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The night attack in the Dnipropetrovsk region, neighboring that of the power plant, left 13 dead and 11 injured, including five seriously, in this relatively safe area where civilians from Donbass are evacuated, further east, in the heart of the Russian offensive in southeastern Ukraine.

We had a horrible night […]. It’s very hard to get the bodies out of the rubble. »

A quote from Valentin Reznitchenkoa, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, on Telegram

This Russian attack, carried out with Grad multiple rocket launchers, targeted the town of Marganets, located opposite the Ukrainian nuclear power plant of Zaporizhia, on the other bank of the Dnieper River, as well as the village of Vychtchetarasivka, according to the governor .

Eighty rockets were deliberately and insidiously fired at residential neighborhoods as people slept in their homesdid he declare.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine, our secret services and our police will respond to the Russian attack in MarganetsUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky promised in his daily address on Wednesday evening.

In the neighboring region of Zaporizhia, partly controlled by the Russians, Governor Oleksandre Staroukh reported a Russian strike that killed a 52-year-old resident.

Four missiles were fired on the village of Kouchougoum on Wednesday morning, he wrote on Telegram. Four private houses were completely destroyed. Several dozen houses no longer have roofs or windows. The gas and electricity supply was interrupted.

Bombed cities

On Wednesday, the group of seven most industrialized countries (G7) reacted to the situation around the Zaporijjia power station, the largest in Europe.

We demand that Russia immediately return full control of the plant to its rightful sovereign owner, Ukraine.writes the G7 in a press release. It is Russia’s continued control of the plant that puts the region at risk.

This Ukrainian plant, occupied by the Russians, is a subject of mutual accusations between Moscow and kyiv, who both claim that the opposing side bombed the nuclear installations last week, and this, without any independent source being able to confirm it .

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday afternoon on the subject, according to diplomatic sources. This meeting was requested by Russia, according to one of these sources.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has indicated that its director general, Rafael Grossi, who judges the state of the plant extremely seriouswill inform the Security Council the state of nuclear safety and security at the resort, according to a statement.

A shell stuck in the ground near an industrial facility.

The Russian Defense Ministry released a video showing shrapnel fragments near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant on August 7, 2022. Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of bombing the plant.

Photo: via Associated Press / Ministry of Defense of Russia

Volodymyr Zelensky raised the specter of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

On Tuesday evening, the Ukrainian operator Energoatom said that Russian forces were preparing to connect the plant to Crimea, a peninsula in southern Ukraine annexed by Moscow in 2014 and on the front line in the Russian offensive against Ukraine triggered on February 24, and deliberately damaged it by carrying out this reorientation of electricity production.

Smoke rises into the sky near a beach where people are enjoying the sunny weather.

Explosions left one dead and several injured on Tuesday at an ammunition depot in Crimea.

Photo: via Associated Press

Powerful explosions tore through an ammunition depot at a Russian military airfield in Crimea on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring several others and causing panic among thousands of Russian tourists vacationing on the peninsula.

The Russian army claimed that no shooting or bombardment had been the cause of these explosions.

And if the Ukrainian authorities have not officially recognized their responsibility, an adviser to the presidency, Mikhaïlo Podoliak, assured on Twitter Tuesday that this does[était] only the beginningbecause the future of Crimea is to be a pearl of the Black Sea […]not a military base for terrorists.

On Tuesday alone, the Russian army lostaircraft, including nine in Crimea”,”text”:”tenaircraft, including nine in Crimea”}}”>ten aircraft, including nine in Crimea, Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday. The Russians have also lost armored vehicles, ammunition depots, supply routes, etc..

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The bombardments also continued on Wednesday in the Donbass, in the Donetsk region, where the town of Soledar was pounded relentlessly. Russian forces are trying to drive the Ukrainian army out of it in order to advance towards the nearby, larger town of Bakhmout.

As for this last city, [mercredi à la mi-journée] the city with multiple rocket launchers, hitting a residential area. According to initial information, 12apartment buildings were damaged and four are on fire”,”text”:”the Russians shelled [mercredi à la mi-journée] the city with multiple rocket launchers, hitting a residential area. According to initial information, 12 apartment buildings have been damaged and four are on fire”}}”>the Russians bombed [mercredi à la mi-journée] the city with multiple rocket launchers, hitting a residential area. According to initial reports, 12 apartment buildings have been damaged and four are on fireregional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko wrote on Telegram, reporting six dead and three injured.

According to the UK Ministry of Defence,In recent days, Russia’s assault on the city of Bakhmout has been its best axis of advance in the Donbass, but over this period it has managed to advance only 10miles […] In other areas of Donbass where Russia was trying to break through, its forces won no more than 3km over this period of 30days, most certainly significantly less than expected”,”text”:”over the past 30 days, Russia’s assault on the city of Bakhmout has been its best axis of advance in the Donbass, but over this period it has not managed to advance only 10km […] In other areas of Donbass where Russia was trying to break through, its forces did not gain more than 3km over this 30-day period, most certainly significantly less than expected”}}”>in the last 30 days, Russia’s assault on the city of Bakhmut has been its best axis of advance in the Donbass, but in this period it has managed to advance only 10 km […]. In other areas of Donbass where Russia was trying to break through, its forces gained no more than 3 km over this 30-day period, most likely less significantly than expected..

In Soledar, a mining town of about 10,000 inhabitants before the war, a handful of human beings ventured into the streets full of craters, lined with closed or destroyed shops and buildings with broken windows, noted a journalist from the ‘AFP. The shelling raised black and white smoke over the city.

Most people left. It’s frightening. There’s a lot of shooting, we don’t know from which sidetestified Svitlana Klymenko, 62 years old. I just want to leave, to age normally, to die normally, not to be killed by a missile.

Cereal order canceled

At the same time, the first grain shipment exported by Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24, initially intended for Lebanon and then canceled due to a delay in delivery, has found a new buyer in Turkey, according to the site. information Middle East Eye.

The freighter Razoni, which left the Ukrainian port of Odessa on August 1 with 26,000 tonnes of corn on board, arrived at the port of Mersin, Turkey on Wednesday, according to maritime traffic monitoring sites.

Russia and Ukraine signed two separate agreements on July 22, validated by the United Nations, to allow exports of Ukrainian cereals blocked by the war and those – despite Western sanctions – of Russian agricultural products with the aim of ending to the global food crisis.

Under this agreement,ships have already left Ukrainian ports with agricultural products destined for seven countries, and two more ships have docked for loading”,”text”:”12ships have already left Ukrainian ports with agricultural products destined for seven countries, and two more ships docked for loading”}}”>12 ships have already left Ukrainian ports with agricultural products destined for seven countries and two more ships have docked for loadingOleksiï Vostrikov, the head of the Ukrainian port authority, said on Facebook on Wednesday.

Frederick Kenney, a senior official in theUN responsible for overseeing the agreement, said Wednesday that after corn from Ukraine, Ukrainian wheat exports will begin next week.

or more– of cereals at the rate of a hundred ships per month”,”text”:”The next step is the transhipment of three million tonnes – or more – of cereals at the rate of a hundred ships per month”}} “>The next step is the transhipment of three million tonnes – or more – of grain at the rate of a hundred ships per monthsaid Oleksiï Vostrikov.

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