Update on the 186th day of conflict in Ukraine

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news of the day

Ukrainian forces have launched a counter-offensive in the south, intended to push back Russian troops across the Dnieper River and retake the occupied city of Kherson, local authorities said on Monday.

“Today there were powerful artillery attacks on enemy positions (…) throughout the territory of the occupied Kherson region. This is the announcement of what we have been waiting for since spring: it is the beginning of the end of the occupation of the Kherson region”, announced on Ukrainian television Serguiï Khlan, local deputy and adviser to the regional governor. .

The number of the day

43.53. This is the number of billion yuan (6.37 billion euros) that the public group Sinopec, Asia’s leading refiner, made in profit between January and June, an increase of 10.4% over one year .

Sinopec, PetroChina, cnooc… China’s oil giants posted sharply higher first-half profits, buoyed by soaring energy prices since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

sentence of the day

“Despite intense consultations, the conference could not lead to the adoption of a consensual final document. A single State bears all the responsibility for the blockage, Russia, which did not want to see the situation of the Ukrainian nuclear installations it occupies mentioned by the States parties to the NPT”

Emmanuel Macron “deplored” on Monday “the blockage” of Russia, which “bears all responsibility” for the failure of the adoption on Friday of a joint declaration at the UN on the treaty on the non-proliferation of weapons nuclear (NPT).

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The trend of the day

A mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was on its way to Ukraine’s Zaporizh nuclear power plant on Monday, where it is due to arrive in the coming days after weeks of bombardment and fears of a major accident.

The Director General of the IAEA, Rafael Grossi, himself leads this mission, of at least ten people, for the inspection of the plant occupied by the Russian army on the front line, in the south of Ukraine.

“The day has come, the IAEA mission to Zaporizhie is now on its way. We must protect the security of Ukraine and the largest power plant in Europe,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that the mission would arrive there “later this week”.

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