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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 31 August can be found here.
00:12. The vessel PETREL S arrived in the Netherlands with 18.5 thousand tons of sunflower cake, which left Ukraine as part of a “grocery deal”, according to the MarineTraffic route tracking service. The ship, which left the Ukrainian port on August 17, moored in the port of Amsterdam.
02:34. The joint coordination center in Istanbul allowed eight ships with food to leave Ukrainian ports on Friday under the terms of the “food deal”. According to the message of the center, the ships will transport a total of 158 thousand 75 tons of grain and other food products.
03:42. The Finnish government has approved a batch of military aid for Ukraine in the amount of 8.3 million euros. According to Reuters, Finnish Defense Minister Antti Kaikkonen stressed that “Ukraine’s struggle continues”, so “its need for assistance is still high.” Details of the new package and the timing of its delivery are not specified “for security reasons.”
04:55. A series of powerful explosions thundered in Melitopol, Zaporozhye region, Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration (CAA) of the region, said on his Telegram channel. “Numerous explosions are heard in the city,” he wrote. The TASS correspondent, in turn, specified that five strong explosions were heard in the city. According to preliminary information, air defense worked.
06:23. The right to dispose of the currency seized from the Russians at the border is reserved for the member states of the European Union, the representative of the European Commission for Financial Stability and Financial Services told RBC. According to him, national competent authorities should monitor the implementation of sanctions. They also have to decide how to dispose of the confiscated money. The currency is confiscated from the Russians when returning from the EU to Russia in accordance with the sanctions imposed due to the special operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.
07:03. The State Border Service of Ukraine records an increase in the number of border violators in the western direction, in total, about 8 thousand evaders were detained during the martial law. In August alone, border guards stopped 278 attempts to illegally cross the border, detaining 460 offenders who did not want to join the army.
07:25. More than 500,000 residents of Ukraine have already taken advantage of the government social program “Shelter”. This was announced by the chairman of the Servant of the People party, deputy of the Rada Olena Shulyak. For those families that accept evacuees, the state pays compensation – for each person 450 hryvnias ($12) per month, from October it will increase to 900.
07:45. Director of the Department of the Middle East and North Africa of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Kinshchak told RIA Novosti that, according to his information, Syria, the Donetsk and Luhansk republics are working to establish diplomatic relations. At the same time, according to him, the Russian Foreign Ministry does not intend to impose recognition of the independence of the DPR and LPR on Middle Eastern countries.
07:59. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal called on Germany to provide his country with even more weapons, including Leopard 2 tanks “which Ukraine needs on the battlefield” and more IRIS-T air defense systems. He stated this in an interview with the DPA agency on the eve of his visit to Germany, TASS reports.
08:16. Investigators of the National Police of Ukraine since the beginning of the special operation have opened more than 30 thousand criminal proceedings against the Russian military and the so-called “collaborators”. Including 21 thousand cases under the article “Violation of the laws and customs of war”, 7.2 thousand cases for “Infringement on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine”, 1,255 cases under the article “Collaborationist activity”.
08:32. From 08:00 on September 1 to 08:00 on September 2, four civilians were killed and eight were injured, including two children, as a result of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic. This was announced by the headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR.
08:56. The Ukrainian company Energoatom issued a statement that the IAEA “will find it difficult to give an objective assessment of the situation at the Zaporozhye NPP”, noting that it is impossible to fulfill all the recommendations of the mission to restore nuclear and radiation safety at the plant while it is under the control of Russian troops. Energoatom claims that the Russians are distorting the real state of affairs at the ZNPP.
09:07. None of the inhabitants of the Luhansk People’s Republic was injured over the past day as a result of shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. True, according to the LPR representative office in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire, during the shelling of the village of Kremennaya with the use of M777 guns, one residential building and the building of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were damaged.
09:16. The Federal Air Transport Agency extended until September 10 the regime of restrictions on flights to 11 airports in the south and central part of Russia: Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista.
09:26. There were no new attacks on the Zaporozhye NPP, the situation at the station is calm. This was reported to RIA Novosti by the regional military-civilian administration. According to Vladimir Rogov, a member of the main council of the Regional State Administration, this may be due to the arrival of the IAEA mission in Energodar.
09:44. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky was urged to recognize the Russian army as an “international terrorist organization”. The corresponding petition appeared on the website of his office. Since September 1, it has received about 900 votes out of 25,000 required for consideration.
10:00. Eight IAEA specialists, as well as four service personnel, continue to work at Zaporozhye NPP. This was announced on the air of Rossiya 24 by the head of the administration of Energodar, Alexander Volga. “We hope for an adequate and objective investigation of all events,” he said.
