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Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian forces, has “lost connection again” to the external power grid, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), whose experts are located, said in a statement on Saturday. on the spot. Here is the thread for September 3.
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7:01 p.m .: the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant again disconnected from the network
The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian forces, has “lost connection again” to the electricity grid, the IAEA said in a statement.
The last line still in operation “has been damaged”, explained the IAEA, recalling that the other three had been “lost previously during the conflict”.
This incident occurred “after new bombings in the area”, according to information provided by the Ukrainian authorities to the UN body.
However, the site continues to operate “thanks to a help line”, specifies the IAEA.
Already on August 25, the plant, the largest in Europe, was completely disconnected from the Ukrainian network for the first time in its history, before being reconnected.
1:21 p.m .: Moscow says it repelled Ukrainian assault on Zaporizhia power plant
The Russian army on Friday evening repelled an assault by Ukrainian forces trying to retake Zaporizhia nuclear power plantin southern Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said in its daily press briefing.
More than 250 members of the Ukrainian naval forces tried to land around 23:00 (2000 GMT) on the shore of the lake where the plant is located, the ministry said, according to which the Russian army pushed them back. help from helicopters and fighter planes.
12:44 p.m .: Ankara can play a facilitating role on Zaporizhia, Erdogan tells Putin
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s mediation to help resolve the crisis around of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhiaoccupied by Russian troops.
“President Erdogan said that Turkey can play a facilitating role on the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, as it did on the grain agreement” whose exports were blocked by the war, indicated the Turkish presidency in a press release.
12:40 p.m.: EU ready to resist total Russian gas cut, says Gentiloni
The European Commissioner for the Economy, Paolo Gentiloni, assured that the European Union was “well prepared” in the event of a total stoppage of Russian gas deliveriesthrough storage and energy saving measures.
“We are well prepared to resist the extreme use of the gas weapon by Russia,” he told reporters on the sidelines of an economic forum in Italy.
“We are not afraid of Putin’s decisions, we ask the Russians to respect the contracts, but if they don’t, we are ready to react”, he underlined.
The Russian giant Gazprom announced on Friday that the Nord Stream gas pipeline, linking Russia to northern Germany, which was to resume service this Saturday after a three-day interruption for maintenance operations, would finally be “completely” stopped. until a turbine is repaired, without specifying a time frame.
3:33 a.m .: no visas yet to go to the UN General Assembly, worries Russia
Russia expressed concern, in a letter to the UN Secretary General, that it had not yet received any visa from the United States for the September visit to the UN General Assembly.
“As of September 1, none of the 56 Russian representatives (…) have received entry visas for the United States” in the run-up to the General Assembly’s high-level week from September 20 to September 26 in New York, writes the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, in this letter addressed to Antonio Guterres. “The same situation exists for journalists and crew members of our minister’s flight.”
“It is all the more worrying that in recent months the US authorities have repeatedly refused to grant visas to a number of Russian delegates to attend official UN events,” he said. it, calling on the United States to respect “its legal obligations” and to “promptly grant” the requested visas.
With AFP and Reuters