The war in Ukraine is on the 166th day of fighting , with Russian forces bombing the Ukrainian town of Marhanets (south), on the north bank of the Dnipro River, just 10 km from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant for the second consecutive night. .

The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Valentyn Reznichenko, made it known on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.

"The Marhanets community was hit by Grad (rocket launchers) fire. 20 enemy rockets were fired . Fortunately there were no casualties. The Chervonohryhorivka community was hit by two Kh-59 missiles," Reznichenko wrote. In the village of Kamyanske, the explosions also damaged a farm and nine residential buildings.

In the meantime, the ship "Sacura" , flying the Liberian flag, has been authorized to depart from the port of Yuhzny, in Ukraine, with a load of 11 thousand tons of soy and is headed for Italy , in Ravenna. The departure from the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk of the ship “Arizona”, which is bound for the Turkish town of Iskenderun with a load of over 48 thousand tons of grain, has also been authorized. The ships will stop in Istanbul, where they will be inspected by the delegates of the coordination center and, if no problems are found, they can then continue the journey to their final destinations.

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The US asks Moscow to stop military actions in Zaporizhzhia

The United States asked Russia today to cease all military activities in and around Ukrainian nuclear power plants, including that of Zaporizhzhia, which is occupied by the Russian military. "We continue to ask Russia to cease all military operations in and around Ukrainian nuclear power plants and to return control to Ukraine," White House spokeswoman Karine Jean Pierre said during a press briefing on the Air. Force One. "Fighting around a nuclear power plant is dangerous," he said, noting that, according to the data collected, "fortunately we have no indication of an abnormal increase in radioactivity levels."


Putin will not go to the 77th UN General Assembly

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not go to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in September and has no plans to participate even via video link. This was said to the Russian news agency Tass Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Kremlin. "No. The trip and the speech are not planned", he specified. The Russian delegation to the UN General Assembly will be led by Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov.


Moscow: "250 Ukrainian soldiers killed in 3 raids"

About 250 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in three Russian air strikes conducted in the Kharkiv region of northern Ukraine and in the southern regions of Kherson and Mykolaiv, according to the Moscow Defense Ministry. Spokesman Igor Konashenkov, quoted by Russian agencies, said 150 personnel from the 92nd Mechanized Brigade and the 122nd Battalion were killed in a bombing with aircraft-launched missiles on bases in the Kharkiv region. Another 70 soldiers, according to the same source, died in attacks in the Kherson region and 30 in the Mykolaiv region.


Moscow: "Kiev responsible for 'nuclear terrorism' in Zaporizhzhia"

Ukrainian forces committed "an act of nuclear terrorism" by bombing the Zaporizhzhia power plant yesterday, according to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov. According to the spokesman, the bombing, carried out by the 44th artillery brigade of the Kiev army, damaged the high-voltage line that supplies electricity to the plant and resulted in one death.


Ukraine: creation of a demilitarized zone in Zaporizhzhia urgently needed

The head of the Ukrainian nuclear agency Energoatom has called for the creation of a "demilitarized zone" at the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which has been hit by attacks that Kiev and Moscow accuse each other of. "What should be done is to get the occupants out of the plant's territory and create a demilitarized zone," said Petro Kotin in a video posted on Energoatom's Telegram page. "There should be a peacekeeping mission that also includes experts from the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) and other security organizations," he continued, stating that the presence of the Russian army there "creates the largest danger for the future, a radiation accident or even a nuclear catastrophe ".


Moscow, reduced activity at Zaporizhzhia reactors for safety reasons

For safety reasons, the activity of the two reactors operating at the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine, which Russian and Ukrainian forces accuse each other of bombing, has been reduced. This was announced by the spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konanshenkov, quoted by Tass. "To prevent accidents, the technical staff reduced the production of reactors 5 and 6 to 500 megawatts," the spokesman said.


Ukraine bombs Russian-held key bridge in Kherson

Ukrainian forces bombed a strategic bridge over the Dnipro River in the Russian-held city of Kherson overnight, the army announced today. "What a night for the occupiers in the Kherson region. Shots in the area of the Antonovskiy bridge," regional MP Sergei Khlan wrote on Facebook. Southern Army Command spokeswoman Natalia Gumeniuk confirmed the attack. "The shooting system we have developed over the last few days shows results," he said.


Medvedev: Moscow will seek peace on its terms

Russia will seek peace with Ukraine but only on its terms: said the vice president of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, quoted by Tass. "Russia is conducting a special military operation in Ukraine and is trying to establish peace on its own terms, exactly on our terms, this must be said openly, and not on the terms that our former international partners, who are looking forward to it. see the military defeat of Russia, they try to impose on us, "he stressed.


Kiev, 42,340 Russian soldiers killed since the beginning of the war

About 42,340 Russian soldiers have been killed in Ukraine since the invasion began, according to the Kiev army. In its update on Moscow's losses so far, the Ukrainian military indicates that 223 fighters, 192 helicopters and 754 drones have also been shot down. Ukrinform reports it. In addition, the Kiev forces claim to have destroyed 1,811 Russian tanks, 960 artillery systems, 4,070 armored troop vehicles, 15 ships and 182 cruise missiles.


Guterres: "Stop suicide attacks on nuclear power plants"

The UN secretary general asked, in a press conference in Tokyo, to suspend all "suicidal" military operations at nuclear power plants and in particular around that of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, so that the International Energy Agency atomica (IAEA) can access it. "Any attack on nuclear power plants is suicidal," he said. "I hope that these attacks will end. At the same time, I hope that the IAEA will have access to the power plant", the largest in Europe, the scene since last Friday of bombings in which the Russian and Ukrainian belligerents have accused each other.

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