Russo-Ukrainian War: List of Key Events, Day 169 | Russia–Ukraine War

Here are the highlights of Thursday, August 11.

Struggle

  • Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from the captured Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, killing at least 13 people and injuring 10, knowing it would be risky for Ukraine to retaliate.
  • Russia launched 80 Grad rockets at the town of Marhanets across the Dnieper River from the nuclear power plant on Tuesday, said Valentyn Reznychenko, the governor of the central Dnipropetrovsk region, adding that more than 20 buildings were damaged.
  • Two US newspapers quoted unnamed Ukrainian officials as saying that the country’s special forces carried out an attack on an air base on the Crimean peninsula annexed by Russia on Tuesday, destroying military planes.
  • Russian attacks on the eastern Ukrainian town of Bakhmut left at least six people dead and three injured, regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

Diplomacy

  • Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) economic powers have called on Moscow to immediately return Ukraine’s beleaguered Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to Ukraine’s full control amid growing fears of a potential disaster.
  • China has accused the United States of being the “main instigator” of the Ukraine crisis, saying “Washington’s ultimate goal is to exhaust and crush Russia”.
  • Russian authorities have raided the home of former state TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova and arrested her as part of a criminal investigation for allegedly spreading false information about the Russian armed forces, her lawyer has said. on social networks.
  • Russian independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta said it was fined 350,000 Russian rubles ($5,700) for “abusing media freedom”.

Economy

  • Ukraine’s foreign creditors have backed its demand for a two-year freeze on payments on nearly $20 billion in international obligations, a move that will help it avoid a default.
  • Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said the move would save the country nearly $6 billion, helping stabilize its economy and strengthen its military.
  • The second commercial ship to arrive in a Ukrainian port since the start of the Russian invasion has docked in the port of Chornomorsk and is ready to load grain, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said.
  • Russians are snapping up Western fashion and furniture this week as H&M and IKEA sell the last of their inventory in Russia, continuing their exit from the country after sending troops to Ukraine.

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