Live War in Ukraine: Minister of Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu speaks with his Russian counterpart at the IAEA mission

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Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecornu spoke with his Russian counterpart on the IAEA mission

IAEA representatives emphasized the importance of Zaporizhia NPP’s research and readiness to provide them with the necessary assistance, the Russian embassy in France announced.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu presented his assessment of the actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces that disrupted the safe operation of the plant.

16:15

One person killed in Russian bombing in Kharkiv province

A rocket hit a house in the village of Lebyashe, east of Kharkiv, governor Oleh Sinehupov said. A man died and his wife suffered minor injuries.

15:28

Zaporizhia nuclear power plant “completely disconnected” from the grid

“Both reactors of the operating plant have been disconnected from the network. As a result, the actions of the invaders have completely disconnected the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant from the electricity grid for the first time in its history,” state group Energoatom said in a telegram.

15:11

Emmanuel Macron welcomed the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Croce.

The President underlined his serious concern over the threat posed by Russia’s war on Ukrainian civilian nuclear facilities and welcomed the Director-General’s efforts over the months, supported by France, to secure and protect these installations. , Elysee announced in a press release.

14:52

“A ceasefire with Russia will not benefit Ukraine or Europe”

Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the presidential office, told Bild that any temporary ceasefire would mean further escalation from Russia in the future.

He also pointed out that many Ukrainian citizens will not take the risk of returning to their country with non-existent investments while the war is not complete.

14:32

20,000 tons of grain stolen by Russia from Luhansk region?

According to farmers from Akroton, a large farm in eastern Ukraine, the harvest from all their fields has been transported to Russia, Luhansk Oblast Governor Serhiy Haidai said today.

14:01

Ukrainian President Zelensky Medef again at the opening ceremony of the school university

According to BFM TVUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will deliver the opening speech of the university returning to Medef School via video conference this Monday at 12 noon.

Prime Minister Elizabeth Bourne’s speech is also expected, which will be delivered by the Élysée as “a strong speech on energy moderation and change. »

13:54

Putin signs decree to increase military forces

Vladimir Putin has increased the strength of the armed forces to 1.15 million soldiers by decree.

13:41

Bulgaria refuses to extradite anti-war Russian

According to the reasons published in a press release, the Bulgarian Court of Appeal concluded that “the case concluded that there was a risk of deterioration of his situation due to his political convictions and the violation of his rights during the criminal trial”.

13:24

IAEA ‘close to agreement’ with Russia to visit Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

Raffaello Croci, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). France 24 That he may soon visit the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, which is now under Russian control. Earlier today, Grassi met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris.

13:00

UN urges Putin to stop armed attack

UN Human Rights The high commissioner urges Vladimir Putin to end “armed aggression against Ukraine” and calls for the “immediate” demilitarization of the repeatedly bombed Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.

12:25 p.m

A record 189 sirens sounded on Wednesday

According to local media, nine Ukrainian regions were bombed on Wednesday, Independence Day, and a total of 189 warning sirens sounded across the country, a record since the war began on February 24.

“The number of bombings on towns and villages has increased. “In the last 24 hours, the police registered 58 cases, which is more than we usually see,” Ukrainian Deputy Interior Minister Ivan Enin said in a telegram.

12:10 p.m

Moscow claims to have killed more than 200 Ukrainian soldiers.

During its strikes on the Chaplain station, Moscow claims to have killed Ukrainian “soldiers”. An Iskander missile “directly hit a military train at the Chaplain station in the Dnipropetrovsk region, removing more than 200 servicemen and equipment from the reserves of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release.

12:06 p.m

Joseph Borrell warns those responsible for Chaplin bombing “must be held accountable”

“25 people, including two children, were killed and 32 others were wounded” in Chaplin, a village of about 3,000 people, after multiple missiles hit the train station and houses, according to the latest report on Thursday morning by Ukrainian train operator Telegram. “The European Union strongly condemns yet another heinous attack by Russia against civilians (…) Those responsible for Russian rocket terrorism will be held accountable,” writes the head of European diplomacy on Twitter.

