Turkish President offers mediation to resolve crisis around Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

Turkish President offers mediation to resolve crisis around Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

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4:25 p.m. : While the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency continue their mission in Zaporijjia, where the largest nuclear power plant in Europe is located, the inhabitants flee the bombardments, in particular in Energodar, where they have intensified. “We didn’t want to leave, but the shelling this time was really terrible: there were explosions everywhere…” confides Lyudmila, a resident met by our special envoys on site.


2:36 p.m. : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin the mediation of Turkey to help resolve the crisis around the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, occupied by Russian troops.

2:48 p.m. : The European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, has assured that the European Union is “well prepared” in the event of a total stoppage of Russian gas deliveries, thanks to storage and energy saving measures.

2:18 p.m. : “It’s a political oil leak, as Siemens, which manufactures the turbine in question, says that this type of event can happen and that there is no reason to stop the pipeline.

Philippe Chalmin, professor of economic history at Paris-Dauphine University, affirms that the stop “complete” of the Nord Stream gas pipeline by the Russian giant Gazprom due to oil leaks is “a way of putting pressure” on Europeans.

12:30 p.m. : It’s noon, we take stock of the news of the day:

Hundreds of Russians bid farewell to the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, at a quiet funeral marked by the absence of President Vladimir Putin.

After a failed first attempt earlier this week, NASA will try again to launch its mega-rocket to the Moon tonight for a test mission to launch its new flagship program, Artemis, fifty years after Apollo’s last flight.

Moscow cuts the Nord Stream gas pipeline. This rebound will accentuate the anxiety of Europeans, who are struggling to avoid an energy crisis this winter and accuse Moscow of using gas as a weapon. Follow our live.

In tears, with lip service, Serena Williams announcedafter her elimination in the third round of the US Open, that we would probably never see her again on the tennis courts.

10:19 : A sporting and moral dilemma. French athletes are involved in the championships in Russia or plan to do so, despite the war in Ukraine. Some federations prohibit it, others do not. The Ministry of Sports wishes to clarify this situation.

09:55 : Hello @Aveyron45. The mechanism would impose a discount to the market price, in order to limit the resources that Russia derives from the sale of hydrocarbons, while maintaining it above the production price, to preserve an export incentive. But for the ceiling to become a reality, Russia must comply with it and continue to export to countries that have adopted the principle.

09:54 : Hello Robin. I find it hard to understand the decision to cap the price of oil in Russia. How could that be? Russia exploits the deposits and, I suppose, the price at which it wishes to sell its hydrocarbons. How could foreign countries limit prices? If Russia does not want to sell at a capped price, it risks suspending deliveries to European countries. Thanks if you can shed some light.

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