Erdogan and Zelensky in Lviv, Russia report damage to nuclear power plant backup system

Erdogan and Zelensky in Lviv, Russia report damage to nuclear power plant backup system

In Donetsk, the Russian army is gaining territory, in the south Ukraine is talking about a stalemate. Russia has accused Ukraine of planning a “provocation” at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant in light of Guterres’ visit.


  • President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met for joint talks in Ukraine. The two met at the Potocki Palace in Lviv, state news channel Anadolu reported on Thursday. In the afternoon, a tripartite meeting was held with UN Secretary-General António Guterres planned.
  • Before meeting Erdogan and Guterres Zelensky visited a military hospital in Lviv. Zelensky spoke with the wounded and doctors in the western Ukrainian city, according to photos released by his press service on Thursday. He praised the fighters as “heroes”.
  • Tourist visa stop for Russians approaching? The Lithuanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis, is in favor of European-wide regulation. EPP chief Manfred Weber makes a similar statement: “We have to stop tourism from Russia,” he said in an interview with “Press”. As of today, Russian citizens can no longer enter the Baltic country from the EU and NATO with a Schengen visa issued by Estonia.

Location at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

  • Russia warns that Radioactive material can reach Germany, Poland and Slovakiaif an accident occurs. The Defense Ministry announced on Thursday that the nuclear power plant’s backup systems had been damaged by the bombing. If the Ukrainian armed forces continue to bomb the plant, the nuclear plant could be closed.
  • On Thursday, Russia denied the deployment of heavy weapons near the Zaporizhia nuclear plant and stressed that “only guards” were there. However, the Defense Ministry in Moscow accused Kyiv of preparing a “provocation” at the nuclear plant during Guterres’ visit to order to accuse Moscow of “creating a man-made catastrophe”.

Combat / Military

  • There are said to be violent attacks in the country’s second largest city, Kharkiv. Seven people were killed and 16 injured in Ukraine’s second-largest city late on Wednesday, according to the Ukrainian emergency service.
  • The Russian army records small gains in territory in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine: The troops managed to advance near Opytne in the north of the region and near Nowomychajliwka in the southwest. Also in Donetsk, a Russian influencer was reportedly killed by a mine.
  • at the south however, Ukrainian soldiers managed to capture a to stop Russian troops from advancing northeast of Kherson, said a Ukrainian military expert. Zelensky’s adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said in a video message that there is currently a strategic impasse.
  • According to British intelligence services, Russia is engaged in a war of aggression against Ukraine. Problems protecting your main battle tanks. The serious damage to many Russian vehicles in Ukraine is likely related to the fact that the tanks are not sufficiently protected with so-called reactive armor, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense in London on Thursday.