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Cover image: A rescue worker clears the rubble of a destroyed school after an attack in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, July 4, 2022. EVGENIY MALOLETKA / AP
The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces announced on Sunday evening its withdrawal from the city of Lysychansk, at the heart of fierce fighting in recent weeks, acknowledging the “superiority” of Russian troops on the ground. Russia announced, for its part, the “liberation of the People’s Republic of Luhansk ».A Sloviansk, a city of about 100,000 inhabitants before the war, Russian strikes on Sunday killed six people, including a 9-year-old girl. The Ukrainian authorities are now calling on residents to leave the region, while the front line is only a few kilometers away.A Siversk, about twenty kilometers west of Lyssytchansk, the Ukrainian forces seem to want to rely on a line of defense between this city and Bakhmout, in order to protect Sloviansk and Kramatorsk. The inhabitants evoke increasingly intense bombings in recent days.In his speech de dimanche soir, Volodymyr Zelensky tried to put on a good show, insisting on the other front lines, where kyiv claims to be “progressing”, in the regions of Kharkiv or Kherson. “A day will come when we will say the same about Donbass,” he assured.The Lugano Conferenceplanned long before Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February, will attempt, on Monday and Tuesday, to draw the contours of the rebuilding ukraine. The foundations of a “Marshall Plan” for Ukraine must be laid there, even though there is no end in sight to the war and the figures range from tens to hundreds of billions of dollars. British Foreign Minister Liz Truss will present Monday in Lugano a vast plan to support London’s reconstruction.The International Olympic Committee will triple its direct financial assistance to Ukrainian athletes so that they can “hoist high” their flag during the 2024 Paris Games, then the 2026 Winter Games, IOC President Thomas Bach announced on Sunday. He also confirmed the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes from all international sporting events.
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