Middle East

Russia-Ukraine War: List of Important Events, Day 172 | Russo-Ukrainian War News

Now that the Russian-Ukrainian war has entered its 172nd day, let’s take a look at the major developments.

The main events on Sunday, August 14th are as follows.

Finding

  • Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for the recent series of shelling. Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plantthe largest in Europe, under Russian control and under repeated attacks over the past week.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday that Russian soldiers shooting at the power plant or using it as a hiding place would be “special targets”, citing Moscow’s use of the power plant as a nuclear “blackmail”. repeated accusations that
  • Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhail Podlyak accused Russia of “attacking some of the nuclear power plants that produce the energy that powers southern Ukraine.”
  • Pro-Moscow officials in the occupied territories have blamed Ukrainian forces for the shelling, and Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Moscow-installed regime, said the Zaporizhia factory and the town where it is located, Energodar, were “again We are under attack,” he said. Zelensky militants ”.
  • Western powers have grown increasingly concerned about the facility since Russian forces took control of it in early March. asked.
  • Britain’s military intelligence agency said last week that Russia’s priority was likely to be “regrouping forces to strengthen southern Ukraine” amid attacks by Ukrainians. Counterattack.
A man walks in front of a building destroyed by a rocket attack in the town of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. [Anatolii Stepanov/AFP]

diplomacy

  • A possible seizure of Russian assets by the United States would completely destroy Russia’s bilateral relations with Washington, the head of the North American department of Russia’s Foreign Ministry said, according to TASS.United States seized Billions of dollars of Russian assets under sanctions since the invasion began.
  • Russia also told the U.S. that diplomatic relations could be severely damaged and even severed if Washington declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism,” a senior foreign ministry official said. US lawmakers have called for Russia to be so designated.

Economy

  • Turkey’s defense ministry said two more ships departed from Ukraine’s Black Sea port on Saturday, bringing the total number of ships leaving the country under the UN-brokered agreement to 16.
  • UN charter ship, MV Brave Commander scheduled first humanitarian food transport For Africa to leave Ukraine since the Russian invasion. A UN official said the ship would move from the Ukrainian port of Pivdenny to Ethiopia in the coming days along the Black Sea Corridor brokered by the United Nations and Turkey. It will carry 23,000 tons of wheat.
  • Zelenskyy’s chief economic adviser said securing a new $5 billion loan from the IMF would help Ukraine’s other creditors assure that its macroeconomic situation is under control. rice field.
  • The United States has expressed concern that an Indian vessel earlier this year used high seas shipping to export fuel made from Russian crude oil to New York, the head of India’s central bank said. US sanctions against Russia prohibit imports into the US of Russian-origin energy products, including crude oil, refined fuels, distillates, coal and gas.
  • Hungary said Russia started supplying additional gas after the Russian foreign minister’s visit to Moscow in July. Hungary has resisted European Union efforts to cut Russia’s gas consumption.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/8/14/russia-ukraine-war-list-of-key-events-day-172 Russia-Ukraine War: List of Important Events, Day 172 | Russo-Ukrainian War News

Back to top button