by Lorenzo Cremonesi and Giusi Fasano
Today’s news Wednesday 10th August live. Russian attacks in the night in the Dnepropetrovsk region. Ukrainian media: Residential districts deliberately affected
• The war in Ukraine on the 168th day.
• Moscow is calling for a meeting of the UN Council on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
• US President Joe Biden signed the documents ratifying Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO accession.
• Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia’s war against Ukraine began with the capture of Crimea and will end with its liberation.
• Ukraine’s Defense Ministry denied that Kiev forces attacked Russia’s Saki airbase in Crimea.
• Ikea is also leaving Russia: the Swedish furniture giant has announced the suspension of sales, including online.
10:11 a.m. – The Kiev alarm: Moscow wants to connect the Zaporizhia power plant with Crimea
You want to remove the Ukrainian network connection. Russian troops occupying the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine are preparing to connect the power plant to Crimea, annexed by Moscow in 2014. They damage it by diverting its electricity production: their plan to damage all the nuclear power plant’s wiring and remove its connection to the Ukrainian power grid. This was announced by the Ukrainian operator Energoatom, quoted by the Guardian.
08:35 – Podolyak: We have nothing to do with the bombing of Crimea
The Ukrainian government has declared itself alien to the explosions that took place yesterday at a Russian military base in Crimea. Answering a question to Dozhd Online TV, Mykhailo Podolyak, an influential adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, denied any wrongdoing. We bear no responsibility for what happened in Crimea.
The number of people injured in the explosions has now risen to 13.
08:14 – Russian night bombing: 12 killed in Nikopol and Zaporizhia
Bloody night in Dnipropetrovsk. Local governor Valentin Reznichenko wrote on Telegram that nighttime bombings in Nikopol district left 11 dead and 13 injured after hitting residential areas in Marhanets.
Instead, a woman would have died in the region where the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is located. In Kushugum in particular, local administrators say a woman died in a Russian attack. Unian reports it.
05:45 – Moscow calls for a session of the UN Council on the Zaporizhia power plant
Attention has always been focused on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Russia has requested a UN Security Council meeting on the recent Ukrainian attacks on the plant and the catastrophic consequences it could entail. A source from the Russian mission to the United Nations told TASS agency. Moscow wants the meeting to take place on August 11th.
05:33 – Zelenskyy: The war must end with a free Crimea
In a new video message released tonight, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia’s war against Ukraine began with the capture of Crimea and will end with its liberation. as reported by Ukrainska Pravda. Today, a lot of attention is paid to the topic of Crimea. And that’s right, because Ukrainian Crimea and we will never give up. Let’s not forget that the Russian war against Ukraine began with the occupation of Crimea. Russia has turned our peninsula, which has always been and always will be one of the best places in Europe, into one of the most dangerous places in Europe. Russia has brought large-scale oppression, environmental problems, economic stagnation and war to Crimea.
According to the President of Ukraine, the presence of the occupiers on the peninsula poses a threat to the stability of Europe and the world. The Black Sea region cannot be safe as long as Crimea is occupied. As long as Russia has the opportunity to use our peninsula as a military base, there will be no stable and lasting peace in many countries on the Mediterranean coast, says Zelensky.
05:25 – Kyiv: Russia wants to connect Zaporizhia with Crimea
The president of Ukrainian operator Energoatom, Petro Kotin, says Russian troops seizing the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in south-eastern Ukraine intend to connect the plant to Crimea’s power grid, which Moscow annexed in 2014, could seriously damage the plant. To do this, you must first damage the power lines of the facility connected to the Ukrainian power system.
From August 7 to 9, the Russians have already damaged three power lines. At the moment, the plant operates with only one production line, an extremely dangerous way of working, he added. When the last production line is shut down, the plant will be powered by diesel generators. It will all depend on their reliability and fuel supply, Kotin warned.
05:23 – After the leadership parade, with the lights off, Irpin forgot: how do we do it in winter?
(Giusi Fasano, our correspondent) IRPIN – We learned his name in the tragic days of March. The crowd of civilians fleeing under the collapsed bridge: Irpin. The dead woman with her children and the dog, the bodies lie on the street next to the tram: Irpin. The House of Eviscerated Culture: Irpin. The Ruined Mall: Irpin. And then the walls of buildings, miles of streets without even a glass – not one – still intact. It was Irpin, still Irpin.
During these five and a half months of war, it has always been the city most visited by leaders and stars from all over the world, the city of press conferences in the streets, in front of the skeletons of buildings that no longer exist. And that of promises: we will help you, we will do it, we will support you…
Read the full article here.
05:16 – Born: Biden signs joining Sweden and Finland
US President Joe Biden has signed the documents ratifying Sweden and Finland’s NATO accession. After signing, Biden presented the pen to the Swedish ambassador and another pen to the representative of Finland. The accession of the two Nordic countries to the alliance must be ratified by all its members.
05:10 – Ukraine denies attack in Crimea
Ukraine’s Defense Ministry denied that Kiev forces had attacked Russia’s Saki airbase in Crimea. The Ministry of Defense does not know the cause of the explosions and fires, reports the website Ukrainska Pravda. The ministry also warns that the episode could be used by a terrorist country in an information war. Earlier, a senior Ukrainian military official quoted by the New York Times said it was the Ukrainians who attacked the base.
05:05 – Ikea, stop online sales in Russia
On August 15 at 8 p.m. in Moscow, Ikea will stop selling products online in Russia. This was announced by the Swedish company. The stores remain closed and only work for the delivery of previously placed orders and for the return and exchange of goods – it is explained – all orders placed before the end of the online sale will be processed, issued or delivered in the months of August and September at the time agreed upon when ordering.
05:01 – NYT: Crimea is hit by a Grim 2 missile
(Guido Olimpio) Ukrainian sources revealed to The New York Times that the Russian base in Crimea would be hit with a new, locally developed weapon. According to some sources, it could be a Grim-2 missile, a transportable launcher that was still in the prototype stage. Experts have also speculated about the use of anti-ship systems against ground targets, kamikaze drones, and even an attack from the sea. There is also the thesis of sabotage (supported by Moscow). Kyiv could also try to “protect” the tactics and means used so as not to give the enemy an advantage. However, a heavy blow for the invaders.
04.55 – Explosion at an airbase in Crimea, one dead and 4 injured
New update in Crimea: a person who died after the explosions at the Russian air base in Novofedorovka. This was announced by local governor Sergei Aksyonov, according to Russian authorities, who said at least four were injured. Unfortunately a dead man. I extend my sincere condolences to family and friends. All necessary help will be provided, Aksionov wrote on his Telegram channel, according to Interfax.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the accident was caused by the explosion of ammunition at the airfield. There is talk of more than 10 explosions on social media. According to Ukrainian social channels, long-range missiles hit. In fact, this is the strongest attack on the Crimean peninsula annexed by the Kremlin in 2014, representing an escalation of the conflict. Officials in Moscow have long warned Ukraine that any attack on Crimea would trigger massive retaliation, including attacks on decision-making centers in Kyiv. Today’s explosions in Novofedorivka once again remind us who Crimea is. Because this is Ukraine, said Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk.
August 10, 2022 (change August 10, 2022 | 10:14)
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