DIRECT. War in Ukraine: the country is ready to welcome Russian soldiers who no longer want to fight

12:47

Kyiv has accused Moscow of bombing the city where the Zaporizhia power plant is located

Ukrainian authorities have accused Russia of bombing a city where the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant is located when a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency was expected there. “The Russian army bombarded Energodar,” Yevguen Yevtouchenko, head of the Nikopol administration, which is located opposite Energodar, on the other side of the Dnieper River, told Telegram. “The situation with these challenges is dangerous,” he added.

11:30

Ukrainian Post sells stamps on Amazon and eBay

Ukrposhta, Ukrainian Post to sell $150,000 worth of stamps via eBay, Amazon. Ihor Smelyansky, head of the state postal service of Ukraine, announced that Ukrposhta is the first post office in the world to open a store on Amazon and eBay.

10:40

Shares of Russian gas giant Gazprom rose more than 30% in morning trade in Moscow

The stock surged after Russian giant Gazprom posted a record first-half profit and recommended paying dividends worth the equivalent of $20.13 billion.

10:29

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister offers to launch a program for Russian soldiers who no longer want to fight in Ukraine

“Run and go. Lay down your arms, surrender to the forces of Ukraine and take the opportunity to start a new life. I am convinced that this offer is worth making, because even if a Russian soldier lays down his arms and decides to leave, it means saved lives in Ukraine and closer peace,” said Dmytro Kuleba in a statement.

10:02

“We are not worried about the ability to have gas”, according to the president of CRE

Emmanuelle Wagon, president of the Energy Regulatory Commission and a former minister, said she was optimistic about France’s ability to have gas. He recalled to LCI that Russian gas imports represent only 9% against 17% before and that the sources of supply are diversified.

09:53

Ukraine received record foreign aid in August

Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko announced that Ukraine received a record $4.6 billion in foreign aid in August, Interfax agency reported.

08:46

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on the European Union to ban Russian tourists

While this move was debated within the EU, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on the European Union to ban Russian tourists. According to him, this step is appropriate because most Russians support the country’s “genocidal war of aggression” against Kyiv. “The time for half measures is over. Only a strong and coherent policy will bring results,” he said. EU ministers should discuss this issue again today.

08:20

UNESCO supports Odessa’s candidacy for the World Heritage List

After the meeting between the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko and UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay at the headquarters of the UN cultural agency in Paris, the organization said it mobilized experts to support Ukraine for urgent review by Member States of the World Heritage Committee. UNESCO says it wants to add Odessa, Kyiv and Lviv to the World List. .

08:15

Finland to reduce the number of visas issued to Russian tourists by 90%

On average, almost 4,000 Russians cross the border every day to reach the town of Lappeenranta in Finland. From Thursday, the number of visas issued to Russian nationals will drop by 90%. Read our report on

08:03

UNICEF will provide Ukraine with 30 refrigerated vehicles and more than 1.5 million doses of various vaccines.

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, the arrival of these refrigerated trucks will make it possible to transport and store various vaccines “in strict compliance with the requirements set by the manufacturers” and in all regions of the country . A first batch of 10 vehicles was handed over by UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell during her official visit to Ukraine. Ukraine also began receiving vaccines purchased by UNICEF with donor funds provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Japanese government. These are vaccines against poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, measles-rubella and rabies. In total, Ukraine will receive more than 1.5 million doses as humanitarian aid.

07:55

Ukraine pushes Russian front line south, UK MoD says

According to the latest report released by the British Ministry of Defense, Ukraine continues its offensive against Russian forces in southern Ukraine, pushing the front line “quite far in places”. According to intelligence, in line with its doctrine, Russia will likely try to fill gaps in its line with pre-designated mobile reserve units. In addition, “Russia continues to accelerate attempts to create new reinforcements for Ukraine. The volunteer battalions of the new 3rd Army Corps left their base near Moscow on August 24, probably for further deployment to Ukraine. The operational effectiveness of these units is unknown”.

07:45

Gazprom halts gas deliveries to Europe

According to data from the European gas transmission network Entsog, the delivery of gas from Russia to Europe through the Nord Stream gas pipeline has been stopped again.

