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Ukraine: strikes on the site of the Zaporizhia power plant, mutual accusations | War in Ukraine

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At the same time, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Sochi, in southwestern Russia, on the shores of the Black Sea, where they decided to strengthen trade between their countries andmeet mutual expectations in the field of economy and energyaccording to the Kremlin.

Mr. Putin also thanked Mr. Erdogan for his efforts which made it possible to find an agreement in Istanbul between Moscow and Ukraine on grain deliveries from Ukrainian ports.

For its part, the NGO Amnesty International persisted in accusing the Ukrainian army of endangering the lives of civilians in the war with Russia, while a new Russian strike on Mykolaiv, in southern Ukraine, injured 22, local authorities said.

Mutual accusations

The situation was confused Friday evening concerning the situation at the Zaporijia power plant, under Russian occupation since the beginning of March, kyiv and Moscow rejecting responsibility for strikes on the site.

: they twice hit the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia. Any bombing of this site is a shameless crime, an act of terror”,”text”:”Today the occupiers have created another extremely risky situation for all of Europe: they have twice struck the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia. Any bombing of this site is a shameless crime, an act of terror”}}”>Today, the occupiers have created another extremely risky situation for all of Europe: they have twice struck the nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia. Any bombing of this site is a shameless crime, an act of terrorhammered President Volodymyr Zelensky in his daily video message.

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Despite the provocations of the Russians, the plant continues to operate and supply electricity to Ukraine’s energy system through lines in service. In accordance with their capacity, it was decided to unload and disconnect one of the reactorsfor its part, said the Ukrainian state company Energoatom.

Nevertheless, there are risks of hydrogen leakage and spraying of radioactive substances. The fire danger is highshe warned.

The Russian army, for its part, spoke in a press release of artillery fire of Ukrainian armed formationsat a time against the territory of the Zaporizhia power plant and the city of Enerhodarand denounced acts of nuclear terrorism.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) judged on Tuesday that the situation was volatile and more and more dangerous every day at the Zaporizhia power plant.

When this site was taken in March, the Russian military opened fire on buildings there, at the risk of causing a major nuclear accident.

Grain exports continue

Five days after the departure from the southern Ukrainian port of Odessa of a first cargo ship – expected in Lebanon on Sunday – carrying Ukrainian cereals since the outbreak of the Russian offensive, three other shipments, also of corn, left Ukraine in convoy, the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced.

They are destined for Ireland, England and Turkey.

A series of regular rotations should follow to supply agricultural markets.

Simultaneously, a building is on its way, also to recover cereals, towards the Ukrainian port of Chernomorsk, which it must reach on Saturday.

The main thing now is the steady increase in exportsnoted President Zelensky.

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Russia and Ukraine have signed two separate agreements, validated by Turkey and the United Nations, which allow the export of Ukrainian cereals immobilized by the conflict and Russian agricultural products, despite Western sanctions. With the aim of alleviating the food crisis in some of the poorest countries, linked to the blocking of Ukrainian ports.

The Ukrainian army in the crosshairs of Amnesty International

Angering Ukraine, Amnesty International in a report released Thursday after a four-month investigation blamed the Ukrainian military for setting up bases in schools and hospitals and launching attacks from populated areas , a violation of IHLaccording to the NGO.

The Ukrainian head of state in turn accused her of attempt to amnesty the terrorist state Russian and shifting responsibility from the aggressor to the victim.

On Friday, Amnesty International fully confirmed its conclusions, based on evidence obtained from large-scale investigations subject to the same rigorous standards and verification process than all his usual work.

The NGO, however, in its report, insisted that the Ukrainian tactics do not in no way justify the indiscriminate Russian attacks that affected the population.

On the ground, the Russians once again bombed Mykolaiv, a town not far from the southern front, on Friday.

Result: 22 injured, including a 13-year-old boy, and many damaged homes, said its mayor, Oleksandr Senkevich.

A curfew has been introduced in this city until Monday morning in order to neutralize the collaborators Russians, regional governor Vitali Kim said.

Ukrainian forces are currently conducting a counter-offensive in the south, where they claim to have recaptured more than 50 villages that fell from Russian soldiers.

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