The Ukrainian military in turn accused Russia of carrying out attacks in the direction of Zaporizhia on Saturday night. Details were not given in the army report. According to the Russian news agency Interfax, a power line was damaged in the shelling. Therefore, the power supply to the area not occupied by Russia was interrupted. A group of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been in the nuclear power plant since Thursday to examine the plant for possible damage.
Erdoğan wants to mediate in the conflict over the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant
1:42 p.m.: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has offered to mediate with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the ongoing shelling of Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. As the presidential office in Ankara announced, Erdoğan emphasized that Turkey could “play a mediating role” in the conflict, “as it already did with the grain agreement”.
In July, Russia and Ukraine, mediated by Turkey and the UN, signed separate agreements to resume grain deliveries to Ukraine. Deliveries had previously been blocked for months due to the Russian war of aggression.
British intelligence: Ukrainian advance on three axes
11:29 am: According to British secret services, Ukraine is currently forcing a broad advance on three axes west of the Dnipro River in its counter-offensive in the Cherson region in the south of the country. Although this offensive only had limited immediate targets, the Russians were probably tactically surprised, according to a short report by the Ministry of Defense in London.
This would expose logistical shortcomings and weaknesses in the leadership of the Russian offensive. Russian commanders would now have to decide which region to focus on for supplies and reserve troops.
Andrej Melnyk’s successor has been chosen
8.30 a.m.: “He won’t be able to afford the luxury of being quiet,” says the current Ukrainian ambassador to Germany, Andrei Melnyk, about his successor. Now it is officially certain that Oleksij Makejev will succeed him. Read more about this here.
The night at a glance
Command South: 106 Russian soldiers killed
3.15 a.m.: The Ukrainian army’s “South” task force reported on Saturday night that 106 Russian soldiers had been killed and a considerable amount of equipment had been destroyed. These included 14 tanks, four howitzers, two unmanned combat aircraft and 35 units of armored vehicles. The Ukrainian military also attacked a Russian command and observation post, a pontoon bridge, three ammunition depots and two military supply points. The information cannot be independently verified.