“Let’s try to avoid the nuclear disaster” – Corriere.it

“Let’s try to avoid the nuclear disaster” – Corriere.it
“Let’s try to avoid the nuclear disaster” – Corriere.it
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from Lorenzo Cremonesi, Marta Serafini and Paolo Foschi

The news of Thursday 1 September, live: the Ukrainian counter-offensive continues in the south of the country, according to witnesses the fighting is fierce

• The war in Ukraine has reached its 190th day.
• Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke at the opening ceremony of the 79th Venice Film Festival with a recorded message: Don’t be silent, don’t leave us alone.
• The IAEA inspection of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is scheduled for today.

13:41 – The Aiea mission arrived at the Zaporizhzhia plant

The delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) arrived at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. This was reported by the Russian news agency Ria.

13:26 – The pro-Russian: Mission Aiea has passed the control in liberated territory

The car with the director general of the International Atomic Agency (Aiea), Rafael Grossi, passed our check at a checkpoint in the liberated territory of the Zaporizhzhia region. In a few minutes the convoy will continue its journey towards the plant. This was stated by the head of the pro-Russian administration of the Zaporizhizhia region, Yevhen Balitsky, as reported by Ria Novosti.

13:23 – Macron, dividing Europe between Russia war objectives

The division of Europe is one of the objectives of Russia’s war in Ukraine: the French president, Emmanuel Macron said so, then affirming that the unity of Europeans plays a key role in this field. We must not allow Europe to divide, it is a daily challenge, added the head of the Elysée, speaking in front of the French ambassadors gathered at the Elysée.

12:54 pm – Delay of three hours for the Aiea mission

The journey of the Aiea mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was delayed by about three hours by the Ukrainian frontline soldiers. The spokesperson of the Agency told CNN. Director General Grossi has personally negotiated with the Ukrainian military authorities to proceed and remains determined for the mission to reach the plant today, he explained.

11:57 am – Staff Zelensky: Russia wants to ruin the Aiea mission

As Ukraine and Russia exchange accusations about the military activity surrounding the IAEA visit to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the first official reaction of the entourage of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived. The head of the Ukrainian bureau, Andriy Yermak, accused Russia of trying to ruin the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the complex controlled by the forces of Moscow. The Russians bombed [la citt di] Energodar and the territory of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Andriy Yermak wrote on Telegram, accusing Russia of acting as a terrorist state. Criminals must be stopped, he added. Russia has denied any responsibility and in turn accused a Ukrainian sabotage group of the bombing. Being a war zone, it is almost impossible to know for sure which reconstruction is correct and which is not.

11:13 am – Lavrov: Aiea mission to Zaporizhzhia is objective

Moscow expects objectivity from the visit of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) mission to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. We expect objectivity. Although everyone else who is involved in this visit, in one way or another, has made attempts to make it difficult. They clearly do not want the IAEA mission to draw objective conclusions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, as reported by Interfax in reference to the Russian army’s allegations of an attempted sabotage of the Ukrainian armed forces in Zaporizhzhia.

09:38 – Russia’s military exercises with China, India and other countries

Russia has launched large-scale military exercises in the east of the country involving forces from China, a demonstration of ever closer defense ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the war in Ukraine, as it has reported the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The Vostok-2022 exercises, which are expected to end on September 7, are taking place in various locations in the Russian Far East and in the Sea of ​​Japan, involving more than 50,000 soldiers and more than 5,000 weapons, including 140 aircraft and 60 warships. . Troops from India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Syria and several countries of the former Soviet Union also participate. India continues to stress its neutral position regarding Russia’s war in Ukraine, saying it maintains good relations with both the West and Moscow. China has clearly refused to criticize Russia’s war in Ukraine, blaming the US and NATO for Moscow’s provocations, and condemned Western sanctions imposed on Russia.

09:17 – Energoatom: reactor 5 shut down after Russian attack

The Ukrainian Nuclear Energy Agency, Energoatom, announced on Telegram that, due to another mortar round by the Russian occupation forces at the site of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, emergency protection and the power unit 5 has been shut down. Unit 5 is one of the two reactors still operating at the plant. Energoatom specified that unit 6 continues to function and that Ukrainian workers at the plant are doing their best to repair the damage to the infrastructure.

