Ukrainans are running the Zaporizhzia nuclear plant , which is the largest in Europe….
The Russian’s are using it for cover….
The Ukrainian ‘s want the whole place back and are fighting for it…
The Russian are trying to use Ukraine solider’s for leverage probably against Russian war trials efforts….
Grain shipments continue …
Kyiv continues to try get back to some sort normalcy….
Even if there IS a armed conflict with Russian in the South of the country….
Putin efforts to overun the country have failed….
Time now seems to be the Ukrainans side…
Increasingly frequent explosions near a vast nuclear complex in southern Ukraine and the shelling of a nearby town where many of the complex’s workers reside have accelerated a civilian exodus from the area.
About a thousand cars were backed up at a crossing point over the front line between Russian-controlled and Ukrainian-controlled territory, according to people interviewed on the Ukrainian side Sunday morning.
The flow of people fleeing picked up over the past week as explosions near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant became more frequent, Dmytro Orlov, the exiled mayor of the town of Enerhodar, said in an interview. He said that Russian troops were firing grad rocket artillery from the town’s outskirts.
Russia has continued to blame the shelling on Ukrainian forces; Ukraine has said Russia is shelling territory Russia itself controls in a bid to discredit the Ukrainian Army.
The Ukrainian company that oversees the nation’s nuclear power plants, Energoatom, said on Sunday that at least six shells had hit Enerhodar, which, like the nuclear complex just three miles away, has been under Russian control since early March. The company said the shelling killed an employee of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex and injured two others.
While Russia controls the nuclear complex, Ukrainian technicians continue to operate it under increasingly difficult circumstances. Mr. Orlov said that about 100 plant employees had been detained during the more than five-month occupation and that some have been tortured, raising stress levels on those who remain to operate the reactors. Those claims could not be independently verified….
Sailors in blue and orange coveralls milled around on the deck of the freighter Brave Commander on Sunday as a series of chutes and conveyors loaded the ship’s cargo bay with 23,000 metric tons of wheat bound for Africa.
The Brave Commander, a Lebanese-flagged freighter, was scheduled to depart later in the day from Pivdennyi, one of Ukraine’s largest ports on the Black Sea, near Odesa. It is the first ship specially chartered by the World Food Program as part of an effort to direct much-needed grain to countries affected most by food shortages caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
This shipment will eventually make its way to Ethiopia, which is on “the edge of famine,” according to Marianne Ward of the World Food Program, a United Nations agency.
“This food will make a huge difference for them,” she said. “The big message for us is the world needs the food of Ukraine.”…
Across Kyiv — a city where the future is far from clear but many yearn to find pleasure in the present — Ukrainians are trying to reclaim the rhythms and joys of daily life amid the vagaries, uncertainties and sorrows of war….
Here’s what you need to know:
‘They are shooting day and night’: Civilians flee the contested region around a nuclear power complex.
Shelling on a nearby town kills an employee of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.
The first U.N. ship carrying Ukrainian grain for Africa prepares to depart.
Determined and defiant, Kyiv tries to regain its summer groove.
The Ukrainian military condemns Russia’s apparent plans to try captured soldiers.
A Ukrainian boy starts a new life in England through chess.