Missiles on Zaporizhzhia, new sanctions against Russia – World

The European Council adopted the eighth sanctions package against Russia in response “to the illegal annexation of the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson”. The Council reports this in a note. “The agreed package includes a series of measures aimed at strengthening pressure on the Russian government and economy, weakening Russia’s military capabilities and setting the stage for the introduction of a price cap for Russian oil shipping. destined to third countries and further restrictions on the maritime transport of crude oil and petroleum products to third countries “.

The number two of the pro-Russian administration of the Kherson region, Kirill Stremousov, takes it out on the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, for the failures of Moscow’s forces in Ukraine, suggesting that he kill himself. “Many people say that, as an officer, the defense minister could simply shoot himself for being the one who let things get to this point,” said Stremousov, deputy governor of the region in southern Ukraine, quoted in the New York Times. the Kiev army is conducting a counter-offensive.

New Russian attack on some residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine, hit by some missiles. The bodies of three people have been recovered from the rubble, but the balance is not yet final and it is feared there are dozens of them. The International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) considers the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to be Ukrainian property. This was stated by the director general of the UN agency, Rafael Grossi, in an interview with Reuters taken by TASS, in the aftermath of the decree by which Russian President Vladimir Putin has included the plant among the assets of the Russian Federation. The experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) who will remain permanently in the Ukrainian nuclear power plant of Zaporizhzhia to carry out monitoring activities will increase from two to four.

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The Eurochamber asks the EU to prepare a response in the event of a Russian nuclear attack. This is the content of the report on the Russian escalation in Ukraine approved by the European Parliament with 504 votes in favor, 26 against and 36 abstentions, which also calls for a strong increase in military assistance to Ukraine, the condemnation of farce referendums and threats. Putin’s nuclear weapons and the establishment of an ad hoc international tribunal for crimes against Ukraine.