As the war in Ukraine enters its sixth month, few signs of progress are visible. In the midst of preparations for the national Independence Day celebrations on August 24, kyiv fears a Russian attack. On the front, repeated Ukrainian strikes have been observed in Crimea, Ukrainian territory annexed by Moscow in 2014. Follow the latest events of the conflict in Ukraine live.
8:05 am: Repeated Ukrainian strikes in Crimea
For several days, the Ukrainian army has maintained pressure on the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, without kyiv claiming responsibility for its attacks. More details with the France 24 special envoy in kyiv, Mélina Huet.
8 a.m.: kyiv fears Russian attack on Ukrainian National Day
Kyiv is preparing to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day, August 24. A symbolic date which will also mark the six months of the Russian invasion. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who expressed concern during his last speeches, fears a Russian attack. Security measures have been reinforced for the occasion. The point with our special correspondent, Mélina Huet.
With AFP and Reuters