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Russia accuses Ukraine of ordering the “murder” of Daria Duguina

The Russian security services accused the Ukrainian “special services” of having killed the daughter of a Russian ideologue, who died in the explosion of her car near Moscow. On the front, repeated Ukrainian strikes have been observed in Crimea, Ukrainian territory annexed by Moscow in 2014. Follow the latest events of the conflict in Ukraine live.

  • 4:58 p.m .: Russia calls for a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday on the Zaporizhia power plant

Russia is calling for a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine, its deputy ambassador to the UN Dmitry Polianski said, quoted by the news agency. Russian RIA.

The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, was captured in March by the Russian army after Moscow invaded Ukraine on February 24. Close to the front, its surroundings have been bombed several times in recent weeks, raising fears of a nuclear disaster. Ukraine and Russia blame each other for the bombings.

  • 3:19 p.m .: Vladimir Putin calls the assassination of Daria Douguina a “despicable crime”

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced a “despicable crime” after the death of Daria Dougina, daughter of an ideologue supporting the offensive in Ukraine, killed in the explosion of her car near Moscow. “A despicable, cruel crime prematurely ended the life of Daria Duguina, a brilliant and talented person with a truly Russian heart,” Vladimir Putin said in a condolence message released by the Kremlin and addressed to relatives. the young woman killed on Saturday.

  • 1:36 p.m .: around 9,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since the start of the Russian invasion

About 9,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in six months of Russian invasion, said the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army Valery Zaluzhny, quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine agency.

“Nearly 9,000 heroes have been killed,” General Zaloujny told a public rally.

  • 1:32 p.m .: Russia accuses Ukraine of killing the daughter of a reputed ideologue close to the Kremlin

Russia’s security services (FSB) have accused Ukrainian “special services” of killing the daughter of a reputed ideologist close to the Kremlin, who died in a car explosion near Moscow, Russian news agencies reported. .

The “murder” of Daria Duguina, daughter of Alexander Duguine, “was prepared and committed by Ukrainian special services”, the FSB said in a statement quoted by Russian agencies. According to the same source, the person who trapped Daria Douguina’s car then fled to Estonia.

The day before, the Ukrainian authorities had denied any involvement. “I confirm that Ukraine obviously has nothing to do with this event because we are not a criminal state, like the Russian Federation, and even less a terrorist state”, reacted the adviser to the Ukrainian presidency Mykhaïlo Podolyak , interviewed by state television.

  • 1:12 p.m .: EU plans to organize a training mission to the Ukrainian army

The EU plans to organize a “training and assistance” mission to the Ukrainian army which would take place in neighboring countries, said the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell.

The proposal will be discussed next week in Prague at the Council of Defense Ministers of EU member countries, Josep Borrell said at a press conference in Santander (northern Spain). “I hope it will be approved,” he added.

  • 8:05 am: Repeated Ukrainian strikes in Crimea

For several days, the Ukrainian army has maintained pressure on the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, without kyiv claiming responsibility for its attacks. More details with the France 24 special envoy in kyiv, Mélina Huet.

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  • 8 a.m.: kyiv fears Russian attack on Ukrainian National Day

Kyiv is preparing to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day, August 24. A symbolic date which will also mark the six months of the Russian invasion. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who expressed concern during his last speeches, fears a Russian attack. Security measures have been reinforced for the occasion. The point with our special correspondent, Mélina Huet.

Russia accuses Ukraine of ordering the “murder” of Daria Duguina

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Russia accuses Ukraine of ordering the “murder” of Daria Duguina