Two of Putin's top Russian pilots were killed by US-supplied HIMARS, report says
One of the Russian pilots' fathers revealed that he believed his son's death was caused by HIMARS, a long-range weapons system from the US.Throughout the buildup to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, NATO countries, including the US, insisted they would not send troops to the region amid concern that the presence of their personnel on the ground would lead to a dangerous escalation of the conflict.
© Alexander Ermoshenko A view of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant during the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, outside the city of Enerhodar controlled by Russia, in the region of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, August 4, 2022.
OFF. One of the reactors of the Zaporijia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, under the control of the Russian forces, was arrested, the Ukrainian Atomic Energy Company announced on Saturday, after strikes of which Kyiv and Moscow accuse each other. "Following the attack on the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant, the emergency protection system started on one of the three working condition, which died" , announced Energoatom In a message on Telegram.
Ukraine war hangs over UN meeting on nukes treaty's legacy
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There was already plenty of trouble to talk about when a major U.N. meeting on the landmark Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was originally supposed to happen in 2020. Now the pandemic-postponed conference finally starts Monday as Russia's war in Ukraine has reanimated fears of nuclear confrontation and cranked up the urgency of trying to reinforce the 50-year-old treaty. “It is a very, very difficult moment," said BeatriceNow the pandemic-postponed conference finally starts Monday as Russia's war in Ukraine has reanimated fears of nuclear confrontation and cranked up the urgency of trying to reinforce the 50-year-old treaty.
According to this source, the bombings have "seriously damaged" A station containing nitrogen and oxygen and an "auxiliary building" . "There are always risks of hydrogen leakage and radioactive substances, and the risk of fire is also high," she said.
The European Union condemns the "irresponsible violation" of nuclear security rules by Russia with the military activities carried out around the Ukrainian power station in Zaporijjia, European diplomacy Josep Borell said on Saturday.
"This is a serious and irresponsible violation of nuclear security rules and a new example of Russia's contempt for international standards" , he accused in a message on his Twitter account. Kyiv accuses Moscow… which accuses Kyiv
Referendum in preparation for Zaporijjia, occupied by Russia
The authorities appointed by Moscow in the Zaporijia region, partly occupied by the Russian army, officially launched the preparations for a referendum on the attachment of this region to the Russia. View onononews © AP/Russian Defense Minister Press Service Obus near the Zaporijia nuclear power plant, in Ukraine , will the Ukrainian region of Zaporijia attached to Russia? A vote will decide.
Video: Ukraine: Nuclear security in question, strikes near the central of Zaporijjia (Dailymotion)
“The bombardment […] caused a serious risk for the safe operation From the power plant, ", continued Energoatom, indicating, however, that it continues to produce electricity and that Ukrainian staff continue to work there.
The Ukrainian authorities accused Russian forces on Friday of having made three strikes near a reactor of the Zaporijia plant in the south, although Moscow has controlled this territory since the start of the invasion.
The Russian army said that the Ukrainian forces are behind these strikes, which caused a fire that has been extinguished. On July 21, Russia had already accused Ukrainian forces of having struck the drone on the territory of this nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe. Kyiv also assures that Moscow stores heavy weapons and ammunition on the territory of the power plant, occupied since March by the Russian forces.
Zelensky Demands Russian Withdrawal from Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant .
"All Russian troops must be immediately withdrawn from the plant and neighboring areas without any conditions," the Ukrainian President said on Monday.Russian troops seized control of the Zaporizhzhia plant, the largest nuclear power facility in Europe, only weeks after the invasion of Ukraine began on February 24. Despite being under Russian control, Ukrainian workers have continued to operate the plant during the war. Recent military activity at and near the plant has raised concerns of an impending nuclear disaster, with Ukraine accusing Russia of shelling the plant and engaging in "nuclear terrorism.