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  • Ukraine claims to have targeted in the east a base of the paramilitary group Wagner, whose men are accused of fighting alongside Russian troops, and to have destroyed a bridge in the south near the occupied city of Melitopol.

  • 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 site.

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

  • 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

6:43 am: Zelensky alerts Europe to nuclear

The Ukrainian president is once again trying to raise awareness of the nuclear risk in his country.

A "disaster" at the Zaporozhye power plant, under Russian control in the South, would threaten the whole of Europe, Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Monday.

“Any radioactive incident at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant can strike a blow to European Union countries, Turkey, Georgia, and countries in more distant regions.

It all depends on the direction and strength of the wind,” he explained.

"If Russia's actions lead to a catastrophe, the consequences could hit those who remain silent for now," he warned.

6:32 am: Five foreigners judged as “mercenaries” by the separatists

Moscow-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine on Monday began trying three Britons, a Croat and a Swede accused of fighting with the Ukrainian army, which could earn them the death penalty.

The “Supreme Court” of the separatist region of Donetsk has opened the trial of John Harding, Andrew Hill, Dylan Healy, from the United Kingdom, as well as Croatian Vjekoslav Prebeg and Swede Mathias Gustafsson.

John Harding, Vjekoslav Prebeg and Mathias Gustafsson, taken prisoner in the area of ​​the port of Mariupol, are being prosecuted for attempted “seizure of power by force” and for “participation in an armed conflict as a mercenary”.

Andrew Hill is only accused of mercenary, while Dylan Healy is prosecuted for "having participated in the recruitment of mercenaries" in favor of Ukraine.

The court indicated that the trial of the five accused will not resume until early October, without giving any explanation on the reasons for this delay.

They all pleaded not guilty.

6:25 a.m.: Military games with countries that are friends of Russia

Venezuela has been hosting the "Sniper Frontier" international military games 2022 since Monday, a competition organized since 2015 by Russia and in which countries such as China, Iran, India, Cuba and Burma participate.

This is the first time that the country, which maintains close relations with Russia, has hosted competitions for these annual games which bring together some thirty countries, including Abkhazia, recognized by a handful of countries close to Moscow.

"The goal, the spirit of these games is to unite cultures and peoples more" than to demonstrate military skills, said Venezuelan Defense Minister General Vladimir Padrino Lopez.

According to his ministry, a delegation of 200 Venezuelan soldiers has also been sent to Russia to participate in other events of these games.

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Since August 5, the security of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye has been a concern.

Firing at the site raises fears of a disaster.

President Zelensky continues to call on the international community to adopt “new tough sanctions against Russia” and not to “give in to nuclear blackmail”.

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