Ukraine: Deadly Russian Bombings Around Zaporizhia Power Plant | War in Ukraine

Ukraine: deadly Russian bombardments around the Zaporizhia power plant | War in Ukraine

< p class="sc-v64krj-0 knjbxw">According to the latest report, the night attack also injured 11, including 5 in serious condition.

Russian shelling killed at least 14 civilians overnight Tuesday-Wednesday in east-central Ukraine, local authorities say, not far from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant that Moscow and kyiv accuse each other each other for shelling.

A night attack in the Dnipropetrovsk region left 13 dead and 11 injured, 5 of them in serious condition, in this relatively safe region, where civilians are evacuated from Donbass, further east, at the heart of the Russian offensive with the south-east of the country.

“We had a horrible night […]. It's very hard to get the bodies out of the rubble. ”

— Valentin Reznitchenkoa, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, on Telegram

I beg you, go to safe places during air raids […]. Don't let the Russians kill you, Governor Reznitchenkoa added, to the attention of the people.

This Russian attack, carried out with Grad multiple rocket launchers, targeted the town of Marganets, located opposite the Ukrainian nuclear power plant of Zaporizhia, on the other bank of the Dnieper River, and the village of Vychtchetarasivka, claimed the governor.

Eighty rockets were deliberately and insidiously fired at residential neighborhoods as people slept in their homes, he said.

Meanwhile, in the neighboring region of Zaporizhia, partly controlled by Russian forces, Oleksandr Staroukh, the Ukrainian governor, reported on his Telegram account a Russian strike that killed a 52-year-old resident. Four missiles were fired at the village of Kouchougoum on Wednesday morning, he wrote.

Four private houses were completely destroyed. Several dozen houses no longer have roofs or windows. Gas and electricity supplies have been interrupted, he adds.

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On Wednesday, the group of the most industrialized countries of the G7 reacted to the situation near the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, the largest in Europe, in accusing Moscow of endangering the surrounding region.

We demand that Russia immediately return to its rightful sovereign owner, Ukraine, full control of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the G7 wrote in a statement. It is Russia's continued control of the plant that puts the region at risk, the group assures.

The Ukrainian plant, occupied by the Russians, is a subject of d& #x27;Mutual accusations between Moscow and kyiv, each claiming that the opposing side bombed nuclear facilities last week, without any independent source being able to confirm this.

The Russian Ministry of Defense released a video showing shrapnel fragments near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the August 7, 2022. Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of bombing the plant.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky raised the specter of the Chernobyl disaster.

On Tuesday evening, the Ukrainian operator, Energoatom, said that Russian forces were preparing to connect the plant to Crimea, a peninsula in southern Ukraine annexed by Moscow in 2014, and the x27;damaged by carrying out this reorientation of electricity production.

In addition, the peninsula was the scene of explosions on Tuesday which left one dead and several injured in a ammunition depot at a military airfield. According to the Russian military, no shooting or shelling was the cause.

Crimea is Ukrainian and we will never give it up, President Zelensky insisted on Tuesday evening during his daily address.

At the same time, the sale in Lebanon of the first shipment of cereals exported by Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24 has been canceled due to a delay in delivery, the Ukrainian Embassy in Beirut said on Tuesday evening .

The Razoni, a freighter flying the flag of Sierra Leone, left the Ukrainian port of Odessa on the Black Sea on August 1 with 26,000 tonnes of corn on board, and should have docked in the port of Tripoli on Sunday. , Lebanon.

But the five-month delivery delay caused the buyer and shipper to decide together to cancel the order, explained on Tuesday evening the Ukrainian embassy.

Russia and Ukraine signed two separate agreements on July 22, endorsed by Turkey and the United Nations, to allow exports of war-stalled Ukrainian grain and Russian agricultural products, despite Western sanctions. .

A total of eight ships have set sail since the agreement was signed, according to Ukrainian authorities, who hope that three to five boats will be able to leave daily from; two weeks away.

On Monday, a first ship had arrived at its final destination, Turkey.

In addition, on Tuesday, the Russia has launched an Iranian observation satellite from Kazakhstan which, according to the American press, could be used by Moscow to support its offensive in Ukraine, which Tehran denies.

In the eyes of the United States, the Iranian space program is intended for military rather than commercial purposes. According to the American daily The Washington Post, it could be used by Moscow as part of its offensive in Ukraine.

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