⇒ 8:30 a.m.: Update on the situation
► On the seventh day of the Russian offensive in Ukraine, Russian airborne troops landed on the night of Tuesday March 1 and Wednesday March 2 in Kharkiv, the country’s second city, located to the east, a few kilometers from the border. On all fronts, the invasion is intensifying.
→ READ. Russian airborne troops landed in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine
► In his first State of the Union address on February 1, Joe Biden went head-on against Russia, calling Vladimir Putin a “dictator” and announcing the closure of US airspace to Russian flights. He also threatened the oligarchs with seizing their “yachts” and their “apartments”.
→ ANALYSIS. Before the US Congress, Biden challenges the “dictator” Putin
► The Russian army claims to have conquered the city of Kherson, in southern Ukraine.
► The Sberbank group, the main bank of Russia, announced Wednesday to withdraw from the European market, after being hit by massive financial sanctions in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine by Moscow.
► Russian state media RT and Sputnik are banned from broadcasting in the EU, after agreement of the 27.
► The price of a barrel of West Texas crude, a type of crude oil used as a standard, exceeds 110 dollars, driven by the war in Ukraine.
♦ Welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the seventh day of war in Ukraine, where the Russian offensive continues. Find our live from March 1st.