Russian strikes killed thirteen people in several towns near the Zaporizhia power plant

Cover Image: Dnipro Region Governor Valentyn Reznitchenko clarified that the “night Russian attack” specifically affected the city of Nikopol, located on the west bank of the Dnipro River, opposite the Ukrainian nuclear power plant photographed on April 27. , 2022. Ed Jones/AFP

  • In In Crimea, a bomb exploded at an ammunition depot at a military airfield on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula on Tuesday, August 9, killing and injuring one person., annexed by Russia. The Russian military said no gunfire or bombing was responsible for the explosions, which were first reported by authorities on the peninsula, which was unilaterally annexed by Russia in 2014 and has been at the forefront of a Russian offensive against Ukraine that began on February 24.
  • According to Collin’s legU.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs, between “70,000 and 80,000 soldiers” Russians were killed or wounded Beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24. otherwise, “The Russians have achieved none of the goals set by Vladimir Putin at the start of the war”, Pentagon number three said on Monday that Russian forces may have failed between them “3000 and 4000” May lack armored vehicles and precision-guided missiles, including air-to-surface and sea-to-surface missiles.
  • Ukraine’s nuclear power plant at Zaporizhia, Europe’s largest, was the target of strikes last weekend. The two warlords blame each other for the attack, while the base has been occupied by Russian forces since March but continues to operate thanks to Ukrainian technicians.
  • United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the call on Monday “suicide” Attack on nuclear power plants and called for an end to military operations around Zaporizhia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused The horrors of the Chernobyl disaster And calling for new sanctions against Russia, the White House said: “We continue to call on Russia to cease all military operations in and around Ukrainian nuclear power plants and to take back control of Ukraine.”
  • Petro Kodin, head of Ukraine’s national nuclear power company Energotom, made the call on Monday. Creation of a demilitarized zone around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. According to him, Russian military presence at that location “Constitutes the greatest danger to the future, even an accident involving radiation or a nuclear catastrophe”.
  • Moscow announced on Monday that it was suspending planned US inspections of its military bases. Under the New Start Agreement, the last bilateral agreement on nuclear disarmament linking the two powers. Russia says it is acting in response to U.S. sanctions on Russian probes, as does the U.S.
  • Mr. Zelensky warned Moscow against organizing “Polls” In the territories occupied by Russia in the south of his country, with a view to annexing them, Kremlin-appointed officials in the region of Zaporizhia (partly occupied by the Russian military) announced on Monday that they would begin preparations for a referendum on the region’s annexation to Russia. If separatists continue on this path, “They will close off the possibility of negotiations with Ukraine and the free world, which they will certainly need at some point.”Mr. Zelensky said.
  • A first Ukrainian ship carrying wheat reached its final destination. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced on Monday morning Razoni Landed in Turkey. A total of eight ships loaded with grain have already left Ukraine.
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