War in Ukraine, presidential meetings, black box on Boeing 737, discount at the pump … The five facts to remember from the weekend

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US President Joe Biden talks about the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on March 26, 2022 in Warsaw.

President of the United States, Joe Biden met on Saturday in Warsaw with two Ukrainian ministers during his first physical meeting with senior officials in Kiev since the start of Russian aggression. He also spoke to Ukrainian refugees who hosted in Poland and called, moved by what he saw, Russian President Vladimir Putin for a “butcher”. Mr. Biden decided that his Russian colleague could not “do not stay in power” given the invasion of Ukraine, a statement that was immediately dampened by the White House. The US president also warned Russia and urged Moscow not to do so ” not even [penser] to move one centimeter into the territory of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization [OTAN] ». His speech on Ukraine was described as historic and his visit to Poland as “one of the most important since 1989”in the words of Polish President Andrzej Duda.

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The night from Saturday to Sunday, the Ukrainian president said, Volodomyr Zelensky, urged Westerners to supply more weapons. “We must protect not only Ukraine but also the other countries in Eastern Europe under the threat of a Russian invasion. (…). Who leads NATO? Is it still Moscow, with intimidation? »he criticized in the daily video published on the Presidency’s website.

  • Auchan explains staying in Russia for the benefit of its employees and customers
The French retailer Auchan's logo, pictured in a shopping mall in Moscow, March 24, 2022.

On Sunday, March 27, the Chairman and CEO of Auchan Retail International defended the maintenance of the Group’s activities in Russia. “Leaving would be conceivable from an economic point of view, but not from a human point of view”he says in an interview with Sunday newspaper. Asked by the Ukrainian president of the French parliament on Wednesday about its activity in Russia, where it has been present for twenty years and employs thirty thousand people, the Auchan group has decided to stay in the country, even though it foresees losses for 2022, says Claude.

kyiv responded on Sunday, increasing pressure to call for a boycott: “If Auchan ignores the 139 Ukrainian children who were murdered during this month’s Russian invasion, then let’s ignore Auchan and all its products.”launched the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, in a message on Twitter.

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  • Presidential Election 2022: Candidates Mobilize Their Activists During Large Meetings
The twelve candidates for the 2022 presidential election.

Saturday night in Guadeloupe, set where Marine Le Pen finished recording a duplex program (which aired Sunday on France 3) “invaded by militants from several nationalist organizations in Guadeloupe”. The program for the National Rally candidate in the archipelago has been disrupted.

Also on France 3, Emmanuel Macron said Sunday: “I say to all our countrymen: the election is the best way to make your choices (…). Go ahead and see the project that is closest to your aspirations, whatever it is. » He called “mobilization”while the risk of a major omission in the first round, on April 10, hovers.

The communist candidate Fabien Rousselheld a meeting in Toulouse, Sunday noon, where he scratched it “despicable technocrats who replaced their brains with an Excel spreadsheet” and Mr Macron’s policies as well “thirty years of savings” that preceded him, before quickly returning to his lexical field of optimism, true to his “Happy Days” campaign. “It’s time to give power back to those who work”he said in particular.

Jean-Luc Melenchon was in Marseille, on a stage set up on the Prado beach, in front of several thousand people singing “Folkets forening” and “We will win”. After the Mediterranean and global warming, the “rebel” candidate spoke about the war in Ukraine and the nuclear risk. He appealed to “a ceasefire in Ukraine” and to “end of the Russian invasion” ; he recalled his proposal to bring Ukraine in “blue helmets under UN mandate in interposition force in front of Ukrainian nuclear power plants”. He also wants France to be “alliance-free, sovereign and independent”.

In Paris, Eric Zemmour organized a gathering of his followers on the Place du Trocadéro, Sunday at. To create “The country’s largest assembly”, Reconquest parties! had made the funds available: thousands of French flags and posters were handed out and dozens of activists in the colors of the far right movement were responsible for welcoming the fifty thousand people that the organizers had expected.

At the same time, the environmental candidate is at the other end of the capital, Yannick Jadot, held its first major campaign meeting at Zénith. After the speeches of many elected representatives and environmental activists, who in all tones confirmed that this presidential election was not “not played in advance”, Mr. Jadot came on stage. Affected by Covid-19, Valerie Pécresse she has organized “a virtual meeting” at Zoom at 18.00 to answer questions from internet users live.

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  • The second black box of the Boeing 737 that crashed in China has been found
In this still image from video footage from China's CCTV, a search and rescue officer holds the other recorder of the black box (orange in color) found from the crash site of the China Eastern flight in the autonomous region of Guangxi in the south of the country.  China, Sunday, March 27, 2022.

“The second black box of China Eastern flight MU5735 was found on March 27.”, the new Chinese news agency announced, citing the command center for relief operations. This recorder contains flight data such as speed, altitude and course. Boeing 737-800 from China Eastern, which connects the Chinese cities of Kunming (southwest) and Guangzhou (south), crashed on March 21 on a wooded hill in Wuzhou (south), in Guangxi province. This is the worst plane crash since 1994 in China, where flight safety, however, is considered very good by experts.

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  • Ehpad scandal: Orpea director apologizes but rejects any “organized system that would lead to abuse”
Philippe Charrier, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the French pension company Orpea, 2 February 2022.

“We should have done our mea culpa earlier”, acknowledges Philippe Charrier, Chairman and CEO of Orpea, who nevertheless tries to refute the allegations against the group point by point. He “regret”moreover, that the investigation report from the Inspectorate-General for Finance (IGF) and the Danish Social Insurance Agency (IGAS) submitted to the Government “is neither published nor made available to stakeholders”. Mr. Charrier claims that the latter “let’s conclude” to“there is no organized system in Orpea that would lead to abuse”.

An administrative inspection confirmed some of the book’s charges The gravediggers as for “serious malfunctions” within the Ehpad group. The state sued “on the basis of Article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which obliges any authority to report criminal acts of which it becomes aware”France declared Inter the minister responsible for autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon, on Saturday.

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  • Fuel prices: the discount at the pump can reach 18 cents per liter on the French mainland from 1.eh April
Detail of a pump service in the Godet garage in Bazoges-en-Paillers (Vendée), 23 February 2022.

“We wanted the discount at the pump of 15 øre per. liters of fuel should apply to everyone. The discount is calculated on the basis of 15 øre excluding tax, which explains why the discounts are different depending on the amount of VAT on oil products. As VAT is 20% on the mainland of the French mainland, the discount at the pump will be 18 cents per. liters of all VAT included for the consumer. It will be around 17 cents in Corsica, where VAT is 13%, and 15 cents abroad, where there is no VAT on oil products.detailed ministry.

According to official figures released on Monday, the price of road fuel sold at French petrol stations fell to less than 2 euros on average last week, the first time since the beginning of the year.

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