Fighting continues in Ukraine, where Russian armed forces have taken control of part of Severodonetsk.

5:32 | Orban welcomes the exemption obtained for Russian oil

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban welcomed Tuesday the agreement of the 27 countries of the EU which provides an exemption for oil transported by pipeline, thus allowing his country to continue to receive cheap crude oil from Russia.

5:28 | Two Russian soldiers sentenced to 11 years in prison for bombing villages

A Ukrainian court on Tuesday sentenced two Russian soldiers to 11 and a half years in prison accused of having bombarded with multiple missile launchers two villages in the Kharkiv region, in the north-east of the country.

5:13 am | Moscow says it is ready to return the bodies of 152 fighters discovered in Azovstal

The Russian army discovered the bodies of 152 Ukrainian fighters in the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol (southeast), and is ready to hand them over to Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

4:46 | Russian bank Sberbank assures that Swift’s exclusion will not affect it

The main Russian bank Sberbank said on Tuesday that its exclusion from the international financial system Swift, decided by the European Union, will only have a limited effect, the group having already been hit by other sanctions since the Russian offensive against Ukraine

4:18 | Lavrov in Turkey on June 8 to ‘discuss safe corridors’ for grain export

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will travel to Turkey on June 8 to discuss the establishment of “secure corridors” for the transport of Ukrainian grain, his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu announced on Tuesday.

4:15 | Russian Gazprom suspends gas deliveries to the Netherlands

Russian gas company Gazprom announced on Tuesday that it suspended gas deliveries to Dutch supplier GasTerra in the face of its refusal to pay in rubles, a dispute arising from the Russian military offensive against Ukraine.

4:11 | Agreement of the Twenty-Seven to stop most of their imports of Russian oil

The leaders of the 27 EU countries reached an agreement on Monday that would see them cut their imports of Russian oil by some 90% by the end of the year in order to dry up funding for Moscow’s war in Ukraine. .

3h38 | The Russians control “part” of Severodonetsk

Russian forces now control “part” of Severodonetsk, a city in eastern Ukraine that they have been shelling and trying to take for weeks, the region’s governor announced on Tuesday.

3:03 | A first commercial ship left Mariupol for Russia

A first commercial ship, loaded with metal, left the Ukrainian port of Mariupol, conquered by Russian forces, to reach Rostov-on-the-Don in Russia, the pro-Russian separatist leader Denis Pushilin announced on Tuesday.

READ | Serhiy Salov: at the piano for Ukraine

Originally from Ukraine, the adopted and internationally renowned Montreal pianist Serhiy Salov is the instigator of a series of short Montreal performances delivered over the coming weeks for the benefit of Ukraine. A humanitarian campaign combining music and concrete actions to help its Ukrainian people.