Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant lead UN chief to call for demilitarised zone

Issued on: 12/08/2022 – 07:06Modified: 12/08/2022 – 07:17 Russia and Ukraine accused one another of shelling Europe’s greatest nuclear energy plant because the UN chief proposed a demilitarised zone on the website amid fears of a disaster. Observe our reside updates for all the newest developments within the conflict in Ukraine. All occasions are Paris time (GMT+2).   6:57am: Two extra ships depart from Ukraine says Turkey’s defence ministry Two extra ships left from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports on Friday, Turkey’s defence ministry mentioned, bringing the full variety of ships to depart the nation beneath a UN-brokered deal to 14 and marking the primary export of wheat. Belize-flagged Sormovsky left Ukraine’s Chornomorsk port, carrying 3,050 tonnes of wheat to Turkey’s northwestern Tekirdag province, it … Read more

UN warns of ‘grave crisis’ at Ukraine nuclear plant

The UN nuclear chief warned Thursday that “very alarming” army exercise at Europe’s largest nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine might result in harmful penalties for the area and referred to as for an finish to assaults on the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia facility. Comply with our stay updates for all the most recent developments within the conflict in Ukraine. All occasions are Paris time (GMT+2).   5:45am: UNSC sounds alarm on scenario at Ukraine nuclear plant The pinnacle of the UN nuclear watchdog tells the Safety Council that combating close to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant has sparked a “grave disaster”, after Kyiv and Moscow once more accuse one another of shelling close to the location. “It is a critical hour, a grave hour and the IAEA (Worldwide Atomic Power … Read more

War has devastating effect on tourism in Ukraine’s Odesa

Issued on: 11/08/2022 – 17:51 Odesa was as soon as considered one of Ukraine’s most visited cities however now its seashores and cafes are empty. FRANCE 24 spoke to tourism employees who’ve been struggling to make ends meet within the southern Ukrainian port metropolis. It’s vacationer season on Odesa’s Black Coastline however there may be scarcely a soul to be seen on its seashores. There may be only a scattering of vacationers bronzing themselves on the promenade. For the reason that Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, even the ocean is a battle zone. “As you see, there is no one on the seaside,” mentioned Vyacheslav Latushko, basic service supervisor at Odesa’s Resort Nemo. “That space is closed and … Read more

Fighting continues near Donetsk as Russia’s Donbas offensive grinds on

Issued on: 11/08/2022 – 06:39Modified: 11/08/2022 – 06:43 Heavy preventing raged across the jap Ukrainian city of Pisky on Thursday as Russia pressed its marketing campaign to grab all the industrialised Donbas area, whereas to the west Kyiv accused Moscow of utilizing a nuclear plant to defend its artillery. Comply with our dwell updates for all the most recent developments within the struggle in Ukraine. All occasions are Paris time (GMT+2).   11:11am: Latvian parliament declares Russia ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ Latvian MPs on Thursday adopted an announcement declaring Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” and stated its actions in Ukraine constituted “focused genocide towards the Ukrainian folks”. The assertion stated the parliament “recognises Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, and calls on … Read more

Large explosions rock Russian military air base in Crimea

Issued on: 10/08/2022 – 06:50 At the least one particular person was killed and several other others wounded as highly effective explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea. Russia’s Protection Ministry denied the bottom had been shelled and mentioned as a substitute that munitions had blown up there. However Ukrainian social networks have been abuzz with hypothesis that it was hit by Ukrainian-fired long-range missiles. Comply with our reside updates for all the newest developments on the struggle in Ukraine. All occasions are Paris time (GMT+2).   2:18am: One killed in blasts at Russian air base in Crimea Native authorities mentioned one particular person was killed on Tuesday in blasts at a Russian air base within the annexed Crimean peninsula. Moscow mentioned the explosions have been detonations of … Read more

Ukraine's digital transformation on 'war footing', minister says

FRANCE 24 sat down with Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister and minister of digital transformation. The ministry was created in 2019 as a result of President Volodymyr Zelensky had promised that Ukraine can be a pioneering e-government. For the reason that Russian invasion, digital transformation has been placed on a “conflict footing”, Fedorov mentioned. He advised FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg about a number of initiatives: a chatbot that permits folks to ship details about the actions of the Russian military, a joint challenge on drones with the Ukrainian army, in addition to using synthetic intelligence for facial recognition. The latter contains figuring out slain Russian troopers and informing their households by way of social media.

