What to remember from Saturday, August 6

The effects of the strikes near the reactor of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia on Saturday, August 6 are worrying. Turkey, which is mediating the conflict, announces that the Russian gas it buys will be delivered in rubles.

The risk of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is worrying

The security of The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is at the center of concerns, while one reactor has been shut down. Ukrainian nuclear company Energodom claimed responsibility for the blasts “severe damage” A station containing nitrogen and oxygen and a “outbuilding”. “There are still risks of hydrogen and radioactive material leaks, and the risk of fire is high.”she explained. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ruled on Saturday “Extremely Dangerous” This information highlights a “The Very Real Danger of Nuclear Catastrophe”.

Ukraine and Russia have blamed each other, with Ukraine citing two Russian attacks and Russia citing a Ukrainian artillery attack. For its part, the European Union is raising its voice and Condemns Russia’s military actions around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. This is a serious and reckless violation of nuclear safety regulations.Joseph Borrell, head of European diplomacy, said on Saturday.

The grain march was delayed

A ship carrying Ukraine’s first shipment of grain since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24 will not stop in Lebanon as planned on Sunday, the Ukrainian embassy in the country told AFP on Saturday. The embassy did not specify a new date and explained that it had “no other information” on the reasons for the postponement.

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The cargo ship Razoni, flying the Sierra Leonean flag, left Ukraine’s Odessa port on the Black Sea on Monday with 26,000 tonnes of maize. It was inspected by Turkish and Russian experts on Wednesday outside Istanbul (Turkey) and will first arrive at the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon at 10am on Sunday. The other three ships are on their way to other destinations.

Turkey will pay Russian gas in rubles

After his meeting with Vladimir Putin on Friday in Sochi (Russia), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Russian gas supplies to Turkey will be partially paid for in rubles, Turkish media reported on Saturday, August 6. In 2021, Russia accounted for a quarter of Turkey’s oil imports and 45% of its natural gas purchases.

Russia has been trying for months to force its currency into international settlements against the euro and dollar. With this decision, Ankara continues To develop its relations with Moscow.

Amnesty chief resigns

Oksana Pokalchuk, head of the NGO Amnesty International in Ukraine, announced her resignation after a publication. NGO Report Accuses Ukrainian Armed Forces of Endangering Civilians She accuses A report released on Thursday said he served without knowing “Russian Propaganda” and for not including the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s response in its investigation.

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