War in Ukraine: Russia accuses Ukraine of bombings near Zaporizhia power plant

War in Ukraine: Russia accuses Ukraine of bombings near Zaporizhia power plant

Cover photo: A resident in the ruins of her home destroyed by Russian shelling on August 18, 2022 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. SERGEY BOBOK / AFP

  • the UN Secretary General Turkey’s president warned Thursday that any damage to Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant would be “suicide.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said fear a “New Chernobyl”during a meeting in Lviv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
  • the President Zelenskyy excluded any peace negotiations Moscow without the prior withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine.
  • An official of the pro-Russian occupation administration of the Zaporizhia region Vladimir Rogov on Thursday evening accused Ukrainian forces of shelling energodarthe city near the nuclear power plant.
  • morning therussian army asserted that, contrary to what Kyiv claims, he did not use “heavy weapons” in and around the Zaporizhia power plant.
  • From them Russian villages have been evacuated Thursday due to a fire that broke out in one ammo depot Located near the border with Ukraine, local authorities said. This fire comes days after explosions at a military base and a munitions depot in Crimea, a Ukrainian peninsula annexed by Moscow, with Russia acknowledging the latter as an “act of sabotage”.
  • Fighting in the region continues Kharkov (Northeast), where the Ukrainians accused the Russians of bombing residential areas, killing six people and injuring a total of dozens there on Thursday after 13 the previous evening.

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