, expert on post-Soviet societies, guest of Talk franceinfo on Twitch yesterday.

10:32 a.m : Ukrainian troops captured the town of Snihurivka in Mikholaiv region, 50 kilometers north of Kherson. The General Staff of Ukraine has not yet officially confirmed this news.

09:17 : NATO member Turkey confirmed its support to Ukraine and did not associate itself with sanctions against Russia. Ankara is trying to maintain a mediating position between Kiev and Moscow. Last month, Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered his government to start work on the “gas junction” proposed by Vladimir Putin for the export of Russian gas to Europe.

09:16 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan explains that he convinced his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to return to the agreement on the export of grain to Ukraine. “trust and solidarity” built between (Murat Kula / ANATOLIA AGENCY / AFP)

11:53 : It’s 9 o’clock! Let’s take a look at the news:

Almost no metro will be operating in Paris today due to a strike called by the entire RATP union, which promises to be very well attended. RATP invites everyone who can afford to stay at home. On the other hand, in the SNCF, the movement, supported only by the CGT-Cheminots, promises less surveillance and milder riots. Watch us live.

Ukrainian authorities have been cautious since the announcement of the withdrawal of Russian forces from the strategic city of Kherson. Kyiv expects to have to continue fighting to recapture this regional capital, which Moscow seized at the start of the offensive. Watch us live.

Nearly nine months into the invasion, the conflict has left more than 100,000 troops dead or wounded on both sides, and a military victory “likely” According to the statements of the American Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, it is as impossible for Kyiv as it is for Moscow.

“The European rule is that the boat must land at the nearest port, which is an Italian port. Italians must therefore respect the European rule,” This morning on France 2, Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire mentioned about the humanitarian ship ocean viking, It has been the subject of a dispute between Paris and Rome for several days.

the the bird flu risk level has been raised from “moderate” to “high”. throughout the metropolitan area, forcing breeders to keep poultry. A focus was discovered in Gard last week. A few weeks ago, another outbreak was detected in Dordogne, the first in the southwest of the country.

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