The news of Friday 19 August live. The UN Secretary-General sounded the alarm during the Lviv summit with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
• The war in Ukraine has reached its 177th day.
• UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was very concerned about the fighting near the Zaporizhia site. Then he added that the United Nations will increase grain exports from Ukraine before the winter
• China has announced participation in joint military exercises in Russia.
• Former Russian paratrooper Pavel Filatyev wrote 142 pages denouncing the barbarism endured by the Kremlin units sent in disarray to Ukraine
• Tensions around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant remain high.
08:18 – Indonesia: Putin and Xi will be in person at the G20 summit in Bali
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit in Indonesia. Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in an interview with Bloomberg. Xi Jinping gets locked up. Putin also told me he will be there, the Indonesian leader said. For the first time, Widodo confirms the presence of the two presidents at the November summit. In recent months, Joe Biden has called for Russia’s expulsion from the G20 in response to his invasion of Ukraine. And several US government officials pressured Widodo not to invite Putin to the summit.
08:18 – CNN, on video of Russian military vehicles in the center of Zaporizhia
A new video circulated online shows the presence of Russian military vehicles parked in the turbine hall connected to one of the reactors at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which is occupied by Moscow troops and the center of international attention amid fears of catastrophic accidents : CNN writes it, adding that it geolocated and authenticated the video.
06:21 – Russian ambassador to the US, sanctions strategy failed
The United States is so attached to sanctions that it fails to see that the chosen strategy against Russia has failed. This is what Russian Ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said, as reported by Tass. evidently – he added – that attempts to strangle, tear apart our economy have failed. According to the ambassador, the United States has only achieved destabilization of the global economy, which is already struggling with the consequences of the pandemic.
05:04 – night attack on Mykolayiv, powerful explosions
During the night the Russians again attacked the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine. This is what Mayor Oleksandr Sienkovych said, as reported by Ukrinform. The air raid alarm sounded just after 4 p.m. and loud explosions were heard immediately afterwards. Mykolayiv was also the subject of an attack yesterday, resulting in one dead and two wounded.
04:15 – Russian embassy attacks, US lies about Zaporizhia
Regarding the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the United States does not scorn lies in an unbridled attempt to denigrate Russia. which we read – as reported by Tass – in a note from the Russian Embassy in Washington. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – the document continues – Russia neglects the issue of nuclear safety, while the Russian army uses force against nuclear power plant workers. No evidence is presented and the main culprit in what is happening is ruled out again.
04:04 – UN: Damage to Zaporizhia power plant would be ‘suicide’.
The UN Secretary-General warned that any damage to Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant would mean suicide. We must say things as they are: any potential harm to Zaporizhia would be suicide, warned Antnio Guterres, calling again for the demilitarization of the plant occupied by the Russian army. Guterres expressed deep concern about the situation at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant and called for no military operations whatsoever. Guterres will today continue his visit to Odessa, a Ukrainian port crucial for resuming grain exports blocked by the war.
02:01 – US, Russia despises nuclear safety
The United States is aware of reports that the Russian military abused personnel at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. US State Department spokesman Ned Price said so, condemning Russia’s reckless disdain for security and nuclear power. The State Department reiterated the need to allow officials from the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, access to the facility as soon as possible.
August 19, 2022 (Modified August 19, 2022 | 08:22)
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