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Russia Ukraine war, Moscow again blocks Nord Stream. Fly the gas price. Putin says yes to the inspectors…

It is the 178th day of the war in Ukraine. Russia is again pressuring Europe with gas: Gazprom has announced the complete suspension of Nord Stream supplies for three days, from August 31 to September 2. After the new Russian tightening, the gas price in Amsterdam reached a new record, rising to a maximum of EUR 262.78 per megawatt hour (+ 9.04%) and then closing at EUR 244.55.

On the conflict front, however, there is some calm among the clouds gathering over Zaporizhia because Vladimir Putin gave the green light for IAEA inspections of the nuclear power plant in a phone call with Emmanuel Macron. But the situation in the area is still worrying, as Kyiv fears that the Russians plan to disconnect the power station from the Ukrainian grid and withdraw the electricity it produces. In addition, CNN showed images of military vehicles parked dangerously in the turbine hall connected to one of the reactors.

The simulation in the event of an accident at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant: the radiation would not only hit Ukraine

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8 – Seventeen Russian soldiers were killed in an air force attack in Kyiv
The Ukrainian Air Force has attacked Russian positions in southern Ukraine 11 times, killing 17 Russian soldiers. This was reported by the Ukrainian newspaper The Kyiv Independent, citing military sources from the South Task Force. A radar system, four armored vehicles and other military vehicles were destroyed in the operation.

7.25 am – Sirens sound in Kyiv, Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Sumy, Chernihiv, Lviv, Zaporizhia and Dnepropetrovsk

The warning sirens for the Kyiv airstrike have returned. The alarm went off at 1:48 a.m. local time. Residents are asked to go to the emergency shelters. The same happened in many other Ukrainian cities, including Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Sumy, Chernihiv, Lviv, Zaporizhia and Dnepropetrovsk.

7.15 – During the night explosions in Mykolaiv
Several explosions occurred in Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine during the night. The city’s mayor, Oleksandr Sienkevych, reported on Telegram. “Powerful explosions can be heard in the city,” he wrote at 3 a.m. local time. Air raid warnings have long been heard across the region.

6.50 am – Explosions in Melitopol and Kharkiv
More explosions in Ukraine tonight. Media reports and videos are reported on social networks. The blasts hit Melitopol, a city in the Zaporizhia region occupied by Russian forces. As Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Main Council of the Region’s Civil Administration, explains via Telegram, the Russian air defense systems shot down two missiles launched by the Ukrainian armed forces against the city’s civilian infrastructure and residential areas. Others are reported from Kharkiv in northern Ukraine, and it is a rocket launch from the Russian city of Belgorod.

01.01 – Kyiv air raid alert returns
The warning sirens for the Kyiv airstrike have returned. The alarm went off at 1:48 a.m. local time. Residents are asked to go to the emergency shelters. The same happened in many other Ukrainian cities, including Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Sumy, Chernihiv, Lviv, Zaporizhia and Dnepropetrovsk.

00.12 – Ukraine: Ukrainian authorities Zaporizhzhia, a child injured in Russian raids
An 8-year-old boy and two adults were injured in the Russian bomb attack in the Zaporizhia region, the minor seriously. This is reported by Ukrainska Pravda, citing the local Ukrainian military administration.

Ukraine, UN Secretary-General Guterres visits the port of Odessa

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00.06 – Gb: Russia ‘does not have the moral right’ to participate in G20
Russia “has no moral right to participate in the G20 as long as its aggression in Ukraine continues.” This was announced by a spokesman for the British Foreign Office, as reported by the Guardian. “We welcome Indonesia’s efforts to ensure that the implications of the Russian war are taken into account at G20 meetings, as well as signs that President Zelenskyy may represent Ukraine,” he added. Earlier, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Vladimir Putin intends to attend the G20 summit scheduled for November 15-16 in Bali.

00.03 – Moscow: Aiea’s visit to Zaporizhia could take place in early September
The visit of the IAEA delegation to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant “could take place as early as the first days of September” if “external factors” do not occur. This was stated by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov. Ria Novosti reports it.

00:01 – Pentagon confirms 775 million new aid to Kyiv, including howitzers and drones
After yesterday’s previews, there is now official confirmation from the Pentagon. The United States will provide Ukraine with new military aid worth $775 million. This is the 19th delivery of military aid by the Biden administration as of August 2021. The new package includes, among others: new ammunition for the Himars rocket systems (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems); 16 105mm howitzers and 36,000 ammunition; 15 Scan Eagle drones; 40 mine vehicles; 50 armored vehicles; 1,500 towed missile systems; 1,000 Javelin anti-tank systems. In total, the United States has provided nearly $10.6 billion in military aid to Ukraine since the Biden administration began. On the other hand, aid destined for Kyiv since 2014 is worth $12.6 billion.

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The precision demonstration of the latest Russian combat vehicle BMP K-17 fails in front of an international audience

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