Ukraine-Russia, news on today’s war | Bombs in Melitopol: the headquarters of the Russian party blow up

from Lorenzo Cremonesi, Viviana Mazza and Online Editorial

The news of Thursday 8 September

• The war in Ukraine came to 197th day.
• The last reactor of the central Zaporizhzhia been disconnected from the Ukrainian electricity grid. Here is the list of damage caused to the power station in recent weeks in which Zaporizhzhia has been at the center of the battle.
• Putin spoke – with a very harsh speech – at the Vladivostok Economic Forum: Impossible to isolate Russia
• Gas, Russian threats to Italy: Cingolani plan imposed by the EU and the US, the economy collapsed
• During the night, bombs in Melitopol, the headquarters of the Russians and the headquarters of Putin’s party destroyed.

06:46 – Nikkei, Russian oil continues to flow to Europe through the Mediterranean with hidden routes

Russia’s oil continues to flow into Europe via hidden sea routes, despite sanctions launched by the European Union in response to the conflict in Ukraine. what emerges from an analysis of the Nikkei newspaper, according to which in the six months following the beginning of the conflict 41 oil tankers carried out one or more oil transfers from Russia off the coast of Greece, and then headed to various European ports. the Japanese newspaper points out that similar transhipments last year occurred on a single occasion. On 24 August Nikkei photographed one of these operations, carried out in the Gulf of Laconia, in the Peloponnese. One of the oil tankers involved in the transhipment was the Sea Falcon, registered in Greece, which had left the Russian oil terminal of Ust-Luga on 4 August; the second was the Indian-flagged oil tanker Jag Lok, which instead set sail from a port in Turkey. To verify the final destination of the cargoes, the newspaper used data from the British company Refinitiv and the automatic identification systems for ships.

05:19 – Kiev to UN: 2.5 million people deported to Russia

Ukrainian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Khrystyna Hayovyshyn, told the UN Security Council that thousands of Ukrainian citizens are forcibly deported to “isolated and depressed regions of Siberia and the Far East” in Russia. Hayovyshyn quantified Ukrainian deportees at 2.5 million, including 38,000 children. She reports it from CNN. Having denounced Russia’s filtration scheme, the Kiev representative to the UN added that Ukrainians forced to go to Russia or to the territory controlled by Moscow are killed and tortured. Ukrainian citizens are being terrorized under the pretext of a search for dangerous people by Russian authorities, Hayovyshyn said. Those who have different political views or are affiliated with the Ukrainian government or media disappear in a gray area and children are snatched from their parents’ arms, the representative of Ukraine at the Security Council said.

05:29 – Ukraine: Aiea, with new bombings, security risks for Zaporizhzhia

The new bombings damaged a backup power line between Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and a nearby thermal power plant. This was announced by the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) in a note, further underlining the significant risks to the nuclear safety of the plant. The accident that occurred yesterday did not have an immediate impact on the current activity of the plant as two days ago it was disconnected from the electricity grid when another reserve line was interrupted to put out a fire, it says. But the damage to the 750/330 kilovolt (kV) line has once again demonstrated the difficulties and vulnerabilities the power plant is facing when it comes to external power supplies.

04:28 – Ukrainian General Staff: eleven Russian attacks rejected

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that it had repelled eleven Russian attacks and destroyed two planes and a helicopter. Advance attempts by Moscow forces were repulsed in the areas of Pytomnyk, Ruski Tyshky, Hryhorivka, Zaitseve, Mayorsk, Mykolaivka Druha, Soledar, Bakhmutske, Bakhmut, Dolyna, and Opytne.

04:05 – Ukraine: generals, war will not end anywhere in 2022

There is every reason to believe that the conflict will not end anywhere in 2022. This is argued by Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi and Lieutenant General Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, first vice president of the National Security Committee, the defense and intelligence of the Ukrainian parliament. A certain final result in the battle against Russia is not expected and success will only be possible by increasing the distance that Ukraine can hit with its missiles, they explained. Only by balancing the operational range of the weapons, thus disturbing the aforementioned center of gravity for the enemy, can we arrive at a turning point in the ongoing war.

