It’s the 185th day of the war in Ukraine. Tensions persist in the region Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Russia cuts power, bombs fall and a fire breaks out, raising fears of serious risks to the plant. For pro-Russians, the situation is under control, but for EU High Representative Borrell, the situation is very worrying. The Ukrainians managed to reconnect the plant to the network.
Ukrainian missile strikes on military sites and infrastructure used by Moscow forces in the south of Kherson Oblast do not stop. Ukrainian forces used multiple Himar rocket launchers to strike again at the stretch of the Antonevsky Bridge linking the two banks of the Dnieper River.
New bombings by Moscow forces took place in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, in the center of eastern Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the US media appears to confirm the Kremlin’s purchase of Iranian drones that can also be used in the Ukrainian theater.
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00.50 – Zelensky: the first million tons of wheat have already been exported
Since the ports on the Black Sea began operating again, Ukraine has already exported its first million tons of grain. This is what President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his evening video address. “Wheat was exported about a month ago, during which time the first million tons of agricultural products were exported from our three ports, Chornomorsk, Odessa and Yuzhny. It is a victory,” according to Zelensky, because it serves to “alleviate the food crisis and prevent a catastrophic shortage.” “. The Kyiv leader added that “Ukraine was, is and will be among the guarantors of world food security.” 44 ships have left, bound for 15 different countries, and “we have another 70 orders for cargo ships to arrive. The goal is to reach a volume of 3 million tons of exports by sea every month.”
00:30 – Medvedev: Kyiv’s abandonment of NATO is no longer sufficient to achieve peace
For former President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Ukraine’s refusal to join NATO “is no longer a sufficient condition for peace.” “At the present time, there is no need to resort to nuclear weapons,” he added.
00.01 – Moscow accelerates annexation and referendum, perhaps next week
Preparations for holding a referendum to annex the occupied territories to Russia are “nearly finished.” Already next week the provinces of Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhya can join Moscow.
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