LIVE – War in Ukraine: Targeted by attack, pro-Kremlin author Prilepin says “will not be threatened”

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“not molested”

A Russian writer seriously injured in an explosion, Jagar Prilepin, the leader of an attack against Ukraine, vowed on Sunday that he would not be intimidated. “Thank you to everyone who prayed because it is impossible to survive such an explosion,” he said. “I tell the demons, you will not scare anyone. God is there. We will overcome”, he insists?

Down with the drones

Russia says it shot down 22 Ukrainian drones over the Black Sea on Saturday-Sunday night, The Guardian reported. “During the night, 22 Ukrainian attack drones were detected by air defense over the Black Sea,” the Defense Ministry said in a telegram. “All Ukrainian drones were either destroyed by fire from anti-aircraft missile systems or suppressed by electronic warfare,” he adds.

Ammo for Wagner

Yevgeny Prigozhin threatened to leave Bagmouth due to insufficient support from the leadership of the Russian army. Wagner’s leader requested that his positions be vacated by Chechen forces. In the end, the businessman got what he asked for.

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Failed “Terrorist Sabotage”

Russian security services said they foiled “terrorist sabotage” by drones, instigated by Kyiv, against an airbase in the Ivanovo region, northeast of Moscow.

Bombing in Belgorod

The governor of Russia’s Belgorod region announced overnight shelling of an area on the border with Ukraine, Spotariochino, damaging power lines and gas pipelines. The incident comes as drone strikes, vandalism and alleged attacks have escalated in recent weeks in Russia, sometimes as far away as Ukraine, without their being claimed or their perpetrators clearly identified.

Ammo for Wagner?

After months of demanding ammunition for Wagner’s troops and threatening to leave Bagmouth if it didn’t happen, the head of the paramilitary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, said he had received a “promise” from Moscow.

“Last night, we received a combat order (…). They promised to give us all the ammunition and weapons we need to continue our operations,” Evgeny Prigozhin said in an audio message released by his service.

A new drone attack

The Russian administration in annexed Crimea said on Sunday it had repelled an overnight attack by a dozen Ukrainian drones on Sevastopol, which came under attack from Kiev.

According to the city’s governor, Mikhail Razvodayev, two drones were shot down over the sea and another “lost control” and fell into the forest.

Update on the situation

On this 438th day of the war, a look back at the key events of recent hours related to the Russia-initiated conflict in Ukraine.

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Concerns over Russian writer Zaporizhia injured in blast... Update on situation in Ukraine

Risk of “serious accident” in Zaporizhia

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned on Saturday of the risk of a “severe nuclear accident” at the Zaporizhia power plant occupied by Russian forces in Ukraine, prompting the complete evacuation of a neighboring town where most of the employees live and a “potentially hazardous” situation around the site.

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“The situation in the vicinity of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is becoming unpredictable and dangerous,” the agency’s head, Raffaele Grossi, was quoted as saying in an IAEA press release.

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