WTF would shoot at a nuclear power plant?
Russian contiues to shoot missles at civilian cities…..
Grain shipement’s from the Ukraine begin in earnest…..
- The Ukrainian prosecutor’s office said the overnight Russian shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant injured one person in Marhanets, a town across the Dnieper River, and damaged 50 houses. Barns, cars, a public transportation stop, a church, a gas pipeline and power lines also were damaged.
- Ukraine and Russia on Sunday again traded blame for the latest attack at the Zaporizhzhia plant, after shelling on Friday. Ukraine’s state nuclear power company, Energoatom, said Sunday that radiation-monitoring sensors were damaged and that at least one worker was injured. “This time a nuclear catastrophe was miraculously avoided, but miracles cannot last forever,” the company said. The governor of the Zaporizhzhia region, Oleksandr Starukh, said radiation at the site and in the city of Enerhodar is within normal range for the moment, according to the Kyiv Independent.
- Energoatom said the Russian shelling was aimed at 174 containers of spent nuclear fuel stored in the open air at the Zaporizhzhia plant. Rafael Mariano Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has underscored that Russian strikes on the plant could have “catastrophic consequences” including “nuclear disaster.”
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is calling for a “stronger response from the international community” and tweeted that he had spoken with Charles Michel, president of the European Council, to seek further sanctions on Moscow.
- A second caravan of ships loaded with Ukrainian agriculture products sailed from Black Sea ports, as officials hail the movement of grain under a deal brokered by the United Nations and facilitated by Turkey. Four ships carrying almost 170,000 metric tons of grain headed out under the deal to ease the global food crisis, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said. A foreign-flagged ship arrived in Ukraine on Saturday for the first time since Russia’s invasion and will be loaded with grain, he said. The first grain ship to leave Ukraine’s shores, the Razoni, will not arrive in Lebanon on Sunday as planned….
- Russian shelling struck several factories on the outskirts of the southern port city of Mykolaiv early Sunday, Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said in a post on Telegram. Since the war began, 132 residents of Mykolaiv have died in Russian shelling, including one child, and more than 619 people have been injured, the mayor said.
- The “poor performance” of Russian troops in the conflict has been costly for its military leadership, Britain’s Defense Ministry said Sunday, noting that at least six Russian commanders had been dismissed from their roles in recent months.
- Kharkiv’s mayor reported that at least two city districts were targeted by Russian missiles overnight. Ihor Terekhov said information on the victims and destruction in Novobavarsky and Nemyshlyansky was not yet clear. Russian forces have killed more than 1,000 civilians, including 50 children, in the Kharkiv region since the war began, the head of the regional prosecutor’s office said Sunday in a news release. Oleksandr Filchakov described widespread damage in the region, including more than 7,000 sites and 2,800 apartment buildings partially or completely destroyed.
- Russian forces have carried out ground attacks as they seek to break through Ukrainian defensive lines north, west and south of the city of Donetsk. In southern Ukraine, Russian troops remain on the defensive, according to an Institute for the Study of War analysis…..