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kyiv accuses Moscow of preparing “dangerous provocations” at the Zaporizhia power plant

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Cover image: The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, located in southeastern Ukraine, June 27, 2023. LIBKOS / AP

The Ukrainian army warned on Tuesday, July 4, against “the possible preparation of a provocation on the territory of the Zaporizhia power plant in the near future”. She advances that “objects similar to explosive devices were placed on the outer roof of reactors 3 and 4”. “Their detonation should not damage the generators, but give the impression of bombardments from the Ukrainian side”continues the army, warning that Moscow “will misinform about it”.“I warned Emmanuel Macron that the occupation troops were preparing dangerous provocations at the Zaporizhia power plant”said Mr. Zelensky in a statement Tuesday evening, after a telephone conversation with the French president. “We have agreed to control the situation as much as possible, with the IAEA [Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique] », he added.The Kremlin reported on Tuesday « contacts » with the United States concerning the American journalist Evan Gershkovich, imprisoned in Russia, without however confirming that negotiations were taking place with a view to a possible exchange of prisoners.Russia said on Tuesday it sees ‘no reason’ to extend Ukraine’s grain export deal, which expires in JulyMoscow complaining for months of obstacles to its own deliveries of agricultural products. “Under these conditions, it is obvious that there is no reason to pursue [l’accord] which expires on July 17, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.At least 31 people, including 9 children, were injured in a Russian shelling of the town of Pervomayskyin Kharkiv oblast, northeastern Ukraine, the presidency announced on Tuesday. A few days before a crucial summit focused on Ukraine, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO since 2014, announced that he had been reappointed as Secretary General for another year. The Ukrainian President congratulated him.The Russian President, Vladimir Poutineassured that his country would “continue to resist” It front of “external pressures” and to « sanctions »during a virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).Elena Milachina, a Russian investigative journalist working for the independent newspaper “Novaya Gazeta”, and lawyer Alexander Nemov were beaten, in Chechnya, announcement the Russian human rights NGO Memorial.Five Ukrainian drones were neutralized on Tuesday morning near Moscow and its regionthe Russian Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday.

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