Erdogan and Putin agreed to boost economic ties at a meeting in Sochi on Aug. 5. The Washington Post reported earlier that Russia wanted Turkey to help it bypass the sanctions imposed due to its aggression against Ukraine.
If the line is damaged, the plant will go into blackout mode, which will jeopardize the safety of nuclear fuel, he added. Russia has been shelling Ukrainian positions from Enerhodar and accused Ukraine of shelling the plant. Ukraine says the plant has been shelled by Russia.
⚡️General Staff: Ukraine repels Russian offensive toward Avdiivka, Pisky in Donbas. Ukraine’s General Staff also said that Ukrainian troops had repelled Russian advances towards Bakhmut, Zaitseve, Vershyna, and Kodema in Donetsk Oblast.
There are no legitimate targets in Ukraine for Russia’s military. All attacks on Ukraine, military or civilian, are part of Russia’s criminal aggression. https://t.co/PjWCb4LGyn
⚡️ Podolyak: Negotiations with Russia possible only after it suffers several defeats. Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the President's Office, told Le Figaro that Russia is unable to seize more Ukrainian territories, so it inflicts damage on Ukraine's civilian infrastructure.
So the shipper is now looking for another consignee to offload the cargo either in Tripoli or any other port, the embassy said. Razoni, which departed from Odesa on Aug. 1, was the first grain ship to leave Ukraine since Russia launched its all-out invasion on Feb. 24.
⚡️Buyer in Lebanon refuses to accept grain from Ukraine. According to the shipper of the Ukrainian grain aboard the dry cargo ship Razoni, the buyer in Lebanon refused to accept the cargo due to a delivery delay of more than five months, Ukraine's Embassy in Lebanon said.
⚡️ Finnish PM: 'It’s unfair that Russians can travel to EU despite brutal war in Ukraine.' Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said she believes issuing tourist visas to Russians should be restricted following the country's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
⚡️ Germany rules out launching Nord Stream 2. “We face difficult months ahead, but it is clear that we stand firmly on the side of Ukraine, and we stand behind the sanctions that we agreed together with the EU and the international community,” German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.
⚡️ Russia uses Kinzhal missiles in attack on Vinnytsia on Aug. 7. According to the Air Forces of Ukraine, in its latest attack on the city of Vinnytsia Russia used the Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missiles – the newest type of missiles that it rarely uses to their very limited supply.