The UN in Lviv, bombings… The point on the 174th day of the conflict in Ukraine

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Volodymyr Zelensky, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Antonio Guterres met in Lviv. The Ukrainian president, his Turkish counterpart and the UN secretary general met in western Ukraine, almost six months after its invasion by Russia.

“Turkey’s President’s visit to Ukraine is a powerful message of support from such an important country,” Volodymyr Zelensky said on Telegram. Recep Tayyip Erdogan was particularly alarmed by the danger of a “new Chernobyl”, due to the situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. The UN, for its part, wants to “intensify” Ukrainian grain exports before the onset of winter. The three men addressed the “need for a political solution” to the conflict, according to UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

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“The UN must therefore ensure the security of this strategic site, its demilitarization and its complete release from Russian troops”

While receiving Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the UN to protect the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, occupied by Russia. For several weeks, the plant has been targeted by recurrent bombardments, of which kyiv and Moscow accuse each other. On Telegram, the leader recalls the “deliberate terror” caused by Russia, which “can have major catastrophic consequences for the whole world”.

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The number of the day

1. This is the percentage of the population of the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions who have received Russian passports, according to the Ukrainian Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories. Last May, Vladimir Putin signed a decree authorizing pro-Russian local authorities to issue passports to residents. kyiv had denounced a “flagrant violation” of its territorial integrity.

The trend of the day

Shelling continues in northeastern Ukraine. At the end of the afternoon, this Thursday, the balance sheet rose to six people who died after a Russian strike. Fighting continues in the Kharkiv region (northeast), where the Ukrainians accuse the Russians of having bombed residential areas. The day before, the country’s second city, Kharkiv, was hit by a missile. A three-storey residential building was destroyed during a Russian bombardment causing “a powerful fire”, killing thirteen and injuring dozens.

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