Ukraine’s military claimed to have hit a Russian base near the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

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6:35 in the evening : The day after the visit of a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ukraine announced that it hit a Russian base in Energodar, the city where the Zaporijjia nuclear power plant is located, occupied by Russian troops.

“In the localities of Kherson and Energodar, accurate strikes by our troops destroyed three enemy artillery systems, as well as an ammunition depot”, said the Ukrainian army in its report in the evening.

6:16 p.m : Ukraine says it hit the city where the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is located.

5:36 in the afternoon : L’“physical integrity” at the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporijjia, which is occupied by the Russians, “repeatedly raped”, criticized yesterday the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. What does his statement mean? The answer is in this article. (METIN AKTAS / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

3:58 in the afternoon : Concretely, Russia will sell oil to these countries at a lower price than where it is currently sold, but will remain higher than the production price, so that it has an economic interest in continuing to sell it to them, and also it does not cut back on its deliveries.

3:58 in the afternoon : The G7 (United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan). “urgent” implementation of a cap on the price of Russian oil and encourages a “broad coalition” countries that will participate in this initiative aimed at depriving Moscow of part of its windfall from the energy sector.

2:26 p.m : Peace in #Ukraine was not made impossible by the victims of the invasion, but by #Putin’s will to conquer! War crimes are documented, denying that it is an insult to the murdered, raped, tortured! To say otherwise is propaganda! https://t.co/wr2LaYXi16

2:25 in the afternoon : “Peace in Ukraine cannot be made impossible by the victims of the invasion, but by Putin’s will to conquer!”the First Secretary of the PS, Olivier Faure, reacted on Twitter. “War crimes are documented, denying it is an insult to the murdered, raped, tortured! To say otherwise is propaganda!”he continued.

2:21 p.m : The former socialist candidate for the 2007 presidential election, Ségolène Royal, was questioned last night on BFMTV war crimes in Ukraine, claiming it was a “propaganda” by Volodymyr Zelensky.

2:27 in the afternoon : It’s 2 pm, we check the news:

• The Defense Council on the Energy Crisis is complete. The Minister of Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, will report in the afternoon, franceinfo has learned from the Elysée.

Météo France has put four departments in the South-East on orange watch for thunderstorms: Gard, Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône and Var. Rain as well as hail and gusts are expected from mid-afternoon.

• A man was injured this morning by gunfire at the press house in Molay-Littry (Calvados), near Bayeux. The shooter is rooted in a neighboring real estate agency, with no hostages, and the intervention of the gendarmes and GIGN is still ongoing, according to France Bleu.

“The Russian invaders are doing everything possible to prevent the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency to find out the facts on the ground at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant”, criticized the plant’s Ukrainian operator, Energoatom. Follow our live.

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12:26 p.m : Yesterday, IAEA experts estimated that the“physical integrity” of the nuclear power plant, which is occupied by the Russians, has “raped multiple times”. For his part, the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, believes that the IAEA should go further and demand the “demilitarization” on the site.

12:23 p.m : “The Russian invaders are doing everything possible to prevent the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency to find out the facts on the ground at the Zaporizhia nuclear plant”criticized the Ukrainian operator of the plant, Energoatom. “It is clear that under such conditions it is difficult for the IAEA to make an impartial assessment of the situation”he also assured Telegram.

It’s 12:00 noon : Here is the latest news summary for Friday at noon:

Emmanuel Macron met for 10 hours at the Elysee Palace a Defense Council dedicated to energy. It has “the worthy ministers” to explore scenarios to avoid shortages. Follow our live.

Météo France has put four South-East departments on orange alert for thunderstorms: Gard, Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône and Var. Rain as well as hail and gusts are expected from mid-afternoon.

After the first inspection yesterday, some of the experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency will remain at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant site until Sunday or Monday to continue the assessment.

A man was arrested last night in Argentina for pointing a gun at Vice President Cristina Kirchner on her way home. A national holiday has been declared today throughout the country.

09:55 : It’s in the pipes. Air Liquide will instead leave Russia. The French group specializing in industrial gases announced in a press release that it will transfer its activities to the local team “in the form of an MBO (Management Buy Out)”. Its activities in Russia will no longer be consolidated into its accounts as of September 1.

09:20 : The delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency was able to enter the nuclear power plant in Zaporozhzhya for the first time yesterday. Franceinfo was able to attend this extraordinary visit (and under high tension) to the largest power plant in Europe.

IAEA Director Rafael Grossi (white helmet) with a Russian representative of Rosatom, in front of a missile that fell on the territory of the Zaporizhia power plant.  (FRANCEINFO / RADIO FRANCE)

A Russian soldier guards the Ukrainian power plant in Zaporizhia.  (FRANCEINFO / RADIO FRANCE)

The arrival of IAEA inspectors at the Zaporijjia power plant.  (FRANCEINFO / RADIO FRANCE)

IAEA Director Rafael Grossi (white helmet) visited the Zaporizhia plant, accompanied by a Russian representative from Rosatom.  (FRANCEINFO / RADIO FRANCE)(FRANCEINFO)

10:05 in the morning : Here is the latest news summary for this Friday morning:

Emmanuel Macron met from 10 am in the Elysee Palace a Defense Council dedicated to energy. It has “the worthy ministers” to explore scenarios to avoid shortages.

Storms are expected here and there today in France. For Gard, Vaucluse and Bouches-du-Rhône, it will happen this afternoon: Météo France has put three departments on orange alert.

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency were able to visit the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant yesterday. Some of the experts will remain on site until Sunday or Monday to continue the investigation.

A man was arrested last night in Argentina for pointing a gun at Vice President Cristina Kirchner on her way home.

As part of the renewal of the distribution contract between the two parties, the Canal+ group announced that it “rejected” the broadcast of the channels of the TF1 group, specifically due to the need to pay “a very large reward”.

08:48 : Russia has decided to extend the closure of its airspace to civil aviation until September 10. According to the Russian agency Tass, this concerns eleven airports in the south and center of the country, especially those located near on the border with Ukraine.

07:35 : Volodymyr Zelensky would like the IAEA delegation to go further than the inspection of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. In his video message last night, the Ukrainian President believes that experts should insist on the need, according to him, to “demilitarization” in this zone. “The main thing that needs to happen is the demilitarization of the territory of the plant (…) And unfortunately we have not yet heard the appropriate messages from the IAEA”he said.

07:12 : Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency were able to visit the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant yesterday. Some of the experts will leave the region and others will stay there until Sunday or Monday to continue the evaluation.

(GENYA SAVILOV / AFP)

06:22 : Here is a summary of this Friday morning’s news:

Emmanuel Macron meets from 10 am this morning in a Defense Council dedicated to energy. Together with the “competent ministers” the assessment of the supply of gas and electricity and the assessment of scenarios to avoid shortages and save.

Gard, Vaucluse and Bouches-du-Rhône have recently been put on orange alert for storms by Météo France.

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency were able to visit the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant yesterday. Some of the experts will remain on site until Sunday or Monday to continue the investigation.

A man was arrested last night in Argentina for pointing a gun at Vice President Cristina Kirchner on her way home.

A European arrest warrant has been issued against the imam Hassan Iquioussen, franceinfo learned from a source familiar with the matter, confirming the information from BFM. The Moroccan preacher has not been seen since Tuesday and the validation of the Council of State of his expulsion.

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