03:41 – Russia to UN, new western disinformation milestone Ambassador denies filtration allegations

Today’s meeting has every chance of becoming a new milestone in the West’s disinformation campaign against our country. This was stated by the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, speaking to the Security Council, denying the allegations on the ‘filtration fields’ and speaking instead of ‘registration’. Then he reminded of all Ukrainians who left their country voluntarily and live freely in Russia. Nebenzia then countered the accusations made by her American colleague by speaking of the expulsion of thousands of Mexicans entering the United States, and the practice of the United States of separating families and sending illegal immigrants to detention centers.

03:18 – Zelensky: good news will arrive for Kharkiv this week

An unexpected counter-offensive by Ukrainian forces in the north of the country: this is the reasoning between the media in Kiev and analysts of the situation on the ground, while a campaign is also underway in the south, around the city of Kherson. President Zelensky, in his usual evening message of 7 September, said that good news will come for the Kharkiv region this week, even if he did not want to say which areas have already been reoccupied by Ukrainian forces. And even if the Kiev army does not talk about the situation around Kharkiv, videos appear on social media that would document the difficulties of the Russians and the serious losses they are also suffering on the northern front of Ukraine. All elements that suggest that a Kiev counter-offensive is actually in full swing.

02:54 – Zelensky, over 100 ships have left for Asia, Africa, the EU

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 102 ships have already left Ukraine for Asia, Africa and Europe via the grain corridor. He announced it in his usual evening video message, reports UNIAN. The initiative for the export of wheat continues, an important tool for our economy and for all partners in our state – he said -. Ukrainian food has been exported to three continents. In Africa, Asia and Europe. In detail, 54 ships have already left for Asia, 16 ships for Africa and 32 for Europe, he said.

02:34 am – USA, evidence on hundreds of thousands deported and detained in Russia Ukraine

The United States has evidence of the forced deportation of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians, including children, to sometimes remote regions of Russia. The US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the broadcaster NPR. They are interrogated, detained, forcibly deported. Some are being sent to the easternmost regions, near the North Korean border, she said. A tactic to annihilate all resistance, she added. The ambassador calls for the UN and human rights organizations to have access to the camps where Ukrainians are detained.

02:04 – Italy, at the UN: Russia to bring back the deported Ukrainian civilians

Italy has launched an appeal to the UN for Russia to send the deported Ukrainians home. The Italian Ambassador Maurizio Massari raised the problem during the briefing of the United Nations Security Council: The filtering system of Ukrainian civilians put in place by Russia – said Massari – is a violation of jus in bello so profound that it cannot be saw in Europe since the Second World War. The gravity of the situation – he added – requires two quick and crucial actions. First of all, we ask Russia to guarantee free access to UN bodies and non-governmental bodies such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, to visit the temporary centers where Ukrainian civilians are located. Secondly – he continued – we ask Russia to guarantee the immediate return of Ukrainian citizens transferred by force, in particular women and children, to their territories of origin and their freedom of movement towards third countries.

01:34 am – UN, credible forced transfer of children to Russia

The UN has reported that there are credible allegations that Moscow forces have transferred children from Ukraine to Russia for adoption as part of large-scale forced displacements and deportations. We are concerned that Russian authorities have adopted a simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship to children without parental care and that these children could be adopted by Russian families, UN Deputy Secretary General for Human Rights Ilze Brands Kehris stressed. credible accusations of forced transfers of unaccompanied children to the territories occupied by Russia, or to the Federation itself.

01:13 am – Explosions in Melitopol, Putin’s party headquarters blown up

Explosion in the headquarters of United Russia, the party of Russian President Putin, in the occupied city of Melitopol. This was announced by Mayor Ivan Fedorov, quoted by Ukrainska Pravda. The building was destroyed. Damages and possible victims are being investigated. The mayor in exile of the Ukrainian city of Melitopol, occupied by the Russians in the Zaporizhzhia region, said explosions occurred in his city. According to reports from the Kyiv Independent, the explosions destroyed a Russian headquarters.

September 8, 2022 (change September 8, 2022 | 06:47)

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