- Ukraine has exported one million tonnes of agricultural products from its Black Sea ports under the terms of a grain deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
- The situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant remains very risky and dangerous, Zelenskyy said.
Turkey: Three more ships leave Ukraine with grain to feed world
Three more ships have left Ukrainian ports under the Istanbul grain export deal, the Turkish national defence ministry said.
Shipments from Ukrainian ports are continuing, the ministry said in a statement, adding: “Three more ships loaded with grain departed from Ukrainian ports this morning.”
In July, Turkey, the UN, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement in Istanbul to resume grain exports from three Ukrainian Black Sea ports which were halted due to the Russia-Ukraine war, now in its seventh month.
Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 185
Here are the key events from Saturday, August 27.
- Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday said the situation at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant remains “very risky” after two of its six reactors were reconnected to the grid following shelling.
- The Ukrainian president urged the world to act much faster to force Russian troops to vacate Europe’s largest nuclear power plant after the site was disconnected from electricity for hours in an incident he said risked an international radiation disaster.
Zelenskyy: Situation at nuclear power plant remains risky
The situation at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in Ukraine remains very risky and dangerous, even though the facility’s two working nuclear reactors were reconnected on Friday, President Zelenskyy said.
In an evening address, he reiterated demands that the International Atomic Energy Agency be allowed to visit the plant as soon as possible.
Russia intensifies attacks in parts of eastern Ukraine, Britain says
Russia has probably stepped up attacks along the Donetsk sector of the Donbas region over the last five days in a move that could be aimed at sucking in Ukrainian troops and foiling a counterattack, according to Britain’s defence ministry.
There has been intense fighting near the towns of Siversk and Bakhmut which are located north of the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk, the ministry said on its daily intelligence bulletin on Twitter.
“There is a realistic possibility that Russia has increased its efforts in the Donbas in an attempt to draw in or fix additional Ukrainian units, amid speculation that Ukraine is planning a major counter-offensive,” the update added.