War in Ukraine: what to remember from the day of Wednesday August 10

Russian strikes on the town of Bakhmout, located near the font in eastern Ukraine, left at least six dead and three injured on Wednesday August 10, the regional governor announced, Pavlo Kyrylenko. “The Russians bombarded the city with multiple rocket launchers, hitting a residential area. According to initial information, 12 apartment buildings were damaged and four are on fire”, he wrote on Telegram. Here’s what to remember from the day.

Fourteen civilians killed near Zporijia power plant

Russian shelling killed at least 14 civilians overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday in central-eastern Ukraine, according to local authorities. These shootings took place not far from the nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia, which Moscow and kyiv accuse each other of having bombarded.

Among these victims, those of a night attack in the Dnipropetrovsk region, which left 13 dead and 11 injured, including five in serious condition. However, this region is relatively safe, since it is where civilians from Donbass, further east, are evacuated. This Russian attack carried out with rocket launchers targeted the town of Marganets, located opposite the nuclear power plant of Zaporijjia, on the other bank of the Dnieper river, and the village of Vychtchetarassivka, affirmed the governor.

The UN Security Council will meet at the Zaporizhia power plant

A tense situation, close to a nuclear site, which worries the international community. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that its director general, Rafael Grossi, would inform the Security Council “the state of nuclear safety and security” at the plant, as well as its “efforts to agree on an IAEA expert mission to the site as soon as possible”. He also described the situation at the complex as“extremely serious”.

kyiv claims to have destroyed a bridge in the occupied region of Kherson

The Ukrainian army said on Wednesday that it had hit a bridge in the Kherson region, occupied by Russian forces in the south of the country, rendering it impassable. According to the Southern Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, this strike targeted a bridge near the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and rendered it “unusable”. “The strike was precise and effective”, he assured on Facebook. Shots had already targeted another major logistics axis in this area.

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Russian journalist Marina Ovsiannikova was arrested and remanded in custody

The Russian journalist Marina Ovsiannikovaknown for interrupting the newspaper from a Russian state channel, was officially indicted for “spreading false information” about the army, announced his lawyer, Dmitry Zakhvatov. She is now placed under the status of accused and will spend her first night in pre-trial detention. She incurs “up to ten years in prison”under Article 207.3 of the Criminal Code, introduced after the start of the war in Ukraine.

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