Ukraine: chronicle of events on August 31 – Rosbalt


We continue to talk about the events that followed the announcement Russian President Vladimir Putin on the start of a special operation in the Donbass and Ukraine in response to the appeal of the leaders of the LPR and DPR. On demand Roskomnadzor, the media should use data on its progress only from official Russian sources. With information about events that took place on August 29 can be found here.

00:11. The second dry cargo ship, chartered by the UN World Food Program (WFP) to deliver humanitarian aid, left the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny on Tuesday as part of the Istanbul initiative to export grain from Ukraine, UN Secretary General Stéphane Dujarric said. According to him, there are 37,000 tons of wheat grain on board the Karteria ship. The cargo ship will be inspected in Turkey. In the same place, the grain will be ground into flour, packed and re-loaded onto a ship for shipment to Yemen.

01:17. Nord Stream, the main route for Russian gas supplies to Europe, is suspended for three days, from 04:00 on August 31 to 04:00 on September 3. At Gazprom, the stoppage was explained by routine maintenance at the only working gas pumping unit at the Portovaya compressor station.

02:37. The Joint Coordination Center (JCC) in Istanbul has authorized the departure of three ships from Ukrainian ports, which will take out a total of 107,000 tons of food, the center said. Dry cargo ships Maran Astronomer and Lady Aillar will leave Yuzhny port and head to Spanish ports with 74.5 thousand tons of corn and 27 thousand tons of corn, respectively. The ship Hazar S will leave Chornomorsk and deliver 5.5 thousand tons of corn to the Turkish port of Bandirma.

03:40. The Accounts Chamber considers rising inflation as one of the main risks for the Russian economy this year. The report of the department emphasizes that in the first half of the year the Russian economy was subjected to sharply increased sanctions pressure. Since the beginning of the year, inflation in the country amounted to 11.4%.

04:43. Western sanctions are “effective and correct” to put pressure on Russia to force it to stop its special operation in Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said. According to him, the costs for Russia are “significant”, and in the future Moscow, which “depends on the technological progress of the world”, will face even greater damage. At the same time, Scholz admitted that the sanctions have a negative impact on the German economy, but the German government is working to solve the problems that arise in this regard, including in the energy sector.

06:25. The fighting in Ukraine is depleting the stocks of some types of US weapons, and the Pentagon does not have time to replenish them, which causes fears among US officials about the country’s combat capability, the Wall Street Journal writes. According to one of the representatives of the military department, the reserves of 155-millimeter caliber shells were at an “unpleasantly low” level due to supplies to Kyiv.

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