Cut off contact
According to the Ukrainian government, Russia is attempting to cut communications in Kherson to prevent the city’s enemies from sending information to the Ukrainian armed forces, amid a counteroffensive to retake the city.
According to a report by the government-run National Resistance Center, Russia has begun dismantling communications equipment at a local television center. “In the future, the Russians plan to leave the city completely without communication, television and radio broadcasting,” the report said.
Interview between Defense Ministers
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke by phone with French Armed Forces Minister Sébastien Lecorne to discuss the situation in Ukraine “which has an uncontrollable tendency to escalate,” the Russian military said in a press release.
Sergei Shoigu “expressed his concern to his French counterpart about possible provocations by Ukraine using a dirty bomb,” the document states.
The G7 appeals to Russia
The G7, in a statement by its Director-General for the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, condemned Russia’s “abduction” of heads of nuclear power plants in Ukraine. Reacting to the hijacking by Russian forces of Zaporizhia nuclear power plant management. The statement calls for Ukraine to return full control of the facilities.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s Nuclear Energy Agency accused Russia of arresting two senior plant executives. Energoatom said Russian forces “abducted” the plant’s information technology manager Oleg Kostyukov and the plant’s deputy general manager Oleg Osheka on Monday, taking them to an “unknown location.”
Electricity was partially restored
After a series of attacks by Russia targeting energy infrastructure on Saturday, power was restored in some areas that were cut off, President Zelensky said. It is estimated that more than ten missiles hit Ukrainian facilities during the day yesterday.
During his evening speech, the Ukrainian head of state talked about the gradual return of power to the southern part of Odessa and the western parts of Khmelnytskyi and Rivne.
Elsewhere, “in many cities, in many neighbourhoods, rescue operations are still going on. We are trying to get electricity to people as soon as possible,” he said.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) has decided to suspend Russian and Belarusian athletes from all competitions since the start of the invasion of Ukraine, following its council held in Solden (Austria) on Friday.
“To maintain the integrity of FIS competitions and for the safety of all participants, in accordance with IOC recommendations, the Council has decided to maintain the policy of not allowing Russian and Belarusian teams to participate in FIS competitions,” the organization wrote. In a statement.
Update on the situation
On Saturday, pro-Russian officials in Kherson called on residents to evacuate the city “immediately,” citing “a tense situation at the front.” Elsewhere in Ukraine, many civilians are experiencing power cuts as a result of Russian strikes. Here’s a look back at various events that took place in the last 24 hours.
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