5:50 am: Three foreign fighters are sentenced by pro-Russian separatists to death
Pro-Russian separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine announced Thursday that two Britons and one Moroccan were sentenced to death for their actions alongside the Ukrainians. According to Russian news agency TASS, the three men were taken into custody in Mariupol. Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, said that they were "clearly concerned".
According to the International Legion for the Defense of Ukraine, the official organization of foreign volunteer fighters, four foreign soldiers were killed fighting the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
5:46 AM: The battle for Severodonetsk goes on
Russians and proRussian separatists are trying to retake full control over Severodonetsk which has been bombarded for several week. According to Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine's President, it is the "most difficult battle" since the beginning of the war. "In many ways, the fate for our Donbass has been decided there."
This would allow Russia to open the way to Kramatorsk in Moscow. It is an important step towards capturing the entire region bordering Russia. However, Ukraine could resume Severodonetsk in two, three days if it has "long range" Western artillery. This was assured Thursday by Serguii Gaidai, the governor of Lugansk (one of the two regions of Donbass).
5:45 AM: Good morning everyone! This live will cover the current situation in Ukraine on the 107th anniversary of the Russian invasion.