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Russia has used cluster bombs extensively in Ukraine

“Ukrainian forces also appear to have used the weapon on several occasions in the ongoing conflict,” according to the body.

Neither Russia nor Ukraine has joined the arms ban convention, which has 110 state parties and 13 signatories.

“Russia’s widespread use of internationally banned cluster bombs in Ukraine shows a blatant disregard for human life, humanitarian principles and the rule of law,” said Mary Wareham, editor of the policy chapter.

10:56

The anti-torture activist was hospitalized after the attack

Igor Kaliabin was “assaulted on Wednesday evening by an unidentified person … who cut his face and tried to strangle him,” the Human Rights Watch reported, citing its activist group, the Kremlin.

“The attacker was arrested (…) and the victim is in hospital with a “suspected concussion”, the same source added in a press release.

Igor Kaliabin is best known in Russia for founding the Anti-Torture Group, which announced its disbandment in June amid growing repression. The human rights defender told Russian media that the attack took place while celebrating a birthday with relatives at a country house east of Moscow.

One of those present, a friend of a friend, claimed to be a policeman and said, “Suddenly he attacked me. Without giving an explanation, he said he wanted to kill me, which he tried to do for 15 to 20 minutes,” he told RIA Novosti.

10:42

Spain sends anti-aircraft battery and weapons to Ukraine

Madrid’s latest military aid shipment includes 1,000 artillery shells, 1,000 tons of diesel fuel, various armored vehicles and 30,000 winter uniforms, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

“In conjunction with (Ukraine’s) Independence Day, which coincides with the sixth month of the war in Ukraine, Spain continues to support the Ukrainian people in their struggle to defend peace and freedom against the Russian invasion,” the press release stated.

Spain will train Ukrainian troops in the operation of an anti-aircraft battery, and Ukrainian air force personnel “in a friendly country,” the statement said.

09:48

$10.7 billion in environmental damage in Ukraine

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, more than 2,000 natural damages have been recorded since February 24, amounting to $10.7 billion.

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09:14

Russia maintains a reinforced military presence at the Zaporizhia power plant

According to the British Ministry of Defence, on August 21, 2022, footage indicated that Russia was maintaining a reinforced military presence at the site, with armored personnel carriers stationed within 60 meters of reactor number five.

08:46

Ukraine reports Russian rocket attack near Kiev

Two Russian rockets hit communities near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv overnight Thursday, Oleksiy Kuleba, head of the Kyiv regional administration, said. “At night, the enemy launched a rocket attack on a community in Vyshhorod district. Two wins were recorded,” Kuleba said.

No injuries or infrastructure damage were reported, he added.

Kuleba said the assessment of the affected areas was ongoing and that other explosions heard by people in the area came from the Ukrainian air defense.

08:37

Three people were killed and 26 arrested by Russian forces at the Zaporizhia power station

The Russian military killed three workers at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and arrested 26 others when it occupied the facility, Ukraine’s parliamentary commissioner for human rights, Dmytro Lubinets, alleged on Wednesday. According to him, three workers were killed after being attacked or shelled, while Russia accuses the detainees of “conveying information about the movement and location of Russian military equipment in the area”.

08:32

A French humanitarian ship is due to leave Marseille soon

According to France Inter A Ro-Ro ferry specializing in the transport of vehicles, chartered by CMA-CGM, will depart from Marseille in the next few days. Yesterday, during a video message, Emmanuel Macron announced the “immediate departure of a maritime convoy of humanitarian aid to Ukraine.”

Ambulances and construction machinery will be on board. So the ferry would depart from Marseille, arrive in Romania at Constanta on the Black Sea, cross the Dardanelles Strait and then pass through the Turkish-controlled Bosphorus. The goods are then unloaded and sent by road to Ukraine. He is expected on September 17. The operation is overseen by the Quai d’Orsay crisis unit.

A large portion of the grant is earmarked for reconstruction City of ChernihivNorth of Kiev, a few dozen kilometers from the Belarus border.

08:00

France meets 90% in winter

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