What happened in the last few hours

Macron admits it is not yet time for Ukraine talks, but they must be prepared. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, guarantees that China knows that, for now, it is still “military times” in Ukraine, “not for negotiations”, although in the future there will be a dialogue before which it is necessary to consolidate common approaches, which it is, he says in an interview, which is why he made a state visit to Beijing this week. In an interview published this Sunday by the newspaper Les Echos, focused on foreign policy issues, Macron argued that “perhaps” the war in Ukraine is not a “priority” for Chinese diplomacy at the moment, but that the “dialogue” with Beijing “us allows me to moderate the comments that have been made about a kind of complacency on the part of China towards Russia.”

Russia claims to have destroyed a fuel depot in Zaporizhia. Russia assured that one of the missile attacks launched in recent hours near the city of Zaporizhia – capital of the province with the same name – destroyed a warehouse that stored 70 thousand tons of fuel. Hours earlier, Ukrainian authorities said Russian missiles hit a house, killing a man and his 11-year-old daughter, while the mother had to be hospitalized. Several other homes were damaged.

The Kremlin calls the West’s reaction to the shipment of nuclear weapons to Belarus as “hysterical”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov on Sunday called Western countries’ reaction to Russia’s plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus “hysterical”. “The West does not seem willing to agree at all on the issue of US nuclear weapons, located here in Europe, throughout our country, but they opt for a hysterical reaction to our plans to build silos for the storage of nuclear weapons. tactics on Belarusian territory.”, he pointed out in an interview.

Pope calls for “peace” in Ukraine and “light” in Russia at Easter Sunday Mass. Pope Francis made a new appeal for peace in Ukraine during his Easter message, in which he also called for “light” on the Russian people and urged the international community to work “for an end to the conflict”. “Help the beloved Ukrainian people on the path of peace and brighten Easter over the Russian people. Comfort the wounded and those who lost their loved ones in the war and allow the prisoners to return safe and sound to their families”, asked the Pontiff to God from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Hungary wants to restrict the entry of grains and oilseeds into Ukraine. The Hungarian government, which within the EU has been the most reluctant to support Ukraine, will seek ways to impose limits on the entry of Ukrainian agricultural products into its territory, according to the Minister of Agriculture, István Nagy Saturday. He also announced that he will strengthen controls on the quantity and quality of grains and oilseeds entering the country. Hungary, like other Eastern European countries, is concerned about the effect on agricultural prices that the influx of grains and oilseeds from Ukraine is having on the European market. It is necessary to remember that the beginning of the war and the blockade of the Ukrainian ports produced a rise in the prices of the grains that raised the prices and, consequently, the benefits to the farmers.