aggression against Alexeï Navalny’s former right-hand man shows “very real threats” targeting the Russian opposition, says Washington

He is the former right-hand man of the Russian opponent who died in prison Alexeï Navalny. The attack on Tuesday in Vilnius against Leonid Volkov shows “the very real threats” which target the Russian opposition, a White House spokesperson said on Thursday March 14. But John Kirby said he could not confirm Lithuania’s claims that the attack was likely “organized by Russia”. Attacked with a hammer in front of his home in Vilnius, Leonid Volkov, aged 43, had to be briefly hospitalized. Follow our live stream.

Two dead in Belgorod. A new wave of drone attacks has targeted the Belgorod region, killing at least two people, according to Russian authorities. Armed incursions and air raids have increased in recent days and come as Russians are called to the polls from Friday to Sunday for a presidential vote guaranteeing the triumphant re-election of Vladimir Putin.

Emmanuel Macron must speak out. The President of the Republic grants an interview to France 2 and TF1 at 8 p.m. The Head of State will answer questions from Anne-Sophie Lapix and Gilles Bouleau live from the Elysée. With one main theme: the war in Ukraine.

Senate approves aid strategy for Ukraine. HASfter deputies on Tuesday, senators voted on Wednesday by a large majority in favor of the bilateral security agreement signed with Ukraine. Some 293 senators voted for and 22 against in a non-binding vote.

The EU will send 5 billion euros to kyiv. The 27 member countries of the European Union reached an agreement on Wednesday to add five billion euros to a fund aimed at financing the purchase of weapons for Ukraine, which has been demanding more ammunition against Russian forces for months .

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