Ukraine, “the liberation of Lugansk has begun”. Borrell: “New and Dangerous Phase of War”

October 5, 2022


Central Zaporizhzhia under Russian supervision

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest in southern Ukraine, will operate under Russian supervision after Moscow annexed the surrounding territories via what Kiev and the international community have branded a “farce referendum”. This was stated by the Russian Foreign Ministry quoted by the Ria Novosti news agency. The announcement comes as the director general of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Rafael Mariano Grossi has evaluated the possibility of conducting a new visit to the Zaporizhzhia plant. Grossi will also be in Kiev in the next few days and then in Moscow to discuss the creation of a safety zone around the plant.
Yesterday the IAEA explained that the director of the nuclear plant in Zaporizhzhia Ihor Murashov, arrested and then released by the Russian authorities, will not continue in office. “It is not clear who will be the new manager of the Zaporizhzhia plant,” added the IAEA on its Twitter account.

October 5, 2022


Dead Irish fighter near the Russian border

A 23-year-old Irish citizen, Rory Mason, was killed in combat in Ukraine near the Russian border. He broke the news to his family. Mason had joined the international legion created by the Kiev army to frame fighters arriving from other countries of the world. Mason’s relatives had been notified by the Irish Foreign Office.

October 5, 2022


Tomorrow Zelensky at the meeting of the European Political Community

Tomorrow the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, will remotely speak at the first meeting of the European Political Community in Prague, which will be attended by 43 leaders of the countries of the European continent. It is learned from a senior EU official. The European political community is a new entity supported by the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, and by the French President Emmanuel Macron, to involve the non-EU countries of the European region.

October 5, 2022


“The liberation of Lugansk has begun”

“The liberation of the Lugansk region has begun, several settlements have already been liberated by the Russian invaders”: the head of the regional military administration Sergy Gaidai announced in a video message, as reported by UNIAN. Gaidai did not specify the name of the liberated settlements.

October 5, 2022


Russia, “terrorist alert in Crimea”

Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev announced a state of maximum terrorist alert on the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula in 2014. Patrushev indicated that “there are a number of potentially dangerous installations that lack physical protection or equipment. of technical safety “and asked local authorities to” immediately eliminate existing shortcomings “.

October 5, 2022


EU green light to new sanctions. There is an oil price cap

Agreement between the 27 on the new package of sanctions against Russia, including the price cap on oil. The green light, according to what is learned, came in the morning during Coreper, the meeting of the Representatives of the member countries. The formalization of the approval of the eighth package will come by written procedure.

October 5, 2022


Kellogg: “Nuclear could be Putin’s desperate move”

In an interview with CourierGeneral Keith Kellogg – former veteran, Trump adviser and now co-chair of the Center for American Security – explains that Putin’s use of nuclear hooks “could be the desperate move to try to reverse the situation”, given the retreat of the Russians in Ukraine. He also criticizes the Biden administration for not having clearly stated “that, in the event of a nuclear attack, the US will react as if Ukraine were part of NATO” and the European countries, which “did not oppose Putin enough as they should have done since since 2014, with the first attack on Ukraine ”. And he recalls the priority of political involvement in China for the solution of the conflict.

October 5, 2022


Kiev: “Missiles on Zaporizhzhia, risk of attacks”

“Russian troops have launched a missile attack on the city of Zaporizhzhia, there is a risk of repeated attacks”. This was reported by the head of the Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Starukh, as reported by Ukrinform.

October 5, 2022


Von der Leyen: “Price cap on gas is a temporary measure”

“We must also consider gas prices beyond the electricity market. Such a ceiling on gas prices must be properly designed to ensure security of supply. And this is a temporary solution to cope with the fact that Ttf, our main reference parameter for prices, is no longer representative of our market, which today includes more LNG ”. This was stated by the president of the European Commission speaking at the plenary of the European Parliament.

October 5, 2022


Putin signs laws for the annexation of Ukrainian territories

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the four laws ratifying the annexation to the Russian Federation of the occupied Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. Tass reports it. The text of the law reads: “The borders of the new subjects of the Federation, as shown in the treaties, will be determined by the borders that existed on the day of their formation and acceptance in the Russian Federation”. Until the election of the heads of the new regions they will be led by temporary interim officials appointed by Putin. Russian forces do not fully control any of the four areas.

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