The consequences of the attacks near a reactor of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia worry the international community. Turkey, a country known as a mediator in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, announces that the Russian gas it buys will be paid for in rubles… This is what to remember about this Saturday, August 6.
The danger of the largest nuclear power plant in Europe worries
the security of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is at the center of concerns, while a reactor has been shut down. The Ukrainian atomic energy company Energoatom said the bombing had “severely damaged” a station containing nitrogen and oxygen and a “auxiliary building”. “There are still risks of leaks of hydrogen and radioactive substances, and the risk of fire is also high”She explained. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ruled on Saturday “increasingly alarming” this information, highlighting a “real real risk of nuclear catastrophe”.
Ukraine and Russia blamed each other, with Ukraine citing two Russian attacks and Russia citing Ukrainian artillery fire. For its part, the European Union is raising its voice and “condemns Russia’s military activities around the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. This is a serious and irresponsible violation of nuclear safety regulations.”said on Saturday the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borell.
The grain convoy was delayed
The ship carrying the first cargo of grain exported by Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion on February 24 will not dock in Lebanon on Sunday as planned, the Ukrainian embassy in this country told AFP on Saturday. The embassy did not specify a new date, and explained that at the moment it did not have “other information” about the reasons for this postponement.
The Razoni, a Sierra Leone-flagged freighter, left the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odessa on Monday with 26,000 tons of corn. Inspected by Turkish and Russian experts Wednesday off Istanbul, Turkey, she was originally due to arrive at the port of Tripoli in northern Lebanon at 10 a.m. Sunday. three other boats they are also en route to other destinations.
Turkey will pay for Russian gas in rubles
Following his meeting with Vladimir Putin on Friday in Sochi, Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Russian gas deliveries to Turkey would be reduced in part paid in rubles, Turkish media reported on Saturday (August 6). In 2021, Russia accounted for about a quarter of Turkey’s oil imports and 45% of its natural gas purchases.
Russia has been seeking for months to impose its currency in international agreements against the euro and the dollar. With this decision, Ankara continues to warm relations with Moscow.
Resignation of the head of Amnesty
Oksana Pokalchuk, director of the NGO Amnesty International in Ukraine, announced his resignation after the publication of a NGO report accusing the Ukrainian armed forces of endangering civilians. she blames the report released Thursday unintentionally served “Russian propaganda” and for not including the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s response in its investigation.