War in Ukraine: Erdogan and Putin friends as usual, while grain deliveries continue

War in Ukraine: Erdogan and Putin friends as usual, while grain deliveries continue

Did you miss the latest events on tensions in Ukraine? Don’t panic, 20 minutes takes stock every evening at 7:30 p.m.: Who did what? Who says what? Where are we ? The answer below:

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Three new shipments of Ukrainian corn left the country in a convoy on Friday, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said. The three buildings will serve Ireland, England and Turkey, according to the same source.


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At the same time, a cargo ship is going to the port of Chernomorsk in Ukraine to load grain, the ministry said. All are making progress under the watchful eye of the Joint Coordination Center (JCC), set up in Istanbul under the terms of the international agreement signed in Istanbul on July 22.

The sentence

The actions [des forces russes] likely to jeopardize the safety of the facility”

The British Ministry of Defense expressed concern about the situation at the Zaporijia nuclear power plant in its daily update on Ukraine. “After five months of occupation, Russia’s intentions regarding the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant remain unclear. However, the measures they took at the plant likely undermined the safety and security of the plant’s normal operations,” he commented.

The number

The 15 percent reduction in gas consumption within the EU will come into effect “early next week” to offset the reduction in Russian supplies, the Czech EU Presidency announced on Friday.

“The Gas Demand Reduction Ordinance has been formally adopted. The text will be published in the Official Journal early next week and will enter into force one day after its publication,” the Presidency announced on its Twitter account. It was due to be published on Monday and take effect on Tuesday, a European diplomatic source said.

The tendency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses his role as a “mediator” to place his chess pieces. During his visit to Sochi, he reached an agreement with the Russian President to strengthen energy and economic cooperation.

The Turkish leader also said he hopes his meeting with Vladimir Putin will “open a whole different page in Russian-Turkish relations,” adding that delegations from both countries have had “very productive” talks, particularly on trade and tourism .

The Turkish president also said he wants to speak to his Russian counterpart about Syria, where Ankara is threatening to launch a military operation against Kurdish groups he describes as “terrorists,” which Moscow denies. The Turkish leader also said he wanted to ensure Russian nuclear giant Rosatom’s construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in southern Turkey was on track.