According to the Russian gas giant Gazprom, this disruption should last for three days and is linked to the work of a compressor station in northern Germany, from where the gas is then exported to other European countries. The pipeline is currently operating at 20% capacity,

However, Gazprom announced that it would stop deliveries to France’s Engie from Thursday due to a financial dispute.

07:25

Ukraine opens the free movement of goods to the EU

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed two laws of accession to the conventions under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. In particular, they provide for the simplification of formalities for the exchange of goods in the implementation of a visa-free customs regime.

07:04

Drones made in Ukraine

Turkish drone manufacturer Bayraktar unveiled the second prototype of the new Bayraktar Kizilelma (Red Apple) drone during the Turkish Aerospace and Technology Festival Teknofest. This drone uses the latest unmanned aerial vehicle technology. The CEO of Baykar said that this equipment should be made in Ukraine and that a factory is being built.

06:55

Gazprom will “completely” suspend its gas deliveries to the Engie group from Thursday

The Russian giant Gazprom announced on Telegram on Tuesday that it will completely stop gas deliveries to the French group Engie from September 1, due to non-payment of the latter for everything produced in July.

Gazprom claims not to have received all amounts for July deliveries. Engie declined to comment on this announcement. For her part, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne reacted to TMC’s Daily broadcast by saying that“Engie finds other sources of supply”.

06:52

Putin’s sober tribute to Gorbachev

The death on Tuesday night at the age of 91 of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the USSR, has sparked many and passionate tributes in the West, where his important role in the end of the Cold War and his struggle for peace praised, which obtained particular relief. six months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The emotion of Western reactions contrasted with the silence of Russian President Vladimir Putin who expressed “his deep condolences” and who “will send a telegram of condolence to the family and friends of the former leader in the morning.

06:48

Senior Russian official planning ‘mock’ referendum in occupied Ukraine, Washington says

A senior Russian official, Sergei Kiriyenko, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration and close to Vladimir Putin, was tasked with organizing a “mock” referendum to annex Ukrainian territories to Russia, said Vedant Pate, a spokesman for the US State Department. This vote could come quickly. “The sham referendum will try to give a veneer of legitimacy to a blatant land grab that violates the Ukrainian constitution and international laws,” he continued.

These referendums could take place in Kherson (south), in Zaporizhia, in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, as well as in Kharkiv, the country’s second largest city.

06:42

Volodymyr Zelensky spoke in the evening with Emmanuel Macron about the power plant in Zaporizhia

In his daily video message, Volodymyr Zelensky reportedly spoke with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant.

“We are coordinating our positions to protect Ukraine and Europe from Russia’s radiological blackmail,” he said, adding: ” I hope that with the international organizations, with all our partners, we can return the plant under the full control of Ukraine and force Russia to withdraw all its military personnel and weapons from in the plant. An immediate and complete demilitarization of the site is required”.

06:33

IAEA inspectors enter the plant

An inspection team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is heading to the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (southern Ukraine), the target of bombing for several weeks, Rafael Grossi said on Wednesday morning. , director general of this UN body. “We finally moved after several months (…) of effort. The IAEA will go inside the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, “the largest in Europe and in the hands of the Russian army since the beginning of March, he told reporters in Kyiv, before leaving.

06:33

After criticizing the offensive in Ukraine, a Russian soldier asked for asylum in France

He broke the law of silence and fled to Russia: Pavel Filatiev, a soldier who fought for two months in Ukraine before criticizing the Kremlin offensive in a long story published on the Internet, demanded political asylum in France.

The 34-year-old soldier arrived in Roissy via Tunisia on Sunday and met with agents from the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons on Monday.

06:33

Disagreement of the Twenty-Seventh on granting tourist visas to Russians in the European Union

The subject of the movement of Russian tourists in the European Union (EU) arose, on Tuesday August 30 in Prague, in a debate between the foreign ministers of the Member States.

The Czech Republic, which currently holds the EU presidency, wants to suspend the 2007 agreement that facilitated visa applications for Russian tourists. But other states, such as Hungary, Luxembourg or Austria, protested against this measure. Germany proposed a compromise: the suspension of several visas or visas for several years.

06:33

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