10:20. The Ukrainian special services tried to send their spies to the ZNPP under the guise of journalists, says Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region. According to him, this plan was revealed in a timely manner, RIA Novosti reports.
10:32. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, in an interview with the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, said that it is impossible to divide Russians into good and bad, and therefore “it is necessary to give Russian society a cold shower.” According to him, the European Union should limit the issuance of visas to students and tourists from Russia.
10:42. The Ministry of State Security of the Lugansk People’s Republic, as part of the investigation of a criminal case against the top military-political leadership of Ukraine, is collecting genetic material from relatives of servicemen of the People’s Militia of the LPR to identify the dead or missing. This was reported PERSONS with reference to the press service of the department.
11:07. In the Zaporozhye region, an “armed accomplice of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” was detained. As TASS was told in the press service of the Russian Guard, through his relative, he transmitted to the Ukrainian military “information about the number, location and movement of military personnel, weapons and military equipment of the RF Armed Forces, and places of movement of military columns.”
11:20. In the Bundestag urge the federal government of Germany to dismantle Nord Stream 2. The corresponding appeal was made by the faction of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), which is part of the ruling coalition. In addition to the dismantling of the pipeline leading from the Russian Federation to the FRG, the FDP demanded that the purchase of all energy carriers and raw materials from Russia and Belarus be reduced as soon as possible. The party also assured Ukraine of continued support. The effect of the anti-Russian sanctions is “already visible,” the petition says, calling for “extension of sanctions against members of the Russian leadership and for the ‘expulsion from the EU’ with ‘visa deprivation’ of the relatives of the sanctioned.
11:38. The Norwegian oil and gas group Equinor (former Statoil) finally left Russia. The company said that it withdrew from the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) at Kharyag, after which it had no assets or projects left in the Russian Federation. On May 25, Equinor announced it was pulling out of four joint ventures (JVs) with Rosneft.
11:54. The mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency, which arrived at the Zaporozhye NPP the day before, will remain at the facility until September 4 or 5 to assess the situation; then a permanent presence will begin, informed IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi. He himself leads the delegation. At the same time, it was previously reported that the visit of inspectors could be reduced to just one day. In turn, the Russian permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, said that six IAEA employees remained at the station for several days, and two more would remain on a permanent basis, and Russia welcomes this.
12:01. The military-civilian administration of the Kherson region (under Russian control) accused Ukraine of attacking Kherson. A rocket fired by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, according to RIA Novosti, hit an apartment building, partially destroying it. “There are two dead in a residential building,” the administration said.
12:24. The head of the Russian Defense Ministry, Sergei Shoigu, said that the Russian army, during a special operation in Ukraine, liberated Blagodatnoye and entered the administrative border of the Nikolaev region. The allied forces also “hacked into the echeloned defense of the nationalists” in the Donbass and took Peski. During the NMD, almost 3,000 foreigners fighting on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were killed. “Against the background of high losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, there is a decrease in the influx of foreign mercenaries,” he added. The Minister also said that Russia expects that the results of the IAEA mission at ZNPP will be brought to the attention of the world community. According to Shoigu, the US and the EU are deliberately hushing up the situation around the station, thereby encouraging reckless actions by Ukraine.
12:36. Russia and Ukraine found themselves in the “red zone” of the rating of countries in terms of peacefulness. Total in list 163 countries, the Russian Federation is the 160th in it, and Ukraine is the 153rd. The top three most peaceful states are Iceland, New Zealand and Ireland, while the most non-peaceful states are Syria (161), Yemen (162) and Afghanistan (163).
12:54. The head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, called for the liberation of all Russian cities that were founded by Russian people,” noting that “these are not only the territories of Novorossiya, but also much wider. “And in what form they will return home, we will see. Moreover, we will participate in this. There will be no other way,” he said. Earlier, the leader of the republic stated that the time had come to “liberate the Russian cities” of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Poltava, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Lutsk.
13:01. President Volodymyr Zelensky announced Ukraine’s readiness to increase energy supplies to the European Union. These words were heard at the Ambrosetti Economic Forum in Italy. “Ukraine is ready to increase the export of electricity to Europe, but for this it is important that the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (ZNPP) remains connected to the Ukrainian energy system. The Russian presence at the facility does not allow us to contribute to the energy situation in Europe, ”La Repubblica quotes him. The Ukrainian leader also urged to the “demilitarization of Zaporozhye in order to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.”
Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.
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