LIVE – Nord Stream: Moscow accuses UK of “directing and coordinating” sabotage

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Macron-Zelensky exchange

This Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that he had an exchange with Emmanuel Macron, who pledged to help “repair the crumbling energy infrastructure” and “strengthen Ukraine’s defense capabilities.” “My friend, thank you for your unwavering support,” he adds.

Losing Starling would be a “hard blow” to Ukraine

Last month, Elon Musk took to Twitter to ask why he – who took over – should continue to provide Starlink, a free satellite internet service, to Ukraine. A few days later, the SpaceX boss changed his mind. “To hell,” he wrote, after the excitement arose. “While Starlink is still losing money and other companies are receiving billions from taxpayers, we will fund the Ukrainian government for free.”

On the Kherson front, the fear of seeing the billionaire cut the Ukrainian military’s main line of communication is palpable. The loss of the network can leave you in trouble at the dawn of a counterattack. If we lose (this line), it will be a blow to our means of transmission,” AFP Maj. Roman Omeltchenko, communications chief of the 59th Brigade, assured in an undisclosed interview. He said, “It will be. It is very difficult to do without”.

Cereals: Arti Erdogan v. Boudin and V. Will talk to Zelensky

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold talks in the coming days with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky on a Ukrainian grain export deal, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. “Our president will talk to Putin and Zelensky in the coming days. We hope we will get through this,” he told reporters, promising that the grain deal would be “beneficial for everyone.”

Sanctions against Belarus soon?

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, whose country is the EU’s rotating president, said on Tuesday after returning from Kyiv that the EU may now allow Russia’s ally Belarus to play its part in Ukraine. Minsk says it does not want to be directly involved in the war, but is allowing Russian troops to station on its border, which Russia used as a rear base for its invasion of Ukraine at the end of February.

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“We are now investigating the role of Belarus (…) and the possibility of targeting it,” Petr Fiala told reporters after returning from Kyiv, where he held talks with ministers along with soldiers on Monday. “Some sanctions against Belarus are already in place, but we cannot accept that Belarus is supporting Russia’s policy or that Russia is violating the impact of sanctions through countries like Belarus.”

Moscow points to London for Nord Stream sabotage

The Kremlin on Tuesday accused the United Kingdom of being behind explosions in September that damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, which were built to transport Russian gas to Europe. “Our intelligence has evidence that the attack was directed and coordinated by British military experts,” Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

“There is evidence that Britain is engaged in a sabotage, a terrorist attack against (this) vital energy infrastructure, not Russian, but international,” he continued. “Such actions cannot be left (unanswered). We will consider the measures to be taken,” he added, condemning the “unacceptable silence of European capitals”.

Three cargoes of grain en route to humanitarian corridor

Three new cargo ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports on Tuesday morning for the humanitarian corridor in the Black Sea, the Joint Coordination Center (JCC) in Istanbul announced at midday. “The movements of these three boats have been approved by Ukrainian, Turkish and United Nations representatives. The Russian delegation has been informed,” the JCC, which oversees Ukrainian grain exports in Istanbul, told AFP of the international agreement signed last July. Russia announced its temporary withdrawal.

New evacuations in Kherson

Russian occupation officials in Kherson, in southern Ukraine, announced on Tuesday that they had begun relocating thousands of additional people to the region, where Kiev’s forces are launching a counteroffensive.

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“We will resettle and relocate 70,000 people” who are currently 15 kilometers east of the left bank of the Dnipro River, Kherson, the Moscow-installed governor of Vladimir Zalto, told Russian radio program Solovyo. live

Last week, the pro-Russian occupation forces had already announced that 70,000 civilians had evacuated their homes in the western part of the right bank of the river, close to the front line, as a precaution.

Water and electricity “restored” in Kiev

Water and electricity supplies have been “restored” across Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said Tuesday morning, a day after Russian attacks caused massive cuts. Water and electricity have been “fully restored,” he said in a telegram. Massive Russian strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure on Monday morning left 80% of the city’s population without water and 350,000 homes without electricity.

“Dirty Bomb”: Oh. Scholes rejected Moscow’s accusations

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday rejected Russia’s accusations that Ukraine is building a “dirty bomb”. He shares the opinion of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who indicated in a statement after the phone call that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections, requested by the Kyiv regime, will remove all doubts on the matter. A conversation between two political leaders.

V. Putin called for the demilitarization of the Krain Corridor

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Ukraine on Monday to guarantee the safety of ships using the grain export corridor, accusing it of a “threat” after an attack on the Russian navy in Crimea on Saturday.

“Ukraine must guarantee that there will be no threat to the safety of civilian ships,” the Kremlin leader told a news conference, accusing the Kiev regime of using the grain route for attacks. Ukrainian export contract.

Tinkoff founder renounces Russian nationality

Billionaire Oleg Tinkov, the founder of the online bank Tinkoff, one of the biggest FinTech successes of recent years, announced on Monday that he had renounced his Russian citizenship because of the conflict in Ukraine, which he has strongly criticized. “I have decided to renounce my Russian citizenship. I do not want and do not want to be associated with a fascist country that starts a war with peaceful neighbors and kills innocent people every day,” he writes. Instagram is a social network.

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“I hope other prominent Russian businessmen will follow my example to weaken and ultimately defeat (Vladimir) Putin’s regime and its economy,” he added. Oleg Tinkov accompanied his message with a photo of a certificate from the Russian Embassy confirming the end of his Russian citizenship. “I hate Putin’s Russia, but I love all Russians who are clearly against this crazy war!” concluded the billionaire banker.

Moscow has targeted infrastructure with massive strikes

More than 80% of Kyiv residents were without water and “hundreds of localities” in Ukraine were without electricity after Monday’s massive strikes from Russia against infrastructure in many parts of the country. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, “all strikes achieved their objective”.

Ukrainian military chief Valery Zalushny told Telegram that Russian forces launched 55 cruise missiles, one air-to-surface missile, 22 anti-aircraft missiles and 5 drones “against civilian targets in Ukraine on Monday.” In the south of the country, “the enemy is undermining the possible attack directions of our troops and destroying critical infrastructure,” the Ukrainian General Staff of the Southern Region pointed out in a press release.

“Dirty Bomb”: IAEA Inspections in Ukraine

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Monday evening that it had opened its probe into Ukraine, after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the country of destroying evidence to build a “dirty bomb”, which the country had requested. IAEA inspectors have “started verifying the operations of two sites in Ukraine – and will finish soon,” the Vienna-based UN said.

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