We refuse to get involved in a logic of escalation

“We refuse to get involved in a logic of escalation,” said Emmanuel Macron after his comments on the deployment of soldiers

The essence of March 4th at the end of the day

  • Leaks in the Bundeswehr: The German ambassador is summoned to Moscow

Ambassador Alexander Graf Lambsdorff visited the Foreign Ministry. The Kremlin condemned the West's “direct involvement” in Ukraine after a conversation between German officers about arms shipments to Ukraine was broadcast on Russian social networks. For her part, Annalena Baerbock, the German Foreign Minister, called on her country's coalition to “consider” the possibility of Taurus missile deliveries to Ukraine.

  • Russia: Boris Nadejdine's appeal against the invalidation of his candidacy for the presidential election was rejected by the Supreme Court

The candidacy of Boris Nadezhdine, the only opponent of Vladimir Putin and the offensive in Ukraine, who presented himself in the presidential election, was declared invalid by the electoral commission on February 8 because the number of inadmissible signatures exceeded the 5% threshold .

  • Ukraine calls on the West to transfer frozen Russian assets

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmyhal has called on Western powers to transfer 300 billion euros of frozen Russian assets to Kiev to prevent elections in allied countries from questioning Moscow's support for the invasion.

  • Poland calls for European sanctions on Russian and Belarusian agricultural products

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced his intention to ask the Polish Parliament on Monday to adopt a resolution “calling on the European Commission to impose comprehensive sanctions” on Russian and Belarusian agricultural and food products that are not subject to a European embargo subject to.

  • Weapons deliveries are not affected by the Polish border blockade, says Kiev

The blockade of the Ukrainian border by Polish farmers mobilizing against what they see as unfair competition from their eastern neighbors will have no impact on arms deliveries, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmyhal assured on Monday.

  • Ukraine's accession to the European Union: Brussels will present the negotiating framework in mid-March

The European Commission confirmed on Monday that it would present to member states in March the framework for negotiations regarding Ukraine's accession to the EU. This deadline has been the subject of uncertainty, with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen briefly mentioning “the beginning of summer” before stating three days later at a press conference in Kiev on February 24 that it would actually take place in “mid-March.” instead of.

  • Ukraine says it did not receive 16 billion euros in aid in 2022

More than 16 billion euros in aid money for Ukraine that Poland and the European Commission collected during two donor conferences in Warsaw in 2022 have not been paid out, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmyhal complained on Monday.

  • Despite criticism, Kiev ensures it is building “effective” defenses

After the rapid advance of Moscow's forces west of the town of Avdiivka, when that town fell in mid-February after four months, criticism of the weakness, or even lack thereof, of the Russians' harsh attacks grew.

  • Request for an independent international investigation into the death of Alexei Navalny

Forty-three countries, including the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom, launched a joint call on Monday for an international investigation into the death of opponent Alexei Navalny while in custody in Russia. In a press release consulted by Agence France-Presse, they considered that this death represents a “new sign of increasing and systematic repression in Russia.”

  • A railway bridge in Russia's Samara Oblast was damaged by an explosion

An explosion caused a railway bridge to be taken out of service on Monday morning in Samara Oblast, south of Kazan, Russia, the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine's Defense Ministry said, without claiming responsibility.