attack on Russian base in Crimea It marks a turning point in the war. Ukrainian President Zelensky stressed in his nightly speech that “the war that began with Crimea will end with its launch,” he said. Although Kyiv officially denies responsibility for the raid. But there is another hot front in the conflict. That Zaporizhia. Moscow called for a meeting of the Security Council on the nuclear power plant, accusing Kyiv of the “recent attacks.” The meeting could take place as early as tomorrow. Meanwhile, Kyiv reported that the number of victims of a Russian attack in Nikopol, near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, has risen to 13. There The first Italian under investigation for conscription in Kyiv, aged 19 He would be sympathetic to the far-right group Casapound. Meanwhile, in Moscow, a journalist who took part in the sensational protest on state television news during the early stages of the war was arrested.
Moscow, arrested journalist who protested the news
Russian journalist Marina Ovsianikova, who protested the war in Ukraine in March by showing a banner on Channel One News, was arrested in Moscow on charges of “defaming” the Russian military. This was announced by his lawyer, Dmitry Zakhavatov.
“Now we are before the investigators. An investigation has been opened” against Ovsyannikova for “dissemination of false information” about the army, the lawyer explained, noting that the woman was “arrested.”
Moscow: “Report of the head of the AIEA to the United Nations Council on Zaporizhzhya”
Russia asked the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, to inform the UN Security Council of accusing Moscow of “the recent attacks by the Ukrainian armed forces on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and their potentially catastrophic consequences.” This was stated by diplomatic sources from the United Nations Headquarters. Russia has requested that the Council meeting on Ukraine be held tomorrow.
The Italian will arrive in Ukraine in May
According to what has been learnedthe boy, without any experience in the army or in the use of weapons (if not a passion for light cars), left in May, possibly entering the country across the Polish border.
After the training phase, as some photos on social media show, he will now be in Donbass. At the moment, the young man is the only suspect but investigators are trying to understand if there are other mercenaries and if there is a network of recruits. Digos interviewed several people from CasaPound. From what it appeared he was going to do everything himself online. He was going to get to Poland by plane and from there by bus he got to the front.
In Genoa, an investigation was opened into a circle of pro-Russian mercenaries, who left after the 2014 conflict.
The investigation of the first Italian for recruitment in Ukraine
There is the first Italian who was investigated because he went to fight in Ukraine with the resistance. Kevin Schiabalone is a 19-year-old Genoese who is a sympathizer of the far-right Casa Pound movement. Deputy Prosecutor General Marco Zuko of the Directorate of Anti-Mafia and Anti-Terrorism of the Province of Genoa accuses him of being a mercenary recruited in the Ukrainian International Brigade and faces a sentence of two to seven years. Digos’ investigation began after the young man’s statements to the weekly Panorama in which he announced his desire to leave to defend Ukraine after hearing Putin talk about “smearing the country’s reputation”.
Ukraine: 4 Russian missiles on the outskirts of Zaporizhia, 1 killed
Four Russian missiles hit the village of Kuchum on the southern outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhia, killing a 52-year-old woman who was found under the rubble. This was stated by the Ukrainian Governor of Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Oleksandr Starukh, as reported guardian.
“Four private buildings were completely destroyed” and “several dozen homes were left without windows and roofs,” Governor Staruch wrote on Telegram. The governor added that electricity and gas supplies to the village were cut off.
G7: “Russia threatens the Zaporozhye region”
“Continuous control by Russia of Nuclear power plant “Zaporizhzhya “It endangers the region”: this was stated in a statement by the Group of Seven. The report continues that Ukrainian factory employees “should be in a position to perform their work without threats or pressure”.
Ukraine: The Razzoni grain ship is still at sea, waiting to be docked
Ten days have passed since the departure of the first ship that sailed from the Ukrainian ports Under the wheat transit agreement, the war was prevented Through the Black Sea. Since then, 10 ships have left Ukrainian ports with a total of 322,000 tons of grain, sunflower oil and soybean, while two more ships have been given the green light to enter the Black Sea and have arrived in Ukraine. to be downloaded.
However, the mystery still remains about the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razzoni, as it was the first ship to sail from the port of Odessa on the first of last August, carrying 26.5 thousand tons of wheat, which was expected last Sunday in the country. The Lebanese port of Tripoli. However, Rezzoni has never docked in the Lebanese port and has been waiting for instructions off the Mediterranean since Saturday.
