what to remember from the day of Thursday, August 4

Russian bombings targeted several cities and villages in Ukraine on Thursday August 4, including Mykolaiv, in the south, where apartment buildings were damaged in two neighborhoods, according to Mayor Oleksandre Senkevich. In Kharkiv, the country’s second city, local authorities reported Russian missile attacks that hit industrial areas. Ukrainian forces are leading a counter-offensive in the south of the country, where they claim to have captured more than 50 villages controlled by Moscow.

Eight were killed in the bombing in Toretsk, in the East

Eight people were killed and four were wounded when a Russian shell exploded at a bus stop in the town of Toretsk, near the front line in eastern Ukraine, the region’s governorate. “According to the first information we have, it was an artillery fire, which reached a public transport stop, where many people were waiting”explained in Telegram Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of Donetsk region.

Kyiv denounced Amnesty International’s accusations against him

The head of Ukrainian diplomacy, Dmytro Kouleba, said himself “unworthy” by charges “unreasonable” of the NGO Amnesty International, which accuses kyiv of endangering civilians in the context of the war with Moscow. “I am as angry as you are with the Amnesty International report. I consider it unfair”he said in a video comment posted on Facebook.

In this report published after a four-month investigation, the NGO accused the Ukrainian army of building military bases in schools and hospitals and launching attacks from residential areas, a tactic which is said to be in violation of international humanitarian law. Dmytro Kouleba in turn accused Amnesty International of “to create a false balance between the oppressor and the victim, between the country that destroys hundreds and thousands of civilians, cities, territories and the country that desperately defends itself”.

Over 100,000 Ukrainian refugees in France

More than five months after the war in Ukraine, the threshold of 100,000 Ukrainian refugees in France was crossed on Wednesday night, indicated the director general of the French office for immigration and integration (Ofii), Didier Leschi. This count is based on applicants for “allowance for asylum seekers (Ada)”he explained, confirming the information published in Le Figaro. But within a few weeks, “We are between 200 and 250 new temporary protection issues per day on average”a level “too low”he added.

New grain ships leave from Ukraine

Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said three new ships carrying grain would leave Ukraine on Friday, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. “The departure of the three boats was planned thanks to the intensive work of the Joint Coordination Center”he said, without specifying the port of departure of the ships.

The first shipment of cereals exported to Ukraine left the port of Odessa on Monday. After an inspection by Turkish, Russian and Ukrainian experts in Istanbul on Wednesday, it continued its trip to Lebanon. This inspection marks the end of a “trial phase” of operations to implement the international agreement signed in Istanbul in July to prevent the global food crisis, the secretary of the Joint Coordination Center said on Wednesday.

Finland wants to reduce the number of tourist visas issued to Russians

Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto presented a plan to limit tourist visas issued to Russians, more of whom are traveling to this Nordic country to move to other European countries.

Flights from Russia to the EU were actually disrupted after the outbreak of Russia’s offensive in Ukraine on February 24. Finland, which shares a long border with Russia, has therefore become an important country to transit for Russian travelers. “Many see this as a circumvention of the sanctions regime”said the Minister.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.