Once again, the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant has been disconnected from the power grid and Germany will provide an additional 200 million euros to Ukraine for aid to people displaced by the conflict. Update on this night from Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 September.
200 million from Germany
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmyhal is due to travel to Berlin on Monday where he will meet German Chancellor Olaf Scholz “I will speak with Prime Minister Denys Chmyhal”explained German Development Minister Svenja Schulze.
“These funds are intended to help displaced people in Ukraine, so that they can meet their needs essential”, she added.
Some seven million people have been displaced in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, according to data published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Reactor number 5 shut down
Reactor number five at the Zaporizhia power plant has been shut down, according to the Ukrainian operator.
“Due to insufficient capacity for two reactors, reactor number 5 was shut down”Ukrainian operator Energoatom said in a statement on Telegram, blaming the strikes by Russian forces.
This incident occurred “after new bombardments in the area”according to information provided by the Ukrainian authorities to the UN body.
A total loss of power to the plant – if the power arriving from outside is cut off and the emergency generators are not working – could lead to overheating of the installations.
Turkey as facilitator?
“Turkey can play a facilitating role at the Zaporizhia power plant”, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He offered his aid to Vladimir Putin, in a telephone interview on Saturday.
Turkey wants to present a proposal providing, as it did for the grain agreement, for the creation in Istanbul of an office dedicated to dialogue between international organizations, Russia and Ukraine to find a point of agreement on the issue of technical control and inspections of the plant.
Strikes and fights
Strikes and fighting continued in Ukraine on Saturday in the eastern Donbass region. “The Russian army attacks in the directions of Bakhmout and Avdiivka”the Ukrainian army said in a statement, which also mentions “five strikes” Ukrainian Air Force near Donetsk and Pivdenny.
In the center of the country, Russian strikes killed a nine-year-old boy and seriously injured ten people in Zelenodolsk, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in the center of the country, according to Ukrainian authorities.