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  • kyiv and Moscow continue to accuse each other of bombing the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye, the largest in Europe.

    Volodymyr Zelensky denounces "Russian blackmail" around the nuclear site.

    Since August 5, several bombings have targeted the plant, raising fears of a nuclear disaster.

  • The Ukrainian army is increasing the pressure on the Russian army around Kherson in the south of the country, while Russia is stepping up its efforts to advance in the east, so far without much success.

  • EU member Hungary announced on Saturday that the Russian company Gazprom has started delivering more natural gas to it than expected in their previous trade deals.

    Brussels has also started to implement a plan to reduce its gas consumption by 15%.




Emmanuel Macron signs the ratification of the accessions of Finland and Sweden to NATO


Russia: Moscow confirms negotiating the exchange of a Russian arms trafficker detained in the United States

8:20 a.m .: The renewed Russian push in the East

In Donetsk, one of the two regions of the Donbass coal basin, from which Volodymyr Zelensky ordered the evacuation of the population on July 30, "particularly intense fighting was concentrated on the village of Pisky, near the site of the airport of Donetsk,” according to the UK Ministry of Defence.

"The Russian assault is probably aimed at controlling the M04 highway, the main access to Donetsk from the west."

“Russian forces had apparently reduced their offensive actions east of Siversk and were carrying out sporadic and limited ground attacks while relying heavily on artillery bombardment of surrounding localities since August 6,” the Institute notes. American for the study of war.

“On the other hand, since August 11, they have increased the number of their ground attacks in the Siversk area,” he adds, seeing this as a possible attempt to force Ukraine to commit more forces and equipment and thus divert it from possible increased counter-attacks in the South.

8:03 am: Russian supplies threatened in the South

In the region of Kherson, the first major city to fall on March 3, Ukraine claimed to have virtually isolated the Russian troops deployed on the west bank of the Dnieper by bombardments which made the three bridges in the area impassable.

"The only means of crossing the river for the occupier are pontoons near the Antonivsky bridge, but they will not be able to fully meet their equipment and ammunition needs", declared a regional deputy, Serguiï Khlan.

In addition to the Antonivski Bridge, in the suburbs of Kherson, hit several times by missiles since the end of July, that of the Nova Kakhovka dam, 50 kilometers to the northeast, was hit several times this week, including on Saturday, according to the American Institute for the Study of War (ISW).

“Shipping ammunition, fuel and heavy equipment needed for offensive operations or even large-scale defensive operations by pontoon or by air is impractical, if not impossible,” says the ISW.

7:58 am: Iran Khodro wants to re-export to Russia

The main Iranian car manufacturer, Iran Khodro, announced on Sunday its desire to re-export "as of this year" for the first time in years its production to the Russian market, also hit by Western sanctions, its CEO said on Sunday. , Mehdi Khatibi.

“We had good negotiations with Moscow.

The Russian market will be one of our important markets,” he said, adding “to think about partnerships with Russian investors.”

Iran Khodro had already exported vehicles to Russia, notably between 2007 and 2009, before being forced to stop.

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And like every day since August 5, the safety of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye worries.

Firing at the site raised fears of a disaster in a country marked by the major Chernobyl accident on the night of April 25 to 26, 1986. On the ground, fighting also continued in the south, particularly around Kherson, and the east of Ukraine.

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