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The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting today to discuss the Ukrainian situation at the Zaporizhia power plant, as kyiv and Moscow accuse each other of bombing it. The director of the IAEA considers the situation “extremely serious”. Follow the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
3:01 am: a Ukrainian counter-offensive in the south of the country?
The Ukrainian army said on Wednesday it had struck a bridge in the Kherson region, occupied by Russian forces. She says she has been leading a slow counter-offensive in the south of the country for several weeks, which, according to kyiv, has made it possible to retake dozens of villages from the Russian army.
Tetyana Ogarkova, journalist, head of the international department of the Ukraine Crisis Center, believes that “the Russians are trying to save that they are very numerous and very strong in the Donbass”. “But they know that the major risk is in the south. If the Ukrainian counter-offensive gains momentum, there are risks for Crimea,” she pleads.
1:14 am: in Zaporijjia, the situation is “extremely serious”, according to the IAEA
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which kyiv and Moscow have accused each other of having bombed, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement that its Director General, Rafael Grossi, was briefing the Security Council “on the nuclear safety and security situation” at the plant, as well as on its “efforts to agree on an IAEA expert mission to the site as soon as possible”. Rafael Grossi described the situation at the complex as “extremely serious”.