Concerns grow over situation at Ukrainian nuke plant
An accident at the Ukrainian nuclear plant in Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya would be far worse than the Chernobyl or Fukushima disasters, dpa news agency quoted Yevheny Zymbalyuk, Kiev's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as saying in Vienna on Monday. He warned of severe consequences not only for Ukraine, but all of Europe.UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also warned of the danger of the current situation, saying that "any attack on a nuclear plant is a "suicidal thing".
Ukraine risks repeating Chernobyl disaster
Moscow accused Ukrainian troops of firing artillery shells at the Zaporozhskaya Nuclear Power Plant in the country's southern Zaporozhye Region on Friday, RT reported. The plant was seized by Russian forces in late February, when Moscow launched its military campaign in the neighboring country. The facility continues to operate with Ukrainian staff under Russian control.
Ukraine accuses EU countries, including Germany, of blocking funds
Kiev had received 1 billion euro of the 9 billion euro in financial aid pledged by the EU in May, Zhovka said. Guarantees from member states may be needed for the remaining funds, according to the European Commission, as securing them through the EU budget is not possible on account of a lack of resources. Several international ratings agencies downgraded Ukraine's credit rating in July. And the largest state-owned company, Naftogaz, failed to service outstanding foreign debts a week ago, in accordance with to a government directive.
Ukraine receives German MARS II multiple rocket launchers
Lambrecht had already announced the delivery of the three missile launchers last week. In addition, Germany has already delivered heavy weapons such as Leopard anti-aircraft tanks and self-propelled howitzer 2000 artillery systems to Ukraine, news agency dpa reported. MARS stands for Medium Artillery Rocket System and can fire missiles with different effects - such as guided missiles with GPS systems or mine ejection missiles to block off sections of terrain.
1st German air defence systems arrive in Ukraine
"Today, the first three Gepards officially arrived. These are anti-aircraft systems, for which we have received tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition," Ukrayinska Pravda quoted the Minister as saying on Monday. "We are waiting for the first 15 Gepards. Three arrived in Ukraine today. They are already at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," he added.
Syria cuts diplomatic ties with Ukraine
The Syrian foreign ministry made the declaration, saying that Ukraine has taken aggressive stance towards Syria since 2018, Xinhua news agency reported.
Ukraine joins NATO's programme of technological cooperation
According to the ministry, the associate membership in the MIP gives Ukraine a right to join the development and introduction of key NATO standards related to the interaction of combat control systems and related practices, Xinhua news agency reported. The MIP is a program of technological cooperation between the Armed Forces of NATO member states, which was established at the level of national developers of combat control information systems and aims to achieve interoperability of national C2IS systems.
Ukraine plans a 'million-strong army' with Nato weapons to retake south
However, the comments are more of a rallying cry than a concrete plan, analysts say. The Defence Minister's remarks come as Russia makes progress in taking territory in the eastern Donbas region. An attack on a block of flats on Sunday killed at least 24 people - with nine people rescued from under the rubble, Ukraine's state emergency services said.