Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Amazonia: the news of the night

Northern Ireland: Brussels threatens London with legal action. The European Commission announced on Monday that it would “relaunch the infringement procedure against London for non-compliance with the terms of Brexit”after the British government introduced a bill unilaterally challenging the customs status of Northern Ireland, reports The Echo. According to the Belgian daily, this “long procedure” could “lead to a referral to European justice and a fine”. While the EU believes that the British initiative harms “mutual trust”London says it can’t wait any longer given the political paralysis caused by the Northern Irish protocol in the British province.

The Ukrainian army abandons the center of Severodonetsk to the Russians. “With artillery support, the enemy carried out an assault (…), scored a partial success and pushed our units back from the city center”, the Ukrainian General Staff said on Monday. kyiv and Moscow have been fighting over the key city of Severodonetsk for weeks. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in his daily address on Monday evening, considered that the “human cost” of the battle in this city in the east of the country was ” creepy “. US officials believe that “the city could fall in a few days which would allow Russia to complete its control of Lugansk, one of the two governorates of the Donbass region, in the coming weeks”, note it washington post. An essential step to conquer the entire Donbass basin, a mainly Russian-speaking region partly held by pro-Russian separatists since 2014.

Disappeared in the Amazon: human remains found. Of the “viscera” were discovered floating in a river and were being investigated on Monday to find out whether or not they are the remains of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, who have been missing for eight days in the Amazon. , announced President Jair Bolsonaro. In the morning, relatives of the reporter said they had been informed that two bodies had been found, information however denied by the Federal Police. The two men, who were investigating threats to the environment and indigenous peoples, were last seen on Sunday June 5 as they took a boat in the Javari region, known to be dangerous due to the presence of all kinds of traffic. “In Brazil, threats against journalists are constant and come from politicians, businessmen, landowners (…), drug traffickers and militiamen”recalls the sociologist Rafael Rezende in a column published in the Folha de Sao Paulo. “Can we talk about democracy in a country that kills activists and journalists? »he asks himself.

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