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STRAIGHT. War in Ukraine: the head of Rosatom will go to the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant


  • On the ground, as the battle for Bakhmut continues, the Ukrainian armed forces announced on Saturday that the military situation in that sector of the country’s east had “stabilized.”
  • In its latest daily update, the British Ministry of Defense confirmed the halt of the Russian offensive in Bakhmut, referring to “exhaustion”.
  • Vladimir Putin announced the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus, a country bordering the European Union.
  • The owner of the Kremlin said that this decision was a response to recent statements by London, which recently indicated that it would supply depleted uranium ammunition to Kyiv.

The head of the IAEA will visit Zaporozhye in the coming days

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), will travel to the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant “next week,” the organization says on its website.

The visit, on an unspecified date, aims to “assess the serious situation in terms of nuclear safety and security at the facility and highlight the urgent need to protect it during the ongoing military conflict in the country.” .


Russia to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus

The Russian President also said that Moscow is going to deploy “tactical” nuclear weapons on the territory of its ally Belarus, a country located at the gates of the European Union.

“There is nothing unusual here: the US has been doing this for decades. They have been deploying their tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of their allies for a long time,” he said in an interview broadcast on Russian television. “We agreed to do the same. »


Putin threatens to use depleted uranium shells

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday threatened to use depleted uranium projectiles in Ukraine if Kyiv received them from Westerners, a British official recently mentioned.

“Russia, of course, has something to answer for. Without exaggeration, we have hundreds of thousands of such shells. We do not use them at the moment,” the Russian president explains during a television interview.


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Source: Le Parisien

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