More than 10.5 million have fled Ukraine since Russian invasion, UNHCR says

Greater than 10.5 million folks have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded the nation on February 24, the United Nations Refugee Company stated Tuesday. The most recent knowledge on Ukrainian refugees got here as tons of of rockets hit a city situated close to the Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, Ukraine’s presidency stated, killing at the very least three civilians and injuring dozens extra. Observe our reside updates for all the most recent developments. All occasions are Paris time (GMT+2).   3:44pm: Witnesses report loud explosions and smoke plumes in Russia-annexed Crimea Three native witnesses advised Reuters they’d heard loud explosions and seen black smoke rising from the path of a navy airbase at Novofedorivka on the Russia-annexed Crimean peninsula on Tuesday. At the very least 12 explosions of various depth … Read more

Russia suspends US inspections of its nuclear arsenal

Issued on: 08/08/2022 – 21:33Modified: 08/08/2022 – 21:36 Russia instructed the USA on Monday it could not enable its weapons to be inspected underneath the START nuclear arms management treaty in the intervening time due to journey restrictions imposed by Washington and its allies. Inspection circumstances proposed by Washington created “unilateral benefits for the USA and successfully deprive the Russian Federation of the correct to conduct inspections on American territory,” the Moscow overseas ministry stated in an announcement. Russia remained absolutely dedicated to complying with all of the provisions of the treaty, it added. The US and its allies together with Britain and the European Union closed their airspace to Russian planes as a part of a barrage of sanctions imposed in … Read more

Ukrainian soldiers are turning consumer drones into formidable weapons of war

Issued on: 08/08/2022 – 17:17 Easy pictures drones are being put to good use on the battlefield in Ukraine. Movies present troopers utilizing these drones – the identical variety you should purchase on-line for pastime use – to surveil Russian troops and discover the most effective level of assault. Different drones have been refitted to carry small explosives that may be dropped straight on the enemy. These off-the-shelf UAVs showcase simply one of many creative, “DIY” strategies the Ukrainian military has used to counter Russian assaults. Because the Russian invasion on February 24, Ukrainian residents have been known as upon to affix the conflict effort, both by becoming a member of the army, defending their houses with Molotov cocktails and … Read more

US to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new govt, military aid

The US will present an extra $4.5 billion to Ukraine’s authorities by way of the World Financial institution to assist Kyiv help the rising variety of poor Ukrainians and hundreds of thousands of internally displaced folks, the US Company for Worldwide Improvement stated Monday. In a separate announcement, the US Defence Division stated it might present $1 billion in new navy assist for Ukraine, together with extra surface-to-air missiles and anti-armour rockets. Learn concerning the day’s occasions as they unfolded on our liveblog. All instances are Paris time (GMT+2).  This stay web page is now not being up to date. For extra of our protection of the battle in Ukraine, click on right here. 5:15am: Ukraine reviews heavy Russian shelling close to japanese metropolis … Read more

Russia ramps up attacks on Kharkiv

KHARKIV, Ukraine — Olga Bidenko was in mattress asleep when an explosion shook her condo constructing and the partitions and ceiling collapsed on prime of her. Emergency employees dug her out and he or she sat on the sidewalk on Sunday morning, wincing as a good friend used tweezers to take away fragments from her ankle. Half the residential constructing was flattened within the assault, which police stated was seemingly the results of a missile launched from Russian territory at 11 p.m. Saturday. Russian forces have ramped up assaults in and round Kharkiv metropolis in latest days, destroying buildings, killing and injuring civilians, and placing the town on edge. The elevated missile, rocket and artillery barrages are a step again … Read more

Russia claims Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk after one of the war’s bloodiest fights – National

Russian forces seized full management of the jap Ukrainian metropolis of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday, each side stated, confirming Kyiv’s largest battlefield setback for greater than a month following weeks of a few of the struggle’s bloodiest combating. Ukraine referred to as its retreat from town a “tactical withdrawal” to struggle from larger floor in Lysychansk on the alternative financial institution of the Siverskyi Donets river. Professional-Russian separatists stated Moscow’s forces had been now attacking Lysychansk. The autumn of Sievierodonetsk – as soon as house to greater than 100,000 individuals however now a wasteland – was Russia’s largest victory since capturing the port of Mariupol final month. It transforms the battlefield within the east after weeks by which Moscow’s large benefit … Read more