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Things to remember from Friday 26 August

Ukraine announced on Friday that it had connected the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant to its electricity grid, further raising concerns about the safety of the site after it was disconnected the previous day. Franceinfo looks back at the highlights of the war front in Ukraine on Friday 26 August.

One million tonnes of grain has been exported

Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Friday evening that Ukraine has exported one million tons of grain by boat since the agreement reached under Turkey and the United Nations to end the Russian blockade. Since the signing of the agreement in Istanbul on July 22, 44 ships have left the port of Odessa on the Black Sea to deliver their cargo to 15 countries, the Ukrainian president said. Ukraine has received loading requests for 70 more boats, he added. Chairman’s aim is to export three million tonnes per month.

Zaporizhia power station was reconnected

Ukraine announced on Friday that it has connected its massive nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia to its power grid. Kyiv announced on Thursday that the plant is the largest in Europe “totally disconnected” of the network “For the first time in its history”Due to damage to power lines “actions” of “The Invader” Russian.

“One of the reactors of the Zaporizhia power plant, which was shut down the previous day, was reconnected today” At 2:04 p.m. (4:04 p.m. in Paris), Energoatom announced on Telegram that it confirmed its security systems were operating normally. Nuclear Reactor “Produces electricity for the needs of Ukraine” And “(His) increase in power is going on”.

Total Energies is selling its stake in a gas company

Total Energies exits a gas field in Russia. The French oil company announced on Friday that it has reached an agreement with its Russian partner Novatek to sell its 49% stake in Terneftegaz, which operates the Termokarstovoye gas field in Russia.

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It is a gas field The newspaper questioned that the world, which is based on several documents and an investigation by the NGO Global Witness. The Russian gas field is accused of supplying gas condensate to a Russian refinery, which was turned into kerosene and then sent to supply Russian aircraft involved in the conflict in Ukraine.

New Russian strikes

At the military level, the Ukrainian presidential office announced on Friday that in the past 24 hours, fighting has been concentrated in Kharkiv (northeast, one dead, three civilians wounded), Donetsk (east, two dead and seven wounded), especially in Bakhmout and its surroundings and Dnipro (in the center, no casualties). In the latter area, the Russian military bombed the Chaplain station on Wednesday.

silver, “Rescue and search operations completed in Kaplan”, 25 people died, including two children aged six and 11, and 31 others were injured, said Kirill Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential administration. Russia, for its part, says an Iskander missile targeted and killed a military train in Chaplin. “More than 200 players” Ukrainians.