Berlin calls on the European Union to impose sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry
Germany has asked the EU Commission to take measures against the civilian nuclear industry in the next package of sanctions against Russia because Economics Minister Robert Habeck emphasized in an interview with the German news agency Dpà, on the day Berlin announced the closure of the country’s last three nuclear power plants, obviously Moscow is deliberately using energy dependence to exert pressure. Russia is a supplier of uranium for fuel rods for power plants and stores radioactive waste on its territory. We must be more independent of Russia with the European Union. We’ve come a really long way in many industries, including energy. He added that nuclear energy is still open, stressing that it is not justified given the sensitivity of the technology. It will be a necessary transitional period “but the important thing is to start”.
The death toll in Sloviansk rose to 9
The death toll in the city of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine, where a residential building was destroyed by Russian bombing yesterday, has risen to nine, according to Sosilny. The body of a woman was recovered from the rubble, while the search continues for four other people. According to the Slovenian authorities, 21 civilians were injured.
Kiev: Russian attacks in Donetsk every half hour
In Donetsk, according to the latest report by the Ukrainian General Staff, Russian attacks are launched every half hour, and heavy fighting continues in Bakhmut while there are no reports of attempts by Union forces to advance on the outskirts of the city. Ukrainian media reported this. The attacks concentrated in the past twenty-four hours in the regions of Liman, Bakhmut, Avdiivka and Marin. In this morning’s update, the Ukrainian military claimed that 460 Russian soldiers lost their lives in yesterday’s battle, bringing the number of casualties among the Union forces to more than 181,550 soldiers killed.
Isw: Prigozhin wants to exploit any Ukrainian success
The founder of Wagner’s private militia, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is creating the conditions to exploit a possible Russian military failure if the expected Ukrainian counterattack succeeds. Written by the American think tank Isw (Institute for the Study of War) in its latest report, reporting on a speech made yesterday by Prigozhin. “The next Ukrainian counterattack is more likely to succeed than fail,” Prigozhin said. He warned that Russia’s selfish “deep state” (which he defines as “a community of elites friendly to the state that operates independently of political leadership and has close ties and its own agenda”) is currently in crisis due to military failures. Union in a quick victory. Prigozhin accused members of this bureaucratic deep state of deliberately sabotaging Russia’s success in the war as they sought to resume their privileged and comfortable lives. He then said that these “internal enemies” of Russia’s deep state would push the Kremlin to “make serious concessions,” which amounted to “betrayal of Russian interests,” including the possibility of returning occupied Ukrainian lands to Ukraine.
Poland, “phase” shipment of MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine
Polish President Andrzej Duda said that his country will “gradually” transfer MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine, while Poland is waiting for its air fleet to be refueled with NATO planes. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said last month that Warsaw would only be able to send a limited number of combat aircraft to Kiev. Duda also announced that the Polish Armed Forces held negotiations with Lockheed Martin to discuss the production of new equipment for the Polish Army. Poland has so far supplied eight MiG-29s to Kiev and plans to send six more in the coming weeks.
Lula: America stops encouraging war
The United States should stop “encouraging war” in Ukraine and “start talking about peace.” This is what Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said during his official visit to Beijing. “The United States should stop encouraging war and start talking about peace, and the European Union should start talking about peace,” Lula told reporters before leaving for the United Arab Emirates.
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