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World War in Ukraine: Zaporojie under bombs and Latvia does not mince its words

22:40  11 august  2022
22:40  11 august  2022 Source:   20minutes.fr

The Ukrainian Muslims fighting against Russia

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this Thursday, August 11, "20 minutes" takes stock for you, like every evening, on the advance of the conflict in Ukraine

La centrale nucléaire de Zaporojie dans le sud de l'Ukraine. © China NEW/SIPA The Zaporojie nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine. Recap ' - This Thursday, August 11, "20 minutes" takes stock for you, like every evening, on the progress of the conflict in Ukraine

You missed the last events on war in Ukraine ? Do not panic, 20 minutes takes stock for you every night, at 7:30 p.m. Who did what ? Who said what? Where are we ? The answer below:

The info of the day

The central Zaporojie, the largest in Ukraine and Europe, was again targeted by artillery fire. "Activists (Ukrainian President Volodymyr) Zelensky shot again on the nuclear power plant," said a member of the Russian occupation administration on Thursday.

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The power station has already been targeted by Two bombings last week , arousing the concern of the international community. Since then, kyiv and Moscow have accused each other of bombing. The UN secretary general warned Thursday against a risk of "disaster" at the power station, a few hours before an emergency meeting of the Security Council on the nuclear site.

No radioactive leaks were detected after the strikes. "Currently, no contamination has been noted at the station and the level of radioactivity is normal," said Evguéni Balitski, chief of the Russian civil and military administration in this occupied region.

#ukraine at the moment near Enerhodar's nuclear power plant in Zaporojjiia pic.twitter.com/y1gk3wam4s

Amnesty International stumbles on human rights in Ukraine, provoking global outrage

  Amnesty International stumbles on human rights in Ukraine, provoking global outrage In calling out a Ukrainian violation of international humanitarian law, the human rights organisation has wandered deep into the grey area.Late last week, Amnesty International released a report asserting that Ukraine was violating international humanitarian law by basing its defence forces in residential areas placing civilians at risk.

- Cedric Mas (@cedricmas) August 11, 2022

Video: War in Ukraine: Russia and Ukraine accuse mutually strikes against the Zaporojie nuclear power plant (Dailymotion)

The sentence of the Jourk is Putin's war. This is why I find it hard to accept this idea. "

These are the words of Olaf Scholz who opposed the idea of ​​an entry prohibition into the European Union (EU) for the Russians. The German Chancellor does not wish to hold them away, unlike Estonia who has already announced to close its borders to Russian citizens with Schengen visas. Estonia is part, with Latvia and Finland, of the countries through which the Russians enter the EU by the land border in the absence of air traffic. Olaf Scholz believes that punitive measures should target decision -makers at Moscow rather than all the Russians.

The figure of the day

20 billion. This is the sum at which the external debt of Ukraine is evaluated. The Ukrainian economy has collapsed since the start of the Russian invasion, launched on February 24. She could see her GDP diving 45 % this year, according to the latest estimates by the World Bank. The country has obtained a two -year moratorium from its international creditors on its debt.

Lawmakers Want Better Weapons for Ukraine. Biden Isn’t So Sure.

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The trend of the day

Another country in Eastern Europe is opposed to Russia head on ... and has not entered the game by the small door. Parliament Latvian has just qualified Russia as a "state supporting terrorism". "Russian violence against Ukrainian civilians" are also considered a "targeted genocide", he said in a declaration published on his website.

Do not chew its words, the Latvian parliament invites other countries to "express the same opinion". Moscow's reaction was not long in coming: the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, considered that this declaration had no other substance than a "primary xenophobia".

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The Stakes in Ukraine Have Not Changed .
The war is still about freedom.As we’re fire-hosed by news of Donald Trump’s antics and stories of the GOP’s slide into antidemocratic madness, Americans must remember what’s at stake in an actual military confrontation between freedom and dictatorship in Europe.

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