kyiv prepares for ‘all scenarios’ over Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, says Ukrainian interior minister

kyiv prepares for 'all scenarios' over Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, says Ukrainian interior minister

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9:33 p.m. : At least three people were killed and ten others injured today in a Russian bombardment on Kharkiv, the country’s second city in the East, announced its mayor. “There is a powerful fire at the scene of the strike in an apartment building”, clarified Igor Terekhov on Telegram.

8:07 p.m. : It is 8 p.m., here is a new point on the news.

  • Météo France has lifted orange vigilance for the departments of Manche, Calvados, Seine-Maritime and Pas-de-Calais. Nine departments in the South-East are still concerned by this vigilance, while Gard, Var and Bouches-du-Rhône are also on orange vigilance for rains and floods.
  • A hailstorm hit Saint-Etienne (Loire) and Lyon (Rhône). Wind gusts of 130 km/hy were recorded. Follow our live.
  • NATO calls for a “inspection” emergency of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Follow our live.
  • The French team completes its European Championships in Rome with 13 medals (3 gold, 7 silver, 3 bronze) thanks to the final silver medals in the men’s and women’s 4×100 m medley relays as well as the bronze medal by Yohann Ndoye Brouard in the 100m backstroke.

6:06 p.m. : It is already 6 p.m., here is a new point on the news:

• A hailstorm hit Saint-Etienne (Loire). Wind gusts of 130 km/hy were recorded. Follow our live.

• Météo France has placed 13 departments in the north, south and east of France on orange alert for the risk of thunderstorms.

• NATO calls for a “inspection” emergency of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. Follow our live.

• Colombian climber Nairo Quintana, 6th overall, was disqualified after two positive tests to tramadol during the race.

4:41 p.m. : For a week, Crimea has been at the center of the conflict. Franceinfo takes stock on what is known about the explosions that have hit Russian military installations in this peninsula annexed by Moscow since 2014. Russian soldiers patrol outside a Russian fleet headquarters in Sevastopol, Crimea, on July 31, 2022. (STRINGER / AFP) (STRINGER/AFP)

4:36 p.m. : About “Kerchen bridge”. As recorded in international law: Crimea – 🇺🇦. So this bridge is an illegal object, permission for the construction of which was not given by Ukraine. It harms the peninsula’s ecology and therefore must be dismantled. Not important how – voluntary or not.

Translation: “About the Kerchen bridge. As recorded in international law, Crimea is in Ukraine. So this bridge is an illegal structure and Ukraine did not give permission for its construction. It harms the ecology of the peninsula and therefore must be dismantled. It does not matter how: voluntarily or not”

4:39 p.m. : kyiv threatens to attack the Kerch bridge, built at great expense by Moscow to connect Russia to the annexed peninsula of Crimea. “This bridge is an illegal structure and Ukraine did not give permission for its construction, said on Telegram the adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Mikhaïlo Podoliak. It damages the ecology of the peninsula and must therefore be dismantled. No matter how: voluntarily or not“.

06:56 : It’s time for the press review. The echoes headline this morning on the fall in the price of oil, while the barrel of crude is now billed at 93 dollars, “its lowest level” since the start of the war in Ukraine.

(THE ECHOES)

07:39 : Here is a first point on the news this morning:

• # Orange vigilance for thunderstorms has been lifted in Aveyron and Tarn. It is maintained in Gard, Hérault and Vaucluse. Bouches-du-Rhône and Var are on orange rain and flood alert.

• The German director Wolfgang Petersen, particularly known for his films Troy and The never-ending story, died of pancreatic cancer. He was 81 years old.

UNITED STATES US President Joe Biden signed into law his comprehensive climate and health investment plan. The text provides for a series of financial incentives intended to move the American economy towards renewable energies.

Emmanuel Macron yesterday called for the withdrawal of Russian forces from the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant during a telephone interview with his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

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