“Powerful explosions” in the area of ​​the Zaporizhzhia power plant. The IAEA: “You play with fire”. Kiev denies killing of Russian prisoners – the day

8:26 PM

Kiev: “Five million Ukrainians lost their jobs because of the war”

As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some five million people have lost their jobs. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Economy of Kiev Tetiana Berezhna during the Polish-Ukrainian economic forum, noting that due to the hostilities about seven million people have already left the country, which significantly affected the increase in unemployment. This was reported by the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN.


Zelensky: “In 270 days of war Moscow used 4,700 missiles against us”

“Russia has used more than 4,700 missiles in 270 days of total warfare. Hundreds of our cities simply burned down. Thousands of people died. Hundreds of thousands of people were forcibly deported to Russia. Millions of people have left Ukraine for other countries fleeing the war”. The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, wrote on Telegram, reporting his speech to the members of the International Organization of the Francophonie. “We must stop the Russian aggression”, he added, “the return of peace is possible, but it is possible when everyone in the world understands that no one in the world deserves a single day of terror”.


Erdogan: “The price that the West will have to pay to be able to isolate Russia will be infinite”

The price that the West will have to pay in order to isolate Russia will be infinite. This was stated by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, live on the Russia-1 television channel, as reported by Tass. “The price will be infinite,” he said, answering a question from journalist Pavel Zarubin during the ‘Moscow. Kremlin. Putin’.

6:43 pm

IAEA: “Deliberate attacks against the plant”

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi estimated that today’s attacks on Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant were “completely deliberate and targeted”, and judged the situation “extremely serious” in an interview to the French channel Bfmtv. “A good ten attacks” targeted the plant, according to Grossi, who, without attributing responsibility to the Russian or Ukrainian forces, was indignant at the fact that a nuclear plant could be “considered to become a legitimate military target” and urged the perpetrators of the attacks to “stop this madness”.

6:42 pm

Podolyak: “Three steps to a negotiation”

“A simple test. How to sit at the negotiating table? Three steps: 1) Stop firing missiles at a sovereign country; 2) To withdraw troops from the territory of a sovereign country; 3) Return to international law, where borders of countries are established. It’s difficult?”. The adviser to the Ukrainian president Mikhailo Podolyak wrote on twitter.


Kiev: “We can join the EU even in war”

Ukraine can join the European Union without waiting for the war to end. This is what the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olga Stefanishyna, said on the sidelines of the security conference in Halifax, Canada. This was reported by European Truth, quoted by UNIAN. “I don’t make predictions about the times”, Stefanishyna specified, “but when it comes to joining, the dynamics of the war will not be a decisive factor. We can enter the EU even if the war is not definitively over”. The deputy prime minister also added that in the past Ukraine and the EU concluded a political trade agreement despite the presence of occupied territories: “I remind you that we signed the Association Agreement when Crimea was annexed and the war in Donetsk and Luhansk regions it started, but this did not affect the launch of the free trade area and there were no reservations about it either,” he stressed.


Kiev denies killing Russian prisoners

The Ukrainian government has denied killing Russian prisoners. This was announced by official sources in response to allegations by the Moscow Defense Ministry, which in recent days had released a video of ten Russian soldiers being made to lie down on the ground, with their hands over their heads and riddled with bullets by the Ukrainian military. The United Nations Office for Human Rights had pledged to examine the document.

3:23 pm

Medvedev: “Kiev is a Russian city, it must be returned”

The deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, former premier Dmitry Medvedev, said that “Kiev is a Russian city”. The state agency reports it tax. In a Telegram post, Medvedev responded to Ukraine’s calls to “return Crimea” by stating that historically “Kiev is the capital of Ancient Rus” and that “Kiev is a major Russian city within the Russian Empire.” . “Kiev is just a Russian city where they always thought and spoke Russian,” he remarks, “so that everything is extremely clear about what should be returned and how.”


Russian media: maxi-fire in central Moscow

A fire that affects an area of ​​about two thousand square kilometers broke out in a warehouse in the so-called “three stations” area in the heart of Moscow, in Komsomolskaya square. This was reported by the state press agency Ria Novosticiting sources from the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

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