09:02 – Mission Aiea leaves Zaporizhzia to reach the plant

The IAEA mission has left the city of Zaporizhzia to reach the nuclear power plant in the Russian-controlled city of Energodar, despite news of the bombing. Reuters reports. IAEA director general Rafael Mariano Grossi said the mission is aware of the increased military activity in the area, but that it will proceed as planned to reach the Zaporizhzia nuclear power plant and meet with personnel. Having come this far, we don’t stop, Grossi said, according to Reuters. Sim

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08:08 – The pro-Russians accuse Kiev: Assault team to prevent UN visit

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Ukrainian troops crossed the Dnieper River and landed near Enerhodar in south-eastern Ukraine, near which the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is located. The head of the pro-Russian administration of Enerhodar, Aleksandr Volga, told the Ria Novosti news agency this morning. The (Russian) aviation is working on them, the official said, referring to the Ukrainian military, which he accused of wanting to obstruct today’s visit by the delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea), led by the director general Rafael Grossi, at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe.

08:06 – Governor Donetsk: Russian bombings cause 5 deaths

Five people were killed and another 12 were injured as a result of Russian bombing of populated areas in the Donetsk region in the past 24 hours. This was stated this morning by the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, Pavlo Kyrylenko, on his own Telegram channel. On August 31, the Russians killed five civilians in the Donetsk region: in Rozdilny, Severnoy, Georgiivtsi, Bakhmut and Sloviansk. Another 12 people were injured, the governor wrote.

7:46 am – Ukraine accuses Russia of bombing the IAEA route

Ukrainian authorities this morning accused Moscow of carrying out artillery attacks on Energodar, the city where the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is located, just on the day the IAEA international mission begins. The Russians are attacking the route that the IAEA technicians must travel to get to the Zaporijzhya plant, the exiled mayor of the city Dmytro Orlov wrote on Telegram stating that the delegation could not continue its path to the plant for reasons of safety. We ask Russia to stop its provocations and give the IAEA access to this Ukrainian nuclear plant, Orlov continued.

05:40 – US media: Ukrainian counter-offensive will lead to losses of men and vehicles

The counter-offensive undertaken by the armed forces of Ukraine in the south of the country towards Kherson, currently occupied by Russian forces, will entail a high price of men and means regardless of the final outcome. The US newspaper writes it Wall Street Journal, who interviewed eight injured Ukrainian soldiers who took part in the fighting. According to the testimonies collected by the newspaper, the ongoing fighting in southern Ukraine is fierce, and the Russian forces are trying to repel the Ukrainian counter-offensive with a massive use of means: They are throwing everything they have against us, says a Ukrainian military 22-year-old interviewed by the newspaper, according to which the Russian forces have a lot of material but few men, and are defending themselves with artillery, tanks, helicopters and mortars. The Wall Street Journal reports a consistent flow of injured to a hospital in southern Ukraine. As the US daily recalls, the situation on the ground appears unclear: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed success, while the Russian Defense Ministry claims that the counter-offensive was largely rejected.

Read here the military point of Andrea Marinelli and Guido Olimpio

05:37 – Today the visit of the international inspectors to the nuclear power plant

Today, in a climate of great tension, the inspection of the experts of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian troops, will take place. The pool of experts, which also includes the Italian Massimo Aparo, will have to check the safety conditions in the large industrial complex. The Russian authorities have set a series of stakes for the inspection, starting with the time available for the experts, who will have only one day to check the plant.

05:34 – EU-Moscow, the new clash on the blocking of facilitated visas for Russians

(Francesca Basso and Fabrizio Dragosei) Stay high there tension between Russia and the EU. At the decision of the foreign ministers of the 27 member states of suspend the visa facilitation regime with RussiaMoscow replied that will not remain without consequences and that it will decide if the measures will be symmetrical, asymmetrical or other that the EU does not expect. If in Brussels they have decided to shoot themselves in the foot once again, it is their choice. So far Russia has used the gas as a weapon
to hit the EU for its support for Ukraine, causing its prices to skyrocket. The result is record revenues and net profits in the first six months of the year for Gazprom, which has decided to detach an interim dividend of 20 billion.

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05:24 – US will help Europe to increase gas stocks

The United States will look for ways to increase gas stocks in Europe or to help European countries upgrade other sources of energy. The spokesman for the American National Security Council, John Kirby, said this, accusing Russia of yet another attempt to use energy as a weapon with Russia’s closure of Nord Stream 1.

September 1, 2022 (change September 1, 2022 | 15:09)

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