Kyiv, the number of victims in Nikopol increased to 13
The death toll from Russian missiles in the Nikopol region rose to 13: two more civilians were wounded and died in Marhanets Hospital. This was announced by Valentin Reznichenko, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, citing Ukrinform.
“Two people injured during the enemy’s bombing at night died in Marhanets Hospital. The doctors fought but they could not save them…” he wrote.
“At the moment, the Russian attack on the Nikopol region has killed 13 civilians, injured 11 others, 5 of them are in serious condition,” Reznichenko added.
US experts: “Moscow does not accuse Kyiv of Crimea for not showing signs of weakness”
Moscow does not blame Kyiv for yesterday’s bombings at the military base in Crimea as this would be a tacit admission of the “ineffectiveness of its air defense”. This is the analysis of the American think tank “Institute for the Study of War” that he cited independent Kyiv.
Kyiv: Moscow wants to connect the center of Zaporizhia with the Crimea
Russian forces occupying the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine are preparing to connect the plant to the power grid in Crimea. This was explained by the head of Energoatom, Petro Kotin. . has been reported guardian. “Their plan is to destroy all lines of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. After that, they will not be connected to the Ukrainian electricity system,” he said. According to Cotten, this is a “very dangerous” plan.
Kyiv: “We have nothing to do with the Crimean explosions”
The Kyiv government declared itself a stranger to yesterday’s bombings at a Russian military base in the Crimea. In response to a question addressed to the Dozhd TV channel on the Internet, Mikhailo Podolyak, an influential adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, denied any wrongdoing. “Of course not. What do we have to do with this?” , his words.
Russian attack in the Zaporizhia region, a woman was killed
A woman was killed in a Russian attack in the Zaporizhia region. Andrei Kortev, secretary of the local city council, wrote on the telegram. bring it back UNIAN. The bombings took place in the city of Kuchogom, where “unfortunately a woman died.” Moreover, “three homes were destroyed and 30 others were damaged.”
Russian bombing at night in Dnipro: at least 11 dead
It was a “tragic night” in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine. The local governor Valentin Reznichenko writes on a telegram. In fact, the bombing of the Nikopol district killed at least 11 people and injured 13 others. “They deliberately bombed residential areas when people were sleeping in their homes,” he said.
Kyiv: “Moscow wants to connect Zaporizhzhya to Crimea”
Russian forces occupying the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine intend to connect the plant to the Crimean power grid, which Moscow annexed in 2014, according to the head of the Ukrainian operating company Energoatom, Petro Kotin, under which the operation will be carried out. It hides a lot of pitfalls and can cause serious damage to the plant. “To do this, the power lines of the station connected to the Ukrainian power system must first be damaged. From August 7 to 9, the Russians have already destroyed three power lines. At the moment, the station operates only one production line, a very dangerous way of working. “
Zelensky’s adviser: Strangers to explosions in Crimea
Half affirmations and negations. “Ukraine does not bear any responsibility for yesterday’s bombings at a Russian air base in Crimea,” he added. Presidential advisor Mikhailo Podolak denied the rumors that circulated in the past hours. “Of course not. What do we have to do with this?” he said in an interview with the Dozd TV channel on the Internet.
Zelensky: “The war will end with the liberation of Crimea”
“This Russian war against Ukraine, against all free Europe, began with the Crimea and must end with the Crimea with its liberation. Today it is impossible to say when this will happen, but I know that we will return to the Ukrainian Crimea.” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said this in his usual evening address to the nation, a few hours after the – unannounced – attack on a Russian base in Crimea. The president added that the world began to realize that “it was a mistake when he decided not to respond with all force to Russia’s first aggressive steps” in 2014, with the annexation of Crimea.
Moscow calls for a meeting of the United Nations Council on Zaporizhia
Moscow has requested a meeting of the UN Security Council “on the recent Ukrainian attacks on the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia and the dire consequences they may entail.” A source from the Russian mission to the United Nations told TASS. And the meeting, at the request of Moscow, should take place on August 11. And the revival of responsibility has continued for days between Moscow and Kiev over the responsibilities of the attacks near the factory.
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